Survivor of communism wants millennials to know that communism sucks

From Ewa Ryszard at PJ Media:

A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials say they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than in a capitalist democracy. These numbers can’t be laughed off — they should frighten you. Maybe they don’t know what communism means.

I do. I lived in Communist Poland.

My father worked at a water company in one of the major cities in Silesia Region. He was approached several times by the “party” PZPR with an offer of a promotion to a director’s position. But there was one small requirement.

He would need to first denounce his religion.

Yes, they asked him to become an atheist devoted solely to the communist ideology if he wanted to get a raise or promotion. Neither him nor our family would be able to attend mass or practice our religion in any manner.

Imagine a system where job success comes not from your productivity or character, but from the degree to which you adhere to party orthodoxy.More.

Reality check: That’s the system that millennials are learning to be comfortable in and perpetuate at university, actually. Ask Bret Weinstein what it is like. In his case, the rap was science, not religion, but science can be just as non-progressive as religion, or more so.

See also: The care and raising of baby fascists is best done by fascist profs