The newest revolutionary stance for the mentally infantile is radical Islam, which is being spread by the same tools of agitation and propaganda that launched Marxism a century ago.
During 70 years of Soviet genocide and tyranny, the KGB penetrated the West to an astonishing extent, helping to crank out generation after generation of mental androids, who all said the same thing, over and over again, feeling proud and heroic about themselves.
As a Harvard professor said recently, when he was in college, noisy Marxism was a cheap way to get a date. It still is.
In Intellectuals, historian Paul Johnson describes how most of the celebrated public figures of the last century were Soviet sympathizers. Moscow could do no wrong. That includes my old hero Jean-Paul Sartre, who championed every mass-murdering gangster regime in the Marxist world, from Stalin and Mao to Pol Pot and Ceaușescu the Romanian child-molester.
Jean Paul Sartre isn't my hero anymore.
A leftist website tells us that "[f]rom the late 1950s on, Sartre tried to marry his existentialist philosophy with ... Marxism. In ... 1960 ... Sartre declared that existentialism was a subordinate branch of Marxism."
That was around the time Nikita Khrushchev exposed Stalin's decades of massacres of the innocents -- but Professor Sartre didn't feel the need to change one little bit. Instead, he found new death idols to worship in Mao Zedong and Pol Pot. Sartre and all the other Euro-Marxo-philiacs knew exactly what they were doing. They knew about the massacres, and they were free to protest, but they chose to be criminally complicit.
If you wonder why Europe is still in a socialist mess today, look no farther than the Europeans' Marx-intoxicated educational system. The Soviet Union may have crumbled, but Euro-socialism has tried to take its place. Tony Blair (a socialist Labourite, after all) called it "Third Way Socialism." Today's European fiasco is not an accident.
After Greece and the others fall into bankruptcy next year, there will be a short interval of sanity, only to be followed by another big Euro imperialist fantasy. They've been doing it since Julius Caesar. They never stop, and today, they are already blaming America for fifty years of their own mass delusion.