“Change” and Marxism

Some thoughts:

In my other life, when I was national security adviser to Communist Romania’s President Nicolae Ceausescu, I wrote the lyrics of his ode to “change.” Ceausescu pretended that his predecessor had devastated the country, and he pledged to change that change. In those days I heard that ode to change a thousand times, and today I am stunned by its similarity with the Democratic Party’s “change.”

I’m not.

3 thoughts on ““Change” and Marxism”

  1. What stuns me is that there’s a Romanian woman I know–who recently became a U.S. citizen and who often talks about how terrible things were under Ceaucescu–who seems to be falling for all of the left-wing talking points about taxes, capitalism, OWS, and the Tea Party. I thought about forwarding her that article when I read it this morning, but I can just imagine that if I did she’d come up with some rationalization for dismissing it because it was written by someone who used to work as an advisor to Ceaucescu.

  2. “The focus of my work as a domestic mediator is meeting the needs of the children that I work with, by way of their parents, and not the wants of their parents. And I ask the three of you, how can we, as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it.” – The Pony-Tailed Guy, to the Presidential candidates at the 1992 Richmond debate

    “I was like a mother to you” – Elena Ceausescu, to the firing squad

  3. Kurt
    It might be instructive to send the woman the article anyway. Then, after she gives you her rationalization you will have time to think of a valid argument to use the next time another left-wingnut uses it. Never lose an opportunity to store ammunition. Your arguments will have no effect on the woman, but it may change the minds of the uncommitted who might listen to her rationalization.

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