by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The kids in our public schools in this town, and probably most others as well, had the day off from school today. Whether they realized it or not, they were celebrating the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the Communist butcher of the Soviet Union.
Over the years, Lenin’s birth was never celebrated here until they started celebrating it on April 22, 1970, which was the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Since that date it has been celebrated every year in this country.
Although they don’t often mention his name during these celebrations, they do try to promote ideas that would have warmed the cockles of his heart–ideas such as government control of the environment. Lenin would have just loved the “Green New Deal” that is presently being touted by all the up and coming socialists in what passes for our Congress today. The use of fossil fuels being outlawed, the use of personal automobiles being curtailed because of that. all these ideas of “free stuff” for everyone–Lenin would have been all in favor of all this because, in the end, it all bespeaks of government control over everything and that was Lenin’s fondest dream.
Government control of the means of production, government control over your ability to travel, government control over your child’s education–and therefore government control over what your kids are taught for history or about their culture and heritage. I can see Lenin simply drooling in anticipation over all this–his fondest dream.
He didn’t live long enough to see all that, poor baby, but in our day his erstwhile disciples are laboring 28 hours a day (overtime) to make sure all this gets brought about in his memory.
And, as for the celebration of his birthday on every April 22nd, well, they still don’t mention his name to all those “useful idiots” they have conned into celebrating his birthday. It’s almost like they are ashamed, or afraid, to let people know what they are really celebrating, because if they really knew, some of them might not celebrate it at all–so they don’t tell them what this day is really all about. Instead they cover that information up by calling this day Earth Day. That should be enough to fool the uninitiated and the naïve–and usually it is!