You don’t even want to go a little Communist.
Unless you’re a US Leftist.
Then you readily, speedily, happily go full Communist.
Oh – And let us not let them pretend there is a distinction between Socialism and Communism. There is not:
“Communism is Socialism – with a boot on the neck.
“The Communist boot is almost always ultimately necessary – because people eventually figure out Socialism stinks on ice.
“Which is why so many peaceful Socialist experiments – end up as Communist totalitarian regimes.
“See: Orwell, George.”
Leftists have gone full Socialist-Communist. For many, many decades.
“Duranty, one of the most famous correspondents of his day, won the prize for 13 articles written in 1931 analyzing the Soviet Union under Stalin. Times correspondents and others have since largely discredited his coverage.”
Leftists reached out to Communist Russia – offering to help them overthrow a conservative US President.
“Russia Collusion!!!” – back when Russia collusion was cool. And actually happened.
Leftists helped Communist Russia infiltrate our hemisphere.
And kept working on our hemisphere – even after Communist Russia collapsed.
When Leftists weren’t spending their post-wedding bliss in Communist Cuba….
But then – much to Leftists’ chagrin – the Berlin Wall fell and Communist Russia collapsed. Thanks largely to Ronald Reagan – the President Ted Kennedy offered Communist Russia help in ousting.
Thank goodness for Leftists – the planet is still stuck with Communist China.
“The ‘Chinagate’ fundraising scandal plagued the 1996 Bill Clinton-Al Gore campaign and Hillary was very much involved. Chinagate aka Commercegate is the most serious scandal in U.S. history.
“It involves the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, possibly in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee.”
“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has returned money directly donated from a one-time (Chinese) fugitive, Norman Hsu, now in the custody of California authorities.”
Then along comes Donald Trump.
In his run for President, Trump rightly, reasonably pointed out that Communist China is more than a little antagonistic towards US.
In ways too numerous to pretend Communist China isn’t – unless you’re a DC Swamp Creature cashing in on Communist China’s antagonism.
Trump pointed out the extreme fake “free trade” abuses Communist China inflicts upon us. And after a half century of this titanic nonsense – Trump promised to do something about it.
DC…wasn’t pleased. Democrats didn’t like their Communist patrons being targeted.
Of course Democrats do. That tariff money could instead be going to them.
Trump also repeatedly pointed out the massive Intellectual Property (IP) theft in which Communist China has long engaged.
“The Trump administration has drawn a clear line in the sand that the outright theft and coercive tactics China has employed to gain access to and control over our intellectual property won’t be tolerated any longer.
“The decision to impose tough sanctions on China is long overdue. America’s economic and national security interests are at stake.
“Intellectual property is the fundamental building block of both economic and military strength. America remains the leading innovator in the world.”
Do Leftists back Trump’s play on IP? Heavens no.
Leftists instead promise to steal IP – Communist China-style.
You remember California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein. She’s the one who had a Communist China spy on her payroll for two decades…while she and her husband made millions of dollars in Communist China.
Feinstein’s Democrat Senate colleague – is Kamala Harris. She just arrived in the Senate – and is already looking for a promotion to the White House. In other words – she’s looking to defeat incumbent President Trump.
Candidates always look to differentiate themselves from their (prospective) political opponents.
Harris has chosen one way to do this with Trump – by taking Communist China’s position on IP.
Harris too wants to steal it.
Behold this Tweet from writer David Weigel.
“Harris, like Warren, tells her audience about using presidential powers to to make drugs cheaper.
“If they resist: ‘I will snatch their patent so we can take over.’
“Someone in the audience asks ‘can we do that?’
“‘Yes, we can do that! We just need the will to do that.’”
No, you can not do that, Harris.
Your Communist will is there – but our Constitution is not:
“The United States Congress shall have power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
Nowhere in our founding document is the president expressly granted powers to short circuit the Copyright Clause – so you can “snatch” patents “so (you) can take over.”
Harris’ Patent Snatch Plan has nothing to do with the United States, its freedom economy…and the very necessary component thereof – protected IP.
It is, however, very Communist of Harris.
She should instead run for President of Communist China.
This first appeared in Red State.