Melissa Harris-Perry – If you understood the fear, you would not have made the statement!


You heard her. Now read her defense of the statement:

So those of you who were alarmed by the ad can relax. I have no designs on taking your children. Please keep your kids! But I understand the fear.

We do live in a nation where slaveholders took the infants from the arms of my foremothers and sold them for their own profit. We do live in a nation where the government snatched American Indian children from their families and “re-educated” them by forbidding them to speak their language and practice their traditions.

But that is not what I was talking about, and you know it….

Her defense certainly shouldn’t give anyone cause to relax. If government allowed slaveholders to take infants and forbade American Indians from keeping their children, why should anyone today want to trust their children to a government that has taken the slogan (forward) from a regime, who, under Stalin, committed genocide against its own people.

Communist Party rally

Communist Party rally (Photo credit: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons)

Between 1943 and 1944, Stalin ordered the deportation of about a million Chechens, Crimean Tatars, Balkars, Kalmiks, and Turks from their homelands to Central Asia, alleging that they had collaborated with the Germans. Transported in sealed boxcars, with no fresh air, proper food, sanitation, or medical care, as many as 40 percent died along the way from hunger, cold, and disease. Those who resisted the deportation were shot. Prior to the war, in 1940, Stalin had ordered the execution of 21,857 Poles. Of these, over 4,000 were officers who were shot and buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest (Smolensk region).

Just yesterday Barack Obama suggested in his budget proposal that medicare be cut in order to fund preschool for all four-year olds in the USA.  This, too, has been learned from totalitarian regimes:

The founders of the Communist regime were well aware that the ultimate success of their ambitious experiment would not unlikely depend upon the extent to which they succeeded in indoctrinating the younger generation with their views. Upon boys and girls even of tender ages must be imposed a “proletarian morality.” Like the German Nazis and the Italian Fascists, the Communists therefore made special provision for the political instruction of youth. Modern Governments. Harold Zink. Ohio State University. 2nd Ed. D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. Pg.590

We are leaning, but we are not leaning forward. We are leaning left. Sadly, those of us who remember the past know what this means for future generations.

In China today, it means the government requires parents to abort any child conceived after having successfully given birth to one child. In the USSR, it meant parents were not allowed to teach their children to believe in God. In Cuba, it means not allowing a child to leave the island to visit relatives in another country. In all communist countries it means children are taught to be loyal to the state rather than to the family. The list goes on, as does the possibilities of what it could mean.

Melissa Harris-Perry’s idea of children belonging to the state isn’t new. It is an idea long associated with communism.

German philosopher Karl Marx saw primitive communism as the original, hunter-gatherer state of humankind from which it arose. For Marx, only after humanity was capable of producing surplus, did private property develop…Plato in his The Republic described it as a state where people shared all their property, wives, and children: “The private and individual is altogether banished from life and things which are by nature private, such as eyes and ears and hands, have become common, and in some way see and hear and act in common…”

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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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2 Responses to Melissa Harris-Perry – If you understood the fear, you would not have made the statement!

  1. Al says:

    “…why should anyone today want to trust their children to a government that has taken the slogan (forward) from a regime, who, under Stalin, committed genocide against its own people.” Good question!!! and “We are leaning, but we are not leaning forward. We are leaning left.” Good point!!!

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  2. Carl P. Lee says:

    Webster originally wrote the dictionary with Bible verses explained. He did this so children and parents could understand the words of God and know the truth of Jesus Christ. Webster even wrote a translation of the Bible for the American speaking people. How often do you hear this in public school today?!

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