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‘Communism for Kids’ published by MIT

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One of America’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has published a pro-communism book that teaches children in the United States to “yearn to be free of misery of capitalism” and embrace the “new” communism.

MIT Press – one of the most prominent university publishers in the U.S. – is publishing the book titled Communism for Kids that instructs American youth to shun the economic system that has made their country the most powerful economic force on the planet … and embrace a system that has resulted in poverty and millions of deaths worldwide over the past century.

Communism good, capitalism bad

The book’s propaganda tells of the “wonders” of communism and villainizes capitalism in a fairytale setting so that America’s youth are led to believe that the former will end oppression, inequality and suffering.

“Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism,” the promotion of the book begins, according to WND. “How could their dreams come true?”

Children are led to warm up to the idea of communism in the book written by German author Bini Adamczak via a series fairy tales, which teach the Karl Marx’s tenets.

“Adamczak reportedly specializes in political theory and ‘queer politics,’” WND informed about the author of the book that has been translated by Jacob Blumenfeld and Sophie Lewis. “His thesis is that communism is ‘not that hard,’ but has not been implemented in the right way.”

The author attempts to repackage communism and sell children a new brand of the failed economic and social system of government.

“This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism,” the jacket description reads, according to Amazon.com. “It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers – not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called ‘the state.’”

Animation, euphemisms and scare tactics are all reportedly used to sway American youth to start a communist revolution.

“The book uses cartoon drawings of ‘lovable little revolutionaries’ to help convince kids of the ‘evils’ of capitalism,” WND pointed out.

MIT Press attempts to disarm American parents, educators and children to create a new openness to a communist form of government.

“Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children’s story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening,” the university publisher states, according to Amazon. “Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more.”

Breaking young Americans in to communism

The new children’s title reportedly discounts the many dangers and failures of communism as witnessed over the past century across the world.

“The book lays out various approaches to communism, all of which fail,” The Washington Free Beacon reports. “However, Communism for Kids ends with the message that class warfare could still lead to a ‘better world.’”

MIT’s new title is already extremely popular with Leftists – even though the system it promotes is responsible for mass genocides over the decades.

“The book is currently the number one new release in the “Communism and Socialism” category on Amazon,” the Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington informed. “Communist regimes have killed approximately 100 million people over the past century.”

Politicizing

With Leftists still in dismay over President Donald Trump beating their Democratic champion Hillary Clinton, liberal novelist Rachel Kushner insists that American children really need this book – now.

“Communism for Kids, by Bini Adamczak, is in fact for everyone, an inspired and necessary book especially now, a moment when people feel that we are on the verge of the destruction of the world, and without any new world to hope for, or believe in,” Kushner shared on Salon.com, which notes that she is a fan of revolutionary themes and often “scares male critics.” “Have 200 years of capitalism brought us freedom? Or just more inequality than has ever been experienced by humans on earth?”

She argues that people who stick to capitalism are enslaved to it.

“Global capitalism is not human destiny – it merely is,” Kushner contended. “To think beyond it, with the help of Adamczak’s primer, is to take a first step toward freedom, at least the freedom to imagine other worlds.”

MIT says its newly published books opens up minds – young and old – to freethinking and a new sense of social and economic liberty.

“At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue,” the publisher concludes on Amazon. “Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.”

Reviews tell it all

Communism for Kids, which Amazon is selling for $12.95, received approximately 60 customer reviews so far, and the comments have not been kind for the most part, as the 101-page book received an average rating of only two out of five stars.

However, it currently appears on Amazon’s top-five bestsellers lists in the “Government” category (ranked fifth) as well as on the “Communism and Socialism” category, where it has fluctuated between first and second place.

Even though some Leftist reviews remarked that the children’s book “makes Marxism cool again!” many who posted submissions last week gave it a one out of five rating and used their comments on Amazon as “buyer beware” warnings, as seen below:

“This is really embarrassing,” wrote “Chad and Kristen.” “Please, if you’re going to propagandize, at least don’t mislead our children. Communism has killed more people than all the wars in history combined.”

Another reader took the opportunity to warn children and parents.

“Children’s books are written for the naive, of course, but this one was also written BY the naïve,” wrote “JoeQPublic.” “While done in a cutes-ey style, the book is idiotic and almost unreadable. Its timing is ironic, given that Venezuela is currently melting down even as the book releases, another country fallen victim to the very economics pushed in this book. And lest we forget, 2 million people have starved to death in the past decade in North Korea, the world’s last fully Communist state. Many of the dead were children. This ideology has murdered or starved over 60 million people – how about we don’t pass the virus on to the next generation?”

One reader noted the irony behind selling the book on the website.

“If communism is so great, why are they selling the book?” “long time IT guy” asked. “Isn’t that capitalism?”

One reviewer used personal experience to denounce the book.

“I grew up in … communism and believe me, the idea of communism will never work,” commented “B. László.” “This idea is based on mass murder. I was a kid and I know what communism [is] for a kid. My family didn’t do anything against [the] regime, and this is why they w[ere] not killed, just imprisoned and abused every day. The police br[oke] into our home every week and made a mess and br[oke] our stuff – just for fun. And this is communism. Communism for Kids’ is simply: you have no right to have dreams. No matter what talent you have, you will do what Party order[s] you. You cannot study, you cannot choose … you have to obey.”

Another parent reader was livid about the book’s promotion in the public schools.

“What a disgrace – I’m assuming this is sold as fiction?” asked “Jacob Emery.” “I’m willing to bet public schools and teachers unions buy every copy of this book. If my kid ever brings this … home …”

One reviewer appealed to history to justify her condemnation of the book.

“[E]very time someone says they ‘perverted the theory’, or that ‘this is true communism’, I load my gun and hide my wallet,” commented “Cliente Amazon.” “Communism is social CANCER. It was made to fail, it was designed to be perverted. If you think a government should have enough power to take people’s possessions and ‘redistribute them’, congratulations, you’ve just supported an autocratic dictatorship, as it ALWAYS HAPPENS, EVERY TIME AND EVERYWHERE IT WAS IMPLEMENTED. The conclusion is simple: with pretty soft talk, with good looking images [not in this case, btw], a politician tries to amass enough popular support to get into power. After that he will NOT fulfill any of his promises [or at least will do it until the money ends] and will install a crisis, which in turn will justify the increase of his executive power until he becomes ‘the state.’ This story repeated itself DOZENS OF TIMES. But ‘the theory was perverted’…. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!!”

Another used semi-serious humor to prove a point against the problematic book.

“I’m pleased to see the cover of this book contains pictures of children smashing things with hammers,” wrote “Rich Peacock.” “It is reminiscent of the time Chinese Communists trained school children to kill their bourgeois teachers and a number were beaten to death.”

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  1. tws500 April 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    MIT, UC Berkeley, and others of similar marxist-kind should be cut free of the capitalistic federal tax system and set adrift on their sea of communism. Let’s have that social experiment as we watch.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser April 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      So MIT wants to be free of Capitalism. FINE, turn off the government teat of money going to it. There are last time i looked, DOZENS of Government funded projects being worked on there, hundreds of government grants, and MILLIONS of US government dollars for scholarships.

      CUT THEM ALL OFF.. BAR this campus from doing anything related to or aspecting from our Government in any way.. BLACK list the entire student body, from ever getting work in any area related to the government..

      AND FOR GOD SAKE. Stop calling it a “Prestigious” school.. Its no way shape or form Prestigious anymore to me!

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    • capricorn1 April 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

      dont you just love how the liberals and the propagandist in the msm along with teachers and professors GLAMORIZE communism and socialism?

      go back and look at news footage of the late 70’s and 80’s of mother russia and the rest of her slave nations.
      food lines,toilet papaer lines,heating oil lines and on and on.

      communism and socilalism = liberalism.

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  2. Icee444 April 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Translated it means be free of competition and let of the opportunity to proper. Be a slave to the will of the few on top, the ruling elite. Starve and show nothing for your labor while the politicians and ruling cast drive a mercedes and eat whatever they wish. Just like Maduro does in Venezuela.

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  3. Icee444 April 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Correction:

    What MIT’s publishing means is…be free of competition and let go of the opportunity to prosper. Give up your freedom and be a slave to the will of the few on top, the ruling elite. Starve and show nothing for your labor while the politicians and ruling cast drive a mercedes and eat whatever they wish. Just like Maduro does in Venezuela.

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  4. bdcorvette1 April 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    MIT and UCB are among the colleges that should be burned to the ground. Their faculties should be banished from America. They do not like it here anyway (although they are making LOTS of easy money.) Send them to the gulag and let them dirty their soft, pink hands.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser April 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      I agree. If these campuses wanna effectively run as commie loving ones, THEN MOVE the campus to a commie country..

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  5. Amy April 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Our Universities are really ‘losing it’…go spend some time in North Korea/China/Russia/Syria and see how great it is!!!

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  6. doced April 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    “MIT says its newly published books opens up minds – young and old – to freethinking and a new sense of social and economic liberty.” Really? Is this really an official endorsement by MIT? Freedom of the press is just one of the Constitutional guarantees, along with Freedom of Speech, so I do not want to restrict, nor in any other way, impinge upon those freedoms. However, as a much vaunted institution for teaching the inestimable and irreplaceable value of critical thinking, experimentation, and the scientific method, whoever it is speaking for MIT totally ignores all of that, since history is replete with examples of Communism’s failures and Capitalism’s successes. They, whoever they are, are evidently ignorant of that history, and astonishingly unaware of current Communist States, such as China, Russia, Kazakhstan, N. Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and the truth of it. As a theory, Communism has great appeal, but in practice, well, rather a drastically different reality that is woefully obvious to all but the Party elite. The astonishing success of China’s economy is due entirely to the decision by the canny Communists in control, to allow certain principles of Capitalism to operate, though still rigidly overseen and controlled by those same rulers. Russia likewise. (continued next post)

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    • ltuser
      ltuser April 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      M.I.T. Mentally incompetent turnips! That’s what these dunces are..

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  7. doced April 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    (continued from prior post) This book is not intended to enlighten, nor educate, (in the best and highest meaning), but to propagandize and indoctrinate, something Leftists are far more adept at doing, (just witness the circumstances of the education industry), than are all of us who are ideologically to the Right of Mao, or Castro, or Putin. It is the fruit of Capitalism that enables this blatant propaganda to exist! If this was a Communist State, there would never be permitted any such propaganda favoring Capitalism, or any other non-Communist story. The irony and the hypocrisy of (continued from prior post) This book is not intended to enlighten, nor educate, (in the best and highest meaning), but to propagandize and indoctrinate, something Leftists are far more adept at doing, (just witness the circumstances of the education industry), than are all of us who are ideologically to the Right of Mao, or Castro, or Putin. It is the fruit of Capitalism that enables this blatant propaganda to exist! If this was a Communist State, there would never be permitted any such propaganda favoring Capitalism, or any other non-Communist story. The irony and the hypocrisy of MIT’s presentation and endorsement are stunning.

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  8. columba April 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I just took a look at sample pages at Amazon.com, and I have to say that few “kids” would have the patience — or the vocabulary — to slog through this book. The “kids” being targeted are probably Social Justice and Gender Studies majors in college, and they’re already thoroughly indoctrinated.

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  9. ltuser
    ltuser April 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I agree Columba. THIS is not geared for Kids. Otherwise it would be wrote for someone who doesn’t need to understand goblidy-gook or 12th grade economic/political science wording to get through..

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  10. spaceswimmer April 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    The enduring promise of Communism is that virtually all of us, and certainly all of us who were loved by our parents, have a personal example of a proper working communistic society – the family. Each person contributes what they can, from nothing as an infant, to helping clean as a child, to teaching the youngsters as an older child (assuming you weren’t an only child), to earning income to support the entire family by the parents (either one or both, depending on the family).

    The failure of communism is that it ONLY works if everyone in the commune LOVES each other (and nearly equally, at that), while capitalism works regardless of the feelings I have for you. Anything over around 10 people, or, absolutely maximum, 10 families, and communism falls apart. Humans cannot love that many equally, only god can. (I can love everyone, as Christ requested, but I will always love my child more than I love yours, unless I am a sociopath, in which case I can’t love anyone – and vice-versa!) And institutions have no concept of love. Which is why communism ALWAYS will end up in effective slavery and misery.

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  11. Srini Varadarajan
    Srini Varadarajan April 21, 2017 at 12:52 am

    OK MIT, you want to be free of capitalism? Then be prepared for zero enrollment so you get zero tuition fees…

    How does that sound?

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  12. ltuser
    ltuser April 21, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Unfortunately there are way too many dolts out there that think just cause they got a degree from MIT it makes them all of a suddenly more valuable than someone who got an EQUALLY knowledgeable degree from a less “Prestigious” college… So there will still be a plenty # of dolts willing to go to that commie cesspool..

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  13. ivanhoe292 April 21, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Humanity is notorious for illisiting two characteristics:

    LAZINESS
    BORDUM

    Capitalism fights this…communism plays into it.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser April 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Capitalism also breeds people to excell and succeed.

      Communizm caters to the LOWEST demoninator..

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  14. ConservativeSarge April 21, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Disgraceful!

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  15. Lobo VNVMC April 21, 2017 at 9:28 am

    What a bunch of snowflake nuts. They want to go to Communism let them, but stop all Pell grants and government subsidies and see how the school flounders. No federal assistance for tuition.

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  16. baitfish April 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    One of the communist’s main goals was to gain control of our education system, from kindergarten, all the way through college. They have succeeded.

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  17. ltuser
    ltuser April 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Da Tavorisch.. Your Children’s minds will be ours, and there’s nothing you can do about it!

    WE WERE warned this was their goals 60+ years ago, but didn’t do a damn thing to stop it.. SO IMO its on US that we are in this mess.. CAUSE WE failed to act.

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  18. batfarts April 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    This is nuts.

    When I first saw the headline I thought this story had to be a hoax, fully expecting content reminiscent of an article in the Onion. How sad to discover that it’s dead serious.

    65 years ago, this would have had Joe McCarthy and the HUAC all over the publishers and the institute’s administration.

    How far we’ve fallen.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser April 22, 2017 at 12:15 am

      And note, who was it that shut Mccarthy down. A DEMOCRAT/ And iirc it was the DEM controlled Congress that shut down the House committee on Unamerican activities (the commie hunt).. IMO had neither of those 2 happened, we wouldn’t have been infiltrated so damn much BY commies in our education system..

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  19. ThinkerAM April 21, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    The word “professor” is the same as the word “idiot” now. Those morons who dared to release this “book” have never lived under socialism or communism. Otherwise, they would have never issued it.

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  20. theAmerican April 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The sooner everyone realizes that all systems are subsets of capitalism,the sooner everyone will work toward their own goals. People mistake capital as just being money. There are many forms of capital, of which communism and socialism exploit human capital. Marx/Engels wrote pieces that, to me, only showed how they felt sorry for themselves. Using these writings, Lenin/Stalin convinced people they too, should feel sorry for themselves. What happened was Lenin/Stalin blindsided these people with gulags, forced labor, etc.. Marx wrote: ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his need’. The fuzzy feeling from that is shattered once people realize they don’t make those assessments, the state does. Ability: what happens when you can’t/don’t work 10 hours? Need: Why do you need an extra slice of bread? Now Czar Nicholas could have been more compassionate when his people needed it. His lack of action was due to his upbringing. Working conditions should have been improved by workers and owners. Why don’t you downtrodden, put-upon, exploited workers take over your workplace and see what it takes to run a company rather than choosing a handful of leaders to cause chaos for the rest of us? Its all capitalism, the difference is in how many control the capital. You sniveling hollywood idiots and other self-absorbed/self aggrandizing elites: if capitalism has been so bad to you, GIVE IT BACK! Everyone else: STOP giving the aforementioned your capital!

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