Some of the many historic stands against communist/Marxist tyranny and injustice.

The Marxist and communist ideologies may have originated in the 1800s but they weren’t put into practice until the 20th century in the year 1917, when a group of insurgents known as the Bolsheviks took advantage of their weakened nation known as the Russian empire and launched a coup to install a communist gov’t that would govern the Slavic people until 1991. Due to communism’s susceptibility to extremism and tyranny, there have been numerous groups throughout history that fought to smash the hammer and sickle. Some were successful and others weren’t. Here are some of the many atrocities committed by communist regimes. And below are some of the many historic stands against Marxism and communism.

1.) The Russian revolution (1917): The Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917 was not unopposed, there were many Russians desperately tried to stop the growing red menace known as the Bolsheviks, among them were the Russian White army. The white army did everything they could to stop the Communist insurgency but they were under equipped, had lost to the German empire and were low on morale. These factors led to the overthrowing of the Tsarist government by the Bolsheviks.

Victors: The bolsheviks.

White army propaganda poster
White army propaganda poster

2.)Finnish civil war(1918): One year after Russia succumbed to Communism, a similar communist insurgency started to build up in Finland assisted by the Soviets but was stopped by the Finnish white Guard and the German empire, preventing communism from spreading to Finland.

Victors: Finnish white Guard and German Empire

CGE Mannerheim who would once against defend Finland from communism during the Winter war
CGE Mannerheim who would once against defend Finland from communism during the Winter war

3.)Sparticist uprising(1919): Much like Russia two years earlier a similar communist revolution took place but unlike the Russian revolution, the sparticist uprising failed. The Post WWI German mercenary group known as the Freikorps soundly crushed the sparticist communist insurgency.

Result: German Freikorps led by the Council of the People’s deputies crush the Sparticist revolt.

Friederich Erbert opposed the sparticists.
Friederich Erbert opposed the sparticists.

4.)Polish-Soviet war(1919-1921): Not many people talk about this David vs Goliath story but it was far more important than many people realize. Most of Western Europe was still recovering from WWI during this war. The Soviets started to push West but met heavy resistance from the Poles. Poland was the last country standing between the Soviet Union and Western Europe. Poland didn’t budge. The poles won the battle of Warsaw and started to push towards the East, into Soviet territory. This prompted the Soviets to call for peace, ending the war with a Polish victory over it’s gargantuan opponent.

Result: Poland victorious.

A steampunk symbolic drawing, showing a Polish Cavalry man staring down the red menace.
A steampunk symbolic drawing, showing a Polish Cavalry man staring down the red menace.

5.)Spanish Civil war(1936-1939): The Spaniards also had to deal with communist revolutionaries. The Nationalists fought the communist republicans for three years, eventually defeating the Communists in 1939. With the communists smashed, Francisco Franco established a fascist government and remained leader of Spain until his death in 1975. His lesser evil fascist government survived WWII because he remained neutral during WWII, not to mention that he helped some Jews escape.

Result: Spanish Nationalists victorious, establishment of Fascist falangist government.

Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco

6.) Chinese civil war (1927-1950): The Chinese Civil war is what made China, the nation it is today. It was fought between The Chinese Nationalists supported by Germany and the communists supported by the Soviet Union. The Chinese Nationalists led by Mao Zedong forced Mao’s communist forces into retreat(Long march). The Chinese nationalists would have mostly likely been the victors if were not for the Japanese invasion of 1936. This prompted both the nationalists and communists to join forces to fight the Japanese. After WWII both sides resumed fighting but the nationalists no longer had Germany’s support, while the Communists still had the support of the Soviet Union which had grown in power. The Chinese Nationalists put up a fight but were ultimately defeated and exiled to Taiwan. The Japanese invasion seemed to have played a major role in the outcome of the war, Mao even “thanked” the Japanese albeit sarcastically for invading China.

Result: Mao’s red army victorious, Chinese nationalists exiled to Taiwan

Chinese Nationalist troops
Chinese Nationalist troops

7.) Winter war(1939-1940): A war between Finland and the Soviet Union. This was another David and Goliath story. Despite Finland being outgunned, outmanned and outsourced by the Soviet Union. The Finnish put up a ferocious fight by using improvised tactics that inflicted numerous casualties on the Soviets and only allowed the Soviets to gain 11% of Finnish territory. This war was humiliating for the Soviet Union.

Result: Compromise. Soviets got a Pyrrhic victory on paper but Finland kept it’s independence. Finland would go on to reclaim it’s lost territories during continuation war and maintain it’s independence throughout the Cold War.

CGE Mannerheim during Winter war
CGE Mannerheim during Winter war

8.) Young woman flees to West Germany(date unknown): They say a picture can say a lot, well there’s one picture that shows a young woman who made it to West Germany while a group of West German and East German police argue for her custody.

Young German woman made it to the West.
Young German woman made it to the West.

9.)Conrad Schumann’s leap to freedom(1961): One of the most iconic photos showing defiance against Communism is Conrad Schumann an East German soldier jumping over to the Western side of the border line between East and West Germany.

Conrad leaping over to West Germany
Conrad leaping over to West Germany
Monument dedicated to Conrad Schumann.
Monument dedicated to Conrad Schumann.

10.) East German uprising of 1953: Many East Germans were not happy with their communist government and attempted to revolt. Unfortunately the East German rebels had no weapons to neutralize Soviet armor and thus the revolt was suppressed.

result: Uprising suppressed, East Germany remains under communist rule till 1989.

East Germans attacking Soviet tanks with rocks, if only the East Germans had panzerschreks
East Germans attacking Soviet tanks with rocks, if only the East Germans had panzerschreks

11.) Korean War(1950-1953): This was the first war that US troops fought without racial segregation thanks to efforts of the brave Japanese-American 442nd RCT during WWII. A 3 year war that was aimed at halting communism from spreading to other East Asian countries. US forces managed to push the communist Korean forces to the brink of defeat but before the final blow could be delivered to the Communists, the Chinese who outnumbered US forces pushed them all the way back to the 38th parallel diving North and South Korea.

result: Stalemate, armistice.

Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura receiving Medal of Honor from Dwight Eisenhower
Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura receiving Medal of Honor from Dwight Eisenhower

12.) Korean DMZ conflict(1966-1969): After the Korean War, skirmishes between American backed South Korean soldiers and North Korean soldiers occurred at the DMZ. The North Koreans attempted to spark a communist insurgency in South Korea but failed after the North Koreans were pushed back.

Result: American and South Korean victorious and over 2,000 North Koreans captured.

DMZ present day
DMZ present day

13.)Hungarian revolution of 1956: Another anti communist uprising took place two years after the uprising in East Germany. It lasted a few weeks before it was suppressed by the Soviets. The Hungarian rebels were outnumbered and outgunned.

Result: Hungarian resistance suppressed, Hungary remains under soviet influence until 1989.

A 15 year old anti communist freedom fighter that sadly didn’t survive the revolution.
A 15 year old anti communist freedom fighter that sadly didn’t survive the revolution.

14.) Anti communist resistance in Eastern Europe: There were many other anti communist uprisings throughout Eastern Europe post WWII that lasted until the 1960s when they were suppressed. Aside from the one listed above, there were 12 others, each in a different Eastern European country. On a side note, while Poland fell to communism after WWII, the true Polish government went into exile in the UK until 1990 and with it went many Polish soldiers.

Result: Resistance suppressed during the 1960s. Eastern Europe remained communist till 1989.

Baltic anti communist “forest brothers”
Baltic anti communist “forest brothers”

15.) 1959 Tibetan uprising: Tibetan guerrila’s desperately attempted to ward off the communist Chinese from their home land. They took up defensive positions on many Tibetan historical land marks and held off the Chinese forces for as long as they could but the poorly equipped Tibetan resistance fighters eventually succumbed to the numerical superiority of the Chinese. Though the resistance was suppressed, Tibetan defiance against the communist invaders continued for several years afterwards.

Result: Tibetan rebellion suppressed but Tibetan resistance continues even today. Tibetan uprise commemorated annually

Tibetan uprise day 2019
Tibetan uprise day 2019

16.) Bay of Pigs invasion(1961): A failed invasion of Cuba that intended to overthrow Fidel Castro. The primary forces were the CIA led Cuban democratic revolutionary front. The invasion failed because the invasion force was only at 1,500 strong up against the over 200,000 Communist forces.

result: Invasion repelled, Cuba creates closer ties with the Soviet Union.

JFK and members of the Democratic revolutionary front
JFK and members of the Democratic revolutionary front

17.) Soviet-Afghan war(1979-1989): The Afghan communist party took over Afghanistan after staging a coup and was very oppressive in nature, leading to the rise of anti communist resistance fighters. After the anti communist resistance fighters nearly overthrew the Afghan communist government, the Soviets intervened in 1979, starting the Soviet-Afghan war. The US, West, Germany and the UK supported the resistance fighters, who managed to stand their ground against the Soviet invaders. After being unable to subjugate the country, the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989 and thus began the fall of the Soviet Union.

Result: Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan, Afghanistani rebels overthrow Afghanistani communist government. Soviet Union collapses two years later

Drawing of mujahideen battling Soviet forces
Drawing of mujahideen battling Soviet forces

18.) Eastern European revolution of 1989: As nationalism rose in the Soviet satellite nations of Eastern Europe Gorbachev’s new reforms like perestroika and Glasnost and Ronald Reagan’s support of the Strategic Defense Initiative. The Soviet Union’s day’s were numbered. But let’s first talk about the nationalist movements in Eastern Europe, specifically the one in Romania. The Romanian communist government was quickly overthrown by Romanian rebels and soldiers who have had enough of their communist government. In Leipzig East Germany, numerous East Germans formed protests against the East Germsn government leading to the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.

Result: Eastern European countries reclaim their independence and abolishes communist influences. Germany is reunified and the Soviet Union collapses two years later as a result of infighting.

Young Romanian resistance fighter on pursuit of fleeing communist secret police members.
Young Romanian resistance fighter on pursuit of fleeing communist secret police members.


19.)August coup d’etat attempt (1991): With political reforms, loss of satellite nations, failure to keep up with the West and division within the soviet government. The final blow to the Soviet Union happened from within, a group of hardcore communists attempted to overthrow Gorbachev but failed after they were met by peaceful protesters and Russian troops loyal to Gorbachev.

Result: Coup fails, The remaining Easten European nations under Soviet control acquired independence from the Soviet Union, Soviet Union collapses, most communist nations around the world collapse, Russian Federation rises.

Pacified Soviet tank
Pacified Soviet tank

20.) Berkeley protests/ battle for Berkeley 2017: Almost three decades after authoritarian communism was smashed, a new form of communism has risen known as Anarcho-communism. The supporters of this new form of communism are predominantly millennial and some are from generation X. They go by many names such as “antifa”, “BAMN” and many others. During 2017, numerous antifa and BAMN were angry that several public figures with opposing views were going to show up to speak at UC Berkley, so they decided to protest, prompting milo’s “alt lite” and also republicans to show up to confront the antifa and BAMN protesters. Things got out of control as both sides would confront each other during protests.

result: numerous people injured from brawls. Numerous Antifa members arrested and Antifa gets further exposure for being a violent group.


Honorable mention: In 2017 a Korean student in a university library in Washington told several obnoxious SJW protesters to zip it with three simple words “This is library”. Ironically one of protesters shouted “Go back to Beijing”.


There are many more historic stands against communism but these are some of the most important ones. I was going to include the Eastern front of WWII, the Vietnam war and operation condor but those are too controversial due to the numerous shades of grey in those events.


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  • Goes to show majority of people didn't support evil of communism. No one peacefully supports communists. Even many Socialist regimes turned authoritarian, Venezuela current example.

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  • Marxist are always welcoming communism until they come to take their s**t or to shut them up.

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  • The ludicrous idea that anarcho-communism is new actually insults me. Communism by definition is stateless, classless and often moneyless. This is by it's very being, anarchistic in nature although Marx himself was not an anarchist. Peter Kropotkin however, was an anarchist; recognized as the founder of anarcho communism in 1800s.

    Something I'd like to point out is some of the biggest defectors and opponents of the Leninist and Stalinist regimes were in fact communists and socialists, most of whom were jailed or killed for defying their rule, believing it perverted Marx's vision. Many communist and socialist territories formed around this time, though the red army destroyed them.

    Marxism is ultimately a very misunderstood ideology and even more misunderstood is communism. The authoritarian regimes are not what most communists, socialists and even anarchists propose when they speak of communism. In fact what we call "state socialism" when referring to the USSR, China and other small countries influenced and backed by these regimes, is what socialists and Marxists refer to as "state capitalism" where the government was the monopoly business and everyone was it's employee, subject to it's wages. As Lenin himself said, "those who do not work, do not eat".

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    • And that’s the problem with communism and Marxism, they look good on paper but in practice they always ends up in disaster. It’s a no true Scotsman to assume that communism hasn’t been properly applied yet.

      Trotsky himself fled from Stalin but his views were not that much different. He abhorred religion and chances are that if he would have been in power, he would have oppressed the religious much like Stalin.

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    • I hope if it does happen here in America, not as many people suffer from violence as it was during uprisings in the past.

      American "liberals" and the Democratic Party might be communists in disguise, but I am only going so far here because that's even very controversial.

    • @Sirrexington A sugarcoated piece of excrement is still a piece of excrement, no matter how many coats of honey and sugar covers it. Communism has already had many chances, it does not deserve another chance lest it creates a Soviet Union 2.0.

      “Those who don’t learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”

  • On its own, Islam is held at bay. On its own, Communism eventually fails. That's why they've formed an unholy alliance via Globalism.

    And now, New Zealand may have to overthrow its current bumper crop of tyrants. You now get less time for MURDER, than you do for possessing videos related to that recent shooting! This is not just limited to the video itself; but to videos suggesting that the entire thing was a staged false flag!

    New Zealand has decided that in the midst of jihad and rogues retaliating against jihad, that somehow free speech is the "real" enemy. They're going full Gestapo on anyone who won't express politically-correct views on the shooting, or suggesting it's staged.

    New Zealand, how do you live with yourselves tolerating this horse crap?

    I think I know why they have to: like schmucks, they gave in to the gun control scam. (A scam by the power-hungry is all it ever was or will be!) And now, they can't defend their freedom of speech! Without the right to bear arms, the right to speak the truth is unenforceable.

    www.zerohedge.com/.../nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned

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    • To those it may concern, this is a good example of an alt-right poster. His beliefs are disgusting, and instead of legitimizing them with debate, I suggest you deliberately choose to delegitimize them by simply calling them what they are: fascist alt-right rhetoric.

      I'd invite anyone interested to read my take about encountering the alt-right online. This website and many others are littered with phalanxes of neofascists and alt-rightists. They should be called out, and subsequently ostracized for their insidious convictions.

      Rhetoric for Lefties: Dogwhistles and Bad Faith ↗

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    • @DanoMR98 : Theonomy is not theocracy. Learn the difference. Thanks for playing.

    • From what I know about theonomy, a lot of the same horrors from theocracy are still present.

  • That's a lot of words to get to number 20, where you try to paint fascists as courageous fighters against a communist dictatorship (that will never happen in the United States), rather than, you know, the people being encouraged by the actual president of the country.

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    • The only fascist I mentioned is Francisco Franco, unless you consider everyone who opposes communism to be so called “fascists”. That’s what groups Iike Antifa and the fringe elements within the liberal community want people to believe, it’s both a strawman and a false dichotomy.

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    • You mean this link? Rhetoric for Lefties: Dogwhistles and Bad Faith ↗

      1. Yes, but that's because I recognise a pattern of behaviour.
      2. No, I recognise that you want to paint communists as evil, and associate the Nazis as "our" allies against them.
      3. I'm posting the link because it explains how you are not arguing in good faith, but using propaganda techniques.

    • You sound like a shrink and I don’t mean that in a good way.

      1.) Casual fallacy

      2.) strawman and reductio ad hitlerum

      3.) appeal to the stone and mudslinging.

  • So many people are ignorant of what cultural Marxism is and how it works. It is the Marxist idea of wealth redistribution applied to social power instead of wealth. By redistributing social power (social justice) the Marxists hope to redistribute all other power including wealth at the same time.

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    • And how do they plan to do that? Oppression, censorship?

      The concept of “social justice” has been skewed, it’s now used by the liberals to discriminate against those they deem “privileged”.

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    • @SirRexington

      That's the difference between Marxism and "cultural Marxism". Nobody argues that Marx created cultural Marxism, his theories were based on economic classes as mentioned. The liberals today do have a similar black and white worldview - oppressive class vs oppressed class - only based on cultural classes. They view everything through this lens. I guess we're only really arguing about definitions here, but you know that's how most liberals view the world and that what I'm describing exists regardless.

    • @englisc yes. I will agree that semantics is primarily what is holding us up. I apologise for that.

      But as someone who has been studying Marxist and other alternative economic systems for several years now, I just get frustrated at the presumption that cultural Marxists are actually Marxist or even inspired by him. They are not. Marx was a historian and human behaviorist who used science in an attempt to justify his ideology. And no one can say that Marx hasn't contributed greatly to psychology.

  • It is remarkable how many things are communist nowadays.

    Like voting in a democracy.

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    • Using strawman arguments don’t prove a point.

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    • That’s brainwashing through misinformation.

    • The most important tool of any totalitarian regime.

  • Ok, so, no dog in the fight for me. I’m basically a “leave-me-alone anarchist.” I don’t give a flying fuck about whatever anyone does or doesn’t do so long as I’m allowed to live anywhere I want and not be affected by the local “system” in place. I reserve the right to roam freely and live as I please so long as I don’t step on anyone else’s toes, but I’ll never consider myself a part of any society despite my presence within it. Be captitalist, communist, anything-ist... but leave me out of it and fuck anyone who tries to tell me “you can’t live here” or “you can’t do that”, fuck you, I can do literally anything I want allowed by nature and physics. Concepts or “rules” created by mere humans who are no better than me could not be more inconsequential to me, I don’t acknowledge any of that. It’s no human’s place to tell me or any other human what you can or can’t do, our natural condition is unbridled freedom, for better or worse, and I absolutely refuse to be forced into forfeiting that in any measure. Think of that what you will, I’m just prefacing what I’m going to say with my admittedly rare worldview and personal principles.

    So all that out of the way... I’m trying to figure out why people are anti-Communist, conceptually. Any rebelling group is going to be violent in their rebellion. America was violent in its own rebellion, and if you asked the family of a dead Redcoat back in 1776, their angle would probably be that American colonists were a bunch unpatriotic assholes. Here in America we shoot off fireworks and have BBQs every July 4th to celebrate it, and we consider those men to be the ultimate patriots. It’s all about perspective. There are two sides to every story.

    So reading this stuff (well-articulated and researched by the way👍), I just kept coming back to one thing: it’s not necessarily the Communism that’s the problem, it’s the regimes carrying it out. I mean, one of the main reasons I hold my own personal beliefs is that I don’t have confidence in unwavering benevolence from ANY government, and by principle, I would never ever trade my allegiance for anything short of an absolutely 100% free ride through life, and you don’t even get that with Communism, so it’s no sale for me, and I PROMISE I’ll make myself a problem to anyone who tries to oppose that in a tangible manner, I’m willing to pay with my life for that. Any overbearing government of any type will always have an enemy in me. And I don’t think I’m being an asshole here, I feel right as rain in that belief. WHY IN THE WORLD would I ever relinquish one iota of power or freedom to any other human, likely a complete stranger? I mean, that just seems like a terrible business deal for my end of things, and frankly, just plain stupid.

    So I majored in history in college, probably not that well lmao, but I did it. I’m by no means an expert but I didn’t just fall off a turnip truck either. One thing that always baffled me was the attitude towards Cuba and Castro here in America. For whatever reason, America has decided that communism, while not occurring in America, is somehow a problem for America and somehow America’s business to involve themselves in. Crazy, I know. Without rehashing the entire Cuban Revolution, this country is largely anti-Castro. In America, we took in a lot of defectors, who were the light skinned, previously-rich Cubans, so of course from there perspective, Castro is terrible. And I’m sure there’s some validity. But what no one talks about is racism within Cuba by the light skinned people, or about what a legendary piece of shit Fulgencio Batista, who was in the pocket of the American gov’t and the American Mafia, was. All you hear about is who Castro killed. My girlfriend lived in Cuba for a few months, and you shouldn’t believe the hype America sells you. They have their problems, largely due to the embargo (back then), but the citizens mostly had what they needed and were generally happy. Some validity to that too. Two sides to a story.

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    • So I guess my overall question is “is there anything inherently wrong or evil with communism? Or is it just being implemented incorrectly?” Again, I have no dog in the fight, I’m not pro- or anti- Communism or Capitalism. I just cringe when I hear most people argue because more often than not these days, it seems like people on both sides read a headline but not the article, or yell a clever slogan from a bumper sticker, but they actually don’t know shit and haven’t really thought through anything, done their own research, they just go with whatever the mob in their community is screaming. You go down south and it’s MAGA everywhere. Up where I live, it’s all strong anti-Trump rhetoric. But the more I listen and watch all these people, the more I realize I’m surrounded by morons, and questioning if I’m fit for this idiotic and crazy-ass species lmfao.

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    • @MrOracle I’m not debating that it’s been carried out incorrectly, obviously some people wouldn’t try to escape it if it wasn’t uncomfortable or oppressive. And I would love to have those conversations with people who experienced it first hand, the rest of us are all just blowing hot air, really. But my hot air is: does Communism HAVE TO operate like that? Maybe I’m envisioning a more socialist blueprint than communist, but what I’m driving at is the aspect of the government providing for its citizens. I have secondhand accounts of Cubans via my girlfriend, as of about ten years ago I’d say. She lived there with a family for several months. There were definitely drawbacks, like she could use the Internet for like an hour every other day, etc. But the people she lived with and met were all generally very happy. There was virtually no crime, you had a job, just if you were a dentist you still just made like $15 an hour instead of 150K a year. Nobody was starving, everyone had what they technically needed. It was no frills living, but she said it was actually kind of refreshing to get away from the American rat race and slavery to hyperconsumerism. And the people were ok with it, they just wished there was no US embargo so they had access to better goods. They didn’t think Castro was evil, they were glad the Batista regime was overthrown, and they didn’t miss the racism from the lighter skinned Cubans that fled. I’m not saying there aren’t or weren’t problems there, I’m just saying that every story has two sides (three if you count “the truth” in the middle), and I object to the idea that every communist country is a veritable prison camp. I would have thought that years ago because that’s all what a very biased America taught me to believe. Hearing this new side of the story, from people actually there, gave me great pause and made me reevaluate everything I ever thought about it. Remember Castro was a hero to some Cubans. Just depends what you want in life.

    • I think you are describing yourself as a gypsy.

  • Great take! It's very insightful. I really enjoyed reading it

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  • Thanks for that. It's always nice to see commies get their ass whupped.

    Simples...

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    • Like in Vietnam? Or Korea?

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    • Well, since I think everything you say is either a lie or propaganda, it's not unreasonable to point out why you're doing it. Rhetoric for Lefties: Dogwhistles and Bad Faith ↗

    • @goaded appeal to the stone and circular reasoning are not valid arguments.

  • You excluded the biggest all: World War 2. Adolf Hitler did more to battle Communism and Marxism than anyone else.

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  • You really don't want to know about the victims of Fascism, do you?

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    • Present day fascists are DAESH (the Arabic name for ISIS)

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    • What would you say democratic socialism is? Could it be close to a non-authoritarian form of communism?

      I take your point about different types of fascism, but what do they all have in common? "Strong" leaders, and a rigid hierarchy, with winners and losers.

      You're right that not all fascists are racist, but I think you'd have a hard time finding racists who are not fascists.

    • @goaded democratic socialism is leftist but I don’t know if it’s accurate to call it “communism”.

      And yes indeed there are different types of fascism, some are racist and others are not.

  • You left out the alt left's battle for control of the American government. It has been antagonized by support from antifa and the rest of the alt left communist party also known as the Democratic party.

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    • Is stupidity just something that comes with being conservative? Because I hear so many people talk about how the Democrats are communist.

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    • Socialism is when the commanding heights of an economy are nationalized (part or all of financial sector and major industry). That is the minimum standard for being socialist.

      Social Democracy is a capitalist system with a large social safety net &/or government infrastructure.

      In the US, people confuse the two, but Bernie is not a socialist like Eugene V. Debs was. Bernie is really a social democrat (not to be confused with 'democrat' as in member of the Democratic Party). Jill Stein is also not advocating a seizing of the means of production. She's to Bernie's left, but she is also not really a socialist. Her platform is a social democratic one.

      Climate change is going to have to be addressed at some point. As a social democrat and a vegetarian myself, I don't want to point the burden of addressing the problems with meat at consumers like yourself, but at the industry. If they aren't given a mandate to become more sustainable, they won't. I'm no hypocrite, I believe almonds, avocados and other inefficient and problematic produce will need similar controls. We need a sustainable diet. If Americans don't start planning now, we'll face austerity at parody of the Great Depression, or worse, as the decades continue. Our diets have to become smart, scientific, sustainable and safe.

      We need a Green New Deal. What's in it is still up for debate. I understand the frustration of some, who think extra and unrelated things are being packed into the bill. That can still be debated, but environmental matters need a solution that gets action going soon. I would honestly even be in favor of threatening China with sanctions if they refuse to work on their climate responsibilities, as some have feared they might.

      I really don't know what Pakistan or Jews or whiteness have to do with any of this.

    • Apparently you haven't listened to Alexandria Cortez or you would hear her saying Americans are to stupid to not be hypnotized by Jew gold.

      The methane cycle of forming methyl hydrates and them precipitating down to the bottom of the ocean as methonite crystal reduces global warming and is why taxing people for eating meat will do nothing to stop global warming.

      Methonization of municipal waste the same way the Nazis did to coal will provide carbon neutral transportation to the whole world will reduce global green house gas emissions by 18%. Switching to electric cars increases green house gas emissions. 75% of the worlds oxygen is produced by sea algae. The giant swirling islands of garbage in the oceans are choking out most of it and is the foremost cause of global warming. By simply replacing the variable resistors on the power lines with linear drop out voltage regulators we could reduce green house gasses more than removing every car from the road. Right there with no loss of freedom is a 40% reduction in green house gas emissions.

      Picking a bullshit solution for global warming because it supports your beliefs will just crash the economy and take away everyone's freedoms. Take a real scientific approach instead of trying to control everyone else's beliefs. This narcissistic epidemic will drive America into the ground.

  • any form of social order has yet proven to be vulnerable to abuse of bad leadership. we have yet to find one that works. democracy or republic seems to work best right now but we've seen some fuck ups there as well.

    so yeah. critique all you want xD go forth and find a good one then that can't be abused by malevolent people.

    in it's pure form most aren't bad at all. bad people make them bad.

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  • Yup authoritarian governments have been proven over and over to be terrible in practice yet we as a doomed species do it over and over expecting a different result (definition of insanity btw) but the people who actually learn from history must keep kicking commie ass

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  • Great take. I wonder what would have happened if Woodrow Wilson had let Jack Pershing and the American Expeditionary Force fully loose to assist the White Russians as Gen. Pershing had asked instead of just the few thousand at Arkhangelsk and Vladivostok till 1920.

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  • I have trouble believing the Spanish fascists were better than the Spanish communists.

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  • Communism=Nazism. They both have their roots in nineteenth Germany. They are reactions against what is known as Classical Liberalism (voting, democracy, freedom of speech/press, laissez-faire economics). They are collectivist movements, meaning they ask you to subordinate you individualism in favor of something greater , whether it be the nation or the community/society.

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  • We need another great stand today in America and other western countries, to eliminate all the communist subversion that has been destroying our country.

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  • Antifa are today's Brown Shirts. They are what they purport to oppose.

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    • Exactly right. But that is right out of the extremists' propaganda playbook: accuse others of the crimes that you are committing to deflect blame. Sadly, it works on the weak-minded.

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    • @Dargil todays brown shirts are the heavily armed militias who showed up in Charlottesville.

  • Don’t forget the Axis’ great struggle against the Soviets.

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  • I don't hate other political ideology as much as I hate communism. Thank god we got rid of those terrorists.

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  • God. Again. Central Europe, not eastern. Poland, for example, is not eastern, it's central Europe. There is difference!

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    • By the definition used in the UN in their statistics, and by most of Western Europe, Poland (and the Czech Republic) is in fact an Eastern European country.

      Then again, outside of WWI literature, a "Central Europe" isn't really recognized. I think "Central Europe" is largely an attempt by the Eastern Bloc to separate itself from communism after the Soviets fell.

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    • You're certainly a simpleton, I'll give you that.

    • @Praec Thanks. ;-)
      You, on the other hand, are predictable.

  • To be quite honest, I think communism has failed so far mostly because we never reached that phase where the means of production could allow such a post-capitalist society yet, those were desperate people trying to accelerate an utopia they didn't accept they'd not live themselves.

    It doesn't make communism impossible in a future where capital and automation of labor can generate wealth independently from a plethora of activities nowadays still constrained to human labor, but I don't see that day coming while I live and I'm not so sure we could make it there before inequality-fueled collapse while still not owning advanced enough means of productions.

    Marx did a fair diagnosis, but his deterministic stance on mankind's future history gave a lot of false hope.

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  • Germany was defending Europe from the elites and Communism. Good take on the white armies.

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  • I sitll go so far that the WW2 was also caused by communism. From everything I read about what happened right after WW1 it becomes clear that communism has been the catalyst for the follow-up events with everything else being reactionary. Especially in Italy and Germany they tried really hard to push communism rather than letting people create democracies (the current german constitution existed since the mid 19th century and was fought for time and time again to be applied).
    Think of the NSDAP what you want, but they aresimply reactionary. They only gained ground when the left-communist parties went full authoritarian... as they always do.

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    • I doubt your overall comment, but I think the idea that communism (particularly the Russian revolution) had a large effect on the European political landscape isn't wrong.

      For example, in 1918, the UK government extended the right to vote to men aged 21 and over, and some women over 30, a step in the right direction.

      Italy's fear of revolution turned them towards Mussolini's Fascist Party, but they didn't start the war.

      Weimar Germany was democratic and relatively stable in the mid 1920's, until the Great Depression (so you could also argue the US was the cause of the rise of the Nazis and, hence, WWII).

  • Interesting, I think it should be known that the idea of Marxism was never how it was really implemented but good take

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  • I agree. People over the last 100 years were very evil and injustice prevailed on Earth.

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  • Wow , I didn’t have so much information about this but thanks to you now I have

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  • Forgot the the biggest fighter of all: Hitler.

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  • Very well written.

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  • It doesn't work and never will

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  • Interesting mytake, thanks for sharing!

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  • whats the question dillweed?

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    • You’re new to this site, so your ignorance is understandable. This is not a question, it’s an article.

  • Good shit mane

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  • Love it

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