6/17/2019

The folly of ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’

"The phrase “Fully Automated Luxury Communism” is another example of the Left’s ongoing campaign to affiliate socialism with … anything except real-life socialist societies. Bastani’s attempt to associate Marxism, which dug the graves of 100 million people in less than a century, with a cognitively positive term echoes British viral celebrity Ash Sarkar’s efforts to brand her ideology “fun Communism” – or even the young Fr. Robert Sirico’s naïve belief that, under socialism, “We’ll all shop at Gucci.” Yet linking socialism, which decimated the economy and physical environment of numerous nations by eliminating the price mechanism, with “luxury” borders on the Orwellian."