I am nearly finished with this book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, and I could not wait to endorse it. Although I was born at the end of the Baby Boom, in 1958, I still consider myself a Cold War contemporary. I grew up listening to my mom pop off about Communism, the Cultural Revolution in China, Chairman Mao, and every other Red Menace. But this book gives us the perspective of history, and helps us compare it to the current Communist infusion in our own country.
If you are either too young to remember the Berlin Wall or are already corrupted by our education system, you may think this is conspiracy theory paranoia. But if you look at how the Soviet Communists took over Eastern Europe after WW2 by controlling the schools, radio and newspapers, the arts, and oppressing the churches, you can see that they are doing exactly the same thing here, only without rolling tanks through our streets. They used slander as a tactic to make people fearful; calling anyone who would not swear obedience to the Communist Party a Fascist. Likewise, if you are opposed to the Democrat Party in America, you must be a racist, homophobe, Islamophobe, sexist, bigot, and whatever else they can throw at you. Political correctness keeps us from having honest dialogues in America, and that’s OK with them because they are bullies.
Whatever they call you, you can be sure they are already doing the same thing. The Soviet Communists invented the Peace movement and claimed they were for peace right after rolling tanks and taking political prisoners. Peace was always about YOU not fighting back against THEM.
Buy and read books to overcome the educational malpractice that is so common in America. And then teach your kids, before they are indoctrinated and dumbed down by government bureaucrats.