RUSH: You’ve all heard of MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They have a publishing company and they’re dipping their toe into the children’s book market. It’s a book of fairy tales and you know what the title is? “Communism for Kids.”
The fairy tales have an agenda: teaching kids that communism is good. This is what they say about their book: “It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers.” But – “before they know it the readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more.”
Cartoon drawings of “lovable little revolutionaries” entice kids through the “evils” of capitalism. The book has earned praise from leftists, who say it’s especially needed now that Trump is president.
Young readers get the message that while some forms of communism fail, class warfare ultimately leads to “a better world.” It’s the age-old lie, folks, that the only reason communism always fails is because the “wrong people” are in charge.
No wonder liberals love the fairy tale of communism. They never own up to the awful reality of it: poverty, scarcity, corruption, and brutal oppression for those forced to live under it. Not to mention the tens of millions murdered under communist leaders like Stalin and Mao.
“Communism for Kids” is dreary kiddie-commie propaganda. And I predict young readers won’t fall for it because I’m going to be competing against it. Screw this.