This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... to Canada or the United States, in search of freedom. They are escaping from the reign of mediocrity, from the mawkish poorhouse where, having sold their rights in exchange for free dentures, t
he inmates are now whining that they’d rather be Red than dead.
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In more fully socialized countries, famine was the start, the insignia announcing socialist rule — as in Soviet
Russia, as in Red China, as in Cuba. In those countries, socialism reduced the people to the unspeakable poverty of the pre-industrial ages, to literal starvation, and has kept them on a stagnan...