I was reading an article today about Communism in
China and how, on the 90th anniversary of the formation of ’s Communist party, there is still a big debate on whether or not the government should become more Democratic. So that got me to thinking: why the hell are there still people in Western civilization that think Communism is a good thing? China
How many truly Communist countries do we have on the planet today? A handful, maybe. Off the top of my head I can think of
China (of course), Cuba, , and North Korea (?). Only one of those countries is actually successful, and it’s because that country has become more capitalistic over time. Vietnam
The Chinese government censors the internet, stages brutal crack-downs on dissidents, and actually places child-bearing limits on families. The worst part is that many, many Chinese citizens have been conditioned to believe that all of the shit the government does is for their own good, that chaos would reign if
were democratic. They’re even conditioned to believe that the students that were ground under the tanks at China Tiananmen Square were violent political revolutionaries that were gloriously quelled by the valiant Chinese military.
And lets not forget the actual abject failures in Communist experiments. It’s not like the
Soviet Union was an economic powerhouse in which the people were finally treated equally and fairly. Stalin saw to that.
So isn’t it purely fucking nuts that there are people living in Western civilization that still think Communism is a good idea? What’s the definition of insanity that people keep throwing around? “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”?
What gets me is that Communists seem to think that the “government,” is some sort of benevolent entity that is separate from humanity that will be fair and just if we would only give it enough power over society. They seem to ignore the fact that government is just another institution of humans, and humans, as we know, are very prone to greed and corruption.
So why do they think that humans who participate in government will be any more just than humans who participate in corporations? We’ve seen plenty of scandals from our government officials, so why do they pretend that government would somehow be different simply because it has more control? Or will an American Communist government function because Americans are better people who aren’t hungry for power? I seriously doubt that.
All it takes is one chairman, one comrade that doesn’t believe in things like human rights to gain power and then all is lost. No matter where you go, people are all the same and are subject to the same temptations inherent to wealth and power.
Given the numerous examples of how Communism has failed on an epic scale, isn’t it kind of retarded that there are still people who cling hope to that asinine form of society?