AntiSo

Imagine.  You are walking down the street and someone is wearing an Adolf Hitler t-shirt?  How about an Osama Bin Laden hat?  Perhaps a jacket with a swastika on it?

Poor taste?  Offensive?  Downright objectionable?  Why?  Because these people and the regimes represented by these images  have resulted in the deaths of millions.

Yet for some reason, images of Mao or Che or Fidel seem fine as do the logos of the USSR.  These people and icons don’t seem to raise an eye brow.  This despite them representing regimes that resulted in many more deaths and many more years of citizen torment.  (Little known tit-bit – Saddam Hussein’s moustache was an homage to Stalin).

But it seems that Communism and its smart-arsed younger brother Socialism always have that get out of jail card.  Romantic Utopian intentions always seem to trump results and outcomes.

Spartacus is currently travelling with Team Spartacus.  Recently in Prague, currently in Berlin, Spartacii number 2 (aged 11) got into his head the idea of buying a hat with the logo/crest of the former Soviet Union.  Spartacus tried to explain that, although it his free speech right to wear such items, Spartacus does not approve.  Spartacus also tried to explain the irony of freedom of speech in wearing  the symbol of a regime that denied the freedom of speech to its citizens.

In Prague and Berlin there were plenty of sites selling Soviet memorabilia but none selling Nazi memorabilia.  Funny that.  Actually not funny at all.

But the 85 t0 100 million deaths under Communism, that was another time and socialism not properly implemented. Forget AntiFa (Anti-Fascism).  Perhaps what is needed is Popperian AntiSo (Anti-Socialism).

The Black Book of Communism should be mandatory reading at every University because we seem to have Socialist generational socialist bookends:

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32 Responses to AntiSo

  1. Geriatric Mayfly

    Don’t be tricked by the gesture Bernie, watch that left hand. He’ll have your pockets picked to the point of surplus minus.

  2. Anne

    I look forward to the debates. 🤔, Wait! 😂 There are no debates in Socialism.

    Here, Vladimir Jaffe, one of my favourite YouTubers.

    He’s so polite while schooling these arrogant, know it all, virtue signalling Commie, iPhone toting punks.

    A Socialist kid explains business model in Socialism to an Entrepreneur, a former Soviet citizen.

    https://youtu.be/eNABl0NJArA 1/2

    https://youtu.be/PqowpoWpV18 2/2. 9mins

  3. JohnA

    Lily Campbell:

    People are angry at the way the world is run and people want an alternative to capitalism.

    Miss/Ms/Whatever (can’t tell from the pic) you know not of what you speak!

    If you seek an alternative then I suggest that you might try to broaden your mind with travel. I recommend Venezuela as an eye-opening introduction.

  4. The USSR may have a certain chic which I find utterly repulsive but the East Germans?

    No one in their right mind could like the Stasi.

  5. I was just watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4aKeU9I0qw and the way today’s young appear to think, anything seems better than the horrid life that they have to endure in today’s world.

  6. stackja

    Typical leftist ignorance.

  7. Boambee John

    Romantic Utopian intentions always seem to trump results and outcomes.

    Hitler had romantic utopian intentions for Germany, involving self sufficient farms for all Germans, enviromental purity, vegetarianism and animal welfare. The costs to others would have been greater than actuallybhappened (that lebensraum wasn’t just going to appear magically), but possibly no greater than the costs inflicted by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Che et al.

    Reactionary running dog m0nty, please note.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If you seek an alternative then I suggest that you might try to broaden your mind with travel. I recommend Venezuela as an eye-opening introduction.

    Anywhere behind the old Iron Curtain.

  9. Anne

    Good compilation Bemused, at 3:45.

    Is it funny, sad or cringe-worthy?

    I’m torn.

  10. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Chic, deaf, dumb and stupid on clip.

  11. * Jordan B Peterson explained why Communism and Socialism isn’t abhorred like Nazism and Fascism. People just don’t know what happened under those regimes. It took decades before their murderous ways were somewhat exposed, but even when defectors talked about these things, media such as the New York Times didn’t believe them.
    However, once the truth did come out, it was all quickly hush hushed because hey, who wants to mea culpa?
    The Nazi atrocities were exposed very quickly and visuals were released, people put on trials but most importantly the holocaust became a thing that must not be denied. Some countries still have laws on the books against denial. (Indeed, the word denial is immediately associated with an atrocity, hence tagging sceptics as Climate Change Deniers to demonize them)

    * As far as youngsters are concerned, almost all kids are by nature socialist. We all spent our formative years in a socialist setting called The Family. But from around the mid-teen years on, we started to get hit with reality and sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly realised that socialism is theft.
    Today’s youngsters get hit with a double whammy in that almost ALL of their teachers are socialists, and are constantly bombarded with “fairness” and “fair share” and other socialist propaganda, and are not exposed to the real World until much later in life.
    Heck, in some parts, people stay on their parents health insurance scheme until their late 20’s. They live with their parents into their 30’s, (observe that wanker who had to be sued by HIS OWN PARENTS to get the hell out of their house), and are on some sort of welfare handout constantly. They are not exposed to reality until much later in life, if ever.

    * There is some anecdotal evidence that things are changing with the newest generation. It seems they are observing their parents, saying they want something different and are seeking information on the information superhighway, hence the enormous popularity of people like Jordan Peterson and others who have been labelled the “Dark Web Intellectuals”

  12. duncanm

    Anywhere behind the old Iron Curtain.

    x-acry.

    Just ask your next wanna-be socialist why it is that the most vehement opposition to socialism in in countries that have actually experienced it.

  13. Chris

    The Museum of Communism, the former secret police headquarters, in Prague is worth a visit.
    The gutter in the tiled floor of the interrogation room rather caught my attention.

  14. md

    Bernie’s body language is interesting: one hand covering the mouth and his other arm cocked at an uncomfortable angle. Doesn’t want to be there and is trying to conceal his thoughts.

  15. BorisG

    I have a similar feeling to Spartacus. I think USSR hats are no more than kitsch. But Mao – yes this is clearly a double standard here. Partly because there was no Nuremberg either in the USSR or China. There has been one in Cambodia (kind of) and we don’t see Pol Pot hats on the streets.

  16. BorisG

    And I don’t think socialists should be blamed for communist atrocities. Socialism needs to be defeated for its own sins.

  17. BorisG

    Just ask your next wanna-be socialist why it is that the most vehement opposition to socialism in in countries that have actually experienced it.

    Definitely not in Russia, which is experiencing disturbing revival of the cult of Stalin, the very worst communist butcher of them all.

  18. mh

    I’m a socialist so of course I back Obama, says supermodel Elle Macpherson

    When asked if she likes Mr Obama, she said: ‘Yeah, I’m living in London and I’m socialist . What do you expect?’

    Though Elle may not have meant it as a strike against him- and she may have been taking a jab at Mr Obama’s conservative critics- the association between his policies and socialism is something he has fought for years.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117169/Elle-Macpherson-says-supports-President-Obama-shes-socialist-doesnt-realize-thats-claim-hes-fighting-years.html

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Museum of Communism, the former secret police headquarters, in Prague is worth a visit.
    The gutter in the tiled floor of the interrogation room rather caught my attention.

    Ditto the museum of the secret police in Budapest. The T -54 tank, in the foyer, rather caught my attention.

  20. mh

    Caption comp:

    Bernie: And they call me crazy!

  21. jupes

    Imagine. You are walking down the street and someone is wearing an Adolf Hitler t-shirt?

    The socialists won the propaganda war by highlighting that the Nazis were racist. Never mind that the socialists killed more people, the Nazis killed people because of race.

    So not only have they given themselves a free pass, but they have elevated racism to the worst crime in the world. Win / win.

    Socialists are brilliant at propaganda. You have to give them that.

  22. Crossie

    I can understand the junior Spartacus and Lily Campbell not understanding what they are flirting with but Bernie Sanders is a deceiver in a Santa Claus suit.

  23. W Hogg

    Bernie must be thinking “Who’s THIS economically illiteral commie fuckwit??”

  24. Spring is coming

    Bernie caption: “ i’ll do anything for love but I won’t do that!”

  25. Mother Lode

    I look forward to the debates. 🤔, Wait! 😂 There are no debates in Socialism.

    That is because in socialism, like it various progeny (especially AGW), the science is ‘settled’.

  26. The BigBlueCat

    The only way Socialism can solve racism is to have “Dear Leader” decree that racists be dealt with a’la Stalinist purges. Is that what Miss Socialist wants? Of course it is!

  27. jjf

    Lily should try reading Animal Farm but I accept that would be hard for an illiterate!

    She is funded by the student amenities fee and HECS all paid for from taxes from the capitalist system.

    How ignorant can you get?

  28. Kneel

    “People are angry at the way the world is run and people want an alternative…”

    Heh.
    Notice that this anger only appeared once the socialists started to take over.
    Be interesting to see the survey results after a few years of PDT.

  29. Jules – communists are racists. Whitlam refered to the Balts as those bastard Balts , and the alp hated the
    Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s. Even today those poor Catholic girls kidNapped in Nigeria were ignored but the 13 gay deaths in Paris got all the lefties worldwide together. It is continual. The discrimination is endless and their policies fa our small minorities and talk them up as if they are large number of people.k

  30. Spot on sparticus – well written and you are teaching your children well.

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