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Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?


When people think of humanity’s greatest evils, why is “communism” rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager’s account of communism’s horrific legacy. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Have you taken the pledge for school choice? Click here! https://www.schoolchoicenow.com Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they’re released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU’s text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: When people describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, why is it that they use the terms “Nazi” or “fascist,” but almost never “communist?” Given the unparalleled amount of human suffering communists have caused, why is “communist” so much less a term of revulsion than “Nazi?” Communists killed 70 million people in China, more than 20 million people in the Soviet Union (not including about 5 million Ukrainians), and almost one out of every three Cambodians. And communists enslaved entire nations in Russia, Vietnam, China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba and much of Central Asia. They ruined the lives of well over a billion people. So, why doesn’t communism have the same terrible reputation as Nazism? Reason Number 1: There is, simply put, widespread ignorance of the communist record. Whereas both right and left loathe Nazism and teach its evil history, the left – and I’m talking about the left, not traditional liberals like Harry Truman or John F. Kennedy – has never loathed communism. And since the left dominates academia, almost no one teaches communism’s evil history. Reason Number 2: The Nazis carried out the Holocaust. Nothing matches the Holocaust for pure evil. The rounding up of virtually every Jewish man, woman, child, and baby on the European continent and sending them to die is unprecedented and unparalleled. The communists killed far more people than the Nazis, but never matched the Holocaust in the systemization of genocide. The uniqueness of the Holocaust and the enormous attention rightly paid to it have helped ensure that Nazism has a worse name than communism. Reason Number 3: Communism is based on nice sounding theories; Nazism isn’t. It’s based on heinous sounding theories. Intellectuals in general – including, of course, the intellectuals who write history – are seduced by words – so much so, that they deem actions as less significant than words. For that reason, they haven’t focused nearly as much attention on the horrific actions of communists as they have on the horrific actions of the Nazis. They dismiss the evils of communists as perversions of “true communism.” But they regard Nazi atrocities (correctly) as the logical and inevitable results of Nazism. Reason Number 4: Germans have thoroughly exposed the evils of Nazism, have taken responsibility for them, and have attempted to atone for them. Russians have not done anything similar regarding Lenin’s or Stalin’s horrors. To the contrary, Lenin, the father of Soviet communism, is still widely venerated in Russia. And as regards Stalin, as University of London Russian historian Donald Rayfield puts it, “People still deny, by assertion or implication, Stalin’s holocaust.” Even less so has China exposed the greatest mass murderer and enslaver of them all, Mao Zedong. Mao remains revered in China. Every Chinese currency note has his picture on it. Until Russia and China – and Vietnam, and Cuba, and North Korea – acknowledge the evils their countries committed under communism, communism’s evils will remain less known than the evils of the German state under Hitler. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/why-isnt-communism-hated-nazism
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42 COMMENTS

Павел Церкович - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Крутая у вас американцев пропаганда, самая свободная и демократическая страна . Построенная на лжи и власти денег . В СССР у нас было бесплатное образование , жильё ,отсутствие кредитов , наркотиков , была уверенность в будущем но продали за фантики и красивые сказки .

The military Hoarder - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Stupid capitalism!

Ben Phillip - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

THANK YOU.

Nicholas Brooks - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Liberty Prime wants to know your location.

Timmy Helfex - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

OK BoOmEr

Joko - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

I came here forgetting people actually agree with PragerU.

Communism ain’t bad, change my mind.

Michael Townley - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

experience in pragerU factory perverts big liar & Loser mental health problems
right-wing Nazi

Colonel Reagan - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Death is a preferable alternative to Communism.

정재호 - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

We hate both Nazi & Soviet symbols. Both give us damage and make us harmful.

lemon* - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Im am myself hald russian (and jewish) who never sufferd communism' but my mom who was born in the USSR told me about it.
its actually scares me that there is people who admire cha guvarra in 2020, it means that red revolotins can still happen by people from the west who didnt feel communism in thier lifes.
thanks a lot for explaining this for the entire internet david, i Appreciate you.

bolbi stragonvsky - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

because communism isnt inherently evil

antonolo - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Funny,cos this guys a nazi

моё мнение - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

You Americans themselves helped the Communists come to power in Russia, the Russians suffered the most from the Communists, and after that, you son of shit say that Russians should apologize? It is like the races that Americans must apologize.

Josh Renso - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

The Question is why are Democrats not hated as much as Communism

18Mortus18 - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

my country was under comunism. This video says truth. Comunist and Bolszewicy killed more Russian people than Germans

Dylan Watling - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

I want to stamp Dennis' head in

Karson _Lee - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

now they are sames

O.J hakim - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Actual Russia did do something similar regarding “Soviet horror”. They found the remains of the last Tzar who he and his family was brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks and gave them a proper ceremonial burial which have the nation came to attend and Boris Yelstin initiated to acknowledge his murder was a crime and to break away from Russia’s soviet past.

Stellar-Stud Senpai-Sama - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Because we killed all the nazis but the commies where allies at one point also comies are still around sadly so when they call rightwingers notcs it means not a commie

Maj Duraković - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

This shitty capitalist and fascist propaganda to ruin your minds and stop the greatest worker revolution.

00rphb - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Nazism is reviled while communism is still by many loved for one simple reason. The Nazis lost world war two and the communist won. Had the communist lost, for any reason, Nazism would have been as loved by academia as communism is today.

Joe - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Communism did not defeat the NAZIs in WWII. Need I say more?

Don'tPlayOverwatch - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Nazism, like fascism (though more specific than it) is inherently intolerant of anyone who doesn't fit into its narrow ideas of who is a "real" citizen. Fascism requires authoritarianism in order to exist, socialism and communism don't.

Communism and socialism have had issues, obviously, but it's far more nuanced than that. Keep in mind that neither socialism or communism are inherently authoritarian. The USSR was a dictatorship, but that doesn't mean that socialism has to be a dictatorship. Many of the negatives of the USSR were a result of dictatorship, not socialism. Stalin was paranoid and did everything he could to keep himself in power. That's an issue with dictatorship, not socialism.

Fat Albert - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Gulag Archipelago is an excellent source to learn about Communism's abundant evils.

frank ronald olsen - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

stalin killed more people than hitler , communist also killes on an industrialized way

chaviatt - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

They dont say "communism" because communism isnt always bad.

KommunistOliver - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

communist is good

Ilya Timofeev - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Communism is a set of ideological principles that carry no evil whatsoever. The idea of equal and just society may be naive and idealistic in the modern world, but it's not evil in its core. people were killed and repressed not by the ideology of communism, but by the dictatorial sates systems be it so-called "communism" or "capitalism" rather equally. What I see here looks like ignorant propaganda. By the way, current capitalistic consumer style economy is leading the whole humanity to a significantly bigger crisis and eventually may be responsible for a greater harm than fascism and "communism" taken together and multiplied by 2. I wrote this not to protect or criticize economic systems, but because I dislike narrow-minded style of thinking.

Alisha K - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

okay but there is a difference between communism and stalinism. why don’t we talk about the victims of capitalism, why doesn’t that have the same terrible reputation as nazism?

Tevž Črnič - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

The people were not killed by communism but by crazy dictators.

Jason Schwartz - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

I’ve been argued this for years

Bananen ARME - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

0:25 yes when they killed that much then the capitalists killed 100million people by nuking china Ww2 bombarding yugoslavia 20million bombarding vietnam 10Million And there is an internet site were videos have been captured were the us soldiers kill inocennt people in afghanistan iran irak . + Call of Duty modern warfare the new Game that made the russian look pretty evil for war crimes that the USA have actually done IN REAL LIFE

Samarin - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

The communists enslaved the people… lol. It is precisely the communists who liberate them from the oppression of fat cats. people be smarter capitalism has outlived itself, it will turn into imperialism, and this is a new redivision of the world and constant wars. kammunism is the desire for pacifism, and capitalism leads to the other side – fascism

Water lemon - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

It’s because communism works as a concept but Stalin ruined it in practice

Robert McCauley - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Nazism is socialism.

Kaiser Wilhelm of Austria - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

70 million eaten by Stalin. And no one cares that only 4 million went through the Gulag. According to a political article, it’s only 400 thousand.

Read the official Zemsky data, for example.

And yet, it is very interesting that when comparing communism with Nazism, "prosecutors" usually use theses that were used by the Nazis themselves (and personally by Joseph Goebbels). How hypocritical.

It’s also very interesting how stupid you have to be to consider China as communism. What a poor education people have, lol.

And it is very strange that people believe that communism means the end of all misfortunes. Droughts still happen, wars too. People die constantly, regardless of regimen.

And people think that communism was created by Jews… lol what? Communism was created by the Germans Marx and Engels. The members of the Bolshevik Party were mainly Russian.

And arguments like “Communism is Jews” are very similar to what Hitler said, no? However, the capitalist world doesn’t give a damn while it is profitable.

What can we say about “this is not real communism”, if people are not even familiar with the basis and superstructure.

Madness, madness and stupidity…

Read "Blood Lies" or something else based on real documents and links to sources, not Goebbels fiction.

BOBBY BOYS REVENGEANCE - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

The fact the dislike ratio is so high shows that this triggered the left. A sign that shows that the left thinks communism is good and fair.

Oleguer Arteaga - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

1. Because comunism is not even the same as nazism, dont lie when u dont have even read about the ideology

Rozz - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

You all should watch TGSNT,it's time to wake up,people.

Al_xz - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Communism did not kill as much people as possible from one religion

Spare Account - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Communism isn't as hated as Nazism?

Laughs in McCarthyism

包子大撒幣 - posted on February 4, 2020 7:30 pm

Nazi destroy other people,comminism destroy own people


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