Stalin's Bolshevik Revolution in MoscowTo quote Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”

For weeks now, rioters and anarchists have looted, burned, killed, and destroyed everything that might remind them of America’s past. Are we indeed repeating history and reviving the specter of Karl Marx? As an Army Special Forces soldier, war correspondent, and world-wide journalist, I have clandestinely and otherwise traveled in socialist/communist nations—and they all seem to start, and end, the same way. In citizens eating their canaries and poodles.

Mob action manipulated by ideologues for “social justice” and “social reform” promise free stuff and Utopia through power concentrated at the top while imposing virtual slavery on citizens.

Progressive Leftist responses to challenges like “racism,” “inequality,” and “climate change” invariably include big doses of socialism and authoritarianism that have been responsible for the most horrendous human suffering on the planet. Perhaps we should examine the mindset and proposals of some of these “Progressives” who would lead us to Valhalla.

American textbook author George Hunter railed against “unfit families spreading disease, immorality and crime.”

“Such human weeds,” H.G. Wells added, “clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world. We must cultivate the garden.”

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, declared, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to any of its infant members is to kill it. Nature eliminates the weak, but we turn them into parasites and allow them to reproduce.”

Physician Duncan McKim: “A gentle painless death is the most humane method for preventing reproduction. In carbonic acid we have an agent which will instantaneously fulfill the needs.”

“Euthanasia of the weak and sensual is possible,” proposed an article in The American Journal of Sociology.

The U.S. Eugenics Record Office estimated that ten percent of the American population should have its bloodlines terminated in order to save the planet.

“Human life,” maintained author Madison Grant, “is valuable only when it is of use to the community.”

Today’s “woke” are deadly serious as they see their power increasing. “Saving the planet. . .saving humanity” is leading to extreme solutions directing us back to the “good ol’ days” of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and all the others of that ilk.

Avowed Marxist Bernie Sanders, one of the score or so in the 2020 Democratic presidential lineup to become President of the United States, recommended birth control through mass abortions.

Actress Jane Fonda said she supported a “Nuremburg Trial” for “climate criminals.”

The extremist program is simple: introduce a radical agenda, then gradually add to it until people become too numb to resist.

In 2012, the “Save the Planet” society in D.C. concocted an euthanasia plan to quell overpopulation. It decided that one third of the planet’s inhabitants, at least two billion people, must perish immediately to prevent wide-scale depletion of the earth’s resources and the planet’s destruction.

“How do we do this?” pondered Cambridge University ecologist Dr. Edwin Peters. “Do we want to give everyone a number and implement a death lottery system? Incinerate the nation’s children? Give everyone a shotgun and let them sort it out themselves?”

The head of agricultural studies at Purdue proposed a “death day” during which lottery losers would be slain en masse at exactly the same hour. “The longer we wait, the higher the number of people who will have to die, so we might as well get it over with.”

Climate change champions declared it vital to the planet’s well-being that all these corpses not be wasted. Washington State became the first in the Union to legalize “green funeral human composting” to put Uncle Alfred or Aunt Emma back to work after death as fertilizer for onions and rutabagas.

An egghead at a Swedish Climate Summit went one better by suggesting we also learn to eat human corpses in order to save the planet, a proposal that has since gained support in the U.S. and other countries.

Never let a good corpse—or a good crisis—go to waste.

Charles W. Sasser is author of over 60 books. His most recent is Crushing the Collective: America’s Last Chance to Remain Free and Self-Governing. Pending publication is: Sketches of Lunacy: Looneyville, USA and America’s Descent into Chaos.