How did y'all get radicalized?

When I was barely out of diapers, not yet school aged, my family visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. All along the reflecting pool and beyond, many with candles, the Vietnamese boat people..... refugees.... were gathered. Some with candles. I didn't really understand it, but I felt the currents of oppression, but also beautiful solidarity and survival of those who have been oppressed and were looking for a better day. We hadn't gone there knowing they would be there, but it left an impression on me.

Then, it was Baptism class that planted the seed in that fertile soil. The pastor let Acts 4:34-35 slip:

" Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. "

He told us that they were practicing a notion later expressed in the words "from each according to9 his [sic] ability to each according to his need". While he backed off from my "so what's wrong with communism then?" question, that seed was planted. Beware ye Baptist preachers who teach this passage!

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