What Made Marxism So Deadly?

Because autocrats desire centralized control, and Marxism delivers by insisting that the state should own the means of productions. Autocrats also like to pose as populists, and Marxism delivers there too. Even more conveniently, Marx himself said that full communism would take a long time to develop, which provides an endless series of excuses for underachievement. Also conveniently, Marxism contrasts itself explicitly to market capitalism, which provides autocrats in poor countries with an automatic enemy in the capitalist West to keep the masses enthralled.

All in all, if I were an autocrat, I’d probably find Marxism pretty congenial. Would I care about what Marx actually wrote or what his economic ideas really were? Not really. Every autocrat has his own national version of Marxism anyway.

via What Made Marxism So Deadly?

Good point.

Giant Hog Farms Are Fighting for the Right to Keep Polluting. The Trump Administration Is on Their Side.

If you enjoy bacon or ham, chances are you’ve eaten pork from North Carolina, where about 16 million hogs—10 percent of the US total—are raised each year.

via Giant Hog Farms Are Fighting for the Right to Keep Polluting. The Trump Administration Is on Their Side.

If you insist we need deregulation to create jobs, please let me know how much pig shit you’re willing to have in your water.

Yogurt is not white enough for these white nationalists

Yogurt is not white enough for these white nationalists

Here are the guns the NRA doesn’t want you to get

Here are the guns the NRA doesn’t want you to get

Mitt Romney Admits Obamacare Was Based on Romneycare—and That It Worked

Mitt Romney Admits Obamacare Was Based on Romneycare—and That It Worked