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John Deering

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years 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.)

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  5. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Must have finally gotten that chameleon circuit fixed.

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