🎧 Life Under Communism
Everything was taken from Merita McCormack’s parents.
Property. Rights. Education. Privacy.
Merita was born into Communist Albania and her family was an “enemy of the class.” A kulak. She was not allowed to be educated because her family refused to support Communism. The government controlled every aspect of their lives…except their free will to not support a deadly dictatorship which began in 1944 and it did not formally change until 1991.
Merita and her brothers, though, learned English by way of a rigged antennae which her brothers accessed English speaking movies by way of a channel in a neighboring country. Each night they would learn a few new words and it was the gateway to their liberty.
She notes that American liberals and progressives sound just like the Socialists / Communists of Albania by labeling the opposition with egregious names, like “deplorables” and hungering for more and more power and control over the populace.