I was thinking about the Cold War today.
Suppose that during all of Stalin’s atrocities, and all of his mass murders, and the subsequent regimes with their gulags and torture chambers… the entire political leadership was telling us, “Most Communists are actually good people.”
Suppose it was the official position of the US Government and its media appendages that Communism was actually a good thing; but a thing that had been hijacked by extremists, who were practicing a bastardized form of Communism.
Suppose we were repeatedly warned by our political leadership that we should never, ever speak ill of Communism; suppose that throughout the Soviet Era, Americans were made to be ashamed of ever speaking out against Communism.
Do you think we ever would have defeated the Soviet Union?