Why Should We Reject Communism

  • Author: The-world
  • Editor: Jenny Ball

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Motives are much less important than the behavior. We all know this: If someone has good intentions, but treats people badly, those good intentions mean nothing. As it is with individuals, so it is with governments. Capitalism might sound less noble than Communism—the individual reaches success to the best of one’s abilities (that’s capitalism) versus everyone shares “everything” equally (that’s communism). But it is the capitalism that has brought about freedom, which alone has lifted millions from poverty while the communism has kept millions impoverished and their freedom deprived without exception.

Communism, whatever its claimed intentions to be, leads to evil. Yet, increasingly, people either ignore or deny the evil of this ideology, which, within a period of only 70 years, created modern totalitarianism and deprived more people of human rights, and tortured and killed more people than any ideology in history.

Communist China is a prime example of evil, and a prime example of what communism will bring to this world. They are against every virtue of human society. From culture revolution to the genocide of Uighur community, the killing and the prosecution have never been stopped. They are responsible for plotting against western countries by releasing virus that made from Wuhan military lab. They have become the most major threat of mankind in history. And this is all due to the communism and the ignorance of the western society.

What does the latter mean? There are two types. One is ignorance: People simply don’t know the truth about communism and the CCP. The second is willful blindness: People know the truth but choose to ignore it because the horrible truth is too painful to confront.

Given the grieved state of our educational system, we can assume that most people fall into the first category. They truly do not know. So let me offer some facts. But before I do it, I need to address another question: Why is it important that everyone know what communism has been doing? Here are three reasons:

First, we have a moral obligation to the victims of communism – not to forget them. Just as Americans have a moral obligation to remember the victims of slavery, we have the same obligation to the victims of communism, especially those numeral millions who were murdered.

Second, the best way to prevent an evil from reoccurring is to confront it regardless its horror. The fact that many people today, especially young people, refer communism as a viable option for modern society, shows that they don’t understand the bottomless ethics of communism. Therefore, instead of the fear, they long for communism. It means this evil could happen again. Why? That brings us to reason number three.

The oligarchs of communist regimes and the vast number of people who assist them in torture, enslave, and murder were almost common people. Of course, some were psychopaths, but most were normal. It means that any society—including freedom ones—could progress into communism or analogous evil in whatever names.

Here are the figures of people murdered by communist regime in China: 65 million, which is only conservative numbers. And, of course, these numbers do not describe the suffering endured by hundreds of millions of people who survived: the systematic stripping people of their right to speak freely, to worship freely, to start a business, or even to travel without a party permission; non-communist judiciary or media simply no existing; the poverty in nearly all communist countries; the imprisonment of vast numbers of people; and, let not forget the trauma suffered by the hundreds of millions of friends and relatives of the murdered and imprisoned. These numbers do not tell Mao Zedong’s regular use of hideous tortures to punish opponents and decedents and to intimidate the public. The Book of Psalms states: “Those of you who love God must hate evil.” If you do not believe in God, here’s another way of putting it: “Those of you who love people must hate evil. If you do not hate communism, you don’t care about love.

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