Why Is Communism Evil?

Hello and welcome,
I’m Gina Shakespeare, Today on Declassified,
why is Communism evil. This story is by Trevor Loudon, an author, filmmaker
and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has
researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert
influence on mainstream politics. So why is Communism evil. Communism is not evil because of the estimated 85 million
to 100 million deaths caused by Marxist-Leninist regimes. Communism is not evil because of the mass-propagandizing
of hundreds of millions of children in the former Soviet bloc, China, Cuba,
North Korea, and Vietnam. It’s not because of the massive corruption
endemic in every communist country. It’s not because of the deliberate racial conflict
sown by communist activists across the globe. It’s not because of the socialist
pseudo-science indoctrination, from Lysenko’s bogus genetic theories of the
Stalin era to the insidious “gender fluid” or “man-made global warming”
propaganda of today. All the above are appalling
beyond measure, but they are symptoms—not the cause—
of the inherent evil of communism. The reason that communism is the
greatest evil is simple: Communism is the greatest enemy of
personal responsibility ever invented. Communism waters down and diminishes
personal accomplishments. Once one sees this clearly, seemingly inexplicable
communist-driven policies make sense. Every communist policy—from the minimum
wage to single-payer health care to rent control is designed to minimize and thwart
personal responsibility. Conversely, individuals who take personal
responsibility become leaders, inspiring others to take control
of their own lives. Individuals who take personal responsibility
for their actions are accountable for their behavior, which results in better
relationships with others. The positive effects of greater personal responsibility
are evident in the United States. Every wonderful invention,
every great work of art, every new medical innovation,
every highway, every wealth-creating new business, and every amazing sporting achievement was
driven by innovative and entrepreneurial individuals. People who successfully battled alcoholism
or drug addiction must have at some point—taken personal responsibility
for their conditions. Personal responsibility is evident in the individual
whose thriving company provides others with a livelihood, or an athlete who trains relentlessly to
win the championship, or the student who goes above and
beyond what is required to achieve a scholarship. These are the people who lead society to
greater achievements and to better lives. Personal responsibility is the
ultimate manifestation of free will. Without freedom, there can
be no personal responsibility. Without personal responsibility, there
can be no individual or social progress. The degree of freedom existing
in any given society will determine the potential for increased
personal responsibility and social progress. No one can be forced to be responsible.
It is the individual’s choice alone. Freedom creates the conditions for progress. Personal responsibility is the engine
that turns potential into reality. Greater personal responsibility is
the path to more abundance, greater choice, and a more
purposeful and productive life. So let’s explore the opposite
of personal responsibility. Shunning personal responsibility
leads to poverty, enslavement, and the fundamental
opposite of good: evil. Few, if any, people directly choose evil. By refusing to take responsibility for their lives, they are drawn—through an escalating series
of compromises and evasions into an almost inescapable trap. Ordinarily weak people may
eventually become criminals. In an organized socialist society,
they may become monsters. With low levels of personal responsibility,
the slide toward evil is inevitable. Communism’s central dictum is “from
each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” What greater attack on personal responsibility
could one possibly conceive? Responsibility implies control. One cannot be held responsible for
what one does not control. Driving a vehicle or paying the
mortgage or saving for one’s future are all examples of individuals
taking control of their lives. But if people are obligated by force to give the fruits
of their labor to others who have failed to produce, their incentive to produce is
weakened. Conversely, if people are given a “right” to the
fruits of the labor of others, how does that impact
personal responsibility? Let’s look at personal charity versus state-
mandated redistribution of wealth Genuine private charity has the potential
to help two parties. Done correctly, a better-off person can interact
with someone less fortunate to the benefit of both. Some of the experience and wisdom gained by
one can be shared with another. That’s natural human benevolence—it blossoms
in a free environment. It’s a good thing. Communism’s forced redistribution of wealth, however, leads to corruption and decay. In such a system, the provider of wealth becomes
a slave to forces beyond his control. He naturally resents working
for faceless others. He has no personal relationship
with his beneficiaries and is stripped of his ability to see his wealth
put to good use for the benefit of others. He is robbed of experiencing
gratitude for his charity. He experiences none of the joys of giving. He loses his incentive to strive
to give to others, potentially becoming bitter and resentful. The “beneficiary” likewise learns no new skills
or ideas from the provider. There is no pride or sense of achievement in taking
responsibility for one’s own life and family. There can develop a bitterness and arrogant
exaggerated sense of entitlement to mask the deep sense of self-loathing that
can be experienced by those dependent on others. The middleman would be the bureaucrat who
spends his time robbing and persecuting those he resents the “rich”—to give to those whose favor he seeks
to curry and votes he seeks to buy. The redistribution of wealth is a cycle of contempt
a cycle that fosters corruption and breeds hatred, jealousy, and resentment. It’s dehumanizing and
it weakens the human soul. This is the gateway to mass evil. At one time in the United States, the corrosive influence of government dependency
was so understood among the populace that even Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled
to address it in his 1935 State of the Union address: “The lessons of history, confirmed by the
evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued
dependence upon relief induces a spiritual disintegration fundamentally
destructive to the national fiber. To dole our relief in this way is
to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of a sound policy. It is in violation of the traditions of America. Work must be found for able-bodied
but destitute workers. “The Federal Government must and
shall quit this business of relief.” So why is communism evil?
Because communism, socialism, and all the collectivist philosophies
despise the individual, the smallest and most important
unit of humanity. Correction: The individual is humanity. In a free society, where everyone is perceived
as being solely responsible for his or her own life where each life is sacred crimes such as those experienced under
20th-century communism or the human rights abuses such as those
experienced in communist countries are inconceivable. Only when people are perceived
as slaves to the state to be exploited or coddled according
to bureaucratic whim does the door open to mass terror
and degradation. And finally today why Communism never died Communism is not primarily a political force. Communism is the manifestation of a
deep psychological and spiritual weakness in human nature, seething in envy. The desire for communism i.e., the need to be shielded from one’s own failings
lives in the dark side of every individual. This “dark side” of human nature
is as old as humanity, which is why those who thought
they saw the end of communism after the fall of the Berlin Wall
were sadly mistaken. Communism never failed. In fact, it was
and continues to be—wildly successful. Communists now rule several major nations
China, Cuba, Vietnam, and North Korea and are hugely influential in Russia, most of
Latin America, all of Africa, and much of Europe, and the insidious beast has made great
headway in the U.S. federal government, the popular culture, and on college
campuses across the United States. Communism’s stated goal
the “redistribution of wealth” was simply designed to seduce the weak
to sacrifice their freedom for the ultimate benefit of a few. The actual goal of communism
is global domination, which would in turn create the greatest, most comprehensive tyranny of all time. The newest manifestation of communism would not only
feature murderous dictators reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, but would now be coupled with highly efficient
surveillance technology, making any form of escape impossible. If this latest iteration of communism succeeds, it will only be because too many individuals were willing to give up their personal responsibility
for an illusory sense of security. The best anti-communist is the fully
self-responsible individual. The only true antidote to communism
is personal responsibility. And may I personally add a few thoughts
to the end of Trevor's story. As someone who has lived outside of America,
I have witnessed a huge wave of patriotism taking over the country, Especially over the last few years. I believe this is the last hope for America to
rid itself of socialist, communist and Marxist influence once and for all. God bless you, and God bless America.

  1. They don't influence intelligent people just the dumborats. Look at Hussein he did what Soros told him to do. It's sad that blacks can't see they are a slave of the demonratic party. Maybe worse than pre civil war. Hispanics are the new slaves. The dumborats believe you are to stupid to run your own life. Once they get your vote they have no more use for you

  2. ! Gina! Thank you for the Truth ! Democrats = Socialism = Communism! TRUTH!!!!!!!!!! VOTE IT IN AND YOU WILL DIE TO GET THAT CANCER OUT! BANG! WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA! OR KISS YOUR FREEDOM GOOD BYE. =( As for me, I'd rather expire before that happens =) just saying (=

  3. GINA SHAKESPEARE…This report is one of the greatest/best presentations I've seen from Epoch Times. IT SHOULD BE MANDATORY AIRING BI-MONTHLY ON YOUR CHANNEL!!

  4. You nailed it. Miss you are speaking absolute truth.
    Thank you.
    As a 66 year old cold warrior, liveing in today's America, to hear a young person speaking my personal mantra is a heartfelt THANK YOU.

  5. My Daughter asked me to explain the difference between Communism and Capitalism and I struggled in a few places and found I was having a hard time explaining the difference to her so she could understand. my Daughter is 22 years old and in College holding a 3.4 GPA so she is smart as am I . I remembered watching this video and pulled it up for her to watch and now both her and I understand completely the differences between Communism and Capitalism. Thank you DECLASSIFIED for making these Videos.

  6. Let's go one more: Communism is evil because it is atheistic and anthropocentric (man-centered) in nature. When one eliminates the idea of man's personal responsibility to God the Creator and the fear of accountability, (the Final Judgement}, he is embracing the natural state of man. This wonderful experiment we call America was founded upon Bible principles. Without these principles, man exists without the motivation to be good, righteous, godly, virtuous, loyal, faithful, and kind. DeToqueville, a French philosopher at the turn of the century, revealed a summary of his investigation of America's greatness: "“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/465.Alexis_de_Tocqueville

  7. I'm just curious…based on our current constitution, is Communism "unconstitutional"? We embrace Capitalism here in the U.S. because it provides nearly everyone with a chance to succeed financially. Sure, there is a downside to Capitalism….people like that "Lazy Socialist" Bernie Sanders and his minions would actually have to get real jobs, but for the most part, Capitalism doesn't squash hope like Communism would. Hope is a key factor in driving an optimistic behavior, which is especially needed by those who are born poor in this country. In a Communist environment, many more people will be poor with no alternative other than to die hungry. Communism requires force to maintain, because nobody is going to deliberately give up their last loaf of bread for the Supreme Leader, Comrade Cortez. A police state is inevitable; no more 2nd Amendment. No more 1st Amendment. The only safe space for you will be six feet underground.
    It absolutely amazes me that the Socialist Commies in Congress don't understand basic human motivation. Oh wait…they do actually….it's all about power and wealth and ego gratification. Sounds like the Castro brothers, doesn't it?

  8. NZ government resembles governments from the past. What reason would they have to threaten citizens sharing information about Shootings? What's next–book burnings?

  9. Well, communism and fascism alike are not evil. The problem is that both are very easily misused if you get a bad a crazy leader. Take fascism for example. Hitler's Germany was fascist and had almost no crime and it had full, one-hundred percent employment. Buuut, take Hitler again. We all know how that turned out. Fascism and socialism work great when you have amazing leaders. Anyone other than a man or woman who (barring insanity) would go down as one of the greatest leaders to ever live, however, results in the entire system imploding and devastating the very country it was meant to serve. Much more so than an absolute monarchy, really.

    I agree about personal responsibility. Imagine the excuses an army of such people would give for atrocities they commit. They wouldn't see whatever they did as their responsibility but as collective. Like ants. If one of those soldiers raped someone, they would say "it's just how war is" or "it was due to my conditioning as a soldier". Everything they do or don't do is justified to them and by themselves using something broad. That since they are a cog in the machine, it is the machine's responsibility. Or the grease, or the engineer, or mechanic. Anything but the cog. It was the training, the conditioning, the nature of war, just orders, etc. Because throughout their lives, any accomplishment and any failure or wrong-doing has always been the responsibility of something else. Probably with a label that uses the word "people's" too much or has a lot of red painted all over it. The Japanese military in the Second World War are a good example.

    You know, it says a lot about the kind of people who refuse to take personal responsibility that, once their nation goes to Hell for it, they don't have so many qualms about using evil means to get what they want even though they could have stepped up and not had to earlier. They were so hesitant, so cowardly in the face of responsibility to do what was right more easily and when their hesitance creates a situation in which doing right is hard they choose to do wrong because, again, it is easier. Just like what brought them there in the first place. Oh, and they think that they're some sort of victims. This is why illegal immigrants aren't wanted in the US. Because legal immigrates adopt personal responsibility and US ideals whereas illegals are just as irresponsible and problematic for the US as they were in their own countries and can easily lead to the same resulting hellhole they so eagerly dug.

    Oh, and I am pleased by the Global Warming comment you made. It seems somebody studied basic science. Wanna scare a "believer" (who happily compare GW deniers to holocaust deniers)? Ask them about how to deal with the floods that would be unleashed by melting polar ice caps. Assuming they haven't attended per-kindergarten science and learned that the volume wouldn't change. Or a history course that informed them that humans have actually lived in times when there were no polar ice caps without even noticing.

  10. I am a son of the 80's and i am fueled by hate towards the others, i take responsibility to annihilate anybody who's between me and my goals, and sometimes even complete strangers just because why not. I just want more and more and more and I want to see all others fail. I am capitalism at its best.

  11. I would suggest the following books: World Order- Eustace Mullins, Architects of Deception – Juri Lina and the letter of Albert Pike to Giuseppe Mazzini,

  12. Tragic that this video is necessary to teach young people what communism is historically and not the lies they have been taught in American universities.

  13. How about the leftist "Climate Change Hoax" propaganda? The only greenhouse effects are caused by the green gas farting lying assholes of the DC Swamp Rat Demencraps! Bwhahahahahaha!!!

  14. The Mao and Stalinisque Old style Marxists promised the same "Pie-In-The-Sky" hoax, see what happened? more than 100 million corpses left in its wake. So, NO thanks, Lying DC swampy rat Demencrap Style Marxists! No, No, No, we shall NEVER allow socialism to flourish in America! NEVER! Let Freedom Reign! Stop these stinky DC swampy rat demencraps!

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