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Communism’s Dirty Little Secret

Posted on August 6 2010 9:00 am

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Those of you who listen to bad music may already be familiar with the All-American Rejects and their hit song, “Dirty Little Secret”. What you may not realize, however, is that advocates of communism at the academic level have a dirty little secret of their own. But instead of at least having the decency to send it to Post Secret, these “intellectuals” keep it to themselves.

It’s not that unusual to hear someone ask what role they see an ideology playing in the future. Communist ideology — or should I say “social justice“? — does have a chance to play a role in the future, but unfortunately, none of the roles that it can play are ones that I want to see in my lifetime. I hope that I never see a resurgence of communistic ideals, but I fear that with people around the world demanding more and more from their governments, it is possible that we may see such a rise happen.

Communist ideology is full of inherent contradictions. Let’s look at the idea of “from each according to his ability, to each according to their need.” A world in which this idea is put into place is not a world in which I would want to live. I don’t feel that it’s fair to demand more of others than we are capable of demanding of ourselves. There are certainly people out there with more natural abilities (in any field) than myself, but I want the chance to go out and prove myself.

I also don’t feel anyone else has the right to demand anything of me. I will be happy to help people when I can, but I don’t feel like they have any right to demand my help. I don’t wish to have any claim over them, so just because they have more “need” than I do doesn’t mean that they should have any claim over me.

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