A larger than life statue of Communist philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled Saturday on the 200th anniversary of his birth in the western German town of Trier.
The celebratory uncovering of the 4.4-meter (14-foot) bronze statue of Marx, donated by China, sparked criticism by some who blame Marx for crimes committed by social revolutionaries in Russia, China and elsewhere in the name of Communism.
About 200 guests, including a delegation from China, applauded during the anniversary celebrations, when a bright red cover was lifted from the statue which depicts Marx with a frock and his signature bushy beard.
Marx laid the philosophical foundations for Communism, an ideology that aims for shared ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes. He explained his thoughts in two famous works, the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
When Yolanda Abreu got her check for severance pay after five years working as a cardiologist, she let out a laugh of sheer disbelief: it was barely enough for a cup of coffee.
Like her, millions of Venezuelans have seen their salaries decimated by rampant hyperinflation that is expected to drive prices up by 13,000 percent this year, IMF figures show.
Her story hit the headlines after she tweeted a photo of the check for 156,584.29 bolivars, which equates to about $0.20 on the black market.
You can get a coffee for 20¢ in Venezuela? Not at Starbucks, you can’t. Then again, Starbucks may have to lower its prices after its new racial pandering policies reduce it to a homeless shelter. That’s the March of Progress.
Don’t worry about the inflation in Venezuela. The Workers’ President can fix it by raising the minimum wage some more.
On the eve of International Workers Day, Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro moved to double the monthly minimum wage, raising it by 95.4 percent to 2,555,500 bolivars — or $37 (30 euros), according to the central bank’s official DICOM rate.
Wow, where did April go? Seems just yesterday that we were nominating useful idiots for March. Well, time warp or not, it’s time to nominate the useful idiots that will appear on this month’s poll. What’s a useful idiot, you ask? Welll, a useful idiot is person that assists on promoting Marxism in a target country, They are used to wreck the target country to the point the Communists can take over. Then, ironically, the Marxists that come to power then usual eliminate the useful idiots. In other words, your standard leftist, who is usually a misguided Occupod, will help destabilize the US. Then, when the Communists come to power, they will kill the useful idiots. Why? They know too much. And, when the get to see what social justice looks like in actual practice, they will revolt again their new masters.
Anyway, this is what we do. The last two days of the month, we have a poll to see who contributed the most to the Marxist cause. However, we need nominees to populate the poll. That is where you come in. It is up to you to select the useful idiots! So, if you have a fitting nominee, drop it in the comment section.
A wealth tax? Another disciple of the lunatic Karl Marx displays the incredible stupidity of Marx, and those that still follow his moronic rantings.
Ah yes, Marc Lamont Hill. How did this boob ever become a professor? If I talked to this guy for two minutes, I would know he is not bright enough to be trusted to mow my lawn. In fact, if he did mow my lawn, it would take him two days, the yard would be half-mowed, my lawn mower would be broken, and he would want to charge me three times the quoted price! Seriously, this guy is a fool! He cannot grasp that a “wealth tax” would require another massive, and intrusive government agency. Stupid should hurt! And this buffoon is Phil Donahue stupid!
A Catholic high school student is appealing a suspension he received after distributing a Valentine’s Day letter to classmates that praised women’s inner beauty.
“Real attractiveness comes from having a certain dignity,” wrote Paul Gomille, a 17-year-old student at Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High School.
Initially, Principal Donna Modeste was on board with his idea, said Gomille, who wanted to deliver his message as a speech. … But later, Modeste suggested some revisions to the address, in particular sentences where Gomille is “judgmental” and describes his audience as “the ones that don’t talk about people behind their backs, the ones that guys don’t flock to in droves, the ones that don’t dress in revealing clothing.”
Gomille didn’t comply with Modeste and ultimately decided to make 136 copies of his speech — the approximate number of students who sit in the cafeteria — and distribute them on Feb. 14, during lunch.
Hours later, he was summoned to the principal’s office and handed a two-day suspension for his “opposition to authority.” Gomille served his at-home suspension on Feb 15 and 16.
What was the offending passage?
The people this message concerns are the young women of this school, and of the world. In particular, it concerns the silent ones, the intelligent ones, the ones that don’t talk about people behind their backs, the ones that guys don’t flock to in droves, the ones that don’t dress in revealing clothing, the ones who would love to be in love, and the ones that are continually disappointed in their appearance because the only thing they have to compare themselves to are the women that have been put on pedestals by our society. This message also concerns those of you who may consider yourselves the so called “opposite” to the demographic I just described. The ones who do dress in revealing clothing, and the ones who try to fit in with the crowd.
“That language is insulting, in my opinion. It’s incendiary and most of all, it’s a distraction. It’s a distraction from what are very real and important issues,” said Fiorina on CBS’s “This Morning.”
Well of course Rush Limbaugh was being insulting. He was using it and sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of Sandra Fluke and the left’s position, which in a nut shell is they think you, me, and every other American should pay for them to have sex.
They call it “women’s health”, but the language associated with it involves pregnancy and sex. They have, in other words, turned “women’s health” into a euphemism for having sex.
Bill Quick lays it on the line, I could not agree any more with him
Of course. This is the leftist, Alinskyite strategy: change the very meaning of language so that not only can you not talk about opposing the left, it becomes difficult even to think about such opposition.
That’s why I’m so brutal in my own use of language. I call “post birth abortion” cold blooded murder. I call “leftists” communists, because in the end, they all worship at the dark altar of Karl Marx. (We already know what you are – now we’re just dickering over price…).
We who love liberty in America are in a war to the death (of liberty) with the communists. It is a war of ideas, and must of necessity be fought with words. Don’t let them take the words we need to wage that fight away from us.
Obamunism on display! Democrats firmly believe in using taxes, and spending, to force their version of America on to the rest of us. Sadly many people fall for the class warfare rhetoric the Democrats have been spewing for decades now. Too many of us are too wiling to be victims, and to wallow in self-pity. Too many of us look at the rich, as bad people, who have somehow “stolen” what is rightfully ours. So, foolishly, we look to government to play Robin Hood, to avenge the wrongs the rich have committed against us.
It sounds so good, doesn’t it?If we just make the evil rich “pay their fair share”, then we can all live in a Utopia where “fairness” reigns. That, in the end is the message of all the”isms” that sprang from the demented minds of Marx and Engels.
But, the promise of Marxism is never fulfilled. Instead of a Utopia, nations that are seduced by the promise are soon robbed of any hope of bettering themselves, or of success. And eventually, they are robbed of their liberties as well.
See, the promise of Marxism might sound sweet, but the cost of the hope of Utopia, a hope that is never reached by the way, is that our freedoms are sacrificed on the altar of Collectivism. This, in essence is what the Democratic Party has become. It has become the Party of Collectivism.