Friday, Feb 05, 2010

An unknown Russian long ago devised the now-familiar joke in which a bright college student, drowning in impenetrable ideological cant, asks the smug Party hack posing as a professor to explain, in easily understood terms, the material difference between capitalism and socialism.

"Oh, that's easy to explain," replied the professor, his face twisted into a triumphant smirk. "Capitalism is based on the exploitation of man by man; socialism works exactly in the reverse!"

Limbaugh-Leninism, William Norman Grigg, February 16, 2009,