Whoopi Goldberg on Communism: 'On Paper It Makes Perfect Sense'

A good sports reporter will tell you a team may look invincible on paper, but when the game begins anything can happen.

Whoopi Goldberg feels the same way about North Korea’s government.

Goldberg shared her latest profound political thoughts on “The View” earlier today. The all-women panel were pontificating on the sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and the greater geopolitical picture in his absence. That meant the conversation veered toward Communism, and the Oscar-winning Goldberg sounded like she wished she lived in a Communist-run country.

On paper, at least.


Joy Behar: By the way, Saddam Hussein who is now taken out, dead. He also liked American culture. It didn’t- In other words, it doesn’t always matter.

Whoopi Goldberg: No, it doesn’t matter. Because, you know, if you say that this is how our culture is and then you send your child to a Swiss boarding school -You know, this is what happens with communism. It’s a great concept. On paper it makes perfect sense.

But once you put a human being in power, it shifts. We saw it in Russia, we’ve seen it all around the world. It’s nuts. But, I keep my fingers crossed.

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