RUSH: Now, by the way, in fairness to the pope and in fairness to the Catholic Church, I will admit that communism years ago was much easier to see and identify than it is today. And the obvious evil that was communism was easy to see. Soviet-sponsored communism, the gulags, the First World military with the Third World economy, the blustery behavior of Soviet Communist Party bosses, the constant Soviet expansionism into Cuba and Sandinista land and Nicaragua and everywhere.
Communism today is much more disguised.
Communism today, in large part, is the Democrat Party. Communism today is in large part the feminist movement. Communism today is found in most of the AFL-CIO-type unions. As such, it seems just a political point of view. It’s just an alternative political point of view. It’s just the Democrats, and it’s a much tougher thing to identify and target, because it can be your neighbor. It’s not some foreign country easily identified as “the Evil Empire.” Communism has a much different face today.
Identifying it is, I think, much more difficult today and takes much more guts to identify it today than in the past.