I know because I come from one of those Communist countries...You came from a classless, stateless, and moneyless society?
They tear down statuesWere the Iraqis who tore down the statues of Saddam Hussein also communists? What other statues could you possibly be talking about? Perhaps the statues of war criminals, slavers, and other despicable figures? Perhaps the cheap statues of Confederate figures that put up in the 1950s and 1960s in response to the Civil Rights movement?
burn booksPerhaps you're thinking of fascists...
suppress the freedom of speech and pressIf you're speaking of the Eastern Bloc, the state capitalist and red-bourgeois parties certainly suppressed freedom of the press. Communists criticized them for it. Communists were repressed and expelled for it. The left actually does want freedom of speech -- often much more than liberals. It's so absurd that
in order to erase history.You think that people are taking down Columbus statues because they want to erase history? They're tearing them down because they've learned their history! Nearly all the communists I know are very well-versed in their country's history. I studied US labor history in college. Communists are enthusiastic about people learning history, especially in its fullness.
I came from a communist country🤪No you didn't. The country you came from was what's called State Capitalist. To help you distinguish, a communist society (a society in a communist mode of production) is:
A mode of production in which the means of production are held in common (belonging to all/none), production and consumption have a direct relationship which is no longer mediated by money/value (the end of commodity production), and society at large takes part in negotiating production. It may be either in its collectivist phase, its ‘fully communist’ phase, or something that our current mode of production prevents us from conceiving.There's an an old book called Fundamental Principles by Group of International Communists (check out the EPUB!) that might clear things up for you. To see a critique of the USSR from a communist perspective, see What Was the USSR by the Aufheben Collective (check out the EPUB!). Honest communists are especially unhappy with the state capitalist catastrophes of the 20th century. To provide you with another book about what communism actually is, check out Anton Pannekoek's Workers' Councils.
Go fuck yourself Pluspora wokester!I have been engaging with you in good faith, providing you with an actual argument, and this is what you're reduced to? Seriously? The right-wing constantly talks about how the left can't take debate but once it's exposed to an argument with substance it flakes away into "fuck you go away😭." How can you expect anyone to take you seriously?
You’re a commie Pluspora bot, like all Pluspora commies.If I'm a bot, consider this: You just lost an argument to a bot.
There is money in the Communism.So you know nothing about what communism is. Read my fucking post you lazy moron.
I bet you’re one of the crazies who thinks he’s on the right side of history fighting fascists and NazisYou writing this implies that maybe you don't think fascists are on the wrong side of history...
who never lived a day in his life in CommunismYou know, right-wing lunatics' politics can be easily explained when you consider how much they privilege emotion and anecdote to document, evidence, and reason.
You Pluspora people are all mentally sick.Sad bitch makes claims and can't back them up. Given how you've behaved in this comment thread, I think it's clear who comes off as mentally disturbed. Not that there's anything necessarily wrong with that. Everyone deserves access to the care they need.
You all need a slap on the faceSad bitch still can't read. Sad bitch can only suggest the most feeble of violences.