Democracy ushers in communism

Communism has done a conjuror's vanishing trick and come back disguised as democracy, writes Christopher Goff.

Some words over time become tainted, and none more so than the word 'communism' for it has become a byword for the deaths of millions of innocent people. By some considerable margin the Red Holocaust overshadows the misfortune of the Jews in Europe since the number of its victims is incalculable and their suffering mostly slow and tortured on account of forced labour and starvation. And then add to that the suffering and death brought about by the Chinese Revolution.

In the period following the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks fought and secured victory in a civil war that became infamous for a prolonged period of brutal political repression and mass killings, known as the Red Terror. Some sources suggest that as many as 1.3 million counter-revolutionaries were killed by the Bolsheviks during the Red Terror, many of them summarily executed. But the Red Terror marked only the beginning of the communists' campaign of terror.

The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), established in 1917 and later renamed the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), became the communists' most important tool for the carrying out of acts of political repression. During the Great Purge (1936-1938), carried out on the orders of the mass-murdering barbarian Joseph Stalin, the NKVD used mobile gas vans to kill people during one of its programmes of mass extra-judicial executions of untold numbers of Soviet citizens. In addition, it was the NKVD that conceived, populated and administered the feared Siberian forced labour camps, active right up until 1955, and which are thought to have been responsible for the deaths of millions of people sent in mass transits from all across the Soviet Union.

The NKVD dispensed its 'justice' to those it deemed "enemies of the people" – communist doublespeak for 'enemies of the state' – in special courts martial. A tip-off from an anonymous informer was considered sufficient grounds for arrest. Torture was sanctioned by the Communist Party hierarchy and so became routine. And hundreds of mass graves of the victims of operations carried out by the NKVD have since been discovered right across the former USSR. Documented evidence shows the NKVD's mass extra-judicial executions were sometimes guided by secret plans which beforehand established the number and proportion of victims in any given region, like for example quotas for clergy or former landowners.

Some of the NKVD's operations targeted entire ethnic groups. The Polish Operation, carried out in the late 1930s, resulted in the execution of 111,091 Poles, while other NKVD operations set about forcibly resettling the entire populations of certain ethnicities. Religious groups, including members of the Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches were also persecuted, as were Greek Catholics and Muslims. Grigory Zinoviev, one of a number of Jewish members of the first Politburo (which comprised just seven members), said in 1918 of the communists' battle to impose their will on the Soviet people:-

"To overcome our enemies we must have our own socialist militarism. We must carry along with us 90 million out of the 100 million of Soviet Russia's population. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them. They must be annihilated".

But the political repression which became integral to communism was not the thing that led to its eventual downfall in Europe. Instead, it was the economic failures of communism which led to its demise. The Soviet economy failed to produce enough goods, at the right time and at the right price, and especially in terms of food production. Stalin's introduction of collective farms simultaneously involved the mass murder and deportation of large numbers of peasant farmers, and with that the destruction of centuries-old systems of agricultural production. The immediate effects of forced collectivisation were reduced grain output and almost halved livestock numbers, things which led to a major famine throughout the USSR in 1932 and 1933. In this two-year period it is thought that as many as 11 million people, including 3–7 million Ukrainians, starved to death.

But has communism really been consigned to the history books, or has it done a conjuror's vanishing trick and come back disguised as something else in order to more effectively operate in a changed landscape?

All over the world – across the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, even China and the rest of Asia – Marxist economic theory has bitten the dust. One only needs to look at the example provided by Venezuela, a country with the largest oil reserves in the world, which forlornly clings to Marxist economic theory at terrible cost to its citizens. Cuba and Nicaragua are similarly mired in economic failure. Where Marxist economic theory still persists, it does so like a terrible disease propagated by idealistic but at the same time ruthless fools, driven as they are by false notions of 'equality' and where the strong, gifted, enterprising and productive are hamstrung by a political ideology in diametric opposition to Nature's purpose.

I would add here that nationalists, and not unlike communists, quite usually despise communism. But what nationalists managed to do long before communists is recognize the usefulness of capitalism, for it is something that works with Nature rather than against her. The 'human condition' is one that is heavily influenced by survival instincts, including self-interest and self-reliance, and if these instincts can be exploited for the wider good then capitalism can be a most useful means to an end in terms of wealth creation.

And what of communism's other elements, besides that is just the economic theory element? Has it been decided that communism should be continued in a piecemeal fashion and under a different name, disguised as 'democracy' – a slower but no less sure vehicle to the same destination?

The creeping kind of communism that now poisons Western societies exists not through accident, but by design. Previously, communists would try and get their ideology accepted in one fell swoop and mostly by way of revolution, but in this modern era the term 'communism' has been jettisoned and communist ideology cunningly dressed up as democracy.

With democracy, it is the liberal-Establishment rather than a Politburo which controls the power. Western democracies like Britain have been surreptitiously transformed into velvet-gloved dictatorships and where the liberal-Establishment merely pretends to represent a classless society of the exploited and enslaved masses, while all the time the police and media work diligently to suppress unaccepted opinions and to repress democracy's political opponents. In his The Way Ahead series, Colin Jordan wrote the following on the role of the media in democratic societies:-

"Communism is here in substance in the dictatorship of the media with its constant conveyance of material destructive of traditional values, and expression of the crass materialism of a nomadic, global, consumer society which extols the emancipation of the common man and the will of the majority in theory while ensuring his plutocratic exploitation in practice".

While Marxism-Leninism represented the prevailing orthodoxy in the USSR, in Western democracies people have instead become slaves to a creed which goes by the name of 'political correctness' and which has at its core notions of anti-racism, anti-sexism and multi-culturalism. The liberal-Establishment's most ambitious project to date, multi-culturalism, has been foisted on Europeans without so much as a by-your-leave, but to show opposition to this orthodoxy comes with the risk of being labelled an 'enemy of the people' and made subject to the provisions of 'hate' and 'incitement' legislation. That these laws are of course only ever used against white people hardly needs stating. And to enforce these laws in the UK, police forces up and down the country have recruited networks of what they euphemistically call 'Hate Crime Ambassadors' and who act in the manner of Soviet-style informers. In Western democracies, guilt by denunciation has become the new norm and truth is no longer a defence.

A new, politically correct dialogue also abounds in Western democracies just as Newspeak did in George Orwell's Oceania. According to the new democratic lexicon, 'diversity' is the word for miscegenation and 'gay' means homosexual. Cripples are the 'disabled', while the retarded suffer from 'delayed learning'. Military aircraft belonging to Western democracies 'service the targets', whereas Russian and Syrian planes drop bombs. And while 'Strength in Diversity' and 'All Races are Equal' might have become modern-day mantras it is not difficult for anyone with at least half a brain to see that they are nothing but inversions of meaning designed to obfuscate the truth.

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in their book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1995) made an interesting analysis of the differences between old-style and new style communism, saying that indoctrination is "the essence of democracy":-

"The point is that in a ... totalitarian state, it doesn't much matter what people think because ... you can control what they do. But when the state loses the bludgeon, when you can't control people by force and when the voice of the people can be heard, ... you have to control what people think. And the standard way to do this is to resort to what in more honest days used to be called propaganda".

Herman and Chomsky also explain how people in democratic societies consist of a decision-making elite and social participants who are made to toe the line, and also of how the media and advertising industry actively shape public opinion by working to present messages in line with their social and economic agenda for the purpose of controlling what they term the "public mind". I am sure readers of this article will not need me to tell you who it is that controls the media and advertising industry.

Somewhere else in Western societies that you can see evidence of the interchange between democracy and communism is in the way in which certain political issues get portrayed as moral issues. Indeed, I think this ability to confound politics and morality has become a useful, but not sole identifier of a modern-day communist. It is a trend that is perhaps most apparent in matters relating to race, having its origins in the anti-apartheid and civil rights movements, both of which presented the opportunity for communists to portray anyone not supporting the emancipation of blacks as somehow sub-human and lacking in morality.

I saw an example of this confounding of politics and morality play out last year [2017] in the furore which surrounded U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the UK. Readers of this article might remember how the Jewish Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said he would be "strongly opposed" to President Trump giving an address at the Houses of Parliament, saying how "opposition to racism and sexism" were "hugely important considerations". Bercow added: "I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump to speak in the Royal Gallery" and "as far as this place is concerned, I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism, and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary, are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons". This when the Speaker of the House of Commons is supposed to be impartial. This when all and sundry fawned over the convicted terrorist Nelson Mandela when he gave a speech at the Palace of Westminster. And this when the British parliament is supposed to be the cradle of democracy and a bastion of free speech. Can you think of a more shining example of a democrat than John Bercow!?

Under old-style communism people knew where they were, but not under the new. The new style of communism is insidious and highly subversive. Brains cunning and shrewd enough to have brought great states and civilizations crashing down by the skill and professionalism of their subversive activity now operate in key positions of influence in Western democracies, like in banking and finance, in politics, in advertising and not least in the media.

Make no mistake, the new style of communism is no less poisonous or dangerous than the old. It just works a bit slower.

Copyright © Christopher Goff
Tag: Politics
Uploaded: 7 November, 2018.