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Where Are The Left’s Success Stories?

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1. The title is meant to spotlight a famous author who began as a Bolshevik, and later reversed his political perspective.….and when I say ‘famous,’ clearly I don’t mean to government school grads, who are trained and programmed to be Leftists, and who don’t read books.

There are quite a number of formerly-communists who saw the light, and any who would care to read of a few,….

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2. Prominent in Fleming’s book is the story of our birthday boy:

“Arthur Koestler, (born Sept. 5, 1905, Budapest, Hung. —found dead March 3, 1983, London, Eng.), Hungarian-born British novelist, journalist, and critic, best known for his novel Darkness at Noon (1940)…. his break with the Communist Party are reflected in Darkness at Noon. Published in 30 languages, it is the penetrating story of an old-guard Bolshevik who, during Stalin’s purge trials of the 1930s, first denies, then confesses to, crimes that he has not committed.

Specifically dealing with the plight of an aging revolutionary who can no longer condone the excesses of the government he helped put in power, the novel is an examination of the moral danger inherent in a system that sacrifices means to an end.” Britannica.com



3. Communism lost a number of formerly inveterate supporters, not as a result of the Moscow Show Trials, which were almost as hidden as the starvation of the Ukrainian farmers…but due to the crimes of the Communists in Spain. Arthur Koestler and George Orwell both grasped that every move was intended simply to secure an absolute Stalinist hegemony…right down to Stalin finding an accommodation with Hitler.



4. Koestler resigned from the German Communist Party on April 22, 1938. At that point he was a non-Communist, not an anti-Communist.

The God That Failed is a 1949 book which collects together six essays with the testimonies of a number of famous ex-communists, who were writers and journalists. The common theme of the essays is the authors' disillusionment with and abandonment of communism….The six contributors were Louis Fischer, André Gide, Arthur Koestler, Ignazio Silone, Stephen Spender, and Richard Wright.”
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5. It is government school “education” and the fact that they don’t read that accounts for a huge number of votes that the Democrat Party, a party that mirrors both the aims and the methods of the Bolsheviks, accumulates.



Koestler is not the only formerly-communist that I can name.


Now…..where are those authors who began on the Right and became Communists?
 

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And thats working out so well for common folk
It works better when a stupid fat bastard that is orange doesn't try to abuse their position because they lost and feel the need to overthrow the govt.
 

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1. The title is meant to spotlight a famous author who began as a Bolshevik, and later reversed his political perspective.….and when I say ‘famous,’ clearly I don’t mean to government school grads, who are trained and programmed to be Leftists, and who don’t read books.

There are quite a number of formerly-communists who saw the light, and any who would care to read of a few,….

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2. Prominent in Fleming’s book is the story of our birthday boy:

“Arthur Koestler, (born Sept. 5, 1905, Budapest, Hung. —found dead March 3, 1983, London, Eng.), Hungarian-born British novelist, journalist, and critic, best known for his novel Darkness at Noon (1940)…. his break with the Communist Party are reflected in Darkness at Noon. Published in 30 languages, it is the penetrating story of an old-guard Bolshevik who, during Stalin’s purge trials of the 1930s, first denies, then confesses to, crimes that he has not committed.

Specifically dealing with the plight of an aging revolutionary who can no longer condone the excesses of the government he helped put in power, the novel is an examination of the moral danger inherent in a system that sacrifices means to an end.” Britannica.com



3. Communism lost a number of formerly inveterate supporters, not as a result of the Moscow Show Trials, which were almost as hidden as the starvation of the Ukrainian farmers…but due to the crimes of the Communists in Spain. Arthur Koestler and George Orwell both grasped that every move was intended simply to secure an absolute Stalinist hegemony…right down to Stalin finding an accommodation with Hitler.



4. Koestler resigned from the German Communist Party on April 22, 1938. At that point he was a non-Communist, not an anti-Communist.

The God That Failed is a 1949 book which collects together six essays with the testimonies of a number of famous ex-communists, who were writers and journalists. The common theme of the essays is the authors' disillusionment with and abandonment of communism….The six contributors were Louis Fischer, André Gide, Arthur Koestler, Ignazio Silone, Stephen Spender, and Richard Wright.”
The God that Failed - Wikipedia



5. It is government school “education” and the fact that they don’t read that accounts for a huge number of votes that the Democrat Party, a party that mirrors both the aims and the methods of the Bolsheviks, accumulates.



Koestler is not the only formerly-communist that I can name.


Now…..where are those authors who began on the Right and became Communists?
You're using "success" by your criteria.

What if they're successful by their definitions?
 

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It works better when a stupid fat bastard that is orange doesn't try to abuse their position because they lost and feel the need to overthrow the govt.
LLMMAOOOO......about as lame as it gets trying to excuse rampant disasters on all fronts
 

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LLMMAOOOO......about as lame as it gets trying to excuse rampant disasters on all fronts
The govt. is a cluster fuck period no matter which letter is next to their name but you go ahead and kneel and bob to the altar of political party partisanship. I noticed the trashed economy every time a Republicans leaves office.
 

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The govt. is a cluster fuck period no matter which letter is next to their name but you go ahead and kneel and bob to the altar of political party partisanship. I noticed the trashed economy every time a Republicans leaves office.
Funny thats not the case under Trump.....give us some more lib success stories Bubbba.......
 

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Where Are The Left’s Success Stories?​


Abolition of slavery
Womens rights
Civil rights
Affirmative Action
Worker Protections/40 hr workweek
Environmental Protections
ADA
Gay Rights
 
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You're using "success" by your criteria.

What if they're successful by their definitions?


I'm willing to consider any such.

Can you name any........any not don't include the slaughter and oppression of their own citizens.
 

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Where Are The Left’s Success Stories?​


Abolition of slavery
Womens rights
Civil rights
Worker Protections/40 hr workweek
Environmental Protections
Repubs did the slavery abolition......Repubs were just as prominent in civil rights movement.......unions died,,,,,environmental rules are now used as clubs against the economy
 

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Leftist California created the modern world & has the largest GDP!

Nothing useful invented by right wingers.
 
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Where are the rights success stories?


America, you moron.


Freedom, liberty, individual rights.

A very simple test of which ideology, the American traditions versus the Democrat socialism, consider the Gates Test. When the gates are opened, do people rush in or rush out?

Under socialist regimes, they build walls to keep people in, instead of having so much freedom and prosperity that they need to build walls to keep the rest of the world from rushing in. If you leave a socialist nation, they call it an ‘escape,’ like Cuba, East Germany, where they shoot you in the back for trying to escape from their ‘Worker’s Paradise.’

That’s the Utopia that the Left says they’re building….using an interesting methodology: "Terror is an instrument of social hygiene" Lenin

If you vote Democrat, you are one of the folks he called ‘useful idiots.’
 
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Leftist California created the modern world & has the largest GDP!

Nothing useful invented by right wingers.




PolitiFact | TRUE: California has the nation's highest poverty rate​

https://www.politifact.com › jan › chad-mayes › true-ca...




Claim: California has "the highest poverty rate in the nation" when considering the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure.
Claimed by: Chad Mayes
Fact check by PolitiFact: True

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Commentary: California still No. 1 in poverty | CalMatters​

https://calmatters.org › commentary › 2019/09 › high-c...




Sep 15, 2019 — The Census Bureau reported that California still has the highest level of functional poverty of any state, averaging 18.2% of its 40 million ...


Poverty in California - Public Policy Institute of California​

https://www.ppic.org › publication › poverty-in-califor...




Poverty rates and the effect of safety net programs vary widely across the state.



California's poverty rate one of the highest in the country. - The ...​

https://www.sacbee.com › california › article234920662




California's poverty rate of 18.2 percent is exceeded only by Washington DC, new census figures show. Only states in the Deep South like ...
Sep 10, 2019
 

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Repubs did the slavery abolition......Repubs were just as prominent in civil rights movement.......unions died,,,,,environmental rules are now used as clubs against the economy
You obviously don’t understand the difference between Democrat/Republican and Liberal/Conservative
 

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I'm willing to consider any such.

Can you name any........any not don't include the slaughter and oppression of their own citizens.
Division, chaos, propaganda press, indoctrination centers, corporate oligarchy, nihilism, destruction of civil institutions (i.e. BSA).....Those are features, not failures.
 

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