For leftards, the ends always justify the means.
So here we have another proglodyte spreading lies and misinformation as a means to his ends.
Far-left website SalonÂ published a stunning defense of communismÂ on Sunday, revealing what it claims are seven “huge misconceptions” about communism and capitalism.
AuthorÂ Jesse MyersonÂ pushed backÂ at the claim that communism has killed as many as 110 million people. Using “The Five” host Greg Gutfeld as an example,Â Myerson sought to clarify details about the slaughter that occurred under Stalin and Mao:
In declaring this, Gutfeld and his ilk insult the suffering of the millions of people who died under Stalin, Mao, and other 20thÂ Century Communist dictators. (Hitler was a socialist too!) Â Making up a big-sounding number of people and chalking their deaths up to some abstract “communism” is no way to enact a humanistic commitment to victims of human rights atrocities.
For one thing, a large number of the people killed under Soviet communism weren’t the kulaks everyone pretends to care about butÂ themselves communists. Stalin, in his paranoid cruelty, not only hadÂ RussianÂ revolutionaryÂ leadersÂ assassinated andÂ executed, but indeed exterminated entire communist parties. These people weren’t resisting having their property collectivized; they were committed to collectivizing property. It is also worth remembering that the Soviets had to fight a revolutionary war –Â against, among others, the USÂ – which, as the American Revolution is enough to show, doesn’t mainly consist of group hugs. They also faced (and heroically defeated) the Nazis, who were not an ocean away, but right on their doorstep.
Additionally,Â Myerson saidÂ that the Great Chinese Famine was the most “horrifying episode in 20th century official communism.” However, the main reason for the deaths of tens of millions of people was Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.” It was a “disastrous combination of applied pseudoscience, stat-juking, and political persecution designed to transform China into an industrial superpower in the blink of an eye.”
So why are the deaths under the Great Chinese Famine not fully the fault of policies implemented under communism?
“Famine is not a uniquely ‘left-wing’ problem,” Myerson wrote.
That’s why a capitalist system can always feed its people. And that’s why here are always shortages and famine under communism. Then it becomes our problem because its up to us to bail them out, like we bail out north Korea. Some logic, that.
Another popular “misconception” many people have is the assumption that “21st century American communism would resemble 20th century Soviet and Chinese horrors,” the article stated.
Communism is more of an “aspiration, not an immediately achievable state,”Â Myerson wrote. “It, like democracy and libertarianism, is utopian in that it constantly strives toward an ideal, in its case the non-ownership of everything and the treatment of everything – including culture, people’s time, the very act of caring, and so forth – as dignified and inherently valuable rather than as commodities that can be priced for exchange.”
Because of the various technological and social advances made in the last century, “we could expect an approach to communism beginning here and now to be far more open, humane, democratic, participatory and egalitarian than the Russian and Chinese attempts managed.”
Here’s to wishful thinking that communism in America wouldn’t end as bloody and tragically as it has in every single instance throughout history?
If you aren’t too frustrated already, read the rest of Myerson’s defense of communism and criticism of capitalismÂ here.