I seem to be feeling a bit better, finally, at least for now. And I came across this image while following links on a social inequality piece a few days ago. It’s from the time of Karl Marx. Boy, they dialed in that religious platform eh? In fact the whole thing It seems quite applicable today. It’s probably a good thing for the US that Marxists didn’t incorporate religion into their ideology. Had they woven in a Sermon on the Mount, with Jesus-was-a-hippy-commie religious justification, who knows how things might have ended up?
One of the big problems with communism was the mechanism for passing on power. In the USSR, uber sociopath Stalin got ahold of the reins and that was the end of that. But how would one prevent wealth from influencing and eventually taking a hold of democracy? It’s happened here many times and we’re smack dab in the middle of it again, with the usual dismal result for the vast majority of citizens.