Panel exposes the horrors of socialism and communism to Ivy League audience

From our Bureau of Rare Public Events:

A few weeks ago, the James Madison Program at Princeton University held an unusual event on the Princeton campus: a panel discussion of the horrors of communism and socialism.

The event commemorated the 101 st anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

The large auditorium in which this event was held was packed, standing room only.

Understandably, most of the focus was on the former Soviet empire, but I was lucky enough to take part and add Castrogonia to the mix.

To view a video of the entire thing, go HERE.  Please share with others.

photos by Sameer Khan of Fotobuddy Photography

3 thoughts on “Panel exposes the horrors of socialism and communism to Ivy League audience”

  1. This is a miracle. It would never happen at many “name” schools for fear of “clouding” their image or simply out of indifference. Needless to say, this needs to happen pretty much everywhere, if only for the sake of honoring the truth and respect for the countless victims (who are by no means limited to the 100 million people literally killed by communism, for there are many ways to destroy lives without actually ending them).

  2. I haven’t listened yet, but if there is more of this, we may have Trump to thank. He and his cabinet, especially Bolton and Nikki Haley are doing more to change the image of Cuba and helping the world to know how horrible the regime is there than any former president, I believe.

  3. I watched the video.

    The difference between Ideals and religious belief is mentioned.
    I am put in mind of the definition of the difference between a religion and a cult. A Rabbi once said, “When a religion does not allow questions, it is a cult.” So it is with Communism.

    I liked another quote, “Every pre conceived utopia requires a police state to make it happen.”
    I also like the idea that the word utopia is translated as “no place”. Too funny.

    The marvelous book called The Joke by Milan Kundera should be read by everyone with intelligence. It is odd that liberals do not understand this book at all. It matches a lot of what was discussed here.

    One of the best ideas I learned is that with Communism there is no past. That is irrelevant. Also there is no present.
    It is all about the future. And it never comes. It always about what to look forward to.

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