We’ll start with this look at how people can be victimized by both communism and capitalism…though you may notice that the levels of victimization are not exactly similar.
This next meme is a bit of an exaggeration since there are plenty of private charities in capitalist societies and starvation only occurs sporadically in communist societies.
But the core point is correct. (Please note these meme characters represent the looney left and the stoic libertarian.)
I also don’t think our third item is correct given the overwhelmingly leftist orientation of academic historians.
But it is nonetheless amusing because there is a strong link between supporting communism and ignoring history.
For our fourth item, here’s a new version of the Santa-to-Marx evolution.
As usual, I’ve saved the best for last.
Modern-day communists almost surely imagine themselves as party bosses in a Marxist society.
With the exception of a tiny elite, everyone is communist societies is little better than a slave to the state.
P.S. I will never cease to be embarrassed that I scored 6% in a are-you-a-communist quiz. In my defense, some of the questions are poorly worded.
P.P.S. Here’s the entire collection of communism and socialism humor.
Daniel J. Mitchell is a public policy economist in Washington. He’s been a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee, and a Director of Tax and Budget Policy at Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Times. Mitchell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Original article can be viewed here.
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