Spoiler Alert – Communism is inherently evil. If that offends you, I offer zero apologies. I am from a generation of Americans that went to college and learned the true nature of socialism and communism in college; that it is a self-consuming economic system, destined to fail, that exists by devouring the freedoms of its followers. So when I was sent a copy of Dennis Haugh’s book I was prepared to be bored. After all, I knew about communism already.
Thankfully Mr. Haugh proved me woefully out of touch in some aspects.
It is safe to say we all need a refresher from time-to-time, present company included. I devoured this book in one sitting. In fairness, it is short, being a pocket guide and not an in-depth study. The length of the book is one of its strengths. Rather than a textbook exploration of these topics, Haugh crisply keeps the focus of the book on subject; short and disturbingly sweet.
I found the condensed format seductive. The prose of this book are concise and at times, painfully blunt. Don’t get me wrong, it is a pain that we need. A lot has changed since the 1980’s when I learned about this system. With social media and a never-ending assault on values, morals, and common sense, we need a book like this that positions the topic in a tight, digestible format.
You may wonder why two topics, Communism and Critical Race Theory, are in the book. When you read this potent guide you realize just how interconnected the two topics are and what the implications of that mean to America. I’ve had a number of people tell me they don’t know what CRT is – and even I have fumbled at times to explain it. Dennis Haugh has encapsulated the tenants of Critical Race Theory and what it means to our society, both long and short term.
I’ve plucked just a few random gems from this book:
- “Labels are a convenient way to twist the way someone views a person, place, or thing.”
- “Stalin identified “social reforms” as an ideal smoke screen to hide preparations for the revolution to destroy western societies.”
- “Critical Race Theory replaces Marx’s class struggle with a race struggle for the dividing line between oppressor and oppressed, but it has gone further than classic Marxism in its quest to divide society.”
This book accomplishes in 44 pages what many college textbooks do in hundreds – it outlines the core tenants of Communism and Critical Race Theory against the framework of the society that we live in. It is a starting point and a refresher as to why this cultural and economic system is such a threat. The book is available from Defiance Press on Amazon.com