There is nothing humane about a system that dehumanizes the individual, that refers to society as ‘the masses’, then divides ‘the masses’ into groups and sectors to serve at the collective’s whims.
Conservatives eviscerate NY Times for op-ed praising communism
Conservatives lashed out at the New York Times over the weekend after the newspaper published an op-ed praising communism.
The op-ed, which was part of a Times series called “Red Century” that explored communism 100 years after the Russian Revolution, praised communism as helping shape the modern backbone of Americans and the American political landscape.
“It is perhaps hard to understand now, but at that time, in this place, the Marxist vision of world solidarity as translated by the Communist Party induced in the most ordinary of men and women a sense of one’s own humanity that ran deep, made life feel large; large and clarified,” the op-ed’s author wrote. “It was to this clarity of inner being that so many became not only attached, but addicted.”
When publicizing the op-ed on Twitter Sunday, the Times wrote: “Communism once gave ordinary Americans a sense of their humanity.”