Quote of the Day

From an interview of Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former head of the Romanian intelligence service under Ceausescu, by Madeleine Simon:

14. Since coming to America, what most positively surprised you about the country, and what has most negatively surprised you?
What most negatively surprised me? A 2008 Rasmussen poll showing that only 53% of Americans preferred capitalism to socialism. There seems to be a new generation of American young people who have no longer been taught real history in school, who know little if anything about the destructive power of Marxism — a sinister plague that dispossessed a third of the world’s population and killed some 94 million people — and who believe that a socialist utopia would solve everything in the world.

8 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. There is a saying concerning family wealth building – “Coveralls to Coveralls in 3 generations”

    The grandfather makes the money

    The son keeps the business going but has a lavish lifestyle

    The grandson has a lavish lifestyle

    Meaning the tendency to forget things not experienced (ie, the difficulty in creating wealth) is complete by the 3rd generation.

    So that is a factor – but then there were die hard leftists during the cold war (and earlier) who thought communism was great.

    So maybe it is a factor of the 2.

  2. The US has been too polite to its communists and everybody pretends that there is no blood dripping from their hands. There is a polite looking away that does not serve the country well.

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