Communism ... the Handmaiden of Privilege
[Reprinted from an undated pamphlet, Simple Talks
on Taxation, published by the author]
... Communism? Hell, there's no
any Russia. Isn't any China. I s'pose you mean?
Russia and China don't have
call themselves Communists, don't they?
Sure. But there's a hell of
a lot of difference between them and Communism.
Well, if there's any one
thing Communism's supposed to be it's the rule of the
that what they've got?
You know darned well it
isn't! They're all dictatorships, every last one of them.
they're workin' toward the rule of the proletariat, aren't they?
They say they are, but you
might as well wait for the day when the deck stewards will give
orders to the captain of a ship.
think they'll never make it?
think you know more than Trotsky, Lenin, the Chinamen. All those
I know something Trotsky
and Lenin didn't know.
hell you do! What is it?
I know that it hasn't
worked. They thought it would.
it'll work sometime.
Nope. They've got another
delusion, says "from each according to his ability, to each
according to his needs". That's been tried plenty of times
and it's never worked. But they've certainly done big things for
Mostly what's called the
mean the Commies help the rich people that own all the land! How
How come? Well, in all the
countries where the people are most miserable, only a few people
own all the land.
But the Commies are against that!
That's the trouble.
Consequence is, the minute anyone tries to correct the land
situation, the howl goes up that he's a Communist, and we leap
in to save the world from communism, and all we're doing is keep
the privileged in power, and the people that we're going to "save",
but it's bigger than that. We're stopping the advance of
Communism, and if we didn't, they'd take over the whole world!
There's a whole lot of
so-called Communists that don't want to be run by either Russia
do they want, then?
They want to throw off a
small bunch that's oppressing them, but we go in and "save"
them from doing what they want to do, set up the oppressor bunch
stronger than ever, then we go 'way, leave a few hundred
soldiers and a few thousand half-breed babies, dust our hands
off, call it a day, and leave a population that hates our guts,
so that when they rebel, we can go in there again and "put
an end to Communism''!!!