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    It should be obvious that I'm not a Communist, but one thing that irks me is how little people know of the Communist ideology, yet are willing to attach everything they don't like with it. Many Fox News hosts and ultra conservatives are guilty of this. Anything that isn't a 100% conservative stance is instantly seen as communistic. Why is this?

    I'll admit the Communist Manifesto is hard to get through, but it's a great start to at least understanding where many radical Leftists come from. Capital is another book to start with, and both are written by Karl Marx. I've also entertained myself by reading Leftist forums to see their side of the debate on many issues.

    I wasn't converted to Communism by learning about it, but I found it extremely interesting and enlightening. So why is everyone against learning about it? Are they afraid they might agree with it? That last one was actually a fear of mine.

    So what do you guys think?
    I am a centrist moderate social libertarian.

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    I have recently converted to liberalism, but I'm not sure I want to become a Communist. Tell me, is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    I have recently converted to liberalism, but I'm not sure I want to become a Communist. Tell me, is there a difference?
    The communists kill less third-worlders. You can read about this period of darkness here.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econom...nion#Stalinism
    Last edited by Burz; Apr 23 2013 at 09:53 PM.
    A misgoverned country attacking a well-governed country will go to ruin, and a wicked country attacking an upright country will go to ruin. Han Fei

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    I have recently converted to liberalism, but I'm not sure I want to become a Communist. Tell me, is there a difference?
    Liberalism is the vehicle.

    Communism is the destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    I have recently converted to liberalism, but I'm not sure I want to become a Communist. Tell me, is there a difference?
    Liberalism is the vehicle.

    Communism is the destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burz View Post
    The communists kill less third-worlders. You can read about this period of darkness here.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econom...nion#Stalinism
    I understand that Communists in the past have killed millions of people, and yet Communists claim that all past instances of Communism are not true Communism, and we should give them another chance to prove themselves.

    As a recently converted liberal, I am confused by this argument. Is it my role as a liberal to be totally blind to the evils of Communism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrogynousMale View Post
    It should be obvious that I'm not a Communist, but one thing that irks me is how little people know of the Communist ideology, yet are willing to attach everything they don't like with it. Many Fox News hosts and ultra conservatives are guilty of this. Anything that isn't a 100% conservative stance is instantly seen as communistic. Why is this?

    I'll admit the Communist Manifesto is hard to get through, but it's a great start to at least understanding where many radical Leftists come from. Capital is another book to start with, and both are written by Karl Marx. I've also entertained myself by reading Leftist forums to see their side of the debate on many issues.

    I wasn't converted to Communism by learning about it, but I found it extremely interesting and enlightening. So why is everyone against learning about it? Are they afraid they might agree with it? That last one was actually a fear of mine.

    So what do you guys think?
    Communism did throw out some good ideas, however much of it goes hard against human nature, no one has really gotten it to work. The reality is, capitalism salted with a few grains of communism or socialism is a pretty good way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    I have recently converted to liberalism, but I'm not sure I want to become a Communist. Tell me, is there a difference?
    For some reason, I don't believe you. You've always been extremely conservative to me.
    I am a centrist moderate social libertarian.

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    I understand that my role as a liberal is to denounce capitalism while simulatenously enjoying its benefits such as iphones and Starbucks coffee. Is that more or less accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    I understand that Communists in the past have killed millions of people, and yet Communists claim that all past instances of Communism are not true Communism, and we should give them another chance to prove themselves.

    As a recently converted liberal, I am confused by this argument. Is it my role as a liberal to be totally blind to the evils of Communism?
    The question is, did communism fail or did people exploit the system. The fact no one has really gotten it to work as advertised shows there are weaknesses in the philosophy we may never overcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    As a recently converted liberal, I am confused by this argument. Is it my role as a liberal to be totally blind to the evils of Communism?
    Look, I subscribe to formulae, not ideologies.
    A misgoverned country attacking a well-governed country will go to ruin, and a wicked country attacking an upright country will go to ruin. Han Fei

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