Comment: I did not ask if communists were evil.

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I did not ask if communists were evil.

I did not say Mandela or Castro were evil.

You say that slavery is evil but communism is just a "bad idea?" So what is the difference between slavery and communism?

Maybe Mandela did not go all out Mao style commie. But communism, as an idea and as a system, is such an extreme threat to freedom that I believe that it is dangerous to glorify any of its adherents.

Besides, this is America. Why should the peaceful death of any foreign leader cause our flag to fly half mast over the White House? I think there is a bigger picture here that is very disconcerting.