The Soviet communist government had by late 1932 counterfeited troubling amounts of U.S. currency. This may been a destabilizing response to “our” President Herbert Clark Hoover’s Moratorium on Brains. (This was the economic intervention that helped Germany evade reparations payments, elect Hitler and rearm). The fact that ten years later those angry Soviet Socialists were allied with America against Christian National Socialism is a twist of irony so troubling that one ought not be surprised that altruists on both sides of that divide struggle to evade contemplating it.
American plutonium intended for NSDAP Germany was produced in graphite reactors. Electrical power reactors invented later used water for slowing neutrons. Not long after a poorly planned experiment wrecked one of the Chernobyl graphite reactors powering a huge antimissile radar antenna, the U.S. began ABM initiatives under the Second Amendment and a teenager landed a plane near Red Square. The outcome was that that particular variant of communo-fascist socialism went into the dustbin and millions voted with their feet by fleeing into mercantilist mixed economy states in which “elections” featured a nominal choice between perhaps two parties instead of just the one.
Mercantilist economies sicken as they emulate socialist coercion and become wealthier as they approach economic freedom and individual rights. This occurs in a smooth differentiable gradient with no tipping points or Malthusian disasters–at least not in the direction of coercion reduction. Only socialist dictatorships left landscapes so poisoned that over two decades later vast areas are barely habitable at all. Rising from the wreckage is the Ukraine, now struggling to build a Libertarian Party. In neighboring Russia, communism still gets close to 10% of the vote, but that is easily less than the number of U.S. voters eager for totalitarianism.
In These United States the Democratic party, by the CPUSA’s own admission, is a socialist enough soviet to produce candidates satisfactory to devout Leninists. That party still gets over half the popular vote, but its membership is shrinking. Republican Prohibitionists and Dixiecrat die-hards have also been dropping dead since 1972. Only the persistence of Nixon-era campaign subsidies protect The Kleptocracy from rapid replacement, but that replacement is nonetheless inexorable.
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