Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day because apparently his father didn't do anything we should celebrate. Anyway, all of the Federal and a lot of State offices are closed today, which is cool, and we should all take a moment to honor Dr. King for the change that he effected, and I was planning of talking about him today but sometimes you have to fly by the seat of your pants and be willing to change course mid-stream and so today I want to talk about Communism.
Twice today, in my first two hours of being at work, I have hear Communism referred to in a totally incorrect manner, and so I thought that maybe it was time to sort of set the record straight when it comes to our Red friends. I say our Red friends because Communists aren't our enemies anymore. You can go on all you want about China, but they aren't really communists anymore anyway, they have become more of a capitalist oligarchy shrouded in a veil of communism than anything, but I digress. My main point here is that now-a-days Communists aren't really anything to be feared, they are usually a minority party that wins some seats in a European parliamentary election but never actually get anything done.
Bottom line here, folks, is that we need to know what we are talking about before we open our mouths and put our feet in our own mouths, which I admit I have done many, many times in this forum. But it was just so bizarre to hear that term dredged up twice in one morning, and used basically incorrectly each time, that I couldn't pass it up. I hope you are having a wonderful Dr. MLK Jr Day, and I hope that offering those tidings is not too "communistic."