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Peace, justice, equality. Things Americans are proud to die for. But Communism?  They don't even want communists around them, let alone die for their system. But why? If people actually read the Communist Manifesto, perhaps they'd find out that their government was tricking them. That they were being lied to. That the people who have been ripping them off and exploiting them are now scapegoating and forwarding hate and aggression to innocent people who want the best for their citizens.
I'm of course going to refer back to Red Terror of the 1950's. The US was blacklisting accused Communists and doing inhumane things to them, but why? Because people don't do research. True, Joseph Stalin, the man who carried out the Purges and Five-Year-Plans of the 1930's, was a communist, but the things he did weren't for communism. But Communism, as set down in the Communist Manifesto, has nothing to do with what Stalin did.  And the US government would've known that if they read the book.
Perhaps it was because the 1950's was a hard time for the US government. After all, the civil rights movements were going on and they didn't want everyone to be against them. Otherwise large revolutions would be a possibility. Perhaps they saw what had been happening in Soviet Russia as a way to turn that hate on someone else. It was somewhat well played, but since Joseph Stalin died in 1953 and the Red Terror went on past that, they were then hating Khrushchev, who was actually doing good for people. They could've turned that hate on someone far more deserving.
I guess all I'm saying is, know exactly who you're hating and why you're hating them. Some kid called me a "greedy communist" a while back. If I'm so greedy, why do I want equal distribution for everyone, including me? If someone hates on communists, know that they probably don't even know what we stand for and what our principles are. That being said, feel free to educate them on the matter.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not trying to hate but the first thing people think of when they hear communist is either Stalin of Kim-Jong Un. Both of them aren't very pleasant people. If you want to help the communism movement find leaders that have done good and praise them and bring awareness to the public of what they've done. ~ C
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
"If I'm so greedy, why do I want equal distribution for everyone, including me?" 

You're greedy because you're hoping to achieve your goals with wealth you didn't create, looted at the point of a gun.
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
You don't seem to understand what I'm saying at all friend. And pardon me, but please don't act like you actually know me when, in fact, you don't.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I don't have to know you to know the moral premise your views rest on.  Unless you had a hand in creating the wealth in question, you have no right to decide its use and disposal.  
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Yeah, because I totally said that.
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TheCommentMonthly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Nice piece.

Could I have permission to use this in my newsletter? You can find it in my gallery. Also, if you want to be a contributor or get involved in any way, please contact me.
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Sure, you can use it in your newsletter! I'll have to consider getting involved, too.
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TheCommentMonthly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks :D The next issue will be published on the 17th of May, just in case you wanted to know, and that's where I'll put this passage :) I'll be sure to credit you too, if you want.
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bawls34 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Americans today are much different then the ones who fought for the ideals you listed, yes, americans still die today in the belief that their imperialist ventures may somehow "save" freedom, but this is still approximately 1 percent of the population. instant gratifcation is the biggest enemy of true freedom and even more so independant thought in the united states. many US ciitizens refuse to accept many of the truths about our own govenment and the way it acts around the world, and that's not even touching on economic systems that the US education system teaches "is a good idea on paper but doesn't work in real life". i was in my nation's capital the past two days and i was struck by some of the ideas that are carved into the rock of these great monuments and museums, but then right outside is a gift shop trying to get you to spend money on the capitalist system. i have some more to say on this, but i'm planning on writing a peice and submitting it myself, it's high time i did it anyway.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with comrade :iconkholdmalik:, I met many people like that, too. But your speech is awesome, congrats. :clap:
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks. good to meet people who like my work.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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WAR-THERAPY Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
communism is a misunderstood and underestimated policy. i am a capitalist, and YES, i notice there are some issues on communism, but heck, capitalism is also full of problems. in the end, those two are different ideas with different interpretations, and change through the times. either way, none is perfect, so accusing or hating each other is just a cheap way to blame others from our own mystakes.
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ComradeDerpy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
The problem is, the Manifesto itself is somewhat difficult to understand. Two summers ago, it was assigned as a reading assignment for my classmates and me. Only a few bothered to actually take the matter to heart, and it's not like the majority were bad people.

We need people like you, who are willing to stand up for this, but what do you recommend for this quandary?
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ThatCommunistGuy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Presumably you're american, I'm pretty sure that the attitude of "leftists want us hard workers to pay for them" is widespread over there. It's really a shame that communist is a political swear word in a lot of places, that said remove "communist" policies from the word and they're sure to have more appeal.
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
That last part is exactly what we have to do if we ever want communism. Simply change the name and the majority of people will love it. I guarantee that.
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ThatCommunistGuy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Something I have considered is the "Green" movement, they seem to have no definite economic policy yet, the Green Party in my home country is set to become the new opposition and doesn't really have any economics stance other than general leftism. Their leader has roots in the Australian communist party and I wonder if a rebrand for communism wouldn't be a smart move.
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companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the truth written here should be in school books ,you dont have to love marx ,lenin or your local labor party .you only have to think reasonable .thx for your work comrade!
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks for enjoying! It's always great to meet someone who agrees!
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companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
its just a nice to have a debate with someone who doesn't ,but yes .feels good to be right :P
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KholdMalik Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I have known a share of people that had read the Manifesto AND The Capital (I and II), yet, still loathe communism (and aren't from upper classes either).
I'd argue the system, somehow, managed to encourage people to use their ignorance as shield: Ignorance is not exactly the lack of knowledge, but it is more tied to fanaticism - no matter how much you learn about what you ignore, your opinion will still be negative or biased. I have lost the count of how many people said they would refuse to read the Manifesto or, like my mother and my father, that read it, know it, yet hate communism "just because" (which they admit they do).
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Strudel288 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Okay, I see what you are saying, and I agree. But I'm not saying everyone will love Communism. I'm merely saying that less people will hate it if they did read the manifesto.
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KholdMalik Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Mhm, and I agree with that, they would, at least, understand it.
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