Have to tip the hat to my friend Yogi Love of Red Planet Cartoons. Not only did he steer me towards Sam Ryskind's "Fresh Meat", some of the best political cartoons in the free world, but he turned me on to the "People's Cube" website.
There are a couple of things I love about People's Cube. First, it lambasts socialism/communism. And it does it well. I recall my freshman year in college a fellow student in a macroeconomics class made the comment "socialism, if it could be practically applied, is the best." So many classmates agreed. This was in the breakroom, we all got pretzels and Diet Pepsis and went back to class. That was 1994.
Years later, I've kicked myself for not telling her what a suburban idiot she is.
Any "system" sucks. Socialism and Communism has the arrogance of elitists seeking meaning in their godless lives that is too rich not to make fun of. Call me a Monday morning quarterback, but the last 100 years has made it perfectly clear that nothing creates comfort, wealth, quality of life for as many people as possible as capitalism does. Yet so many guilty, affluent people and jealous losers in life seem to cling to the most discredited form of economy, the "collective" form. The funny thing is, so many of them live in an open society. Meanwhile, people in Castro's Cuba cry out for Capitalism but don't dare say it for fear of undermining "the revolution."
Do you live in the US? Do you live in poverty? Do you feel like you have no chance of getting out of poverty? Are you itching to vote for John Edwards? Well, then I'm sorry to tell you, you are a loser. This is the most free, opportune nation in the world. If you are stuck in poverty, look at the decisions you've made in your life and, I'm sorry, blame yourself. To quote Churchill, "Socialism is the gospel of Envy."
God bless free enterprise.
--Jeff, honorary Kulak and NEPman.
ps, Comrade Stalin can shove his collective farms straight up his ass. I'll sell you my grain for a full two rationing chits less than the collective farms are.