That is a great video. As a victim of communism myself, I've been annoyed by this total lack of awareness about communism that I've seen particularly on buddhist forums. It feels like being a jew on a nazist forum.
I would suggest to those claiming "capitalism and liberal democracy also have blood on their hands" to go live in communism somewhere and see how it is. But I don't mean as a tourist staying there 7 days. Nope, you need to live there for a couple of years in 1.500$ pib per capita, with the posibility to end up in a labor camp or jail for almost anything, with every little aspect of your life controlled by the state, a state for which you are just a number, not a human.
Nazism was infinitely better than communism. First of all, it considered people humans not numbers. A government that considers you a number will bring a lot of problems, for example it might say "demolish these people houses and built a flatblock on top of them. Then, move these people in this flatblock in apartments as big as a box. And nope, they can't move to another neighbourhood cause they live close to this factory and we don't want to lose money with transportation of these drones. It they don't like it, put them in the labor camp.". Or it can say "this person is unemployed. Put this person in super toxic factory starting from tomorrow and if he doesn't like it, put him in the labor camp. We need this drone to be productive".
Besides being just a number with zero human rights, there is the problem of living in 1.500$ pib per capita. Being so poor is much worse than people think. It's not like you have a normal life just like in the west but you have this little starvation problem and that's all. Nope, you're having problems with every aspect of your life due to this 1.500$ pib per capita. For example your school is a hellhole. Your hospital is a hellhole. Your home is a hellhole. Your city is a hellhole.
But poverty was never the biggest issue in communism. It was a small problem compared to oppression. Imagine having every aspect of your life controled by the state. The books you are allowed to read being carefully selected. Your TV running just 2 hours a day of communist propaganda and very rarely, a communist propaganda movie. Imagine the risk of getting in the labor camp for anything, even trivial things or even unjustly. For example maybe you disturbed an important person and eneded up in the labor camp. Or maybe a neighbour that hates you lied something about you to the police. This was the biggest problem in communism, the constant fear that your life can be destroyed any moment, knowing there is no justice that could save you. Every neighbor or colleague at work you had was like a policeman, he would snitch to the police about that bad joke you said when you were drunk and get you in the labor camp. Even family members snitched on other family members. And at every job, at least one of the people was an undercover policeman.
And this were problems for normal people with "good roots". People with "bad roots" had it even worse. They could not get promoted at their jobs for example and were highly discriminated by the state. Communist killed or put in labor camps all rich people and intellectuals. If you were a son of an intellectual, you had "bad roots". Only people from peasant or working class family had "good roots" and possibility of getting promoted.
This is much worse than nazism. Nazism only killed a small part of intellectuals and rich people, only those that were jewsish. Communism killed all rich people and intellectuals indiscriminately of their ethnicity. That's one of the reasons why nazism only killed 6 million while communism killed 100 million. Nazism also did not impovrish people or make their life living hell. It also treated people like humans, not like numbers. There is no possibility of comparing nazism and communism in terms of evilness.
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