I'm not too clear on this, I understand why communism does not work in a nation as a whole but what I don't get is why the U.S. is so actively against it.
Long story short... central banks need wars... or more accurately they need the debt that defense spending brings.
The desire for Americans to bear the financial burden of WWI in Europe helped bring about the Federal Reserve system when Americans were thrust into debt to the new central bank which facilitated the government's financial aid towards the war effort. The newly acquired debt made the federal income tax a necessity.
One motive of the first world war was to cripple the Tsardom under Nicholas whose family refused to allow Rothschild backed banks into Russia. The Tsars had infamously aided Abraham Lincoln when he decided to print federal greenbacks instead of accepting the hefty interest rates the Rothschild backed banks were offering to fund the Union during our Civil War. Once the Russian economy had been depleted in the first war effort... Rothschild financed Lenin and Trotsky to overthrow the Tsardom under the pretense of the workers party. The outcome wasn't exactly as the western banking interests had intended. Western banking interests had intended for Trotsky to come to power and implement his Fourth International to spur a global revolution replete with implemented Rothschild central banking. Instead... Stalin came to power and sought only to transform Russia itself and become the dictator that he became. The Bolshevik revolution did indebt the new Soviet Union to Rothschild banks... but the global revolution was not materialized. The banking interests who were supporters of Trotsky changed their financial philosophies... as their philosophies were only ever meant as a means towards a global hegemon in the first place... and became the philosophical forebears of the neoconservative movement of the US. Ever since there has been the renewed goal towards a total banking hegemon... to this end... and as I first mentioned... war being the life support of central banks... we have been in a cold war with modern communism.
The brief respite that occurred after the fall of the Soviet Union was because of the window the collapse served for the western banking interests to gain a foothold. Once Vladimir Putin came to power and effectively closed that window... a renewed discord has once again been fomented from the propaganda wing of the establishment to overthrow Russia's leadership.
Following the collapse of the USSR... the central banks of the west needed a new threat with which to justify a huge defense budget so they financed and facilitated the Islamists... and by all logical accounts... carried out the attacks on 9/11 to galvanize public support for a new war effort. Islamic law prohibits usury. The Arab spring... Syria being one link in that chain... is an attempt to bypass the prohibition and allow western style debt or usury based banking in. The casus belli being so transparent when the Libyan rebels took time out from their attempt to hunt down Qadaffi so that they could create a new usury based central bank in Libya and indebt themselves to the western bankers.
There you have it. The revisionist's look at world history over the last century. Always follow the money.
Yes, it is true what Niky said. The US felt like communism was the biggest threat to the world, we felt like a communist government would control its people and make them robots (metaphorical exaggeration). We felt that, that would eventually affect and destroy the idea of a self-government and threaten the complete idea of freedom. It was considered unconstitutional. In the old days everything was a big deal. i.e. It was extremely important for people to pick sides whether they were liberal or conservative. In my opinion, Communism is a good idea, when it concerns a group of no more than 200. . Someone here told me that no country has ever been Communist. They have only adopted a simple and degraded idea, but no actual country has been completely Communist. Whether he was right or wrong, beats me.
Mainly due to cold war propaganda. It was quite fashionable to be a communist in some circles in the 1920's. Brief membership in the Communist Party or dating or even befriending someone who once belonged could ruin someone's career in the red scare 1950's. Pure ideologies never work whether extreme left or extreme right. All working systems have a combination of competitive and cooperative elements. Cold war propaganda was so successful that many segments of America believe that any government social program can be a slippery slope to totalitarian communism.
Communism works best in small homogenous groups. It is virtually impossible to implement at the national level. The purest example of communism is religious orders. Some orders of nuns are so strict that nuns are not even allowed to sleep in the same bed every night because they might start thinking of it as theirs rather than communally owned. Other places were communism is employed is during national disasters. Often the concept of private property is abandoned and resources are pooled for everyone's mutual survival in these situations.
The 'FREE MARKET' (individuals working toward their own success financially) would be wiped out - Communism, the Government OWNS ALL - No matter what you have as an individual is TAKEN by the State/Govt - RIGHTS of the People non-existent - Total Dependency created.....That's why I served in the USAF so that my country and it's future generations are FREE !
Actually, democracy is a political ideology and communism is an economic ideology. The US is a much stronger supporter of capitalism than democracy. We have supported brutal anti-communist dictators over democratically elected leftist leaders in South and Central America.
because it is not a democracy..and at the time everything that the Communism was doing we didnt like..like north Vietnam VS. South Vietnam, russia, china and the revolts and repression we are against that.i could be wrong of course but if i remember right
Plus communism may be a good idea in theory but as history has shown it does not work.