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Buyer Beware: Never Go Full Benchmade by Bill Buppert

• by Bill Buppert

And train like your life depends on it…

Communism is a human neurological software virus. As Christopher Hitchens wrote in 2007 in "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything":

"When I was a Marxist, I did not hold my opinions as a matter of faith, but I did have the conviction that a sort of unified field theory might have been discovered. The concept of historical and dialectical materialism was not an absolute, and it did not have any supernatural element, but it did have its messianic element in the idea that an ultimate moment might arrive, and it most certainly had its martyrs and saints and doctrinaires and (after a while) its mutually excommunicating rival papacies. It also had its schisms and inquisitions and heresy hunts. I was a member of a dissident sect, which admired Rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky, and I can say definitely that we also had our prophets…Those of us who had a sort of rational alternative for religion had reached a terminus which was comparably dogmatic."

As Arthur Koestler wrote in the seminal "The God That Failed":