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ElvishisnotTengwar50 karma

I'm not Mr. Wolff, but I'll try answering those questions for you.

Are we still in a Red Scare? People still seem to only associate Socialism with big spooky government.

Yes, absolutely. We're in a modern Red Scare. Not only is it political suicide to align yourself with socialism or communism, many people spout nonsense of the evils of socialism and communism without understanding it in the first place. You can see that in the name-calling people have invented, particularly people calling things like the European Union the "EUSSR," which is most definitely not socialist or communist.

Why do you think most Leninist revolutions have ended with failure and a reversal to capitalism?

A mixture of, in my opinion, socialism/communism not meshing with with large governments and, of course, world meddling. There's a very rich history of powerful countries meddling with other countries, especially when they're not working towards the same goal as them. See: McCarthy's Red Scare, U.S. and Nicaragua, communist countries in Europe and Asia constantly getting flak, etc.

ElvishisnotTengwar14 karma

I'm not Mr. Wolff, but I'll go ahead and answer your question.

For one, we'd need people to start aligning with socialism/communism, which is helped by debate, writing and political activism. The only other thing I know stops socialism or communism from helping is the 1%, who like to shell money out to decry the "evils of socialism," so people would have to stop listening to Red Scare bullshit and instead turn over to looking at factual information.

ElvishisnotTengwar13 karma

I was referring to capitalist and non-communist countries meddling with smaller and newer communist countries.

But trust me, I'm no fan of the USSR.

ElvishisnotTengwar10 karma

You're welcome, comrade!

ElvishisnotTengwar4 karma

people like you will wonder why a distaste for Marxism exists well beyond the "brainwashing" of the McCarthy era

Huh, it's almost as if the times before the McCarthy era and around that time were dominated by monarchs in Europe and around the globe that despised socialism and communism and would spend a lot of time denouncing that "evil," because who would want communism in exchange for overthrowing the monarch, who, mind you is instated by divine providence?

All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.

~Marx and Engels.