Category: Communism

How Stasi was the Stasi?

The popular 2006 film The Lives of Others portrays communist East Germany (the German Democratic Republic) as a grim Orwellian regime of totalitarian surveillance, where secret police in headphones sit hour after hour listening in on people’s most private lives.  It is often claimed that in East Germany one […]

Helpful tips for anticommunists

This classic originally by J. Slavinski. 1. Constantly insist that Marxism is discredited, outdated, and totally dead and buried. Then proceed to build a lucrative career on beating that supposedly ‘dead’ horse for the rest of your working life. 2. Remember, any unnatural death that occurs under a ‘Communist’ regime […]

Fidel Castro as tyrant

“Let’s avoid shilly-shallying back and forth between hailing the Comandante as ‘Heroic Guerrilla’ and decrying another God That Failed.  Fidel Castro was a tyrant who directed a police state.  He was also a superb revolutionary leader, not just early on but throughout his exceedingly long, productive life, and […]

Seize the day!

Ten thousand years is too long. Seize the day! Seize the hour! —Mao Zedong Communism has functioned as one of history’s great energizing ideals. Enormous numbers of people have mobilized and sacrificed to pursue this ideal. Communism has deep roots in our human nature. Roots in empathy, which […]