The evil philosophies of
were the two great 20th century mass killers.
Of these, communism was the greatest killer.
100 million men, women and children
have been murdered by socialism so far,
and the killing continues today,
In terms of body count, socialism is by far
the most evil religion,
the most evil ideology of any sort,
of all time.
Behind the Iron Curtain, communists stamped out freethought
as efficiently as in any authoritarian religious state.
Communists are not sceptics, and are atheists only superficially.
Marx and Lenin founded an irrational religion every bit as dogmatic, credulous,
and opposed to freethought
as any of the older religions they criticised.
Perhaps the central lesson of the 20th century is this:
It is not enough to complain about the existing order.
Your solution must be better, not worse.
It is not enough to have a revolution against the Tsar.
Your revolution must create a society that is more free
than society under the Tsar, not less free.
Clearly, though the Tsar was a dictator,
made Russia less free, not more.
It is not enough to attack the
The solution must be better, not worse.
Disillusioned with Weimar, the Germans turned to Hitler,
who delivered total war, humiliating defeat, mass destruction,
7 million German dead,
partition and occupation of half the country by Russia for decades,
the permanent loss of territory,
ethnic cleansing of millions of Germans,
the rape of millions more,
and a genocidal shame that will hang over Germany for a thousand years.
It is not enough to throw off western imperialism in Africa.
Your independence must lead to a society that is more free and prosperous, not less,
than society under imperialism.
Clearly, though imperialism could be
brutally exploitative and racist,
much of Africa
is worse off since independence, not better.
was the prophetic voice on this issue
back in the 18th century,
supporting the American revolution (the one that worked,
that led to a better society),
and opposing the French revolution
(which led to bloodbath and dictatorship).
If only every revolutionary considered Burke's point,
even for 5 minutes.
Because today the world is still full of revolutions that, if they succeed,
will enslave people, not free them.
From western anarchists
trying to destroy middle-class life,
to the Palestinian resistance
fighting to enslave the Palestinian people
under theocracy and dictatorship,
all will cause more oppression and poverty, not less.
When asked which communist or socialist countries exactly have worked,
lefties often now point weakly to Sweden -
since Cuba, the Soviet Union, and Mao's China don't seem to be popular any more.
This rather ignores the fact that
is ranked by the
one of the most economically free countries in the world
- "Mostly Free".
It is ranked as more economically free than Germany, Belgium, Spain, France or Italy.
Lee Harris, December 1, 2002, sums up,
Communism was disproved long ago,
in the 19th century.
Marginalizing Conservative Ideas
by David Horowitz.
How students read works that have been completely disproved by history,
and are kept away from works that have been
triumphantly vindicated by history.
J. Bradford DeLong
"as close to a perfect natural experiment as anyone could wish"
was carried out in effect by the adoption of communism by a large number of countries in the 20th century.
And these are the results.
The table shows GDP per capita for paired Eastern Bloc and Western Bloc countries in 1991.
"Eschewing markets robs you of between 80% and 90% of your potential economic productivity."
It's so obvious, yet we need to say it again.
People fight to leave communist states.
They never fight to get into them.
Why is this?
People fight to get into democracies
like America, Australia and Western Europe.
Cubans die trying to get into America.
East Germans died trying to get into West Germany.
Why not the other way?
Greg Gutfeld, 16 May 2011, on Bin Laden's absurd idea that there are "oppressed" people in the United States:
"The fact is, there is no line to get out of the United States, only a line to get in.
And no one waits in line to get oppressed".
by David Bowie
is set at the Berlin Wall.
His song became an anthem of Berlin in the 1980s.
When he died in 2016,
German Foreign Office
said he deserved some credit for helping bring down the wall.
People killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall.
People killed fleeing from socialism to capitalism
People killed fleeing from capitalism to socialism.
I am completely on the side of the religious in their war on communism.
Communism is an ultra-violent, irrational, barbarous
No evidence supports its major claims.
Indeed, they have all been proved wrong
Because no evidence supports
the communist state attacks
freedom of speech
and freedom of religion.
Apart from their brutality, torture and murder,
it is the cowardice that is so striking.
The communists know
that their own stupid, ignorant ideas could not survive
if people were free to discuss them.
The Soviets destroyed forever most of Russia's
ancient religious heritage.
Clergy and laity butchered for their beliefs.
Icons and churches all destroyed
by the violent irrational religion of Marxism.
The Bible was banned by the communist bullies and cowards,
but it can now be freely read
The Nazi holocaust is taken seriously and remembered.
But the communist holocausts and democides are barely taught in school,
ignored by Hollywood, and generally forgotten and trivialised
in the popular culture.
In the worst case, people in the West still admire
or jokingly name things after
Lenin, Trotsky, Mao and other communist butchers.
A bit "bolshie",
is like a term of amusement,
rather than designating a mass killer of women and children.
Like "young turk",
its casual use reflects how we ignore and trivialise
by John Band
- "dekulakise the nation and eliminate the bourgeoisie".
To some modern leftists, the Soviet democide is just a big, hilarious joke.
But the "kulaks" and the "bourgeoisie" -
millions of innocent men, women and
were torn screaming from their homes,
exterminated, shot, gassed, put in camps and starved to death.
And it's all just a big joke to these people.
But how could you make such a joke?
How could you joke
about Stalin's killing of 40 million innocent men, women and children?
Do you not know much about it?
Or do you not care?
Is similar joking about the Holocaust
- An anonymous SWP nut
(since exposed as Richard Seymour)
names his blog after a democidal killer in order to be
"Lenin is one of the last truly subversive signifiers. The Wall Street Journal can appreciate Marx,
but Lenin still evokes a shiver or two. Therein lies the attraction."
Why not "Eichmann's Tomb"?
No More Heroes
by The Stranglers,
describes Trotsky as a hero.
Apparently this is
not a joke.
Note the song does not refer to Lenin
(this is a mis-heard reference to
Real Soda In Real Bottles.
They are just having a laugh.
They are not really promoting Lenin.
Their taglines include:
"A Taste Worth Standing in Line For"
"Drink Comrade! Drink! It's This or the Gulag!"
However, is it not disturbing that it is acceptable to have a laugh about this democide?
Image from here.
Communism summed up in one image:
"The Killing Tree"
Choeung Ek, Cambodia,
where the Khmer Rouge communists
used to beat small children and babies to death.
The Buddhist bracelets
are in memory of the children.
See more photos.
"I think our enemies are committing a monumental strategic error.
In fact the present moment favors us far more than it does them. We are
almost 99 percent sure that we can strike a mortal blow against them
and consolidate the central position that we are going to need
to occupy for several decades to come.
With the help of all those starving people who are starting to
eat each other, who are dying by the millions, and whose
bodies litter the roadside all over the country, it is now and
only now that we can - and therefore must - confiscate all
church property with all the ruthless energy we can still
muster. This is precisely the moment the masses will support us
most fervently, and rise up against the
reactionary machinations of the petit-bourgeois
and Black Hundred religious
evidence suggests that we could not do this at any other moment, because
our only hope is the despair engendered in the masses by the famine"
knows about the
famine of 1921-22,
and laughs about it.
is not starving by the side of the road,
so he doesn't give a shit.
Lenin sums up the world of communism.
He is utterly indifferent to the
millions dying in agony because of his own government.
He has no interest whatsoever in helping them.
All he sees is an opportunity to attack enemies
(in this case the church).
"Among religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with
Muhammadanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity
and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of
contemplation. Muhammadanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual,
concerned to win the empire of this world."
"There has been a rumour in recent years to the effect that I have become
less opposed to religious orthodoxy than I formerly was. This rumour is
totally without foundation. I think all the great religions of the world -
Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and
Communism - both untrue and harmful."
- Bertrand Russell
on communism as religion.
"in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic."
- Economic illiterate
shows he has no idea what has made humans more prosperous
since the Stone Age.
If we all grew our own food, we would all live in grinding poverty and famine.
(As communist states in fact
And the hypocrisy is nauseating.
Did Marx actually hunt, fish and farm?
Of course not. All he did was write and criticise,
and live a middle-class life sponging
off other people's money.
(Marx never worked a day in his life.)
Only a sponger who has never worked
could possibly be impressed by the above paragraph.
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments.
Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at."
- The leftist terrorist
what communist revolution is:
The mindless destruction - often by the children of wealth and privilege - of
everything that generations of tolerant and hard-working people have
painstakingly built up.
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.