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Communism Kills by dashinvaine Communism Kills by dashinvaine
Another risky foray into politics, although perhaps a useful health warning...

The quote 'this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality' is from Winston Churchill in 1920. Communism would clock up millions more killings before the century was out.

I define Marxism, broadly, as a view of history as an ongoing class struggle between oppressors and oppressed groups. The 'oppressed' are generally imagined to be almost wholly virtuous, and not responsible in any way for their fate. 'Social justice' to Marxist eyes, involves labelling a better off-group as oppressors and dispossessing/plundering them for the benefit of the supposed victims of 'oppression'. Marxism also involves some flawed economic theories, such as that work investment rather than demand creates value.

Socialism is a sort of collectivist system set up to ensure the welfare of all members of a given group, with key assets held as common property. Doesn't necessarily involve Marxist dogma.

Communism is the abolition of private property and the centralization of credit, industry, etc. in the hands of the state. In practice it always involves a lot of killing people who don't get with the programme, and highly intrusive government.

The international working class of industrialised nations were supposed to be the foot-soldiers for Communist revolution, establishing a sort of 'equality' (albeit devoid of individual liberty) once the 'class enemy' was removed by violent revolution. Revolutionary terrorism was built into the ideology from the get-go.

Cultural Marxism was an unorthodox outgrowth of Marxism, originating with the ideologues of the Frankfurt School in the 1920s. The cultural Marxists gave up on the Western working class as the revolutionary 'proletariat', and looked for alternative 'oppressed' groups to patronise and agitate among. That while attacking traditional Western Civilization via 'critical theory', cultural relativism, the sexual revolution and the promotion of white guilt- all this in order to undermine Western civilization's confidence and soften it up for the envisaged revolution that never came. Leftist professors engaged in this kind of propagandising were called 'useful idiots' by the Soviets, who would soon have liquidated them had they actually rolled in...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCa_O…


Many of these ideas have become general in the culture, mislabelled as 'liberal', among people who aren't aware of their origin or their original function, and even pervade nominally 'conservative' circles. Cultural Marxism is now in a curious league with globalist capitalism, which is also an enemy of traditionalist conservativism and a threat to the conservation of authentic national cultures.




Some of the worst genocides in history were committed by Communists, notably Mao, Stalin, Mengistu and Pol Pot.
www.scaruffi.com/politics/dict… Lenin and Trotsky were also ruthless mass-murderers.

Communism completely failed in the old Soviet Union, but unfortunately the intellectual heirs of Marx (via Herbert Marcuse and the like) are all too influential in the West, especially in academia. Anyone thinking of going to college, especially to study the arts, humanities or 'social sciences' should be wary of Cultural Marxist brainwashing. Look out for anyone who calls themselves 'progressive', or who likes to generalise about groups as oppressors or oppressed. This simplistic dichotomy is straight out of the Communist Manifesto. Look out for their double-standards, and their vituperative attacks on Western Civilization by use of one-sided 'critical theory'.

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The killing of the Tsar and his family was on Lenin's orders. The daughters were finished off with bayonets. Thousands of Russians were summarily executed by the Cheka, the Communist secret police, in the aftermath of the Bolshevik coup and during the Red Terror.

Trotsky said:
'As for us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the “sacredness of human life.” We were revolutionaries in opposition, and have remained revolutionaries in power. To make the individual sacred we must destroy the social order that crucifies him. And this problem can be solved only by blood and iron.' (Leon Trotsky, Terrorism and Communism, 4, Terrorism


One of the atrocities of the Soviet Union was the genocide in Ukraine 1932-3, known as the Holodomor, where a deliberate famine was used to break the people's resistance... The following is a quote from a communist leader speaking in the Kharkiv region in 1934:

"Famine in Ukraine was brought on to decrease the number of Ukrainians, replace the dead with people from other parts of the USSR, and thereby to kill the slightest thought of any Ukrainian independence."

- V. Danilov et al., Sovetskaia derevnia glazami OGPU_NKVD. T. 3, kn. 2. Moscow 2004. P. 572

www.holodomor.org.uk/

The Communist state did not consider itself bound by the Tsarist regime's signing of the Hague Convention, and thus gave itself licence to carry out many war crimes.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_w…


Estimates at the total number of people killed by Communism during the 20th century range as high as 150 million (which is the figure worked out by R. J. Rummel. www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE…

The 'Black book of Communism' places the figure at 95 million en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blac…


So it seems reasonable to go with 100 million as a round figure.

Pertinent article by Jim Goad:

takimag.com/article/the_bloody…

I was censoring myself on one particular aspect, and the realisation has been gnawing at me, and feeling like cowardice. A brief quote from Christopher Hitchens suffices to address this matter:
'And thus to my final and most melancholy point: a great number of Stalin’s enforcers and henchmen in Eastern Europe were Jews. And not just a great number, but a great proportion. The proportion was especially high in the secret police and “security” departments, where no doubt revenge played its part, as did the ideological attachment to Communism that was so strong among internationally minded Jews at that period.'
www.goodreads.com/quotes/26800…


One more thing- what about Che Guevara? He was pretty cool, right? No, he was a psychopath who murdered children:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMLk1…
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Neworldisorder Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
What do you think about corporatism ?
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Inevitable that some form of collectivism will manifest. Interest and identity groups would seem to be natural and nearly impossible to suppress. The key thing would seem to be ensuring that the freedom the individual is not disregarded for the sake of any collective interest. 
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DynamicSynthesism Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Actually... isn't that a gross under estimation of the true death toll numbers?
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Could be...
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1ww3 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2014
Unfortunately, my English does not allow me to maintain a full discussion, so I will refrain from commenting on "facts" in your text.

But I want to emphasize one thing: communism, good or bad it, is the real working alternative to the existing capitalistic order. Therefore, you will never hear objective words about communism from beneficiaries of capitalism. On contrary, serious money will be invested in biased materials.

So if what you have written above is your opinion, and if you value the quality of your opinions - please treat your sources critically.

P.S.
Sorry for my English
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shadow07203 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
"Marxism also involves some flawed economic theories, such as that work investment rather than demand creates value."

Actually, Dashinvaine, that's also flawed. Demand does not create value, demand simply raises price. Value is created by utility, the usefulness of something to the individual. And that value can be relative.

As an example, a collector's item may be in high demand, and may be sold at a high price, but once the individual has it, what actual value does it have for him? Depending on the item, it might be useful for something, but may only be as useful as an ordinary item of that type, which could possibly have been purchased for far less money. The collector may be able to persuade/deceive another collector into buying it from him at a price comparable or higher than what he paid for it.....or not. Perhaps the market will only have more rational buyers in it, who would pay only a tiny fraction of what he paid originally, or nothing at all.

Food has a lot of value....to someone who is starving. More food has no value, to someone who already has more food stocked than they can possibly eat.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
You are splitting hairs. If something is deemed of utility then there will be a demand for it, and if something is in demand then it is clearly deemed of utility. The utility of a non-functional collector's item may be as a status symbol, or a talking point. These are functions! A Rolls Royce is more valuable than a Transit Van because there is a demand for vehicles that are also status symbols. the fact remains. For all the craftsmanship and excellence and labour and love that goes into the making of a Rolls Royce, it would have no value if there were no demand. 

Someone who is starving generally has no money. Demand has to be coupled with the means to purchase of it has no effect on value. 
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erick288 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I had to leave a comment thanking you for pointing out something too few people realize. No fanatical ideology is perfect but this one is less perfect than most.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
That reminded me to add the truth about Che Guevara to the description... 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMLk1…
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badmon209 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
The black book of communism rears its ugly head again...
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