American Indians say that if you really want to know someone, you need to walk a mile in his moccasins. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, walked in all kinds of Marxist shoes over many miles and for many years.
He now sees quite a few leaders of our Democratic Party changing their sturdy, traditional American shoes for Marxist shoes: “I paid with two death sentences (from my native Romania) for the privilege of becoming a citizen of this unique land of freedom, and I believe it is my duty to help it avoid the Marxist curse.”
Pacepa revealed the extraordinary corruption of the Marxist Nicolae Ceausescu government of Romania in his book, Red Horizons, which has been highly influential. Not only did President Reagan describe it as his “Bible for dealing with Socialist dictators,” but it also played an incontestable role in overthrowing Romania’s Marxist ruler. Click here to visit our Facebook page to see a picture of President George H.W. Bush with Pacepa’s book.
It’s fitting that Pacepa’s new PJ Column is titled “Say No to Socialism.” You can expect a kind of political version of Julian Fellowes’ Titanic miniseries from his articles:
I want to invite PJ Media readers into the pilothouse of Marx’s grandiose ship Titanic, Socialism’s Soviet Empire, and let them see why it suddenly and unexpectedly foundered and sank. I also intend to give readers a warning. I have been there, done that, and learned the hard way that no horde of bureaucrats can sustain in power a form of government that utterly denies the motivational forces that have always kept mankind alive throughout history: private property, competition and individual incentive.
Pacepa also started playing the violin when he was seven, and he continues to spend every free moment of his life enjoying music.
You can find Pacepa’s PJ Column at http://pjmedia.com/mihaipacepa/.