(ENTERSTAGERIGHT) — Since my anti-Communist satire, Vampire Nation, was published over a decade ago, it has drawn a surprisingly large number of complaints from self-styled Communists who voice an identical theme: That Communism as practiced to date is not "true Communism," which remains noble and viable and should not be judged by its past history.
A typical complaint comes from a Mr. P, who writes:
"You're dead wrong. Let's say I went around telling people I was a doctor. Does that make me a doctor? Let's say I went around telling people that as a doctor I was allowed to break into their homes, steal their possessions, rape their children, and burn their livestock. Does that mean being a doctor is bad? Does that mean that Hypocrites [sic] and every physician from that time is to be cursed and left in the dustbin of history?
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“No, of course not. Just because someone labels themselves as something doesn't mean they are what they say they are. You must look at the core of the ideology itself -- in this case, communism."