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Nov. 26, 2021

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Letter: Clarification needed for ‘communist’


I need help. I keep reading letters warning me about plots, usually secret plots, by progressives, liberals, pagans, wiccans, antifa, and, oh the horror, even Democrats, to turn America into a “Communist State.”

My problem is this: the people who make these claims never give any examples or definitions of what they mean by “communist.” I’m afraid that even though I’m a liberal (almost full disclosure), I might also be a communist too. But how can I know if the watchdogs won’t tell me what they’re talking about?

Am I a communist because I think everyone should get health care without going bankrupt? Is it wanting to feed hungry children here in Vancouver? Is it being saddened by the thousands of homeless people lining our streets? Can someone help? Oh, and while you’re at it, can you clear up what’s going on with the Easter Bunny? I suspect he may be a communist too, distributing all those eggs and candy without charging a cent.

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