Based on right-wing critics of communism, a mode of production should be dismissed out if hand if one of these is true of any one State which claimed to be upholding it:

- it descended into authoritarianism

- it carried out a genocide of some kind

- a famine ever took place there

- it repressed individual liberty in any way

How, I wonder, would capitalism fare if the same standards were applied to its own evaluation?


@garfiald they pull the same shit with violence too. dismissing any sort of political change yes, because Geroges Danton sat around in 1792 saying "you know, we really just need to keep petitioning Louis for a republic". liberalism and capitalism have both been founded upon violence and authoritarianism since their very start

@CornishRepublicanArmy @garfiald You may protest, but politely, and any intimidation of anger or violence invalidates your entire movement. Now excuse me I’m going to bomb Lybia for a year.

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