Communism is an authoritarian ideology which believes that the State is a dictator and all its citizens should be oppressed in perpetuity. It collapsed partially in China in 1978 and totally in the erstwhile USSR (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) in 1991, toppling all the Communist regimes in Europe. Experiments in Cuba and North Korea converted it into a full-fledged one-man dictatorship.
In 2016 there is still a desperate attempt to revive it through a handful of parties and student unions in India. Communism uses subterfuge, violence and aggressive agitations to push forward. It cleverly uses the clothes of utopia to dress a supremely dictatorial body.
It has fooled millions and millions of people and still rears its ugly head from time to time right in the middle of flourishing democracies like Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi in 2013, Alexis Tsipras in Greece in 2015 and Bernie Sanders in America in 2016.
In the nineteenth century, it ruled the mind space of oppressed classes all over the world.
In the twentieth century, it ruled the mind space of governments all over the world.
In the twenty first century, it still rules the mind space of intelligentsia, liberals, seculars, academicians, universities, newspapers, magazines, TV channels and fringe political groups all over the world. These groups still hope and strive for total global domination.
Being atheist in nature, it abhors Right-wing groups from Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism, but curiously fully embraces far Right Muslim groups.
It is quite befitting that the founder Karl Marx never worked an honest day in his life and sponged off the kindness of others and Capitalism and was a Grade 1 Fart and Hypocrite.
Communism is like a virus which no matter how many times you eradicate, still comes back as a new strain. Once you get infected, you become totally immune to its million and one contradictions and want to just outrage for 24X7 for all the good and bad things in this world.
Synonyms: Anarchy, authoritarianism, dictatorship, ruin, financial collapse, genocide, hypocrisy, death…
Antonyms: Freedom, democracy, capitalism, happiness, life, prosperity, logic, common sense…
The flag of Communism is held high by the likes of Sonia Gandhi (India), Jeremy Corbyn (England) and Kim Jong-un (North Korea).
Even Nobel Laureates like Amartya Sen who should understand economics better are severely infected with a Communist strain.
It is associated with the colour red because it leads to bloodshed wherever it goes. Hitler wasn’t the biggest mass murderer of the twenty first century, but Communist leaders Stalin and Mao were.
So it is quite common for worshippers of Mao and Stalin to call anyone they dislike a “Hitler”. Also goes by the name of Naxalism, Maoism and intellectualism in India.
Founded in 1848, it is yet to be eradicated 168 years after and continues with its onward march of destruction.
© Sunil Rajguru