If America keeps spending itself into oblivion and China keeps loaning us money to cover thedebt, what do you think will happen when China calls in her loans? China will own us! So, how do you feel about China owning America, being that it’s a communist nation?
Some Progressives want Americans to think that Communism and Socialism are better alternatives to capitalism and want America to welcome these alternative forms of government. Please read The Cold War I: Communism versus Capitalism.
During the reign of the Soviet Union, there were communist countries throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Communist countries in the twentieth century included Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Congo, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, Mongolia, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Somalia, South Yemen, Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia.
November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall–the most potent symbol of the Cold War division of Europe–came down. Earlier that day, the communist authorities of the German Democratic Republic had announced the removal of travel restrictions to democratic West Berlin. Thousands of East Germans streamed into the West, and in the course of the night, celebrants on both sides of the wall began to tear it down.The collapse of the Berlin Wall was the culminating point of the revolutionary changes sweeping east central Europe in 1989. Throughout the Soviet bloc, reformers assumed power and ended more than 40 years of dictatorial communist rule.The reform movement that ended communism in east central Europe began in Poland. Solidarity, an anti-communist trade union and social movement, had forced Poland’s communist government to recognize it in 1980 through a wave of strikes that gained international attention. In 1981, Poland’s communist authorities, under pressure from Moscow, declared martial law, arrested Solidarity’s leaders, and banned the democratic trade union. The ban did not bring an end to Solidarity. The movement simply went underground, and the rebellious Poles organized their own civil society, separate from the communist government and its edicts.
Timothy Garton Ash. The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague (New York: Vintage Books, 1993).
Gale Stokes. The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).
Let’s look at the Communist nation’s and see if their claims of greatness are true or lies:
CHINA: “Socrates in Shanghai: reports about China’s economic prosperity often obscure the serious problems the pace of development is creating for the world’s most populous nation. Nowhere is the distance between China’s Communist past and its hypercapitalist present more evident than in the gap between wealthy urban elites and dirt-poor villagers in the provinces.”
A Communist nation like China, claiming their system is superb, still has a huge gap between wealthy and the dirt-poor. In addition, because of HIV infections, China’s health-care system fails millions of people. This means the claim that Communism is good for the people because there are no wealthy or poor among them and that everyone’s needs are cared for by the government is an outright lie.
General Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the General Staff, has spoken to The Evening Standard on the prospect of embalming Kim Jong-il. North Korean officials may want to think otherwise: It’s [North Korea] the most depressing place I’ve ever been in my life.
North Korea is making nuclear weapons and is helping Iran achieve their goal of obtain nuclear weapons as well. Neither nation, Iran or Korea are known for being peaceful nations toward their neighbors and the West. An example of Korea’s aggressiveness against it’s neighbors is when it fired on a South Korean Island. Then North Korea increased the rhetoric when the USS George Washington’s weekend maneuvers, while South Korea is being hit with artillery fire, frustrated the situation more between the North and South.
Possible war by an accidental firing in North Korean waters by South Korea: North Korea raised their rhetoric that they will respond by a thousand-fold if U.S. does not leave prompting China to call for emergency meetings. Keep in mind that this happened after an overwhelming conclusion that [a] torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine and killed 400 South Korean seamen on the ship. Experts from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Sweden concluded that there was no other plausible explanation for the sinking of the South Korean ship.
Laos officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, became a communist country in 1975 following a revolution that was supported by Vietnam and the Soviet Union.
Vietnam was partitioned at a 1954 conference that followed the First Indochina War. While the partition was supposed to be temporary, North Vietnam became communist and supported by the Soviet Union while South Vietnam was democratic and supported by the United States. Following two decades of war, the two parts of Vietnam were unified and in 1976, Vietnam as a unified country became a communist country.
Communist (successor) parties in Central Europe: the varying roles that modern communist parties play in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern Europe.(TWENTY YEARS OF DEMOCRATIC TRANSFORMATION) (The New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs)
On 27 June, the Czech public commemorated the 59th anniversary of the death of Dr. Milada Horakova, a pro-democratic Czech politician who was executed by the nascent Communist government on trumped up charges of conspiracy and treason. A victim of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia as well, Horakova had been imprisoned during the war. Anniversaries such as this one remind Czech society (sometimes not for better but for worse) of the inroads the former paranoid regime made into society and its inhumane treatment of the non-Stalinist left . It is safe to say that while most of these anniversaries may generally pass unnoticed, a new trend is on the rise. This year Horakova’s show-trial was neither forgotten, nor overlooked, but broadcast on Czech public service television from 31 May to 9 June.
In response to this broadcast, the Czech Republic’s domestic communist party leader and the deputy chairman of the EU parliament, Vojtech Filip, gave an inappropriate speech criticizing Czech TV for broadcasting the trial just before the EU parliamentary elections. Filip opined that the broadcast would deter voters from voting for the current Czech communist party. While its battle for seats in Brussels did not end so badly, the speech and elections left a certain unpleasant aftertaste. The speech was analyzed from various angles, so much so that …
With all this history of failing Communism and only 5 nations still Communist, why would anyone think that Communism is the path that America should take?
If Communism was so good for the people, then why did people in those nations rebel and give up their lives to be rid of this evil form of government?