Category: Communism

Capitalism is poison for the human spirit

Here is a good article on neoliberalism and mental health, although I would say “capitalism and the human spirit.” The basic point is that capitalism creates a world that tears down the human spirit at the same time it destroys human community. Spirit and community go together and […]

Counter-revolution is a constant threat

Many leftists, including revolutionary leftists, don’t seem to understand that all revolutions must deal with counter-revolution. All communist revolutions were under deadly assault from the very beginning. This assault continued without let up throughout their entire existence. This is the reality of all revolutions. They are never left […]

North Korea’s economy is better than you think

One of the stock accusations against communism is that it inevitably results in economic disaster, delivering only poverty and famine to its captive populations. The shelves of stores are perpetually bare; people wait in line all day for meager rations; life is reduced to a scramble for bare […]

The Gulag Archipelago

It is hard to overestimate the degree to which the term “Gulag” has become an integral part of the anticommunist horror story. Much of this can be traced back to the Russian writer Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his novels One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch and, especially, […]

Everyday Anticommunism (Again)

Following up on my last post, still another everyday anticommunist insinuation from the Netflix comedy series GLOW. A minor character, who is supposed to be a Jewish refugee from the Soviet Union, says: “In Russia, only thing they hate more than homosexual is Jew.” Well, this is outrageous […]

Everyday Anticommunism

The most effective way to indoctrinate people is to insinuate the desired ideas and attitudes into everyday discourse. Anticommunism pops up absolutely everywhere in a relentless drip, drip, drip of  negative thoughts and images. Each drip may be small, but the result is a steady accumulation in the […]