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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. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  4. 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.)

  5. martens

    martens said, over 2 years 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. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Traditionally speaking, chaos is evil and order is good.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @martens

    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! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Must have finally gotten that chameleon circuit fixed.

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