I read all the previous comments, and it scares the bejeezes out of me. I can't believe people (Americans!) have bought into communism. Can't they see it is a method of gaining POWER, by power hungry THUGS? How dare you speak of the "compassion" of the author and his followers! This isn't compassion, it is despotism, it is totalitarianism, it is the manipulation of evil men and women who would OWN you!!! Have you forgotten Hitler already?? This country is doomed if the prevailing opinion is that this tripe is what we need!