I blame Marxist/Leninist/communists for our recent government shutdown. In Vietnam, 1968, I learned how nefarious Marxists can be. The ultimate goal of Marxism is the elimination of government. Sound familiar?
With religious fervor, Marxists declare that government will someday wither away and leave a purely Marxist society. This society will be "of the people, by the people, and for the people." Sound familiar?
And Leon Trotsky, an early Marxist leader, is famous for his quote, "The end justifies the means." Sound familiar?
The communists are well known for using patriotic, nationalistic, do-gooders as cannon fodder. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong use of the Viet Minh as such illustrates this point.
Our beloved (cough) tea partiers are being cynically duped by leftists to advance the cause of Marxism. In particular, Marxists are placing the extreme right-wing elements of our diverse society into the very front ranks of the extreme left's much hoped for "proletarian revolution."
Conservative's recent dramatic and historical attempt at a government shutdown, and the subsequent huge decline in favorability ratings for Republican politicians, who frequently declare themselves enemies of the left, make clear the viability of Marxist tactics.
Consider yourselves warned.
-- C.E. GEE, Pasco