The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the advocacy for socialism and communism by many young Americans. The Soviet Union fell thirty years ago on December 26, 1991. However, “millions of people across the globe still live under oppressive, totalitarian regimes in countries like Cuba and China.”
Brenda Hafers, a senior policy
analyst at The Heritage Foundation, says that young people advocate “for
communism and socialism because they aren’t familiar with the history of
communist nations.” In their podcast on December 16, 2021, Virginia Allen and
Lauren Evans compared conditions under communism and socialism to a picture
painted by C.S. Lewis’s classic work, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Check out the podcast at this site.
In his classic work “The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe,” C.S. Lewis paints a picture of Narnia under the rule of the
White Witch as a place where it is “always winter, but never Christmas.” Lewis
used the imagery to describe the world under the influence of sin and death,
and the analogy also proves a fitting description for nations struggling under
Anyone who has read “The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe” can understand the description given by Allen and
Evans. The inhabitants of Narnia lived miserable lives for more than one
hundred years, while under the control of the White Witch.
Young people are not familiar with
the problems caused by socialism and communism because they are not taught the
truth about life under communism. Socialism is one step on the road to
communism, and it is the exact opposite of the free enterprise system in the
United States. Advocates for socialism claim that everyone is equal under
socialism, and they never tell the truth that only the people in charge prosper
under socialism and everyone else is equally miserable.
If the young people could think
clearly, they would realize that no one is fighting to get out of America to
live in Cuba, but many people want to leave Cuba to live in America.. Communism
has killed more than one million people. No one who has lived under communism
and escaped to freedom would ever go back voluntarily.
Why do young Americans want to turn America
into a socialist country? Capitalism has winners and losers depending on their
abilities and willingness to work for success. However, socialism and communism
have lots of losers and few winners. Allen suggested in the podcast to talk to
anyone who has actually lived under communism to learn the truth.