As the dust settles on what is – let’s face it – a regrettable election and set-back for the progressives among us, the natural question is: Where does the Left go from here?
Hillary had some excellent initiatives, including the inspirational phrase “Stronger Together!”, but did not appeal enough to the hearts and minds. Did the perfidious Russian mole Julian Assange convince the people that Hillary’s heart was not, after all, as white and pure as the driven Siberian snow? We must do some honest Chakra-searching so that the revolution gets back on track.
A Great Idea Ready To Try Again
For myself, I am convinced we need to give International Socialism another try. It is the only way to guarantee ridding the world of inequality and capitalist exploitation, bring peace to the world, end racism, and ensure tolerance and respect of our LBGTQIAETC. communities.
As I write these words, I can already hear the strident objections: “But socialism simply doesn’t work!”, “What about the 40 million people who died under Stalin, the millions under Pol Pot”, and other non sequiturs. To which I reply, a Great Idea does not become bad simply because it was way ahead of its time and poorly carried out.
GMO Is The Way To Go
Think of it this way. During Stalin’s time, agricultural production and technology was far less advanced than it is today. Whilst it is true that a great many perished under Stalin’s initiatives to collectivise farming (колхо́з ; eng : collective farm) because of insufficient yields, the rise of great sustainable agricultural companies like Monsanto has meant incredible advances in the safe production of food. From a given acreage of land, we can produce 10 times as much grain as we could 50 years ago. So, although our accredited socialist plan will require mass de-urbanisation, we should have no fear of the ‘friendly-fire’ that occurred under Uncle Joe. Years ago, the Irish Potato famine caused untold misery, not because the Irish were fussy eaters and only ate potatoes but because they were incapable of growing other crops in poor conditions. If only they’d had an ethnically enriched community to suggest exotic crops that would grow successfully in those dark times.
Not All Pot Is Good For You
Pol Pot was another socialist pioneer who had his heart in the right place but somehow lost the plot and downsized the intelligentsia out of fear. Could this happen in today’s America? I somehow doubt it. Pol Pot was afraid of highly-educated intellectuals who would think freely and question his methods. Today, although the common core education program is a great step forward for our school children, it encourages healthy groupthink and progressive ideas rather than dissent and creative thinking. We are far stronger as a nation as a result and can be confident that people will not think in selfish ways.
Finally, we can be sure that every worker will do her/his bit for the national effort. The use of RFID chips to monitor movements (yes, no more lost productivity due to “cigarette breaks” on the job!) and control over bank accounts through the eradication of cash guarantees obedience.
If we can somehow get through the next four years, we have every reason to look forward to a very bright future indeed. As Hillary would say in her inimitable way, We Are Stronger Together!