[quote=“Trekky0623, post:16, topic:38105”]
Are we not allowed to talk about communism in schools at all?
[/quote]We indeed DID in my high school, and it was a CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL.
I remember we had a history teacher that posed the scenario: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”, and went on to ask the question: “Now what’s wrong with that?”
At first everyone went on about how this was a good idea, and finally the teacher said: “Aha, you’re all communists” and went on to explain the flaws in that famous saying of Karl Marx (though Marx popularized it, he himself was not the originator of the saying . . . something else we learned in that class.)
Pretty soon he got the whole class raising their hands, and when called on we’d start off by saying: “And another flaw in communist theory is . . . blah, blah, blah”.
Bottom line, that lesson was very instructive and got us thinking about what at first appeared to be a pretty good idea to us teenagers with little critical thinking ability. By the end of that lesson he had us all fired up about what was WRONG with communist theory, and thinking about it for ourselves.
Now I don’t know if creating symbols for a fantasy social government flag would do the same thing (doesn’t seem like it), but I do know that talking about communism the way the teacher presented it gave me a better perspective on the issue.