Why Communism is the Real Virus in China
There’s been much about the Chinese Coronavirus spreading out of Wuhan and into the world recently. With all the coverage, you might think that millions were dead or dying from it like they were from the Black Death or Spanish Flu. Or, like they were when communism was introduced to China.
Take a minute to think about the relative harm of the Coronavirus and the evil ideology of communism and it should be readily apparent that communism is the real virus in China.
In fact, it’s a pretty good analogy. Viruses spread through contact and can infect broad swathes of the population, leading to death and misery for everyone in contact with it.
Similarly, communism is a virus of the mind that poisons the minds of those infected with it and leads to millions upon millions of deaths. That was the ideology behind the containment doctrine; because communism is an easily transmittable disease, those areas infected by it need to be quarantined until the disease withered on the vine and died.
Secondly, communism is the real virus in China because, unlike the Coronavirus, it’s quite deadly. Supposedly, this strain of the Coronavirus currently has a very low fatality rate. That’s horrible for those infected and I’m trying to diminish that, and of course, I recognize that the death rate could change, but with not that many people infected, we should be able to deal with it.
Communism, on the other hand, has a far higher death rate. It killed millions in the 20th century, has been the cause of countless instances of torture and political persecution, and spawned evil men like Che Guevara and Mao. The death camps of communism eclipsed even Nazi Germany’s in horrors and the number of innocents killed within. Always remember, socialism kills.
There’s a reason that I and other conservatives vehemently attack socialism so often. That’s because it’s an evil virus of the mind with few peers. The collectivism that’s at the root of it leads to authoritarianism and the normal tragedies and “excesses” that result from totalitarian governments. Sure, it’s often framed as being a “noble cause,” but, as Thomas Paine pointed out, that likely just means it will lead to a great tyranny.
So, don’t be fooled by socialist claims that they’re compassionate and just here to help. Even if they actually believed that, which they don’t, their rule will still almost certainly result in tyranny and evil because the root of socialism is their envy of and desire for your wealth and the fact that they want to control you. That’s unacceptable for mankind because, as The Libertarian Reader so excellently says, man’s base state is liberty. We’ve only allowed the government to take that from us in the name of public safety.
Yes, obviously some restraints are needed so that civilized society can exist and allow us to prosper. But, that’s all government should do; protect natural rights and enforce the laws meant to protect those rights. The tension between liberty and safety creates a tight rope that we must balance on and remain ever vigilant; we should stray neither towards anarchy or totalitarianism. But, if a decision must be made, more liberty is generally the safer choice.
Communism is a virus because it as an ideology makes men forget that. Those who used to be freedom-loving, productive citizens are turned into wrenches begging for there lives and more scraps from the top-down welfare system.
In conclusion, remember that communism is the real virus in China that you need to worry about. It is responsible for far more death and misery than the Coronavirus ever will be. We need to act with that in mind rather than baseless fear and irrational panic.