I distinctly remembering the phrase, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." when I was still in elementary school, not later than fourth grade, probably earlier. It didn't sound unreasonable to an 8 year old but that was before I'd developed a full awareness of socialism, communism, and of course, the corrupted poison spewed from the ass of Karl Marks. But at that time I had some notion of capitalism, freedom, democracy, etc. Communism (and socialism, its little brother) both rely heavily on nice sounding platitudes that serve as a coat of paint over some very ugly and destructive ideas. Yes, it appears there was some attempt on the part of SOMEBODY to indoctrinate me to form a favorable viewpoint toward socialism and communism. But it absolutely did not take. Even at that age, the left-leaning preachings of Dr. Seuss seemed every bit as silly to me as the rhymes and the pictures. I saw all those books as entertaining fiction, and dismissed the socialist messages they taught as being idealistic nonsense that only works in a fantasy world. Yes, we should tolerate other people. But in the real world, it's not stars on our bellies that make us different. The differences can be much more fundamental regarding the way we think. This is why I don't get along with hardcore leftists. Not at all. We have no common ground once we get past basic needs and wants. It's also why political discussions are a bad idea on the internet.