An interesting article at The American Thinker got me to pondering that question. From The Secret of Socialism…
I commend to you Solzhenitsyn’s “Lenin In Zurich“, a book I read years ago. It is fiction, yet invaluable to the understanding of the last century, and the next. I am about to share with you a secret known to few: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Deng, Pol Pot, Castro, and Solzhenitsyn himself. And me. And now you.
Socialism does not exist except in the imagination of the true believer and the useful idiot. None of the names I listed believed there was such a thing as socialism. They knew it for what it was: a means of fooling mass numbers of people into following them, and thus achieving power. Political power. Military power. Economic power. Absolute power.
As you read Lenin in Zurich you understand that Lenin doesn’t believe a word of the ideological nonsense he spouts. He translates his agenda, long term and immediate, into terms that are palatable to his mass following.
So, who are the True Believers, who are the Useful Idiots and who is in on the real secret? Nancy Pelosi who used her position as Speaker to fly for free on USAF Aircraft back and forth to her lair? Harry Reid who has never had a real job and couldn’t last thru lunch on the deep fryer at McDonalds? Joe “You’re a terrorist” Biden who inherited his Senate seat and, unlike Harry Reid, couldn’t get past the interview at Mickie D’s? Debbie Two Names who… Well, her shortcomings as a quasi-intelligent life form are obvious. Chuckie Schumer? Or the proud Socialist in the Senate, Bernie Sanders; or the entire Black Caucus who are so in “<3” with Cuba and Fidel’s utopian paradise?
The only place I disagree with Mr. Tarlowe, the author, is here…
So, what can we say about the United States today? Our leader, and those who are his helpmates, do appear to be committed socialists. That means they haven’t looked behind the curtain. They don’t know the magician’s trick.
Who is our Lenin? Who is our Stalin? Who is our Mao? This would have to be someone who knows socialism is meaningful only to his willing fools. Someone who will capitalize when a socialist government in America is complete. My money is on George Soros, but I could be mistaken. Whoever it is, when he has achieved power, we had all better watch out.
They know the final goal, Obama is enjoying the partial gain of that goal right now with his 40 odd days of vacation each year and countless golf games, just as Nancy did with her personal United States Air Force Aircraft. I guess my title should have been “Democrat Voters; True Believers or Useful Idiots?” Unlike our VP, I’d like to hold the name calling to those responsible and not spread it to my neighbors, even if they have fallen into an attractive trap.