Communism and Socialism Fail. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

By Olivia Murray

Published: July 13, 2021 9:45AM EST

(2 minute read)

This week, the people of Cuba came out en masse to decry the severely impoverished conditions in which they live. According to The New York Times, Cubans hit a breaking point in response to food and medicine shortages, and reported that this level of discontent is the worst it’s been in 30 years. 

Cuba is governed by socialism, which means the state owns the means of production and distribution (either through legislation or outright force). For decades, Cubans have lived this nightmare, and their frustrations are directed towards those responsible; the Communists and the tyrannical government.

Despite the seemingly endless supply of college-indoctrinated Americans who believe communism is progress, the historical evidence confirms the opposite. Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin states that communism “has claimed at least 65 million lives” over the past century. 

Lenin popularized the term “useful idiots,” and America is full of them; the young hordes of Democrats who ascribe to communist and socialist ideologies, despite the obvious global wake of oppression and death. However, by the grace of God, free speech is still a tenet of American culture, and young patriots like Jordan Sarmo and King Kat are speaking and fighting for truth. 

Cubans are not the only modern victims of Marxism, as the people of Venezuela and Hong Kong have also recently waged this battle. There exists a shared commonality, they lack the right to defend themselves.

America has thus far staved off the misery that accompanies this political ideology, and it is for solely one reason; our right to bear arms.

Without this right, the government is not beholden to the people, and citizens become subjects. It should come as no surprise that when fighting for liberation, those who are oppressed proudly display the “global symbol of freedom”— the American flag (even though certain “useful idiot” Olympians can’t see that).

Orwell perfectly depicts the reality of life under repressive regimes in his most well-known novel, 1984. “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever.”