Monday, July 31, 2017

"Communism the Disease" by Ronald Reagan

Radio Commentary, May 1975

"Mankind has survived all manner of evil diseases and plagues. But can it survive Communism?

I’ll be right back. ...

When a disease like communism hangs on as it has for a half century or more, it’s good, now and then, to be reminded of just how vicious it really is. Of course, those who have the disease use all kinds of misleading terms to describe its symptoms and its effects. For example, if you and I in America planted land mines on our borders, ringed the country with barb wire and machine gun toting guards to keep anyone from leaving the country, we’d hardly describe that as “liberating” the people.

But we’ve grown so used to communist doubletalk. I sometimes think we’ve lost some of our fear of the disease. We need frequent vaccination to guard against being infected until the day when this health threat will be eliminated as we eliminated the black plague.

Now the Associated Press brings another story from Berlin illustrating how the communist sickness looks upon human life—even the life of a child.

Berlin is divided, as we know, into the East or sick-with-communism side and the well or Western side. Between the two flows the Spree River. Around noon on May 11, a 5-year-old boy fell into the river. Firemen from West Berlin started to go to his rescue. An East German patrol boat barred them from entering the water because at that point the stream flows wholly on East Berlin territory. The 5-year-old boy drowned.

The Mayor of West Berlin described the refusal of the East German guards to permit the Westerners to come to his rescue as “an incomprehensible and frightful act—placing political considerations before the saving of a human life.” Which is exactly what they did. Remember they were in a patrol boat—they chose to prevent the West Germans from entering in their Eastern water rather than go to the child’s rescue themselves. But they did tidy things up—3 hours later East German frog men recovered the body.

Communism is neither an economic or political system—it is a form of insanity—a temporary aberration which will one day disappear from the earth because it is contrary to human nature. I wonder how much more misery it will cause before it disappears." .......

FDR aide Harry Hopkins with Stalin

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An ex-Communist...and Barack Hussein Obama

"...and after America mistakenly puts a communist in the Oval Office, it will fall to you, son,
 to clean up the stinking mess he leaves behind and Make America Great Again.
I know we can count on you, Donald."
"Thank you, Mr. President."
"No--thank you, Mr. President."


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