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daggerfella
Jan 11, 18 at 8:40am

My fellow Otakus,

I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Communism forever.

We begin bombing in five minutes.

siruboo
siruboo commented on ATTN: MaiOtaku
Jan 11, 18 at 10:29am

Cool I like bombing

napalmamaterasu
Jan 11, 18 at 11:20am

ENDING COMMUNISM MEANS ENDING COMMIES IM SO IN

*calls close air support*

daggerfella
Jan 11, 18 at 11:32am

someone call Pinochet-Chan!!! WE NEED HELICOPTER SUPPORT!

kameiya
*Derpette* Kameiya commented on ATTN: MaiOtaku
*Derpette* Kameiya
Jan 11, 18 at 12:06pm

What are commies? Why are they bad?

jtibbs
Jan 11, 18 at 12:06pm

Because they were russian and chinese/ unamerican.

daggerfella
Jan 11, 18 at 12:11pm

Because they are for a system that breeds Authoritarianism,
and a lack of checks and balances on the government. Thus allowing people like Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Maduro to kill their own people "for the greater good", as well as being able to manipulating the system, defining what the bare minimum is for a standard of living where you have to rely on the government to provide for you while working a job owned by the state that is piss poorly contributing to the GDP like in all communist and full blown socialist countries.

when a government can define your life, your pay, and standard of living, its a fascist country and needs to be stopped. these countries usually support a for the greater good mentality (forced nationalism/collectivism), state owned industry, suppression of rights and of the political opposition by force.

google the 'great leap forward' or the 'Holodomor'

Communists are not russians or chinese, but can be.

napalmamaterasu
Jan 11, 18 at 12:17pm

^what he said

jtibbs
Jan 11, 18 at 12:21pm

ie. russia, china, cuba, other countries the united states deemed enemies of the republic of the united states. It was used as propaganda fuel to scare US citizens into thinking that capitalism was superior to any other form of economic plans. It was also a wonderful excuse for the government to use to fuel the many political wars during the cold war like the korean war. A very popular term at the time was "The Red Menace" or "Red Scare".

Theres nothing inherently wrong with socialism/communism. The problem is behind the people/governments that executed it, cuz people be greedy yo.

daggerfella
Jan 11, 18 at 12:22pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р); derived from морити голодом, "to kill by starvation"), also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, and—before the widespread use of the term "Holodomor", and sometimes currently—also referred to as the Great Famine, and The Ukrainian Genocide of 1932–33 was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people. It was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–33, which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country.

During the Holodomor millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Soviet government.

Early estimates of the death toll by scholars and government officials varied greatly; anywhere from 1.8 to 12 million ethnic Ukrainians were said to have perished as a result of the famine. Recent research has since narrowed the estimates to between 2.4 and 7.5 million. The exact number of deaths is hard to determine, due to a lack of records, but the number increases significantly when the deaths in heavily Ukrainian-populated Kuban are included. Older estimates are still often cited in political commentary. According to the findings of the Court of Appeal of Kiev in 2010, the demographic losses due to the famine amounted to 10 million, with 3.9 million direct famine deaths, and a further 6.1 million birth deficit.

Some scholars believe that the famine was planned by Joseph Stalin to eliminate a Ukrainian independence movement. Using Holodomor in reference to the famine emphasizes its man-made aspects, arguing that actions such as rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foodstuffs, and restriction of population movement confer intent, defining the famine as genocide; the loss of life has been compared to that of the Holocaust. The causes are still a subject of academic debate, and some historians dispute its characterization as a genocide.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

The Great Leap Forward (Chinese: 大跃进; pinyin: Dà Yuèjìn) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China (CPC) from 1958 to 1962. The campaign was led by Chairman Mao Zedong and aimed to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a socialist society through rapid industrialization and collectivization. However, it is widely considered to have caused the Great Chinese Famine.

Chief changes in the lives of rural Chinese included the incremental introduction of mandatory agricultural collectivization. Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were persecuted and labeled counter-revolutionaries. Restrictions on rural people were enforced through public struggle sessions and social pressure, although people also experienced forced labor. Rural industrialization, officially a priority of the campaign, saw "its development... aborted by the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward."

It is widely regarded by historians that The Great Leap resulted in tens of millions of deaths. A lower-end estimate is 18 million, while extensive research by Yu Xiguang suggests the death toll from the movement is closer to 55 million. Historian Frank Dikötter asserts that "coercion, terror, and systematic violence were the foundation of the Great Leap Forward" and it "motivated one of the most deadly mass killings of human history".

The years of the Great Leap Forward saw economic regression, with 1958 through 1962 being one of two periods (the other being the Cultural Revolution) between 1953 and 1976 in which China's economy shrank. Political economist Dwight Perkins argues, "enormous amounts of investment produced only modest increases in production or none at all. ... In short, the Great Leap was a very expensive disaster."

In subsequent conferences in March 1960 and May 1962, the negative effects of the Great Leap Forward were studied by the CPC, and Mao was criticized in the party conferences. Moderate Party members like President Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping rose to power, and Chairman Mao was marginalized within the party, leading him to initiate the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

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