The Movember 19th cartoon is of a Communist leader Joseph Stalin. The statesman who sacrificed all in his quest for the ideal State. He expected the ultimate commitment from everyone but himself.
Things that are far from nice look nice from afar. As humanity gets further away from the Second World War it has become lulled into a false sense of security and idealism. So much so that it has begun to flirt with the idea of Socialism again.
Marx expected that Socialism would take root in the lower proletariat working class. But he was wrong, it took root in the lowest serf class in rural Russia. Now middle-class leisure politics has spawned a new era of hypocritical, lazy, virtue-signalling socialists.
They will not do anything to change the less fortunate people’s lives but rather than sacrifice their middle-class comforts and amenities, they look to the State to fix social inequality.
This selfishness runs through human nature. Even Socialism and Communism suffered from the effects of Greed, Power and Self Interest. The greatest Communism that ever lived didn’t hesitate to force others to pay the price for his ideological goals.
C.S Lewis said: “The real reason for democracy is just the reverse. Mankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows. Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters.”