Will The Red Scare Ever Be Over

4 thoughts on “Will The Red Scare Ever Be Over”

  1. “which as a whole was working fine”

    Which system were you talking about that is “working fine”?

    Because the Cuban system wasn’t and isn’t, neither were the Soviet or Vietnamese, North Korea is still in a mess because of communism. It seems to me that the only countries that got out of the Cold War intact were capitalistic countries. Sure Capitalism isn’t perfect, but it’s a whole heck of a lot better than socialism.

    Also, I’m wondering what you mean when you say “true communism hasn’t ever been tried”
    According to Merriam-Webster: Communism is “a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production.” Now that sounds like the Soviet Union to me.

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    1. I respectfully disagree with you about what system is better. Those places aren’t a mess because of communism, they’re a mess because the rest of the world sanctions them and hurts their ability to prosper. True communism or socialism has never been practiced in reality. The soviet union, north korea, and cuba were are all inspired by Marxist ideas, yes, but none of them ever became real socialist states.

      If you read Marx’s original writings, he said nothing about totalitarian systems… That kind of definition didn’t pop up until the 20th century. Stalin’s legacy was distorting the reality from what communism is and what state capitalism is.

      All past countries who said they are “communist” throughout history, were actually “state capitalist.” Both capitalists (who were discrediting socialism during the red scare) and communists (who don’t know enough about what they’re doing) made this such a confusing topic… True socialism has nothing to do with oppression, or a single party being in ultimate control.

      I hope this clears that up a bit. Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Socialism and communism mean basically the same thing now. Some would say socialism is more of a reformers word… like a democratic socialist. And they would say that a communist wants fundamental change… like a violent or radical revolution.

        You really would have to read into the history of the ideology in order to understand it completely for yourself. Basically, the original writers of socialism– Marx and Engels– defined it like this: “Socialism is a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of a Communist state”

        So under that definition, you can argue that some states like the North Korea, Cuba and the USSR were only their way to becoming a socialist country… but they never achieved any real communism — political parties have just used the name of the working class to exploit the people even more.

        The main thing to think about is oppression. If someone is working for someone else to make themselves money, then they are being oppressed or exploited. Communists hope to destroy that oppression by putting the mass of workers in control of the work place and then society — not the owners of the companies like the CEO’s and shareholders.

        Hope that clears that up!

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