Socialism in Art and Life

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

Winston Churchill

Those of us of a certain vintage may recall Rocky IV where Rocky fought a Soviet Superman, Captain Ivan Drago, portrayed with robotic efficiency and inhumanity by Dolph Lundgren.  I therefore found it interesting to come across the interview below in which Dolph Lundgren relates why his father advised him to come to America:





AC: Your dad was an engineer, your brother was an engineer. He wanted you to be an engineer.

DL: Well, my dad was the one who said, “Listen if you wanna be somebody, you gotta go to America because here, this country sucks.” There was socialism. He hated it. He was like, “I hate this place. You gotta get out of here.” So, I guess it was stuck in my head when I was a kid, and I ended up doing what he suggested.

AC: What do you pay in taxes in Sweden?

DL: Well, I don’t know. We used to pay 90 percent. 101 percent I think, at some point? (Laughter)

AC: So your dad was like a Rush Limbaugh fan living in the place that makes furniture that you put together with an allen wrench.

DL: He was.

AC: But he was like, “Screw this with all the taxes, you gotta move out and do your own thing.”

DL: Yeah, that’s what he said. Basically it’s a more socialistic society. Socialism, it’s more like, you know, people who have any special talent or any special drive, they try to keep them down rather than encourage that.




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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Didn’t Jesus believe in socialism?

    Something along the lines of “what you do for the least of mine” or feeding the masses with fish and bread…

  2. You can read the Scriptures from now until eternity clinicalresearcher and you will never find a hint that Christ called upon the power of Caesar for anything. Christ’s admonition was much more radical than that. He placed upon each of us a personal responsibility to help others, and this duty cannot be fobbed off upon the state, especially when Caesar does a pretty poor job of it in any case.

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