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Don't degrade virtue

Don’t degrade virtue

The Jan. 29 ‘Corporate greed abounds’ says: “Corporate America cares not for Americans, but only for the dollars that they only need to feed their ego, with no consciousness for the average man.” In reality, the issue goes deeper, consider the following:

Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union and father of global communism, said: “Capitalists would give communists the technical, material and financial help they need to prevail in their ideological tug of war with the world’s democracies.” In other words, they will sell us the rope by which they will hang us.

Nikita Khrushchev (in 1956): “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.” (Some historians say democracies only last about 250 years, America is at 237)

Communist Chinese Chairman Mao: “In the future we will set up the Earth Control Committee, and make a uniform plan for the Earth” (1958 speech to his provincial chiefs).

In August 2013, the Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Department mandated that every reporter, producer and editor must go back to school for Marxism classes. Over 300,000 press corps members will be reviewed for progress in February.

A nation that degrades virtue lets itself get dumbed-down, de-motivated and demoralized quite easily and fits neatly into the pattern outlined centuries ago by Chinese archivist Lao Zi: “The Sage rules thus: He empties their minds, stuffs their bellies, weakens their will, and strengthens their bodies. He always keeps the people devoid of intelligence and desire. He keeps the intelligent in fear from action, and all are governed.”

Phil Drietz

Delhi

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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