identity Bolshevism

Utopian political idealism, or why the West’s gone mad

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I have fond memories of the Cold War. Probably because it coincided with my childhood.

I remember seeing engorged commie missiles trundling across Red Square on our tiny TV in the corner of the living room on the nightly news, ready to disperse their toxic payload of death on our cities. I remember reading and seeing constant reminders in the media that we were free and they were not, and because of that we were good and they were evil. I remember seeing Reagan and Gorbachev having meetings as the whole thing thawed, and then the sense of a new era dawning as the Berlin Wall came down and The Hoff did a concert for all his suddenly former commie fans.… Read the rest

ABC: East Germany was ‘kinder and friendlier’ than the West

Every day, after I wake up in our huge (albeit rented) house, make a delicious coffee, prepare a tasty breakfast, browse the news on my phone and kiss my wife goodbye knowing I’ll see her again tonight, I wish I’d been born in East Germany.

East Germany

Ah, the romance of deprivation. The excitement of imminent arrest and indefinite imprisonment. Guessing who’s an informant, who’s a traitor. Seeing our kids indoctrinated with Bolshevism, and fearing they’ll turn in their Christian parents. The cold, the hunger, the hopelessness. And we missed it all.

We’ve had the misfortune to have been born in, or increasingly to have immigrated to, boring, safe, rich Australia.… Read the rest