Short one today.
I’ve been listening to The Gulag Archipelago on Audible. I have to do it in bits and pieces with frequent breaks because my imagination is too good at turning the words of the narrator into an emotional visceral gut-punch of the true horror that lies behind them. I can only take so much at a time.
Too much darkness even for me.
So folk wanting to try to “sell” me on Communism/Socialism can just kiss right off. Doesn’t matter if this was “true socialism” or not. Doesn’t matter how you try to define “true Marxism” to make it “not this.” What matters is that every time folk selling Marxism to the masses gain power you end up with horrors like this.
Every. Damn. Time.
It has been said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Well, that’s neither a legally nor medically valid definition, but there is an element of truth to it. If you keep insisting on doing the same thing, which has always had the same results, and are all “This time for sure”, then there is something deeply, seriously wrong with you.
So take your socialism/communism, fold it so it’s all sharp corners, cover it in capsaicin oil, and shove it where the sun never shines.
That is all.
3 thoughts on “Again with the “Not True Marxism”.”
Unfortunate that we keep having to learn this lesson.
There is only one type of socialism that has worked, and that’s not the Marxist kind. (The Christian kind works, for very specific reasons.) And even it only works in certain circumstances.
I bought a paperback copy of the first volume of Gulag Archipelago in the mid-1970’s when I was in college. I was a science fiction fan then, and it’s not a long leap from science fiction to horror, starting with Lovecraft and on through Stephen King which I had actually found to be kind of boring Movies like the Exorcist were shocking and gross but didn’t leave a deep impression. The Gulag Archipelago was the first, and only book that gave me nightmares. Over time I decided that it did so because it was real, the events, the brutality really happened and WAS STILL HAPPENING and that a tyranny that was out to conquer the world was perpetrating it. And these Marxists are telling the same workers’ paradise lies that the Soviets and Maoists told and they’ll murder millions, just as the Soviets and Maoists did. Maoists still do.