Why do Socialists & Communists ignore history?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    False premise.

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  • 4 months ago

    Socialism in any of its forms is a cop out. It says to me that poeple have decided to surrender their individualism to the “group” and let someone else call the shots. Instead of making the decision to make changes to society yourself, you’re letting someone else do it.

    Socialism is never fair. There are the haves and the have nots just like under Capitalism but to a greater degree. It sure seemed that the Politburo and members of the party got the perks in the USSR. Castro and Cronies seemed to have had a pretty good life while the country crumbled, and Chavez, Maduro and the power elite in Venezuela, I’m sure, did/do not suffer from the empty shelves in one of the most resource rich countries in the world. The upper crust under Socialism never do.

    Just read the other day that Mao has a solid gold statue dedicated to him after he built innumerable residences that he never used and starved tens of millions of his fellow countrymen while giving the food to anyone that wanted to ask for it.

    Socialism with a healthy dose of Capitalism mixed in seems to be doing good things for some of the citizens of former Socialist countries and will probably continue as long the leaders (ex. Putin) can give up some of the power.

    The Democratic party in the US continues to insist that Democratic Socialism will work, but anytime the government tries to run things it will fail: bureaucracies are not efficient. England tried it and gave it up. Privatization did not solve the ills of English society and they seem to be doing better being less socialistic. I see the United States going to the thinking that government can do a better job than I can of running my life. It will be the downfall of the US system.

    If poeple cared as much for their fellow man as they do for themselves then socialism might work. Human nature seems to show that except for isolated instances and groups we tend to put ourselves first which just means that you elect those that you think will do what is good for you and not good for the whole.

    As folks in the world become more “me” oriented I don’t see that happening and we will continue to try these social engineering experiments that don’t work and tend to become despotic in nature and to foster corruption

  • Chris
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Socialists don't ignore the fact that the average Conservative is spending over one hundred dollars a month donating to the Wounded Warriors Project. That is over $1,200 a year just for wounded veterans. Socialists would apply your tax dollars to caring for wounded veterans. Then too, billions of your tax dollars go to "foreign aid" for Pakistan which really uses it to support Al Qaeda. Conservative rich people own ARAMCO shares and support a regime in Saudi Arabia that is starving the children in Yemen, beheads dissenters, mutilates people by chopping off hands and beats and tortures people, hangs corpses up to rot in public and won't allow women to drive cars, because they love their oil billions. That is hardly an American "value". Those billions spent on Saudi and Pakistan would be better used for the citizens who paid those taxes, giving them something of real value--id est, college educations and health care--rather than supporting terrorists and reactionary dictatorial regimes abroad. You are not only ignoring history--such as Zacks's, "The Pirate Coast"--but are ignoring current events. Iran just seized the British tanker 'Steno Imperio' in July 2019 in international waters and is nothing but a front for the terrorist group Hezbollah. You are told by your preachers and conservative politicians to have a knee jerk reaction to the word "Socialism" but you spend a huge portion of your available income, after taxes, donating to Christian charities to feed the poor and to support the Wounded Warriors without it ever occurring to you, that, it would be better to have the billions spent on so-called Foreign Aid doing that.

  • 5 months ago

    those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it

    Breadline Bernie knows this

    • BigBill
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      And George Santayana was a philosopher, not a historian.

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  • Mark
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    We're a bit slow at learning from the past.

  • 5 months ago

    Marxism is an interpretation of history as a class conflict, so communists are very aware of history

    • BigBill
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Marxists reinterpret history along NON-TELEOLOGY, unlike mainstream historians.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Putting "why" in front of your fantasy doesn't make it true.

  • 5 months ago

    It makes them look bad

  • 5 months ago

    Old Soviet Dissident, proverb: We know the future, the past is always changing...

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They ignore the deaths

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