What do you think of when you hear the word Nazi? Does it bring you pain? Do you think of evil? Do you think of World War II? Do you think of the Holocaust and the wicked deeds committed by the Nazi party? When most people hear the word “Nazi” the first person they think of is Adolf Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party (NAZI party) and Germany’s Supreme Chancellor from 1933 to 1945. For the most part, we correctly associate the word “Nazi” with villainy and pure evil.
However, most people, especially in today’s age, do not seem to associate the ideology of Communism with evil. In fact, many people that you would ask about Communism would most likely say that it is less evil that Nazism. Leftist college students would assert that there is absolutely wrong with Communism, and most actually believe in it! If you were to ask Antifa, an Anarchist-Communist group, they would say that Communism is actually good and works to better society.
Let’s look at some statistics first. Nazism is responsible for the deaths of at least 17 million people world wide, 6 million of whom were Jews. Communism, on the other hand, is responsible for 20 million deaths in Russia under Stalin’s regime, 2 million in Cambodia, 1.6 million and counting in North Korea, and over 70 million in China under Mao Zedong. That’s approximately 92 million people murdered under Communist regimes.
Nazism created a system that was specifically designed to exterminate groups of people based on their race, religion, and physical or mental state. Those who were Jews, Gyspies, women, children, and physically or mentally incapable of working were immediately exterminated. Under communist regimes, intellectuals, clergy, and those who were considered disloyal were promptly executed by the government. When it comes to Communism and Nazism, the game is the same—only the names are different.
The reason why Communism has ceased to be vilified these days is partly due to the political left’s open embracement of it, and partly the failure to equate it to the evils of Nazism. The left has embraced this idea of the downtrodden and the proletariat (in their eyes, minorities, immigrants, the poor, and other supposedly “oppressed” groups) overthrowing the evil bourgeoise capitalists (whites, the rich, and “privileged” groups) in the government. What do you always hear from the left? “Resist, resist, resist!” They believe that a revolution is needed in America against the “oppressive” and capitalist so-called “Trump Regime”. Radical Antifa communists aren’t the biggest problem facing our country—it’s the Nazis on the political right that run our government!
Wrong. That’s what the Left would tell you. The bottom line is that Communism and Nazism are the biggest threats facing democracy, not just Nazism alone. It’s not just the alt-right—it’s the alt-left too. It is absolutely crucial to treat both as equal evils in our society as if we wish to learn one of history’s greatest lessons—to never repeat it again.