November 21, 2015

Calling a Spade a Spade

I don't remember there being so many Socialists in America as I grew up.

They are everywhere. I was at a Boy Scout thing today and this woman I have known for years started telling me her political views. She said something to me and I said, "No, I get it. It's called Socialism".

She looked at me blank faced for a minute, surprised I'd called her a Socialist. And I repeated, "Your views have a name. Socialism."

We steered the conversation elsewhere.

This is not a dumb woman by any stretch. Yet she seemed stunned to be told her views were what they were.

Posted by Boudicca at November 21, 2015 10:22 PM

I know many of the same type and they all want to visit Cuba! I really really want them to visit Cuba. Maybe they will come back with an appreciation for what their loathsome politics and beliefs end up costing in terms of extended and grinding human poverty and waste.

I couldn't get them to visit Baja though. I explained how it was a true socialist worker's paradise but they didn't want to go.

Posted by: Curtis at November 22, 2015 04:29 AM

I don't know if Cuba would do it. They may romanticize it. I think Castro and Crew would roll out the red carpet. It'll be more like the movie Truman than reality.

Posted by: Bou at November 22, 2015 07:54 AM
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