Story of the World, Vol. 4, Chapter 21 covers the Russian Revolution and the end of the Great War or World War I. I lived under communism for the first 15 years of my life. Therefore, I take great interest in how our history curriculum covers this topic. As usual, Susan Wise Bauer’s portrayal of historic facts impressed me.
My children have heard me talk about living under communism before. Through this chapter, they understood more about the causes that brought about such a terrrible scourge upon the world.
Here is the last paragraph of the story on the Russian Revolution, which sums up the basic problem of this new system: “This new way of living, ‘communism,’ was supposed to make sure that the government, instead of a small group of powerful people, had control over Russia. But who was in the government? That’s right – a small group of powerful people, Lenin and his followers!”
Quod erat demonstrandum, my friends! I keep telling my children and everybody that cares to listen: don’t listen to any party that promises equality and utopian work conditions, free this and free that, power to the little people and blah blah blah.
That’s only socialist/communist talk so you can vote them in. Once they become the small group of people that will rule you with a rod of iron, there will be no equality between you and them.
They will be the ruling political class and you will be the minions depending on the system, on them. They will tax you to death and take most of your private property anyway, because “you did not build that.”
I’m off my soap box now.
The craft was easy: we made Faberge eggs out of our plastic Easter eggs and 3D stickers. Check. Done. Next chapter, please.