Why fight Communism?
“These were people who believed everything about the Soviet Union was perfect, but they were bringing their own toilet paper.”
— P. J. O'Rourke
“You can't get good Chinese takeout in China and Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba. That's all you need to know about communism.”
— P. J. O'Rourke
While I think that Communism is bad, there is one question I cannot answer: Why have we and other nations spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians fighting it? If Communist economies are left in the dust by capitalistic ones, why don't we just sit back and watch them self-destruct? We have enough nukes to send any nation back to the Stone Age, so our security is guaranteed.
Our politicians who never met a war they didn't like find endless justifications for wars that often engender the need for more wars, which are better at burning money and burying humans than solving problems and helping people live better lives. This abysmal lack of success doesn't deter them from thinking that we're just a few more bombs away from Utopia and cloud nine.
So why have we fought Communism? Our leaders feared that it would metastasize like a cancer, but all cancers ultimately are cured or end up killing themselves. Had Communism metastasized more, it would have made more nations unable to compete with us. Instead, our leaders succeeded in strengthening other nations so much that our workers often cannot compete with their workers. Collectively, they will almost certainly leave us in the dust. Are we thus truly winning the war against Communism or being duped by clever politicians?
As I discussed in another article, the United States (specifically the Roosevelt administration) knew of Soviet atrocities before and during World War II, yet we sided with them and were instrumental in helping them survive that war. In that article, Japanese war crimes, and Hirohito: the war criminal who got off scot-free, I presented evidence that our leaders repeatedly sweep war crimes under the rug when they want to side with barbarians, including Communists.
Thus American history is part reality and part fiction, carefully woven to dupe Americans and others into believing that we and our allies are the good guys who fight evil, and that we choose our allies based on whether or not they're good like us. To truly understand the United States, this Disney-like fiction must be discarded.
In addition to discussing economics, the article above shatters the myth that we fought World War II to oppose evil.
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Comment: Yup, Communism really works!
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