The False Dichotomy: Communism vs. Capitalism

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Are the international capitalists who controlled the United States in the 1980s and 2000s Lenin’s new useful idiots?

By Charles J. Urlacher, American Greatness, May 7, 2021

Charles J. Urlacher is a former public school teacher who didn’t indoctrinate American kids into hating their country and the ancestors who built it.


We are told that all of history since Marx and Engels has been the battle between capitalism and socialism. It’s a simple way of looking at these worldviews, but alas, it’s largely untrue. This blind spot, especially among Americans on the Right, is one reason why the United States is turning into the Untied States of America. Rather than being diametrically opposed ideologies, these two ideas are two sides of the same soulless and materialist coin.

When teaching classes on current events, the topic of corporate investment in China inevitably arises. Isn’t this a contradiction? How can a country devoted to Communism allow capitalism to penetrate its economy? Why would these implacable “enemies” do business with each other? The usual answer given by the Western foreign policy establishment and most of the educated classes is to say that China isn’t really Communist.

How many of these people know history? How many actually read Marxist literature? …