When I studied European history in undergraduate school, in the late 1960s, it seems that the state of world was improving over time. Democracy was gaining, capitalism was spreading, and freedom and human rights were spreading.
Now socialism and communism are raising their ugly heads and freedom is in retreat. The young people have failed to learn anything from history because they have programmed to think that the collective, with dictatorial leaders at the head, will bring peace, prosperity and fairness. They ignore the history of the Soviet Union and can’t grasp what is going on in Venezuela and China. When one college student was confronted with the fact that there are 2 million political prisoners in China, his reaction was, “That’s a bunch of bu** sh**!”
Now we are faced with a critical presidential election. All of the major candidates on the Democratic side are declared or de facto socialists. You have to reach down to the candidates with virtually no support to find anyone who is a “moderate.”
Many conservatives think Trump has the upper hand in the election, but I am not one of them. Lead by California and New York, the Democrats enter the race with a huge upper hand. If they get more states, like Colorado, to vote for the national popular vote law, which gives their delegates to the candidate who wins the nation-wide popular vote, regardless of how their state vote went, the Democrats will have an even bigger advantage.
If any of the Democrat front runners wins the election, with possible exception of Biden, they will pact the courts and bureaucracy with those who advocate “the dictatorship or the proletariat,” and democracy will be finished. There will be no turning back. The people who tried to engineer the coup against Trump using the FBI and courts will be in control, and there will be no stopping them.
Do you think that I am an alarmist or do you think we are facing great dangers with respect to freedom and human rights?