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Huxley on Politicians by Skargill Huxley on Politicians by Skargill
Note, I've interpreted idealism to mean "used ideology to justify repression" I'm aware several of them criticised the liberal concept of idealism.

From left to right we have, Mao Ze Dong, Kim Jong Il, Pol Pot, Antonio Salazar, Joseph Stalin, Augusto Pinochet, Francisco Franco, Ruhollah Khomeini, and the woman is Sirimavo Bandaranaike responsible for the torture and murder of thousands of Sri Lankan youth. libcom.org/history/ceylon-jvp-…


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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...on the other hand, I have a new dartboard.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Verily. People who hide behind the cloaks of ideology, patriotism, and/or religion to justify brutalizing others are among the most dangerous of all. Anything to gratify their lust for power.
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TwistedUnreality Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I think all of those leaders disgrace the name of communism. They all went against what the system's original intentions were. They were all fascist if you ask me, not communist.
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Skargill Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with you up to a point (that's why there up there) except  for them being Fascists. Fascism is an ideology with a codified criteria it doesn't mean "Things I don't like". If anything they all traced there roots in Authoritarianism. In fact all the people up there were Authoritarian ideologues, you could even say its a pattern.
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TwistedUnreality Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Yeah, I guess you're right.
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Skargill Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I do try.
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TwistedUnreality Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
XD
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So... pretty much every Communist leader ever.

Maybe...

And, just putting this idea out there...

Maybe Communism is a really, REALLY bad idea.

Just sayin'...
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TwistedUnreality Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I'll have to strongly disagree with you there. It's not communism, it's the authoritarianism. There is such a thing as anarcho-communism and anti-authoritarian communism. Communism is a socio-economic ideology that calls for the equal sharing of goods, property, and pretty much everything. That's called collectivism. A dictatorship has nothing to do with it. And besides, billions of other people have been killed under the sake of the "free market." People without homes, food, or anything for that matter. There are many more forms of communism than you may think, and a majority of them haven't even been tested yet.

Just saying.
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Here's a brain bender for someone who thinks Communism is The Way...

First, who decides who gets what? And if we're all equally entitled, then what is the definition of standard of living the government is obligated to provide? If everyone wanted to have a car, the government would have to give everyone a car, but people have different tastes. Who decides who gets what car? What if everyone wants a house and not an apartment? Vast tracts of land would need to be mowed down to build houses OR people would be *forced* to live in apartments. The regular workers paradise. If health is the government's business, then is it any wonder why governments that claim to have 'universal health care' have such strict laws on dangerous recreational activities from anything as mild as skateboarding to as extreme as skydiving?

I think you can see where I'm going with this.

So what do you say in defense of Communism?
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