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2017/05/01

Communists disguise their genocide of the masses far better than the Nazis did.  In fact, the victims of communism are clearly disproportionately misrepresented in dogmatically entrenched, pro-Communist academia, mass media, entertainment industries and other propaganda outlets.

 It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. Voltaire

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Published on May 1, 2017

When people think of humanity’s greatest evils, why is “communism” rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager’s account of communism’s horrific legacy.

Script:

When people describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, why is it that they use the terms “Nazi” or “fascist,” but almost never “communist?” Given the unparalleled amount of human suffering communists have caused, why is “communist” so much less a term of revulsion than “Nazi?”

Communists killed 70 million people in China, more than 20 million people in the Soviet Union (not including about 5 million Ukrainians), and almost one out of every three Cambodians. And communists enslaved entire nations in Russia, Vietnam, China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba and much of Central Asia. They ruined the lives of well over a billion people. So, why doesn’t communism have the same terrible reputation as Nazism?

Reason Number 1: There is, simply put, widespread ignorance of the communist record. Whereas both right and left loathe Nazism and teach its evil history, the left – and I’m talking about the left, not traditional liberals like Harry Truman or John F. Kennedy – has never loathed communism. And since the left dominates academia, almost no one teaches communism’s evil history.

Reason Number 2: The Nazis carried out the Holocaust. Nothing matches the Holocaust for pure evil. The rounding up of virtually every Jewish man, woman, child, and baby on the European continent and sending them to die is unprecedented and unparalleled. The communists killed far more people than the Nazis, but never matched the Holocaust in the systemization of genocide. The uniqueness of the Holocaust and the enormous attention rightly paid to it have helped ensure that Nazism has a worse name than communism.

Reason Number 3: Communism is based on nice sounding theories; Nazism isn’t. It’s based on heinous sounding theories. Intellectuals in general – including, of course, the intellectuals who write history – are seduced by words – so much so, that they deem actions as less significant than words. For that reason, they haven’t focused nearly as much attention on the horrific actions of communists as they have on the horrific actions of the Nazis. They dismiss the evils of communists as perversions of “true communism.” But they regard Nazi atrocities (correctly) as the logical and inevitable results of Nazism.

Reason Number 4: Germans have thoroughly exposed the evils of Nazism, have taken responsibility for them, and have attempted to atone for them. Russians have not done anything similar regarding Lenin’s or Stalin’s horrors. To the contrary, Lenin, the father of Soviet communism, is still widely venerated in Russia. And as regards Stalin, as University of London Russian historian Donald Rayfield puts it, “People still deny, by assertion or implication, Stalin’s holocaust.” Even less so has China exposed the greatest mass murderer and enslaver of them all, Mao Zedong. Mao remains revered in China. Every Chinese currency note has his picture on it. Until Russia and China – and Vietnam, and Cuba, and North Korea – acknowledge the evils their countries committed under communism, communism’s evils will remain less known than the evils of the German state under Hitler.

For the complete script, visit Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?

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Ideological hazard: Does it beg the question to ask, Why Isn’t Islam as Hated as Nazism?

Institutions systematically direct individual memory and channel our perceptions into forms compatible with the relations they authorize. They fix processes that are essentially dynamic, they hide their influence, and they rouse our emotions to a standardized pitch on standardized issues. Add to all this that they endow themselves with rightness and send their mutual corroboration cascading through all the levels of our information system. … For us, the hope of intellectual independence is to resist, and the necessary first step in resistance is to discover how the institutional grip is laid upon our mind. –Mary Douglas, How Institutions Think (1987)

Some estimates:

61,911,000  Murdered: The Soviet Communist Gulag State
35,236,000 Murdered: The Communist Chinese
20,946,000 Murdered: The Nazi State Genocide
10,214,000  Murdered: The Hitler’s Depraved Nationalist Regime
5,964,000   Murdered: Hirohito‘s Japanese Militarism
2,035,000   Murdered: The Khmer Rouge Socialist/Communist Cambodian Purges
1,883,000   Murdered: Turkey Military’s Genocidal Purges
1,670,000   Murdered: The Communist Vietnamese War State
1,585,000   Murdered: Polish/Ukrainian Ethnic Cleansing
1,503,000   Murdered: The Pakistani Cutthroat State Democide
1,072,000   Murdered: Tito’s Communist Slaughterhouse
1,663,000  Murdered? Communist North Korea
1,417,000   Murdered? Barbarous Mexican cartels
1,066,000  Murdered? Feudal Russia
1,342.035,312 Pres-natals Murdered? since 1980? Worldwide

See also

Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Was Worse?

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Although our modern socialists’ promise of greater freedom is genuine and sincere, in recent years observer after observer has been impressed by the unforeseen consequences of socialism, the extraordinary similarity in many respects of the conditions under ‘communism’ and ‘fascism’. As the writer Peter Drucker expressed it in 1939,

‘the complete collapse of the belief in the attainability of freedom and equality through Marxism has forced Russia to travel the same road toward a totalitarian society of unfreedom and inequality which Germany has been following. Not that communism and fascism are essentially the same. Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion, and it has proved as much an illusion in Russia as in pre-Hitler Germany.

No less significant is the intellectual outlook of the rank and file in the communist and fascist movements in Germany before 1933. The relative ease with which a young communist could be converted into a Nazi or vice versa was well known, best of all to the propagandists of the two parties. The communists and Nazis clashed more frequently with each other than with other parties simply because they competed for the same type of mind and reserved for each other the hatred of the heretic. Their practice showed how closely they are related. To both, the real enemy, the man with whom they had nothing in common, was the liberal of the old type. While to the Nazi the communist and to the communist the Nazi, and to both the socialist, are potential recruits made of the right timber, they both know that there can be no compromise between them and those who really believe in individual freedom. What is promised to us as the Road to Freedom is in fact the Highroad to Servitude. For it is not difficult to see what must be the consequences when democracy embarks upon a course of planning. The goal of the planning will be described by some such vague term as ‘the general welfare’. There will be no real agreement as to the ends to be attained, and the effect of the people’s agreeing that there must be central planning, without agreeing on the ends, will be rather as if a group of people were to commit themselves to take a journey together without agreeing where they want to go: with the result that they may all have to make a journey which most of them do not want at all.

— F A Hayek The Road to Serfdom (May, 1945 Reader’s Digest Condensed Version)

There are two ways to be fooled.  One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.   ~ Soren Kierkegaard


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