Print Column: If We’re Already Socialists, Why Are the Socialist Activists So Angry?


MINOT, N.D. — Modern proponents of socialism have become so desperate to divorce their ideology from its ugly realities – North Korea under the Kims, Cuba under the Castros, Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro – they’ve taken to a sort of white washing through dilution.

They’re defining anyone in favor of any level of civic organization beyond outright anarchy as a socialist.

“Representative Kelly Armstrong recently said on my podcast that Socialism has failed everywhere,” Cody Stanley of Grand Forks wrote in a recent letter to the Minot Daily News.

“This was surprising to hear, because North Dakota has two huge Socialist institutions; a State Bank, and a State Mill. The State of North Dakota owns them.”

Problem is, those institutions aren’t really socialism.

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