Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The communism question is a more, I think, intriguing and interesting interregnum. I don’t think people should be running around calling other people communists. However, there is a despicable trail of dead people, of bodies that the communists of the 20th century left for us to view and left as a warning as to why you shouldn’t practice communism. Let’s go through this for just a moment. Some of you aren’t going to like what I’m about to say. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Next up is Neil in Louisiana. How you doing?
Caller Neil: I’d like to see you run for governor here in Louisiana
Mike: Yeah, that’ll happen. I’d last about eight seconds. As soon as I announce, the Times-Picayune would find out that I have uttered publicly the word secession, and that would be all my campaign would be about, which is fine. I’d be happy to engage anyone in the discussion or the debate, but it would detract from, I think, any discussion of the real issues, like the one I just discussed about our rotten constitution of 1974.
Caller Neil: Yes, sir. I have a three-part question, if I may.
Caller Neil: I’m 51. When I was a kid, communism and socialism had a negative connotation. We’ve allowed them to put the word progressive on that philosophy. It almost sounds enlightened. When will we call them out for what they are? My second part of my question is, based on [unintelligible] in Virginia, do you think the Republicans will realize legalizing 20 million foreign nationals is not a good idea? Thirdly, I read your book on Jeff Davis. It didn’t go through his farewell address to the U.S. Senate, and I find that to be one of the finest speeches in American history.
Mike: Bledsoe didn’t include that in the book, so we didn’t include it in our edition of Bledsoe’s book. I suppose it could be in the appendix in a future edition. The first statement about progressivism being the same as socialist and communist, socialism is State control of the means of production. That’s how I classically define it. Venezuela practices socialism, which is why oil companies don’t go there anymore, because they know if they erect infrastructure and they get into the exploration and then the refinement of oil, the State of Venezuela is going to claim: We don’t like the way this is working out. We’re just going to confiscate your little refinery there. You can still kind of work at it, but we own it now, buddy. That’s owned by Venezuela. That has not happened here. Using that definition, that has not happened here yet. It doesn’t mean they don’t want it to happen here. Maxine Waters actually proposed this the last time the gasoline prices crossed five dollars a gallon. It has not happened here yet.
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