I have seen the piles of human skulls. I have heard the stories about the Cambodian killing fields. Obviously a number of people died at one time. But the story of Pol Pot trying to eliminate all opposition, even those with glasses, always sounded a bit fantastical to me. Sure, it could be. Strange then, that the U.S. backed this regime for such a long time, if these things were true. Maybe they aren’t? After all, the U.S. media and government have a history of lying — WMD’s in Iraq, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Maine, etc. …


According to Walter Scheidel, author of The Great Leveler, great inequality in societies is only reduced by war, plagues, natural disasters, or communism. There is no historical precedent for a peaceful political resolution to radical inequality. Over time great inequality causes political instability. This leads to internal contradictions within the system that are unresolvable without extreme measures.

The Roman economy was based on continued expansion. It would also enslave the defeated people. Slavery reduced the incentives for technological innovation. The problem is that you cannot expand forever. Geography has its limits.

Other issues:

1. Invasions by Barbarian tribes

The most…


Hitler started WWII, resulting in the death of 80+ million people. He believed in the inherent superiority of Aryans, white, blue eyed, blonde haired German people. First he implemented eugenics. “Undesirables,” such as the disabled, mentally retarded, and others were euthanized and sterilized. After conquering Poland the Final Solution was implemented — the industrial scale killing of over 15 million people, including Jews, Romanis, Poles, gypsies, communist, clergy, the disabled, and others. The plan was to conquer Europe and exterminate half the Slavs and make the remainder slaves. The Nazis performed human experiments that were cruel and tortuous on adults…


Yes.

  1. You cannot continue capitalism as it requires constant growth or it goes into recession. The earth lacks infinite resources.
  2. Capitalists own the politicians so their desires have precedence above all else. The preferences of the average American appear to have a near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.Government policy…reflects the wishes of those with money, not the wishes of the millions of ordinary citizens who turn out every two years to choose among the preapproved, money-vetted candidates for federal office… When citizens are relatively equal [economically], politics has tended to fairly democratic. …


Many are. I used to know a guy who pretended to be a multimillionaire. There was a large mansion rumored to be designed by Thomas Jefferson. The owner was a former bodybuilder and entrepreneur in waste disposal. He may have been involved in some other enterprises as well, I am not certain. He was also incredibly paranoid.

My psychopath friend was very glib and charming. He managed to con the multimillionaire into believing my friend was going to buy the home. The owner was going to be in Europe for the summer. My friend said that he was going to…


For shits and giggles we decided to revive Joseph Stalin so he could lead a new Russian revolution and bring back Stalinism. We used reanimating technology built by cutting edge Maoist scientists, in our special lab located in Nepal.

I didn’t actually think reanimating him would work. Turns out Nikola Tesla had developed the technique, but the government seized his papers and kept it secret. But then someone leaked the papers on the Internet. In the meantime I took Russian language courses.

My heart raced and my hands shook, as before my very eyes, this embalmed corpse, surprisingly well preserved…


“Hello there, Koba. Or perhaps you prefer “Joe?” I’ve been looking forward to meeting you for quite some time,” the Serpent said, slithering next to Stalin, as his black, forked tongue darted in and out of his mouth, his eyes in a piercing stare.

“I don’t think I could have done better myself. Starving those resistant Ukrainians into submission was brilliant, weaponizing hunger.”

Stalin paused for a moment, recalling the details of that tumultuous time.

“I ordered relief efforts. You know that. You were the one who put those lies into the ears of Goebbels, who has them published by…


Western anti-communists and the elites in China agree solidly on one thing — they dislike Mao Zedong and everything he represented. The anti-communists will have you believe that Mao was an ideologue who should have been put out to pasture long ago, and that Deng Xiaoping had to do some adulting and switch completely to capitalism so things wouldn’t fall apart. Some elites in China dislike Mao because he humbled them during the Cultural Revolution by making many of them serve in the countryside doing lowly tasks that they considered demeaning. They will say that Marxism is a Western idea…


You know how much I admire Che Guevara. In fact, I believe that the man was not only an intellectual but also the most complete human being of our age: as a fighter and as a man, as a theoretician who was able to further the cause of revolution by drawing his theories from his personal experience in battle. Jean Paul Sartre

Lies about Che Guevara

Che fought in battles. In war there are firing squads. Che put Batista’s torturers, executioners, and other war criminals before the firing squad. He felt a sense of justice that those who had done…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store