We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A disturbing brief video memory of Communism. Thompson. Thank God police-state-enforced socialism is in the past...or is it?
Fear not - the bold, brave, cantankerous, gnarly farm hands of Maggie's Farm are manning the barricades against those who want to "do us good" whether we want it or not. Do not do good to me. I am a moderately intelligent adult who is capable of making decisions and choices, for better or worse. My ancestors came here so people would leave them alone. Leave me alone, because I have the Yankee American attitude: I do not trust experts, and I am willing to live with my own mistakes without asking anything from anyone. Self-reliance, no matter how tough it can be at times. Reliance on God is good, but reliance on government is for the birds.
The comsymp commenters at the video site were pathetic. "Communism has never been tried in its pure form." is the sort of crap you expect to hear at a faculty cocktail party after everyone comes back in from smoking a joint in the driveway. Very sad...
Well. I'd have thought Pol Pot got as close to the "pure" form of communism as it gets... :-(
There is a book entitled "The Black Book of Communism", written by a group of historians, unfortunately I do not remember any names - but at least one of them is French. It is a state-by-state account of the communist history of all afflicted countries. Terribly depressing and should be obligatory reading for all high school students throughout the world. I am Central European myself and have lived half my life in a "people's republic", but this book describes atrocities even I knew little about.