Prager University (otherwise known as PragerU) recently released a video where their host asks people off the street to play a little game they liked to call “Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform?”
It’s honestly a pretty amusing video (down below) and the reaction from some of the people to find out some rather communist-sounding phrases didn’t come from the writers of the Communist Manifesto: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, but rather came as part of the Democratic Party Platform was funny as well.
These were all the quotes:
“We will push for a societal transformation.”
“We have established new classes, new conditions of oppressions, new forms of struggles that replace the old ones.”
“The racial, wealth, and income gaps are the result of policies that discriminate against people.”
“Disparities in wealth cannot be solved by the free market.”
“We will challenge and dismantle the structures that define lasting racial, economic, political, and social inequity."
“The system is not working. We have rigged the economy.”
I challenge you to get all of these right.
And that was the precise challenge for the people Ami Horowitz of PragerU interviewed.
With the first quote: “We will push for a societal transformation”, most people answered: “Communist Manifesto”. Which was wrong. That was a 2016 Democratic Party Platform quote. One of them was so shocked she even said: “What? That sounds majorly communist!”
With the second quote: “We have established new classes, new conditions of oppressions, new forms of struggles that replace the old ones”, the video only showed two people answering. One of them got it right and the other wrong. The quote comes from the Communist Manifesto. Playing along, I figured I was right, considering the language used here. The Democrats would never dream of using words such as “oppression” and “struggle” as things they have anything to do with. Saying “We have established new… conditions of oppressions, new forms of struggles that replace the old ones” would not make the Democrat Party look good at all.
Of course, those are things they want to do, but they’d never win any elections by directly saying these things (or at least, not yet). They tend to hide the new conditions of oppressions and forms of struggles. For example, they’ve replaced plantations with ghettos to put down and take advantage of the African American people.
With the third quote: “The racial, wealth, and income gaps are the result of policies that discriminate against people”, most got right. It was from the Democratic Party Platform. Again, it’s all about language. These “gaps” are things only Democrats actively talk about. The communists didn’t “care” about income gaps. Politicians and their friends tended to be the only ones with wealth. Everyone else was equally poor. That’s communism. And that’s what Democrats want.
With the fourth quote: “Disparities in wealth cannot be solved by the free market”, everyone got it wrong. This one’s a bit tricky, at least to people that don’t get involved in politics too often. And here, the language used doesn’t help you out too much. This is a Democratic Party Platform quote. It doesn’t surprise me that everyone got it wrong, since both the communists and Democrats despise the free market system.
One of the people even said this upon hearing the correct answer: “Really? That sounded just like the Communist Manifesto. That’s crazy.”
With the fifth quote: “We will challenge and dismantle the structures that define lasting racial, economic, political and social inequity”, again, two people were shown answering and one of them got it right, mostly because he figured out how the game is going: if it sounds communist, it’s probably Democrat.
Again, the language used here helps us. The Democrats are the only ones who pretend to care about racial inequity and all the other things.
With the final quote: “The system is not working. We have rigged the economy”, once again two people answered and only one got right. Considering things, even language, this one is a bit more tricky than the others. But I hope you’re not surprised to find out that this is also Democratic Party Platform.
I can understand if people got this one wrong. The language sounds exactly like it’s coming out of the Communist Manifesto. Personally, as I was playing along the first time, even I thought it was the Communist Manifesto. This sounds exactly like something a communist would say. And I mean a full-blown and outspoken communist, sort of like Bernie Sanders.
But this game made me think about creating my own little game. I’ll title it: “Who Said It? Leftist or Republican?”
Let’s begin, shall we?
“… the need to better secure the border and punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants. We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants.”
That sounds exactly like something Trump would say or really any other (conservative) Republican. It’s a message prioritizing the rule of law. A message that boldly proclaims that illegals shouldn’t be here and those who are here, as well as those who employ them, should be punished.
It’s also a message delivered by a man who would eventually become President of the United States of America.
And that man’s name… is Barack Hussein Obama.
Yep, a Democrat said this. But not just any Democrat. Their most popular and beloved member said this.
The next couple of quotes are roughly about the same subject:
“I’m just as opposed to Booker T. Washington with all his Anglo-Saxon reinforcements as I am to the coconut-headed, chocolate-colored typical little coon Andy Dotson who blacks my shoes every morning.”
“Now that Roosevelt has eaten with that n****r in Washington, we shall have to kill a thousand n****rs to get them back to their place.”
The Left would want you to believe that these were Republicans saying this. As it turns out, the first quote comes from Democrat Senator James Vardaman responding to Teddy Roosevelt’s meeting with Booker T. Washington.
The second was Democrat Senator Benjamin Tillman.
Let’s move on to the next one. This one will be a bit more of a freebie, but I believe it’s worth quoting.
“We are socialists. We are the enemies of today’s capitalist system of exploitation… and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”
Since this is very clearly a Leftist, let’s rework the premise of the game. “Which Leftist Said It?”
With this new game system, it becomes a little bit harder to get this one right. It sounds just like something Crazy Bernie would say. Certainly how any Democrat feels.
This is a very socialist message. A message of destroying the free market capitalist system in the country by any means necessary. A message of utter destruction of everything that gives people the actual opportunity to become wealthy on their own merit.
I’ll give you a hint: it’s not a quote from this century. Ready to hear the answer?
Adolph Hitler, in a 1927 speech.
If there ever was any debate over whether Hitler was a socialist or not, this should utterly destroy any arguments that he wasn’t.
We’ll end this little game with two quotes from the same person.
“I don’t mind telling you in confidence that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman.” “There seems no question he is really interested in what we are doing and I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose in restoring Italy.”
As you can probably guess, this quote is talking about Mussolini. This quote highlights this person’s admiration for the Fascist dictator and shows interest in what he has accomplished in oppressing the Italian people.
Who said it? Someone very important in the United States and someone the Democrats reverend as a great Democrat of his time: FDR. This comes from a letter to a Mussolini admirer.
We continue the game, but returning to the previous format.
“Donald Trump represents a threat both to the party and to the country. I believe he makes the world far more dangerous, I believe he puts America’s economy in jeopardy. And his temperament is totally unsuited for the presidency.”
Reading this, you can picture people like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and many Leftists saying this. After all, they’ve all said, at one time or another, that he’s unsuited for the presidency. But the hint comes from the very beginning of the quote.
Democrats don’t care about what happens to the GOP. If they could, they’d destroy it entirely. So this is obviously coming from a Republican. Which one? The one that is now running for a Senate seat in Utah: Loser Mitt Romney.
We’ll end this little game here, since I don’t want to run this article too long. I’ll finish by saying that it was very amusing to see all of the reactions from the people discovering just how closely tied the Democrats are to communist ideals. Hopefully at least one of them recognizes this fact and decides never to vote for another Democrat again.
1 Corinthians 3:18
“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.”
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