How can one not become an emotional wreck upon finding that the man who married his daughter is not just a little to the left, but indeed a full blown communist? I have argued the facts, made case by case analysis, and actually thought I was getting through to him.. all the time thinking he was little more than a “dumb kid” with idealistic tendencies. A smart dumb one at that. (if you know what I mean..)
I am at this time truly distraught at this “discovery..”
I threw him out tonight. Thanksgiving.. Family present, daughter objecting to my treatment of him, and now I am possibly losing contact with her, after she and he made the trip to visit for the holiday from Oregon. Doing so in a near apoplectic fit, and raising my voice unfortunately as much as I ever have.. in all likelihood.
In my eyes he is real piece of work.
He hid this from my wife and I.. Saying only that he thought health care was a “right.” I am not a monster.. I know people are under this misconception. At the time where I point-by-point explained the logical consequence of how enforcement of that perceived “RIGHT” relinquishes others of theirs, also questioning him about whether he believes in private property rights, he finally admitted his “permanent position” with three words; “I’m a communist.” Embellishing with “you are not changing my mind..”
As if that statement makes it OK. I reminded him that communism, under Mao for example has killed more than 23 million (I was wrong.. it was 65 million) didn’t faze him, didn’t matter, not wavering and frankly didn’t care.. drove me over the edge.. My anger and disgust for such an ignorant belief set didn’t allow me to continue on any measure of civil discourse, and he was told to leave, upsetting my wife, my daughter, and I am sure him.. to some extent.
How anyone can ignore the history of the scourge of communism to accept it into their life is beyond me.. unless that is what they want to happen again.
I am saddened beyond imagining as I love my little girl, and as most parents do, want only the best for her. She will always be welcome in our home. I am not sure however, that I could ever trust a person like her husband. I know that the relationship between my daughter and I is damaged, and I know it would take a miracle to be able to accept him as a part of the family.
This post is quite personal, but I know there are quite a few out there who “hide” their Marxist belief set. I believe our president does. How many others actually are committed communists? And at what point do those radically wrong belief sets conflict with those of our founders as stated in our constitution.
I need advice. I have never asked for help in this way. I am already praying for some form of insight.