Firstly, let’s say that the proper phrase is “under Socialism”. During the 20th century, the USSR and the Eastern European socialist countries were in the process of socialist construction. According to Marxist-Leninist theory, “Socialism” is the first stage (phase) of Communism. Having said the above, let’s go to the core issue. The people who lived under both Socialism and Capitalism gave their answer to bourgeois unhistorical slanders. Various polls in former Socialist countries prove that the majority of people, in Russia and Eastern Europe, think that life was better before the counter-revolutions and Capitalism’s restoration. Socialism had solved their major problems… free education, free healthcare for all, social security, jobs, free vacation and holidays for everyone, etc. Restoring Capitalism brought in unprecedented barbarity in almost every sector of public life… social inequality, unemployment, privatisation of major public sectors from healthcare to education, etc.
In March 2016, a survey conducted by the all-Russia Public Opinion Center (VTsIOM) showed that more than half of Russians (64 percent) would vote to maintain the USSR if a referendum were held today. This figure increases from 47 percent amongst those 18-24 to 76 percent amongst respondents aged 60 and up. The poll results showed that only 20 percent of Russian citizens would vote against restoring the USSR. During the same period (March 2016), a similar survey by the Levada Centre showed:
- More than half (51 percent) of Russians said that the collapse of the USSR was avoidable
- More than half (56 percent) of Russians regret the collapse of the USSR (in fact, the victory of counter-revolution)
- The majority of the participants in the survey (58 percent) said that they’d welcome the revival of the USSR and the socialist system
Polls conducted in previous years produced similar results. A survey by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) back in 2013 showed that 60 percent of Russians thought that life in the USSR had more positive than negative aspects. Furthermore, in the same poll, 43 percent of respondents would welcome the re-adoption of communist ideology, while 38 percent wouldn’t welcome such a situation. In reading the above, we must take into account the powerful anti-communist propaganda of the last two decades, the slanders and lies against the socialist system broadcast by the bourgeois media and political parties.
In June 2009, a survey conducted in Germany showed that 57 percent of eastern Germans defend the German Democratic Republic (DDR). Of those polled, 49 percent said, “The GDR had more good sides than bad sides. There were some problems, but life was good there”. Spiegel Online reported the poll, but it tried to vilify the DDR with anti-communist lies… claiming that it was proof that, according to historian Stefan Wolle, “a new form of Ostalgie has taken shape”.
In a July 2010 IRES (Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy) poll, 41 percent of respondents would’ve voted for Ceaușescu, had he run for President. 63 percent of survey participants said that their life was better under communism; only 23 percent claimed that their life was worse then. 68 percent declared that communism was a good idea, just one that was poorly applied. A 2014 survey by INSCOP Research revealed that 44.4 percent of respondents believed that living conditions were better under communism.
According to a April 2010 report by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of Hungarians say that most people in their country are actually worse off today economically than they were under communism. Only 8 percent say most people in Hungary are better off, and 16 percent say things are about the same.
14 August 2016
Houston Communist Party
Let’s keep it simple… Western media, academe, and corporate entities have an agenda. They only report on the minority of people who did better under a Liberal Free Market tyranny. The welfare of the mass of the working people doesn’t enter into their calculations. Just look at mendacious mercenary filth like Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, and Rod Dreher… you’ll know what I’m talking about. All those who call themselves “conservative” in the Anglosphere are godless worshippers of the so-called Free Market… most have profited personally from it (those who haven’t, yet support the Beast, are goddamn fools). The worst are those who call themselves “Christian”, for they embrace an amoral ideology that contradicts everything ever taught by Our Lord Christ. G A Zyuganov said:
Christ was the first Communist.
He was right… Christ would’ve had nothing to do with William F Buckley’s yachts, Franklin Graham’s grandiose headquarters, Joel Osteen’s private jet, or Chelsea Clinton’s fab NYC digs. After all, WHO killed Our Lord Christ? It was the respectable, well-off, religious, and clergy of his day. Now, that’s a meaty reflection! How many of these loudmouth “Christians” would recrucify Christ?
THINK ON THAT…
Socialism IS good!