Disclaimer I am not saying democrats are communists Only the question as the party moves further to the left does one feel there is a danger of going to far left, or is it even a thing as going too far to the left as we know moving to far to the right is a very dangerous thing.
The 20th century produced two great evils fascism and communism. We are taught in the west a lot more about the evils of fascism particularly as it pertained to WW2 than we are communism and it’s leaders Stalin, Mao, N.K., or Pol Pot and the killing fields on Cambodia. I think some of this has to do with the fact that less was known at the time about the inner workings of the Soviet Union and Mao’s China and the “Great Leap Forward”.
I personally would like to see the same ire towards communism or moving too far to the left in the west as we do towards fascism. A lot of it I expect has do to with ignorance on the subject and some has to do with the fact that communism was not properly defeated and punished as fascism was. The Soviet Union fell by itself but no one was punished in international courts for the starvation and deaths of millions of Ukrainians, and even today with the official body count from Mao’s reign in China alone usually ranges from 40-100 million dead, which doesn’t seem like a great leap forward, what is more troublesome is the fact that even today Mao is revered in China and his birthday still nationally celebrated whereas in contrast we don’t see to many celebrations of Mussolini as a national hero in Italy, and if we did it would 24/7 condemned by the media.
If you are asking why is Hexenbiest bringing this silly stuff up we all know communism is bad? I wish that was true but that’s just not the case. Marx and marxism in theory is still popular among westerners and studied across American campuses
I would imagine if Mein Kampf was the most assigned political book across American campuses there would be a little more uproar against it.
The most common defense of communism and I am paraphrasing goes on the line of something like “Communism has never properly been implemented, and didn’t work because of a cult of personality around the leader”. I remember last year watching “Good Morning Britain” and a columnist from Teen Vogue told Piers Morgan in a heated argument “I am literally a communist you idiot”. She still has her job and her blue mark twitter feed was flooded with approval after the exchange. She was also heavily involved in the Labour movement and election last year in the U.K. Let’s flip the coin and some white columnist had said “I am literally a fascist” I would bet she would have had a phone call being fired from Teen Vogue before she left the interview and deplatformed from Twitter.
We all know fascism was bad, but communism is chic and fashionable even in the fashion industry.
and flying the Soviet flag at protests, hardily bats ones and definitely not gone after the same way as if someone was rocking a “Dr. Mengele, twins are my friends shirt” or flying a swastika at a protests.
According to the NYT’s the democrats are the ones moving further left at break neck speeds much faster than the republicans moving right. Do you believe there is a thing as too far to the left? We are already at censoring people, deplatforming, and cancel culture. How much further to the left would be considered ok for the party? Are there a boundary or is it the further left the better, as no harm can come from it?
My data from the NYT’s move of the left came from here for those who don’t run into a paywall.