Monday, July 06, 2009

Reliving Mistakes

Neil D. over at Harry's Place takes issue with the claim that Communism is mankind's "greatest mistake." But, he writes,
What makes communism interesting, is that despite the clear evidence it was an anti-human ideology in all its expressed forms, intelligent people still defend it, act as apologists for it, and waste their lives playing about in tiny communist sects.

1 comment:

PG said...

I thought one of the commenters made a fair point: "why is it that as a small ‘c’ communist, I’m supposed to junk my ideology because of the purges, even though I’ve no belief in Leninist political systems whatsoever, whereas all you capitalists are given a pass on fascism, imperialism, World War One etc?"

So long as communist sects stay tiny, I don't think there's a problem. It's when they get large enough that the tools of totalitarianism become necessary for maintaining order that the gulags and brainwashing are inherent to Communism.