April 20, 2014

Dangerous Flirting: Russia Wonders Why West Is Enamoured With Socialism

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Highlights: Alexey Komov - Russia's representative to the World Congress of Families The traditional nuclear family is a particular enemy of socialism...because it is the basic institution that preserves values and passes them on to the next generation. "The state, if it wants to dominate life and the individual from birth to death, needs to destroy the family, because the family is independent of the state," he argues. "As Marx and Engels said, the family is a repressive, bourgeois institution that needs to be destroyed; they need to get rid of its patriarchal power and that of Christianity because they are the main obstacles of the social revolution."  Rocco Buttiglione -- Italian politician [The] meaning of tolerance has subtly changed over the years, so subtly, in fact, that it has escaped people' s notice. "'Don't be judgemental,' people say, but you can translate that as 'Don't think' because to think means to pass judgement,"... [To] think means to create … [Read more...]