October 30, 2008
In a recent speech, Barack Obama said, “We need to share the wealth with everyone!”
One of the infamous writers of the past, Karl Marx, said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
Marx created socialism–communism, which proved one of the most dangerous and ominous economic tragedies of all time. Socialism works against human nature. It demands those who work share with those who don’t work. From our experiences in the past 100 years, it only works out of the barrel of a gun. As long as you hold the gun, you may enforce the tenets of communism! Finally, it espouses a classless society. From all the countries I visited during my world travels, places like dictatorship-driven China manifest Marx’s ideas at their worst.
As a college kid, I remember how colleges presented full ride scholarships to inner city athletes who could barely read or write past the 10th grade level. However, they carried a football like the ‘Midnight Express’ and hit like a freight train. At my university, I attended several classes, (Anatomy 316) with many of the football and basketball players, only to watch them attend the first and last class. They received ‘A’s’ but never studied. As a resident assistant (staff), I watched them play cards in the grill most nights.