Monday, May 26, 2008

Godless Communism? Not in Italy!

I remember the 1950s and early 1960s. I was a kid and I was afraid the Soviets were going to nuke us into oblivion and the Cleveland Indians would never win the World Series again. Or maybe the Ruskies would invade the country and force their way of life on us--making us eat beets, play soccer, and become Godless Communists, like them and everyone else who believed in that doctrine.

Fifty-some years later, I'm still alive, no thanks to Duck 'n Cover. The Indians still haven't won the World Series. I like beets, but not soccer. And based on this shrine, proudly placed on the outside wall of the Communist Party in Venezia, I guess Communism isn't Godless, at least in Italy.

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