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I Am a Communist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 283 People

    To Become A Communist Or Not?

    I have just learned that earlier this year a ton a Muslims were killed in Burma and all the news stations covered it up. So I did more research on the topic and I learned about many other Genocides that the media didn't report. I began to question more and more. I learned about...
    RATMfightthepower RATMfightthepower 16-17 8 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Why Bother?

    I've undergone radical changes. I went from a bible totin' Republican pro-war ignorant **** to an educated agnostic communist socialist pacifist. I hate the modern stigma on communism, but it matters NOT. Whether the world likes it or not, it will be communist. It may take a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    yayayayayayayayayaya yayayayayayayayayaya 26-30 Apr 3, 2014

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    Ignorant Family

    I posted this on Facebook yesterday: "My cousin Steven was pulling on my backpack because he was too lazy to walk. I told him "to each according to his ability and to each according to his need" You're able to walk and you don't need my help so let go of me. BOOM! Marxism in...
    kmm246 kmm246 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Communist Organization

    I am a Communist and I am very disturbed with the lack of cooperation and organization of communism in the US. I ewnt to the Young Communist League USA website only to find all the articles and events are months and years old. Now when America is in deep in debt and some say on...
    kmm246 kmm246 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Purging Las Vegas

    I'm here in Las Vegas with my family on vacation and all I can think about is purging this city of all it's immorality and capitalist greed
    kmm246 kmm246 18-21, M Jul 26, 2013

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    We Shall Be Communists

    I believe that EVERYONE IS EQUAL People nowadays are sick because hate communism and communists. No more hunger No more social jealous No more unemployment The world shall be a better place with communism. If you don't agree my opinion just look the economy of PRC and...
    Cinyo Cinyo 26-30, M 10 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    the working class being stomped on by those in

    power... we're all in this together. greed will be the end of us. we need a communist revolution.
    npgfuck npgfuck 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Many people view communism

    as this evil thing associated with the soviet union, but it is much more than that. The soviet union's communism wasn't even true communism. It was more like a state run capitalism, that is the government was running the country like a business and making a large amount of money...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    Why I Am A Communist

    Communism of course all started with Marx and his ideology about work and equality but also about abolishing governement. I agree with the most parts of his theory but I also have objections against the whole governement abolishing thing. The ultimate goal of communism and...
    ElJeffo ElJeffo 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    The Story So Far

    The world, modern and future-seeking, has only seen a number of poor interpretations and implimentations of the Marxist ideal society. Marxism has been applied in a Leninist, a Stalinist, a Maoist, and a Castroesque manner, and the resultant society has been flawed. In England...
    bonizil bonizil 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    My Life As A Teenage Communist

    i think communism is the way to go like the rest of you...but i feel like i am alone and have no one to talk to my father thinks i hate everything about America and thinks im going to lead a bloody revolution which is obviously false...i love america but hate the wealthy pigs...
    Johnnykomie Johnnykomie 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    Marxist-Leninist, Some say Communism isn't

    relevant to today. With the rise in control the 1% have over the American people and the political influence the upper class has versus the Lower class, it's relevance couldn't be even greater than it was during the dark times of Fuedalism
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T Jul 18, 2014

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    No Respect For The Communist Struggle

    In America when the son of a lawyer and a doctor becomes a politician and makes a lot of money everyone admires him and repeats his story as American success. Yet when a communist, a minority in a capitalist country, fights constant ignorant persecution and discrimination, and...
    kmm246 kmm246 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    And It's So Tiring

    I want to help change the world. I want to save the public sector and get rid of the rich who exploit us. But neoliberalism has made this harder than ever and I am so tired.
    fiendqueen fiendqueen 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    I Feel Like I Was Born At The Wrong Time.

    Hello i am a communist living in a capitalist world. I am an avid Marxist-Leninist and I want to be like the great Communist leaders (Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che, and Castro, etc.) but i live in America the home of the enslaved and the judgmental. When i am in history class i...
    nbmdennis nbmdennis 13-15 6 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Hi, I am new to EP. I am 15,

    and Marxist-Leninist. I really do feel kind of isolated within my family, as the rest of my family is Conservative (I live in Canada).
    barinha barinha 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    Really?

    I wonder if all of you here know what communism is? And how it differs from socialism? Do you really think people are capable of communism as designed by Marx and Engels? Try to read about east of Europe after WWII to find out how it looked when communnists tried to make their...
    lickis lickis 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Communist And Proud

    I am a well educated 13 year old who has always enjoyed learning about things all about communism and I think we should re-introduce but just make sure we don't have another leader like Stalin and please don't think ill of me just because I'm 13
    Nattyboy33 Nattyboy33 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    "The crimes of Stalin.

    " Even more insidious than turning people off Communism with "the crimes of Stalin" is selling people "Stalin-free," petty bourgeois liberalism and convincing them it's Communism. I'll never be able to wrap my head around people who are smart enough to look past propaganda...
    RonaldKnock RonaldKnock 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yeah

    Ok. In the USA I could be called a communist. I live pretty close to the former Soviet Union and understand the reasons for the collapse of the socialism as it was until the early 1990's. Communism is such an idealistic ideology that it cannot exist in reality. Socialism as a...
    avaxt avaxt 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    How I Became A Communist.

    I still remeber when I was in 7th grade when my teacher was talking about various politics when he started to talk about communism back then I though to mysely "that will never be me".  But I started to read more about what President Bush was doing such as the Iraq War...
    Comanglia Comanglia 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    I Am A Victim Of The Communists.

    They now have a new name - capitalists.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Dec 16, 2010

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    Clockwork Communist

    The reason I say I'm a communist is because to me, it's the best system. All people deserve to be equal, education should be free, and health care needs to be free as well. When I first read The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, I was impressed. I...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 9 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    You guys are funny. Don't you know about the

    Holodomor or the Katyn Forest Massacre? Or the Killing Fields? Or the murder of the Romanov Family?
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Specifically, Marxist-Leninist.

    I know many people give it a bad name, but I truly believe that a change in the US can happen. Although, the change has to be brought upon by the people, as the current capitalist regime which oppresses the true working people will only grow stronger as time passes.
    MarkyMarx MarkyMarx 22-25 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Worse Than Cuba 90 Miles Away?

    How about another caribbean nation just 130 miles away from Florida. Americans are making it very clear to us Bahamians that if one Communist tropical nation that close to their soil is hardly tolerable, then two would be grounds for rightist panic. The Bahamas are barely being...
    Brianna14 Brianna14 18-21, F 6 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Communist Dedication

    I'm ready to take up arms in the name of communism and fight. How many of my comrades feel the same?
    kmm246 kmm246 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I'm actually NOT communist,

    though I considled it and read it cover to cover in my student days. Just want to offer the observation that every truly dedicated "communist" movement has ended in dictatorship and widespread poverty. The more dedicated, the more tyrannical and impoverished.... see Stalin and...
    SenorDinosaur SenorDinosaur 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    honestly I'm for any government

    if it helps pay for my grocery bills. It's tough to support and pay for this new overweight life style of mine and it's hard work to manage these individual needs. Well maybe one day it will be a better place and we can see something new come from next years election
    RDevil87 RDevil87 26-30, M 1 Response May 22, 2015

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    Chairman Mao

    Chairman Mao was the leader and creator of the People's Republic of China. He was a Chinese Marxist revolutionary who was a great poet and calligrapher. He introduced women's rights and was the Great Helmsman. Mao also made mistakes with his plan The Great Leap Forward which...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    From Each According To Their Ability, To Each According To Their Need

    I am a Communist. That statement would have gotten me branded a traitor and likely arrested a few decades ago. Even today, I get strange looks when I tell people I'm a Communist. When I explain my reasons for being Communist, and what the real ideals of Communism are, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Hardly Ever Use The Term Though.....

    I am a Luxemburgist. From a political science standpoint I am a communist and or Marxist but I am starting to move away from that association in most discussion since Leninist have pretty much hijacked communism and marxism and with the help of Cold War rhetoric it almost...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    So, who is voting for Sanders

    as the lesser evil if he wins the primary , and who is going to abstain on the grounds that both parties represent the interests of the ruling class? Does it matter if Trump is the Republican candidate or not?
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    History And American Culture On Communist.

    I was learning in school about Russia during the time of communism. And what i noticed is they only cover it in small detail and seem to only focus on bad history. And if you do your own research on Stalin all the starvation that he was blamed for was the farmers refusing too...
    JJnorth JJnorth 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Teaching With a Bias

    My world history teacher is stuck teaching that Communism is bad.  I don't let her get away with it my class, but she still keeps throwing out there that communism is "bad."  It's SO frustrating! Does anyone else have this problem?  Please let me know...
    Saige Saige 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    In the classic Soviet Technocratic style.

    I realize there was a lot of corruption, and many blunders. But there is something to be said about well educated voters, further informed by experts that can't be bought. That was the Soviet ideal. If anyone could achieve it, they would have a Utopia.
    Yegor Yegor 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    YOUNG PEOPLE! Please do not let the

    anti-Communist internet trolls who appear to have nothing better to do than come onto communist pages on the internet and make straw man arguments turn you off from Communism by trying to hold you responsible for the crimes of Stalin based on the fact that you desire economic...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Eco-Socialism, a more practical,

    environmentally friendly version of Marxism. Don't let the name fool you--the philosophy is extremely Marxisr and I feel as though they simply don't want the stigma that would otherwise be associated with the term Communism. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism I will...
    InternationalSpaceStation InternationalSpaceStation 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    End American Imperialism

    It makes me angry how my country tries to spread it's policies and attack any other country who tries to do that same. Also, it's ridiculous how it's taking so long to give equal rights to everybody. Blacks and Women had to fight for their rights, and now LGBTs and atheists are...
    blueblade8075 blueblade8075 13-15, M May 12, 2011

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    Supporting

    I have been interested in communism since I was in high school. I found it very interesting ideology. Before I was not that interesting in politics but the more I read things the more interested I was in knowing a political party. I found that communism speaks to me because it...
    iggyboi06 iggyboi06 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    "Anarchist communism (also known

    as anarcho-communism, free communism, libertarian communism, and communist anarchism) - is a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wages and private property (while retaining respect for personal property), and in favor of common ownership...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    How Open Should I Be That I Am A Communist?

    Does anyone else feel betrayed the the country they grew up in, or that if they tell friends or family that their communist they will get kicked out of the circle of friends or disowned?
    sputnikmkiii sputnikmkiii 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    A Struggling Teenage Marxist

    Hi :) I discovered what communism actually was about 2.5 years ago. Of course, I had heard about it before, but before I read the CManifesto (henceforth CM), I thought it was bad. I didn't know a thing about it besides what my parents and America taught me. Back then, I was...
    justmenomorenoless justmenomorenoless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    I have one question for those of you

    who support the communist ideals. (Which I wholeheartedly believe would be the best thing to exist in humanity ever if used successfully). How do you build a government made of humans who will actually maintain the equilibrium between the people? I mean the concept is amazing...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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