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John Deering

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, 7 months ago

    The word “communism” actually has a meaning. Not all evil is the same. Lenin was an evil man with good intentions, Putin is just an evil man.

  2. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, 7 months ago

    lonecat, there is no way to separate evil men from Socialist/Communist/Marxist governments. If you want the one, you accept that you will be ruled by the other.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Difficult to seperate evil from right wingers who cheat and lie about everything and put party over country.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, 7 months ago

    @Hedgehog

    I think you miss my point. I’m no fan of Lenin, but Putin isn’t Lenin, and the new Russia is not the old USSR. Communism grew out of a particular historical situation, which is not the historical situation of today. Marx had the best of intentions, and a flawed theory. Russia didn’t fit Marx’s theory very well, but Lenin took advantage of a revolutionary situation to impose a dictatorship that wasn’t really Marxist. Lenin did want to help working people, but he was willing to destroy a society in the attempt. Leftists, in my opinion, need to study the Russian Revolution (and the French Revolution, for that matter) to see what went wrong. Personally, I’m a sort of Fabian — that is, I advocate a gradual development of socialist forms (and post-socialist forms) of government, rather than revolution. (Though if a revolution were to come along, I hope I’d pick the right side.)

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @lonecat

    I’m with you on this, lonecat. Revolution is very like the “creative chaos” that was so in vogue with the Neocons, but as far as I can see, chaos (no matter whether it’s from revolution or the kind of action the US and friends carried out in Iraq) is never creative and is always a source of suffering for the common man. Nor is chaos able to shape the outcome desired by the proponents pushing it.. Evolution is much better than revolution.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Traditionally speaking, chaos is evil and order is good.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, 7 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Here’s the complication — how gradual is too gradual? I recall Dr. King’s book, Why We Can’t Wait. I don’t suppose there’s a general answer; each situation calls for particular judgment.

  8. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! said, 7 months ago

    Perhaps Lenin feels it’s time to overthrow the new Tsar.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 7 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    Must have finally gotten that chameleon circuit fixed.

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