How is it that someone like Hillary can win the presidency?


I sometimes wonder from where support for someone like Hillary Clinton comes. Sadly, I have come to believe that voters have a fundamental lack of knowledge. Nonsense, say you. But au contraire, mon ami, say I. These statistics will shock you (from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism):

  1. 80 percent of baby boomers and 91 percent of elderly Americans believe that communism was and still is a problem in the world today, while just 55 percent of millennials say the same.

  2. When asked their opinion of capitalism, 64 percent of Americans over the age of 65 said they viewed it favorably, compared to just 42 percent of millennials.

  3. According to the report, one-third (32 percent) of millennials believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin. (Stalin was one of the great mass murders in all of history, only surpassed by Mao – another communist.)

    1 MAO ZEDONG

    China (1949-76) Regime Communist Victims 60 million

    China’s so-called ‘Great Helmsman’ was in fact the greatest mass murderer in history. Most of his victims were his fellow Chinese, murdered as ‘landlords’ after the communist takeover. They were starved or killed and tortured in labour camps in the Cultural Revolution of the Sixties.

    2 JOSEPH STALIN

    Soviet Union (1929-53) Regime Communist Victims 40 million

    Lenin’s paranoid successor was the runner-up to Mao in the mass-murder stakes. Stalin imposed a deliberate famine on Ukraine, killed millions of the wealthier peasants – or ‘kulaks’ – as he forced them off their land, and purged his own party, shooting thousands and sending millions more to work as slaves and perish in the Gulag.

  4. When millennial respondents were asked about their familiarity with various historical communist figures, 42 percent were unfamiliar with Mao Zedong, 40 percent with Che Guevara, and 33 percent with Vladimir Lenin—three notorious figures in communist regimes. Among millennials familiar with Lenin, 25 percent viewed him favorably.

Because of left-wing media, left-wing professors and the left-wing Democrat Party we have an entire generation, currently the largest American generation, that is largely unaware of the deadliest century in human history. Why was it so deadly, ask you? Because “communism” is unnatural. The only way to make people be “communistic” is at the point of a gun. And when they still refuse, the “leader” pulls the trigger! If you think the United States is immune, you would be wrong!

Roy Filly

 

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3 Responses to How is it that someone like Hillary can win the presidency?

  1. old student says:

    Too many flaws in the logic here not to respond. If I understand the argument, Clinton is horrible because she is a communist and communism is the source of all violence in the past century. Conspicuously absent in your list are some examples of fascism that caused a lot of death (e.g. Nazi Germany). I think most historians would call Stalin a dictator, communist or not. I’m not defending communism and I agree with the argument that it has not worked. Communism only works at the point of a gun–which is where fascism starts. There is one clear candidate which embodies fascism, both through rhetoric and actions. Roy, please spend some time thinking deeper about the argument above, the role of fascism and dictatorships in the past century, and consider where the Republican nominee fits into this. Just pretend for a moment that Hilary did not exist and look closely at your candidate. I don’t think we have ever been closer in the history of this country to losing our democracy.

    • Roy Filly says:

      Perhaps you misunderstand. What constitutes a definition of fascism and fascist governments is a highly disputed subject that has proved complicated and contentious. Historians, political scientists, and other scholars have engaged in long and furious debates concerning the exact nature of fascism and its core tenets. In any event the post was about the understanding of the younger members of the voting public. Advise them to study up on communism and fascism. I assure you that I have a good grasp on the two words. Trump is NOT a fascist.

  2. Starchild says:

    Basing conclusions on some of the poll results you report may be somewhat unreliable. For instance, when comparing George W. Bush and Josef Stalin, how many people may know the truth but pick Bush anyway just to (from their perspective) score some kind of partisan point?

    Regarding capitalism and communism, people have many different interpretations of these terms. Take the question of whether communism is a problem in the world today. Definitely yes, if you take at face value the identification of regimes like the ones in North Korea and China as communist, or apply the term to other regimes like those in Venezuela or Zimbabwe. But should we take it at face value? From another point of view, even the place that by many standards would be considered the most hardcore communist, North Korea, isn’t really communist at all, but rather a dynastic dictatorship. I can see arguments for both perspectives.

    I think it’s quite accurate though to say that regimes (as they are rarely elected, I think it’s proper to call them “regimes” rather than “governments”) which identify as communist, or embrace much of communist ideology, tend to make life markedly worse for the people living under them.

    By the way, I recommend using the term “worst” rather than “greatest” when talking about mass murderers (e.g. “Mao was the worst mass murderer in history”), though it’s a semantic point I’ve had trouble remembering myself. Such a person shouldn’t be labeled great.

    Final note: When practiced voluntarily on a small scale, there’s not necessarily anything wrong with communism. Many families operate more or less on the Marxist principle “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” It’s when people try to force such thinking on others via government that it becomes a nightmare.

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