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Road to Communism?

This is in response to Dick Phillips’ (“Other Voices” column) about housing inequality in Nevada County. He wants us to come to grips with the fact that the median income for working Grass Valley residents is $28,000 and the average cost of a home is $355,000.

I have one answer for Dick: Communism, or a communist society, is the name of the social formation which, according to Marxism, is a classless society in which all property is owned by the community as a whole and where all people “enjoy” equal social and economic status.

I think this is just what Dick needs. He’d like us to all live in communes without anything to save our money for. All our personal property will be handed over to the state and our children will be raised by the state as well, for what more are children than just more belongings.



Dick, surely you’ll be voting for Kerry this upcoming election. If we vote Kerry in as president, America will soon be a socialist country – well on the way toward Communist.

I’ll be voting for President Bush.




Mary Holland

Nevada City


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