Friday, February 23, 2007

Is Communism Dead?

This editorial cartoon is courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch and appeared in today's edition. It begs the question "Is Communism dead?". Were our old Soviet enemies really vanquished without firing a shot as Lady Thatcher once said or were they merely taking a nap?
Let's recap:
Vladamir Putin seems to feel fairly secure in his ability to dispatch critics of his regime with impunity, as well as with radioactive isotopes. Very KGB, very James Bond - it almost makes one nostalgic.
In a Cold War style speech February 10th Putin said "What is a unipolar world? No matter how we beautify this term it means one single center of power, one single center of force and one single master."
"It has nothing in common with democracy because that is the opinion of the majority taking into account the minority opinion,".
"People are always teaching us democracy but the people who teach us democracy don't want to learn it themselves."
That's rich - coming from a communist.
The Russians, the Chinese and the Indians all got together recently to make nice and to offer a counter balance to the United States in world affairs, especially since all three have significant investments in Iran.
Speaking of investments in Iran, the Russians have been actively assisting Iran so that they may achieve their nuclear ambitions. Then again, maybe not, if the Russians don't get paid on time.
Not to mention the festering socialism the Soviets infected our universities with during the Cold War. Could it be that the methods they were employing domestically to bring down the United States never really stopped after the Soviet block collapsed?
I'd say Vlad's been a busy boy - rise and shine, indeed.
(CWCID - Glenn Beck)

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