Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These words have come to signify an agenda, a modern-day “Hunger Games” society in which there will be the haves and the have-nots. A utopia where “you will own nothing and be happy.”

But even while today’s youth are falling for this diatribe, history is preparing to repeat itself. Indeed, it seems the education system has failed to teach what actually happened to citizens who lived under past leaders touting the diversity, equity and inclusion lines of their days.

To understand today, we need to look back at the teachings of Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo Chávez and others. They all preached the need for diversity, equity and inclusion, explaining how the government through their leadership (Marxist/socialist/Communist agenda) would make everything better, a grand utopia of the people. People would be equal, they promised. Everyone would have the same economic opportunities, medical plans, education and housing. The father figure of the government would provide everything needed.

What they didn’t explain, however, was that reaching their definition of equity and inclusion meant millions had to die. Consider Stalin. Upwards of 20 million were exterminated through outright murder and starvation on his watch. In World War II, Stalin went through the western parts of Russia, systematically slaughtering immigrants who fled Germany to start new lives on the promise of land, targeting certain ethnic groups. Their records were destroyed; their villages bulldozed. That was his version of diversity and inclusion.

When Adolf Hitler came on the scene, his mindset was to create the greatest country known to man. But again, "diversity" set in, and to achieve what he thought was the ultimate race, a grand scheme of eugenics unfolded. An entire ethnic population was targeted, torturous experimentation was undertaken, and in the end, 11-12 million non-combatants were exterminated.

Then we come to Chairman Mao. Mao used the great experiment in social engineering, calling it the “Great Leap Forward.” He would awaken the people, which in turn resulted in the death of approximately 45 million.

Then there was Pol Pot, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and others, who exterminated millions in the name of a grand utopian society where everyone was equal by government standards. These systems all have one thing in common. They have FAILED the people miserably in every aspect but have made those pushing such agendas wealthy beyond the average person’s dreams. Beyond the estimated 100 million deaths which happened under these regimes, over a billion people also suffer daily.

Again, this is nothing new. For decades, the education system has been infiltrated, and in some instances, history has been flat-out erased. It’s the old sleight-of-hand approach: they tell you the other side is doing something to get to you, while in actuality, they are doing that thing themselves.

Now we as Americans must turn the tide and reverse this debacle. It has taken decades to get here and will take many, many years to truly reverse it. The time has come to stand up and take the bull by the horns and push back. Through a solid front, we can take these leaders to task, reverse this disease that is facing America today, and ultimately remove them from the game.

Charles "Kip" Kiplinger is vice president of the North Central Alabama Republican Assembly.

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