By Editor Wednesday, July 15, 2009In imperial Russia, czars ruled the country and had complete power. They were imperial monarchs who were eventually overthrown by the Bolsheviks in the communist revolution. In Russia, the communists succeeded the czars and ruled with an iron first for 74 years. The brutal communist system, which featured gulags and mass murder eventually collapsed under the weight of its own corruption and failed economic policies.
Communism failed not only in Russia, but in every country where it has been tried. After the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1989, millions of Eastern Europeans tasted freedom for the first time. Sadly, communism remained in countries such as North Korea, China and Cuba and today it is seeing resurgence. Dictators such as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua have communist tendencies and want to emulate Fidel Castro of Cuba.
What is amazing is that the United States of America is also following suit. The Obama administration has been aggressively accumulating as much government power as possible and taking over companies in the private sector. From the financial industry to the automotive industry, major entities are now owned by the federal government. This government intrusion into the free market system is disturbing to say the least, but making it even more disturbing is that the President is appointing radicals to his administration. Of course, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of other cabinet secretaries are renowned leftists, but they are positively conservative compared to â€œGreen Jobsâ€ czar Van Jones.