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Anti-Communist myths debunked

In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.

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Anti-Communist myths debunked

“In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.”

Socialism in the 21st Century

New Facebook discussion group for Marxism, Socialism, Communism and related topics!

Socialism in the 21st Century reading list (tons and tons of stuff here too)

Major updates - change log

1/9/18 - Cuba economic reforms, China in Africa, China and Islam, China Belt & Road, Syrian War information, DPRK defectors (see DPRK guide linked), new book added to the DPRK reading list (Stephen Gowans’ new book, GO READ IT!),

28/9/18 - China worker rights & society, CPC, state owned enterprises, Xinjiang/Uyghurs, created a Nicaragua section, Iran, Cuba, great Twitter thread on China’s Social Credit system, China’s worker rights, Xi Jinping / China governance, Chile, huge expansion of China in Africa section

4/10/18 - huge update. Added tons of material to the ‘Is China Socialist?’ section, Xi/Governance/etc section, China in Africa section (lots of graphs), worker/labor rights section, Tibet, Uyghurs. Added an excellent Ian Goodrum thread to “Socialism doesn’t work” section (READ IT) , Israel section, U.S. interference in elections, NGO/USAID/National Endowment for Democracy, lots of updated material added to the DPRK guide, excellent article about fighting racism in the USSR, new article about Stalin and Mao, added an entire section on Mao, an article about Jacobin mag and the philippines, great podcast on Haiti, lots of material added to the Syria section

6/10/18 - updates on Xinjiang, Tibet (great article), Xi Jinping, Chinese workers (required reading!)

11/11/18 - updates on China, created a “Why did the USSR end?” section, added Brazil section, updates on propaganda, Nicaragua,

18/11/18 - updates on USSR, Stalin, is China socialist?, Nicaragua, Molotov-Ribbentropp Pact, DPRK reading guide (defectors, propaganda war, peace process), DPRK economic reforms, Brazil

28/2/19 - English translated policy documents explaining social credit program and punishments

15/5/19 - Updated Syria chemical weapons section

This document exists as a guide to help Communists cut through the propaganda spread by the ruling class in their ongoing attempt to shut down debate and provide legitimacy to capitalism by demonising the only viable alternative.

This resource was created for the purpose of helping Leftists educate people about all of the misinformation, lies and propaganda spread about Communists, and past experiments with Socialism and Communism. Its other main use is in helping Leftists themselves understand some of the controversies in the Communist movement, so that we are all better able to avoid the genuine mistakes and errors that have occurred. After all, how are we supposed to learn from the past if it is buried under a mountain of lies?

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My guide on the DPRK:

Famines & food-related myths

“Holodomor” / Famine in Ukraine

Books and academic works


YouTube videos


China food myths

USSR food myths

DPRK food myths


The USSR and Stalin


Jews in the USSR

Purges, Moscow Trials etc



Cult of personality

Unelected & unpopular “dictator”


Mass deportations


World War 2 & Molotov-Ribbentropp Pact

GDR - German Democratic Republic


Berlin Wall


Other Socialist/Communist countries/governments



Afghanistan (DRA- Democratic Republic of Afghanistan)



Cuba’s economic reforms


Did Cuba censor musicians, writers etc?

Che Guevara myths

The Cuban Blockade

DPRK - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

PRC - People’s Republic of China

Is China Socialist?

Poverty reduction campaign



Ghost cities?

Hong Kong

Social Credit System


Anti-Corruption drive

Billionaires, private companies, regulation (etc)

Xi, Governance, Political education, etc

Communist Party

China infrastructure, economy, SOE’s, poverty etc

Chinese foreign relations

China-U.S. Trade war (etc)

China-DPRK-RoK relations

South China Sea (etc)

China in Africa

Belt & Road Initiative , “Imperialism” etc

Worker/labor rights, Society (etc)

Pollution & the environment


Xinjiang / Islam / Uyghurs

Tiananmen Square

Great Leap Forward / Cultural revolution

Chinese research & development, science, etc.


Communist Military Interventions

Democracy: Communism and Capitalism



Eastern Bloc





Socialism doesn’t work, and other common myths

The USA has no history of Socialism/Communism & “it will never work here”

Quality of life under Socialism





“Human Rights”

“human nature” ?

“Communism killed millions of people”

Socialism isn’t innovative

Life under communism was/is boring/dull/grey/repressive (etc)


Communism = White people?

Socialism = big government?

Cultural Marxism?

“Communism is dead” (etc)

Collapse of Communism in the 20th Century



The Eastern Bloc


“Why don’t you ask people who lived under communism?” and “people aren’t happy under socialist systems”

Opinion polls in former socialist/communist states

Communism, feminism, racism and LGBTQ+

General / “IdPol”




Anti-racism, anti-colonialism etc

Theory etc



Communism and religion

Communist theory towards religion

How religion was/is treated in communist countries

World history of Imperialism, anti-Communism (etc)





USSR (historical)

Latin America & Carribean




Eastern Bloc (historical)

Middle East & Afghanistan



The “Imperial Left” and Syria

White Helmets, NGO’s etc

Rebel groups (etc)

Support for Assad

Chemical Weapons allegations



Palestine (“Israel”)



East / Southeast Asia


Imperialist and anti-communist propaganda explained

The Cold War

Anti-communist propaganda (general)

Propaganda (work in progress)

Amnesty International, HRW etc

NGOs/Aid (general)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Regime change / Color revolutions

Election interference

War propaganda

Anti-DPRK propaganda

Anti-Russia propaganda / Russiagate

Syrian War Propaganda

Black book of communism

Increasing state repression in Western countries

CIA and other intelligence agencies, mass surveillance etc

Academia, publishing and media

Fascism explained

World War 2


The atomic bombing of Japan


Molotov-Ribbentropp Pact

Katyn Massacre


Khmer Rouge

Recommended YouTube talks

Other reading guides

Famines & food-related myths

“Holodomor” / Famine in Ukraine

Books and academic works

* Fraud, Famine and Fascism by Doug Tottle

* The 1932 Harvest and the Famine of 1933 by Mark Tauger

* Natural Disaster and Human Actions in the Soviet Famine of 1931-1933 by Mark Tauger

* The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933 by Davies and Wheatcroft

* Lies concerning the History of the Soviet Union by Mario Sousa

* The Soviet famine of 1932-1933 reconsidered

* Archive of writings of Professor Mark Tauger on the famine scourges of the early years of the Soviet Union

* Blood Lies by Grover Furr

* Pages 95-111 of Another View of Stalin by Ludo Martens - Collectivization and the ‘Ukrainian Holocaust’

* J Arch Getty reviews “Harvest of Sorrow”



* Did Stalin or the Authorities stop starving peasants from leaving Ukraine? (see below pages of Bloodlies)


* Mark Tauger reviews The Years of Hunger by Davies and Wheatcroft

* Stop spreading Nazi propaganda: on Holodomor

* The Holodomor Hoax: Joseph Stalin’s crime that never took place

* Real Stalin series: famine of 1932

* In search of a Soviet Holocaust: A 55 year old famine feeds the Right

* The Ukrainian famine: only evidence can disclose the truth

Anti-Communist myths debunked
Tags Politics, Communism, History, Reading
Type Google Doc
Published 19/06/2020, 20:20:52


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