Communism incubates corruption because it destroys morality. Everything is subsumed in the dialectic of class conflict. Freedom is extinguished. There is no accountability to God because there is no God. There is no violation of rights because there are no rights. There is no brotherhood of man because there is no stewardship to care for a neighbor.
With delicious irony, communism labels religion a totalitarian belief that restricts individual freedom. Indeed, it clears the decks of ideas that get in its way. It crushes underfoot troublesome concepts such as free will, the rule of law, restraint of governmental power and moral authority. Communism always moves against free market capitalism in the economic sphere and democracy in the political sphere. These are it mortal enemies.
In the wake of the Great Recession, I urge caution as we respond to calls for a revised version of democracy and a broader conception of capitalism. Why? Because such calls always trot out collectivist schemes dressed in new clothes. Without a single exception in history, those schemes terminate with oligarchs exercising arbitrary power.
I began reading this article with a great deal of skepticism. I can’t count the number of people who have tried to tell me all the virtues of China without acknowledging the one thing that ABSOLUTELY holds them back from fully interacting with the rest of the world – Communism. This man, Timothy Clark, really pegs it.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂