Letters

Democratic Party embracing Marxist ideas

Posted: Jun. 28, 2019 4:20 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

To risk a cliche, members of our Greatest Generation who have passed must be turning over in their graves at the transformation of the Democratic Party. It would have been unthinkable for most of that generation to consider socialism in any form as an acceptable alternative to capitalism, but that is what Democrats are now promoting. This is not "democratic socialism," it is indeed Marxist cultural socialism that attacks individuality, freedom of speech and assembly, freedom of religion, freedom to bear arms, and even logic and truth itself.

Originally, Marxists concentrated their attacks on the disparities of economic systems by pitting the poor against the rich. Now the Democrat cultural Marxists, which include most of the Democratic presidential hopefuls, appear to be trying to destroy Western culture at multiple levels, but especially at the religious level, in hopes that that destruction will cause the country to fall into their laps.

This attack has been underway for decades and may have started most profoundly with the legalization of abortion in 1973. Roe v. Wade overturned legal precedents and challenged cultural norms, biological facts and religious beliefs, some of which have been accepted by most of the world for thousands of years. Recently adopted pro-choice legislation in several states, including New York and Illinois, has now led us to a predictable, horrific end, where babies accidentally born during an abortion procedure are now legally allowed to die of neglect at the wish of the mother. What could possibly be more Godless? The passage of this murderous legislation was actually greeted with a standing ovation from Democrats at the New York General Assembly.

If a person continues to live the tenets of his or her religion and dares to express a different public opinion about abortion, homosexuality or transgenderism, that individual may be attacked unmercifully as a racist, misogynist, homophobe or transphobe by these Marxist Democrats.

Even disagreeing with their human-caused climate hysteria will earn that individual a label of "climate denier" and may cause them to be attacked on social media or even in person. In many cases tolerance is not enough for these Marxist Democrats; their ideas and beliefs must be endorsed and even promoted or you may have to face their wrath.

Why would we even consider a Godless Democrat totalitarian government that tells us what we can say, what we can believe, and what we have to do?

William J. Postle

Quincy