“Prime minister? I thought Italy used a king?” – Archer
There’s a joke to be made about that cake, but just like food under communist rule, you wouldn’t get it.
Sometime earlier this year, I asked myself a simple question. Why would anyone be attracted to communism? It’s the one single system that has never succeeded. It’s a system that, when implemented as designed, kills tens of thousands, and in the twentieth century, over 100 million of their own citizens.
For the life of me, I couldn’t understand what would drive so many people to communism in the year 2020. In 1900 in Russia? Well, maybe. A typical Russian peasant wouldn’t have known much about the failings in Paris of the Leftist French Revolution. Some bald guy says, “free loaves of bread for life,” and that might have done it.
But during the 2000-2020 time period in the West, it’s clear that communism shouldn’t take root, right? Up until the COVID-19, the economy in the United States was going so well that some of Joe Biden’s kids could afford to quit their second jobs in the Ukraine. But even with that economy, young people were being recruited to communism.
I had no idea how they could be recruited. But in roving through the Internet, I found a book, Anatomy of the Red Brigades by Alessandro Orsini, which had exactly the information I was looking for. The Red Brigades were a Leftist terrorist organization that was formed in 1970 and lasted until the 1980’s. They were most famous for kidnapping and killing a former Italian prime minister named Aldo Moro.