A few essays on communism

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Socialism FAQ

The Bullshit asymmetry principle, or Brandolini’s law:

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.


Socialism FAQ

Didn’t communism fail? It works in theory but not in practice.

What about human nature?

Schools of thought

On Ultra-leftism / Left-Communism

Did economic planning work?

Who would sweep the floors under communism?

What about cooperatives?

What about democracy? Can’t voting fix our problems?

Pacifism and Violence

What would X be like under communism?

On Economics and Sociology

On Nationalism and Internationalism

On Women’s Liberation

The Sex Trade, Prostitution, and Porn

On Race and Class

On Decolonization

On Unequal Exchange

On Guns / Firearms / Violence

On Capitalism

On Liberalism

On Leninism

Further reading

On Trotskyism

On India

On the USSR

Did the Soviet Union repress and kill millions of people?

Did the Soviet Union and the Warsaw pact nations have functioning democracies?

Was Soviet Socialism an economic failure?

Did the citizens of the Soviet Union dislike their government?

Further reading

On Mao, Maoism, and Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and the PRC

Is China State Capitalist?

Is China a Democracy?

Workers rights

Is China destroying the environment?

Is China Imperialist?

Is China anti-LGBT / Homophobic / anti-feminist?

What about the Hong Kong protests?

What about China spying on its own people?

What’s going on with the Uyghurs?

What about the Falun Gong?

What about the Tiananmen square massacre?

What is Radio Free Asia?

Did Mao kill millions of people?

Was the PRC a totalitarian dictatorship?

On the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

On Cuba

Was Che a murderer and/or a racist?

Is Cuba a functioning democracy or a terrible place to live?

On North Korea / the DPRK

Do North Koreans believe in unicorns and think Kim Jong-Un is immortal?

Is the DPRK a Fascist Monarchy?

Further reading

On Venezuela


Whats so bad about Elon Musk?

Whats so bad about Bill Gates?

What’s so bad about George Orwell?

John McCain

What about the new atheists? (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens)


Noam Chomsky

What’s wrong with Bernie Sanders?

What’s wrong with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?


Domestic issues

She’s a democrat, not a socialist.

What’s wrong with Elizabeth Warren?

Kamala Harris

Much credit to this post.

Pete Buttigieg

Joe Biden

Greta Thunberg

Slavoj Zizek

What’s wrong with Barack Obama?


Empowering Finance Capital

Mass Imprisonment

Mass surveillance


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Much credit to David Kinder’s current affairs article, the rise of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg cult.

Native peoples, immigrants, and treatment of minorities.

Law and Order



Other Topics

Why are socialists against bitcoin mining?

Did atom bombs really end WW2?

What about overpopulation / unsustainability?

Why don’t socialists support a UBI / Universal Basic income?

DSA / Jacobin




Amnesty International

Ukraine (post maidan)