One day at the People’s Training Center a member of the Politburo was inspecting new recruits.
He came across a fresh faced young teenager, and decided to ask him some questions to find out how committed he was to the Peoples Revolution.
“Comrade, what should we do if we discover someone has a private car?”, the official asked.
“We should take that resource. It would be better for society if the Planning Commission decided its use.”, the recruit responded.
“Well said, and what if we find he has been hoarding food?”
“It should be taken and given to the poor. Unfortunately we still have many hungry people in our community”.
“So true….and what if we discover they have a bicycle?”
The recruit hemmed and hawed and couldn’t seem to answer.
“Well, recruit? What should we do??”
“We should….uh…leave them have it, I think….”
The official was furious, “Why should we do that?!?”
“Well, sir, because I actually own a bike.”
Little-pondered fact: Russian communism and German National Socialism were built on a democratic foundation…