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Socialism FAQ

The Bullshit asymmetry principle, or Brandolini's law:

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

Contents

Socialism FAQ

Didn't communism fail? It works in theory but not in practice.

What about human nature?

Schools of thought

Did economic planning work?

Who would sweep the floors under communism?

What about cooperatives?

Pacifism and Violence

What would [X] be like under communism?

On Economics and Sociology

On Nationalism and Internationalism

On Women's Liberation

On Guns / Firearms / Violence

On Capitalism

On Liberalism

On Leninism

Further reading

On Trotskyism

On the USSR

Did the Soviet Union repress and kill millions of people?

Did the Soviet Union and the Warsaw pact nations have functioning democracies?

Was Soviet Socialism an economic failure?

Did the citizens of the Soviet Union dislike their government?

Further reading

On Mao, Maoism, and Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and the PRC

Did Mao kill millions of people?

Was the PRC a totalitarian dictatorship?

Further reading

On Cuba

Was Che a murderer and/or a racist?

Is Cuba a functioning democracy or a terrible place to live?

Did the cuban people like Fidel Castro?

On North Korea

Do North Koreans believe in unicorns and think Kim Jong-Un is immortal?

Is the DPRK a Fascist Monarchy?

Further reading

On Venezuela

Other Topics

Why are socialists against bitcoin mining?

Whats so bad about Elon Musk?

Whats so bad about Bill Gates?

What's so bad about George Orwell?

John McCain

What about the new atheists? (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens)

  • Hidden beneath a superficial rationalism, they provide a seemingly intellectual defense of imperialism, push islamophobia, and use it to create a smokescreen for the injustices of global capitalism. 2,3

Gandhi

Did the atom bombs really end WW2?

What's wrong with Bernie Sanders?

What's wrong with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

What's wrong with Elizabeth Warren?

Why don't socialists support a UBI / Universal Basic income?

Others

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