by Kung Fu Zu 10/17/18
I have been reading various books dealing with Joseph Dzhugashivili aka Stalin, and came across a piece which summarized the still popular leftist belief, that Communism is not as bad as Nazism, even though many millions more have been killed by Communists than by Nazis. I found this particularly interesting as the reasoning behind the article is still in use by today’s left.
The piece, “Stalin Was Not as Evil as Hitler,” was written by Avishai Margalit, a leftist Israeli politician and former professor. It was included in a text book for high school/early college level students.
“Nazism is an attack on the very idea of morality, whereas Communism, perverse as it was under Stalinism, does not amount to such an attack.”
“The practice of Stalinism was hellish but its ideals were moral.”
Let me say that only an insane leftist could make such claims. The records are very clear that there was nothing about Stalinism or Communism which was “moral.”
Margalit goes on to write:
“.. Hitlerism is something very different. It is the dismembering of humanity into races. It thereby excludes as a matter of doctrine, groups of people from being deserving of moral consideration of whatever sort.”
Substitute the word “races” with “classes” and you will have the essence of Communist/Marxist doctrine. Does that make Communism the more moral belief? Truly, the professor must be obtuse or dishonest.
Leftists might say, “One can’t change his race, but he can change his beliefs.” This is a red herring. Is it moral to create an atmosphere of dishonesty and lies like those which pervaded the Soviet Union? Is it more moral to impose a lunatic belief on mankind, which goes completely against human nature? Is it moral to force people to swallow a system which has never, and will never work?
In fact, there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two systems when it comes to the real world consequences. Frankly, I believe Margalit’s attempt at justifying Communism vs. Nazism is, in itself, pretty evil and gives cover to some extremely nasty people. But I have come to expect evil cant from left-wing scribblers who will use just about any dishonest means to justify their radical, inhuman beliefs. Just because these leftist scoundrels try to use an elevated language to say they are doing something to help mankind doesn’t mean it is so.
The Stalinists/Communists were willing to kill millions to achieve an improved world, as they envisioned it. The Nazi’s were willing to do the same. One doubts that the victims of either monstrous ideologie were much concerned with theoretical questions as to which belief was worse.
And just for good measure, it should be pointed out that Stalin was in fact a pronounced racist as well as Communist fiend. If one doubts this statement, one only has to look into the Holodomor in which some 7 million Ukrainians were systematically starved to death by Stalin’s agricultural policy. Documents show he knew exactly what he was doing when he forced this policy on the Ukraine. This was a tool to destroy the Ukrainian nation. So the question arises, “Who was worse, someone who caused slow death by starvation or someone who sent people to gas ovens for a quick death?” Of course the question should not even be asked. Both are monsters. But Margalit apparently has no problems finding the one monster better than the other.
Fortunately, the Nazis no longer have any power today, and despite the headlines one reads across Europe, it is doubtful they will ever be a threat to the world. Sadly, this cannot be said of Communists, who are still with us in many guises
Margalit’s piece is a typical word-salad which left wing intellectuals put together to blur the truth about their ideology. Why is his “shared humanity” limited to ethnicity or race? Is it more moral to kill someone because he doesn’t agree with you than it is because he doesn’t look like you? The unbiased reader with know the answer and realize that people such as the professor start with false assumptions in order to develop their specious arguments. We must constantly be on our guard against such demonic types in human form.
Kung Fu Zu is a conservative prognosticator who has traveled widely and lived outside the United States. • (119 views)