The Hypocrisy of Communism: From Revolution to Implementation

The Hypocrisy of Communism
Why are so many people blind to the appalling history of communism emanating from the likes of Trotsky, Stalin, Castro, and, the biggest mass murderer of all time, Mao Tse Tung? This blindness prevents them from seeing the now blindingly obvious creep of this failed political philosophy into the British Labour Party, openly espoused by their Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and increasingly enacted by the bully boys of Momentum. The concept of the Brown Shirts from the 1930s are amongst us again with Momentum’s totalitarian views and actions as exposed a couple of days ago in the London Evening Standard.
More needs to be “pushed” into the Twittersphere to expose and inform the gullible about the complete lack of evidence for any success of communist regimes who often begin their infiltration of society in the guise of socialism, (just as Momentum are doing with their supposed care about housing) and this Reblog of an outstanding summary of the Hypocrisy of Communism caught my eye a few days back. The author has done a good job of encapsulating the sorry history of this type of politics and how those perpetrating it have no care for social justice as opposed to a long term search for total power.

Steel and Stylus

What always struck me about communism was the blatant hypocrisy of the revolutionaries and leaders; instead of building examples of Marxist and communist economies, societies and governments they were more interested in imposing communism on the masses. This created the need for a centralized, totalitarian government that could crack down on the people. The biggest, glaring example of communist hypocrisy is the roles revolutionaries and communists always assume they deserve: some sort of commune leader, commissar, re-education minister or another “soft” job. Nobody wants to work 16 hours on a collective farm, break their body down in a mine shaft, or even machine parts critical to the infrastructure and military components of state and society.

I want to work for 16 hours in a gulag… Wait, what?!

This can be seen in Russia and the USSR and in many other communist movements. One example would be Leon Trotsky: with no…

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  1. “All men are created equal, but some are more Equal than others”

    I guess it is going to go down in history as a noble but flawed and ultimately failed political experiment. The problem of course is human nature, those that determine that we should all be equal ultimately aspire to benefit above others. Basically we are all capitalists but some of us just forget it for a while!

    I have always been fascinated by the concept of equality, the story of the Diggers and the Levellers in 17th century England (sort of proto-communists) has always been an interesting subject for study for me. Noble ambitions that never became corrupted because as a movement it didn’t last long enough for any of its leaders to become corrupted!

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    • “Noble”, a strange word to use, but ….. to be fair Marx would almost certainly not have approved of the excesses of Stalin and Mao for example. Diggers and Levellers had a focus on things like universal suffrage, religious freedom, and other political development, and as you say didn’t descend into the cesspit of corruption and excessive personal power. I do have empathy with a few more socialist ideals just as state control of rail, water, utilities and healthcare, but I never see any practical details of how to get these things going. My personal experiences of British Steel are extremely negative politically, but it’s often forgotten that the rot began during Wilson government. Strangely Nepal has become completely ruled by successive communist governments for the past 10+ years and is rotten to the core with unbridled corruption. How one party can call themselves the Maoist Party in this day and age and get gullible people to vote for them staggers me!

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      • I think that is called electoral manipulation!

        Equality is a noble idea I believe even if not practical or achievable.

        I have always admired Oliver Cromwell, he didn’t agree with the extremism of the Levellers and the Diggers and didn’t allow the English revolution to descend into corruption and brutality and bloodshed (King Charles might not agree of course). The French flirted with proto-communist ideas and look what happened there.

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        • Hmm, I suppose I believe in “limited equality”.

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        • About 35 years ago I did “follow” a socialist ideal ….. until British Steel collapsed around me. One of the things I advocated via the classic Letters to The Times, was a National job ranking scheme. Hard to explain in a comment, but somehow we nationally decide what is the most valuable job in Britain based on training needed, skill level, etc. Then down down down to the lowest ranked job, but only inside nationalised industries including healthcare. So top might be neurosurgeon, lower down nurse, lower down refuse collector etc. I am not making a personal view of ANY job merely describing a process. But equality can align with rights and obligations, but not with reward and value to society coming from expertise and availability of replacement.

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        • It is called job evaluation but who decides which job is more valuable to society than another? Is a neurosurgeon more valuable than a street cleaner? A neurosurgeon is only valuable to a handful of brain sick people, a street cleaner’s job benefits millions of people daily!
          I watched an episode of Question Time recently when there was a debate about whether the job of a check out person is more or less valuable than a warehouse operative even though the warehouse operative gets paid more. Interesting stuff! And so we get back to communism where jobs are essentially about equal value not about unequal levels of ability.

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        • That was always the rub, but my advocacy of a national scheme exposed the impossibility of it all. I worked in Job Evaluation at the time where unions and management determined the criteria but the rows in the pub were stratospheric!

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        • My rubbing today is paintwork Brian!

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  2. Dr. B, I’ve experienced the evils of communism first-hand: groupthink, equalism, negation of the talented in favor of the mediocre.

    In other words, I worked in a Liberal Arts Department as an English teacher.

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    • Well that’s classic! Dress it up as anything but Communism including socialism, liberalism and many other isms. Bring in political correctness, no-platforming, and calling everyone who disagrees with you a fascist. Find a gullible group (feminists) to recruit to the cause and pretend you are acting for the masses. Fill the universities with left leaning academics, rewrite history …… ho hum!

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