Culture Beat / April 11, 2017

Pushing Communism on Children

MIT Press publishes a children’s book relating the wonders of real communism compared to capitalist misery.

As that old cliché states, the definition of insanity is to repeat the same thing over and over again expecting different results. However, when applied to those who promote the Marxist ideals of communism, this becomes a truism. It’s quite simply intellectually and historically dishonest to suggest that communism has ever produced a more just society, let alone anything even remotely resembling the utopia its advocates so exuberantly promise. And yet leftist proponents of the fatally flawed system repeatedly argue for its acceptance on the basis of it being in principle a perfect system — you know, if it weren’t for a history of failed implementations.

Which brings us to those at MIT Press who just can’t resist the temptation to push for communism’s acceptance with the next generation. MIT Press recently released a children’s book entitled “Communism for Kids” — a propaganda tract written by a German political theorist who specializes in “queer politics.” The plot synopsis of the book reads as follows: “Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.”

The book, according to MIT Press, “unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers — not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called ‘the state.’” Clearly it should be found in the children’s fantasy section of the book store. Chapter titles of the book include, “What is communism?”, “What is capitalism?”, “How did capitalism arise?”, “What is work?” as well as “What is to be done?”

A portion of the book states, “Communism names the society that gets rid of all the evils people suffer today in our society under capitalism. There are lots of different ideas about what communism should look like. But if communism means getting rid of all the evils people suffer under capitalism, then the best kind of communism is the one that can get rid of the most evils.” The problem is that kind of communism is simply non-existent, for communism itself fundamentally rejects one of the most obvious and basic foundational truths of human nature: People are selfish.

In the increasingly godless circles of the leftist elites, the opiate of Marxism is as enticing as it has ever been.

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