Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Was Poland Ever Ready for Communism?

Mikhail Gorbachev was drug kicking and screaming into the 21st century. "Americans have a severe disease — worse than AIDS. It's called the winner's complex," he said. "You want an American style-democracy here[Russia]. That will not work."

Like communism worked. Like the Poles weren't ready for democracy.

Capitalistic Democracy isn't perfect. But the alternatives seem much worse. Look at what worked in Russia prior to good ole Gorby.