Category: Communism

Mass Indoctrination via Google

One of the supposed “horrors” of communism was its use of mass indoctrination. Vast captive populations, trapped behind the Iron Curtain, were subjected to relentless mind control, turning them into good, loyal, empty-headed commie robots. Communist propaganda blared from every side: newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, billboards, public loudspeakers, […]

Nazi victims of communism II

In today’s Bulgaria there are at least two national monuments to “victims of communism” as well as a memorial website. In addition, there is an official Day of Homage and Gratitude to the Victims of the Communist Regime. It turns out that many of these victims were Nazi […]

Nazi victims of communism

From time to time you hear about so-called memorials to the “victims of communism.” Such monuments have been established in various countries and apparently now Canada is considering one. I have never heard of a memorial to the victims of capitalism, or to the victims of Western colonialism […]

Left Anticommunism as Self-Mutilation

The left today is as anticommunist as the right, maybe even more so. This may be surprising. After all, the left, by definition, is the political movement to overthrow class society — and thus capitalism — and establish a world based on equality. One would think that communism […]

Capitalism as a Totalitarian System

In an interesting article entitled “Popular Culture as a Weapon of Mass Distortion” the author points out: Although the term “propaganda” is often associated with so-called “undemocratic totalitarian systems”  … the extent of propaganda in the so-called “civilized and free democratic world” has actually reached an exponent much […]

Communist Underwear vs Capitalist Butt Floss

While writing my book on the anticommunist black legend, I have been collecting examples of “everyday anticommunism.” These are the commonplace references to communism that pop up everywhere, all the time, even in discussions that have nothing to do with communism. The power of everyday commonplaces is that […]

Capitalism is a parasite on communism

I was happy to see an outright defense of communism (at least philosophical communism) in the conventional left magazine Counterpunch. The author, Chris Wright, makes a number of good points: Communism is the foundation of all human sociability. Communism is the raw material of sociality: a recognition of […]