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Gulag hunger

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Some people think I’m exaggerating or joking when I say that the left, even in the UK and the US, will put outspoken right-wingers in gulags given half a chance. But I’m not. At least, I sometimes am joking or exaggerating, but I do think that gulags are the end-point of hard leftism in the […]

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Quote of the Day

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From Wood Elf in the comments: I actually did that ! Well, not as much seize the means of production, but rather, through work and thrift over 25 years I bought the means of production. And now this little person is the sole owner of his very own furniture workshop, full of machines and high […]

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Quote of the Day

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Aaron Lake Smith: The Soviet Union, it must be remembered, was a regime founded by freelance writers and editors. In other words, a nightmare. Nice. And there’s more: Pamphleteers, autodidactic theoreticians, critics, publishers of small journals, hot-­take artists, takedown artists, and failed poets who’d reinvented themselves as labor organizers—fractious and at constant war with one […]

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The Tiananmen massacre

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Communists are great people, aren’t they? Here’s a declassified cable from a British diplomat describing what happened (at least according to his sources) in Tiananmen Square in 1989: 5. FACT. ON ARRIVAL AT TIANANMEN TROOPS FROM SMR [Shenyang Military Region] HAD SEPARATED STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS. STUDENTS UNDERSTOOD THEY WERE GIVEN ONE HOUR TO LEAVE SQUARE […]

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The restaurant at the end of society

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Here’s the idiot millenial view of communism in a nutshell: https://twitter.com/evan_welch/status/995746783048404992 Except that it turns out that the restaurant has no food. And everyone gets locked in, then rival packs form and fight for dominance, and before too long some people have been killed or enslaved by the others, and some are being eaten. That’s […]

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Quote of the Day

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Jim again, from the comments: I’m convinced that the fall of the Eastern Bloc is responsible for a lot of this. I think a lot of the people who like controlling other people, who don’t really care what the ideology is they have to espouse, just that espousing it puts them in charge of other […]

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One club to rule them all

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There was a discussion a while ago on Orphans of Liberty — can’t find the exact post any more — about thinking up a new name for the left. Personally I quite like ‘clubmen’, because basically leftists want their little club to rule the world. That’s actually how Lenin and the Bolsheviks thought, they saw […]

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Quote of the day

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From Sam in the comments: In addition to what you’ve mentioned I think the reason for a lot of the downplay is that Communism is on the “other” side, and that the Left reflexively defends and gravitates towards anything Anti-Western/American/Conservative.   It’s the mark of a simple mind (and something I see from the Right […]

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They walk among us

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So why is it millenials know nothing at all about the atrocities and disasters of Communism? Some Conservatives have complained that it’s because the schools are not teaching it. Students know all about the dangers of Nazism, but they have a vague, rosy-tinted impression of Communism, because the schools, and the culture at large, tell […]

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Also sound familiar?

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Recently I blogged about the bungled attempted assassination of Trotsky that took place in Mexico in 1940, a few months before the successful one happened. It was both incompetent and nasty, so much so that it would make a good comedy along the lines of The Death of Stalin. There’s a lot more to this […]