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Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right. Two Thousand Wrongs? A Right Jolly Commie Start.

Posted on | December 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

IoawHawk called it a “Last minute entry sweeps Stupidest F’ing Thing You Will Read This Year awards”.

Neil Clark blazes beyond beclownment bounds:

No one questions that Havel, who went to prison twice, was a brave man who had the courage to stand up for his views. Yet the question which needs to be asked is whether his political campaigning made his country, and the world, a better place.
Havel’s anti-communist critique contained little if any acknowledgement of the positive achievements of the regimes of eastern Europe in the fields of employment, welfare provision, education and women’s rights. Or the fact that communism, for all its faults, was still a system which put the economic needs of the majority first.

Really, Eastern European realms?

  • employment So long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.
  • welfare provision The Eastern European death toll stands at 1 million, according to the Black Book of Communism.
  • education All the political indoctrination you can stand, no?
  • women’s rights The right for young girls to be exploited by Olympic teams?

Read the whole thing. Just another fact-free, purely emotional appeal. Do remember: China and North Korea are still Communist. You can go there and get your Marxism totally on, baby.


14 Responses to “Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right. Two Thousand Wrongs? A Right Jolly Commie Start.”

  1. M. Thompson
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Dirty commie bastard wrote this.  I wonder how well he would have done under a commie state.

  2. marfdrat
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    I read that piece by Clark, and thought exactly the same thing as you have written here. Achievements? Achievements? What the hell is this guy smoking? Does he have any idea how bad life was under communism in these countries? I especially loved the phrase “a system which put the economic needs of the majority first.” Really? That has to be one of the most delusional statements ever written. I wish one of these goofy “journalists” who long for these communist Utopias (like the one Obama’s trying to lead us to) would go live in one for a couple of years -as an average Josef, not a member of the elite class- and then tell us how great they are. Problem is, goofballs like Clark believe they would be a member of the elites.

  3. Pathfinder's wife
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    Well, they did achieve a lot of egg scrambling…just ask Ukraine or Poland or Belarus or…

  4. JeffS
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Neil Clark remains in mourning over Stalin’s death, so let’s not get too judgmental over this.  The man is grieving, for Lenin’s sake!

    /psycho commie

  5. Anonymous
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    The Holodomor. The Great Leap Forward. North Korea.

    All refute by orders of magnitude his complaints.

    I think Stalin called him a Useful Idiot.

  6. Stogie Chomper
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    He’s right that women had equal rights under the eastern communist regimes:  none at all, on a par with the men.

  7. Charles G Hill
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    Or, as John Derbyshire once observed:  “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”

  8. K-Bob
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    Somehow, trying to fight back against this guy’s writing will be portrayed as raaaaacist.

    I’ll simply denounce myself now and get it over with.

    Stupid communists.

  9. Adjoran
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    You don’t have to go to Merry Olde England to find this sort of mindless moonbattery.  There are members of Congress right now who will tell you Cuba has universal health care and no serious problems except for those caused by the US embargo (even though virtually every other country in the world still trades with them, and many give them aid).

    And in college-aged young adults, the objection to recitation of the monstrous crimes  and failures of communism is met by the same stock answer as it was when I was a student in the ’70s:  “But TRUE communism has never been tried!”  But wait – weren’t you just telling how great Cuba was a minute ago?

    99.4% of people wearing Che Guevara tee shirts have no idea the reason Castro sent Che to Africa and South America wasn’t to foment Revolution, but to get the sick, sadistic murdering bastard the hell away from Cuba.

    I blame the teachers’ unions.  It’s not all their fault, but they haven’t done a thing to prevent the decline of knowledge of economics, politics, and history.

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  12. Anonymous
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    Neil Clark is a smoker of tobacco, and anti-drug. This is far his first admiring article on dodgy regimes; he is best known for defending Milosevic.

  13. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Which by the way is a damn good reason to support either Newt or Bachmann, the only two candidates who have ever said jack shit about reforming education, although I concede Santorum probably would as well. As for Mitt, if he were to become President-business as usual.

  14. herddog505
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    It gets worse.  Check this out from the London Times:

    North Korea, for all its faults, is undeniably still Korea, a place uniquely representative of an ancient and rather remarkable Asian culture. And that, in a world otherwise rendered so bland, is perhaps no bad thing.

    via HotAir