When socialist regimes fail, suddenly leftists call them 'right-wing'
It's one of the anti-liberty left's neat little tricks to rewrite their constant failure. Socialist regimes never fail; they just suddenly become "right-wing" and "reactionary"!
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, recently tweeted out a three-word message to end the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), apparently due to its authoritarian and oppressive policies. Anti-liberty leftists can no longer turn a blind eye to its surveillance state and the deliberate mass murder of millions.
Unfortunately for the liberticidal left, this presents a big problem, because for years, leftists have been touting the reds as the model for how every nation should be run. They just ignored the inconvenient facts of the People's "Liberation" Army shooting people during the Tiananmen Square massacre.
It presents several big problems for the Bolshoi Artists of the anti-liberty left. We're here to "help" and explain it all.
According to Marxist doctrine, after a certain amount of time with everyone steeped in the awe-inspiring ideology of collectivism (Bolshevism, communism, fascism, Fabianism, leftism, Maoism, or whatever label you have for your societal slavery), a wonderful and incredible transformation is supposed to take place.
This is known as the "Withering Away of the State" that is supposed to happen at some point. If you're curious, and you have a bout of insomnia, you can read all about it as a great way of boring yourself to tears.
They don't exactly explain how or why a dictator and an overarching government would give up power. You're just supposed to fall for the sales pitch and then pine for "true communism" sometime in the distant future, or as they say over on the site "The People's Cube": The Glorious World of Next Tuesday™.
So we're all wondering why this never happened in red China or the USSR. But now that everything is turning bad and that is bloody obvious, it's likely we're going to see them try to play their other gambit. That's for them to suddenly decide that the Chinese Communist Party is actually "reactionary" or conservative. Even in the little ditty on the Withering Away of the State, they gave themselves a few excuses for this not happening in Russia:
Socialism (which, of course, will be international — "Socialism in one country" in the midst of a capitalist world is a myth) will see the withering away of the State. Russia is not Socialist and therefore no Socialist imagines that the State could wither away there.
Okay, it was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and it was "not Socialist"? Where have we heard that line of BS before?
D Parker is an engineer, inventor, wordsmith, and student of history, the director of communications for a Bill of Rights organization, and a longtime contributor to conservative websites. Find him on Substack.
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