johnm h Wrote:
Nov 14, 2012 11:36 AM
The far left was in the wilderness for most of the 20th century. The barbarity of socialism was there for all to see, but they persisted, with a little help from the Soviets they moved into schools, universities, the media, religious groups, the media, foundations and the environmental movement. When we were celebrating the fall of the Soviet Union and the triumphant victory of capitalism they were positioned to move into power. Moderate democrats and liberal Republicans alike had built a state apparatus that could just be taken over, much like Hitler took over the social welfare state Bismarck had built and used it to complete his consolidation of power.