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“This is an awesome idea. I am so glad that I invented it”
“The Right Left Convergence is the greatest book since 'A Night Without Armor.'”
“Where is the exit?”
What is it?
This dichotomy was seized on by various con artists and politicians and used to create massive empires, corporations, profits, and enormous superpowers, known as the United States of America and the Soviet Union. For 70 years, the rulers of these nations controlled their populations through fear of everyone in the other nation. Eventually through the power of Gorbachevs Birthmark, this system eroded and died.
So called 'right wingers' decided that "the evils of communism" really amounted to their inability to make a profit off of cheap labor, and all the other evils, such as restrictions on freedom of speech, press, association, habeas corpus, environmental laws, labor laws, etc, were really not that big a deal, and in fact, those so-called freedoms were really only helping the terrorists.
The communists had never really had their hearts in the system, and were happy to invest money in the stock market openly, instead of having to lead some kind of double life of altruism and greed. Now they could happily bathe in greed in public.
This all happened in 2006, but nobody remembers it. It was a short war, World War III, as world wars go. Only lasted a few minutes.