Kennedy stated October 6, 1960:
"Two years ago in September of 1958 - bands of bearded rebels descended from Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains and began their long march on Havana - a march which ended in the overthrow of the brutal, bloody, and despotic dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
The slogans, the manifestos, and the broadcasts of this revolution reflected the deepest aspirations of the Cuban people.
They promised individual liberty and free elections. They promised an end to harsh police-state tactics. They promised a better life for a people long oppressed by both economic and political tyranny ..."
"But in the 2 years since that revolution swept Fidel Castro into power,
those promises have all been broken.
There have been no free elections - and there will be none as long as Castro rules.
All political parties - with the exception of the Communist Party - have been destroyed.
All political dissenters have been executed, imprisoned, or exiled. All academic freedom has been eliminated ...
... All major newspapers and radio stations have been seized.
And all of Cuba is in the iron grip of
a Communist-oriented police state.
Castro and his gang have
betrayed ... the Cuban people.
gave an address titled
"The Meaning of Communism to Americans,"
August 21, 1960:
"The major problem confronting the people of the United States ... is ...
The test is one not so much of arms but of faith ...
... Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice ..
The appeal of the Communist idea is not to the masses ... but ...
to an intelligent minority ...
It has failed in its promise of equality in abundance ...
... It has produced ...
and a steady stream of men, women, and children seeking to escape its blight ...
Communism is a false idea
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gave communism's view on capitalism:
Communism inevitably supplants and destroys capitalism
... free trade, free selling and buying ...
The Soviet Union ... started by attempting to root out ... every vestige of the market principle ...
... Production and distribution of goods were put under
central direction ...
It was a catastrophic failure
of the most elementary necessities ...
... Communist theory ... says nothing about how the economy shall be run except that
it shall not be by the market principle
Nixon added regarding truth:
starts with the proposition that
there are no universal truths
or general truths of human nature ...
... The high priest of this doctrine was
. His reign came to
an abrupt end .
an irony befitting the career
of one who predicted that communism would bring an end to law and legal processes,
Pashukanis was quietly taken off and shot without even the semblance of a trial
Nixon commented on Communist elections:
are in the end permitted
only to vote for the candidates chosen by the only political party permitted to exist
... the electorate is given no choice ...
it cannot achieve representative democracy
, it seems to feel better if
it adopts its empty forms
Nixon continued on power:
"Throughout the ages, among men of all nations and creeds,
law has generally been thought of as a curb on arbitrary power.
It has been conceived as a way of substituting reason for force ...
... Law in the Soviet Union
is not conceived as a check on power,
it is openly and proudly an expression of power.
In this conception ... the bankruptcy of communism as a moral philosophy openly declares itself ..."
Nixon added regarding freedom:
is basically inconsistent with the ideal of freedom
it denies that there can be any standard of moral truth
by which the actions of any given social order may be judged ...
... If the individual says to government, 'Thus far may you go, but no farther,' he necessarily appeals to some
principle of rightness that stands above his particular form of government
It is precisely the possibility of any such standard that communism radically ... denies.
... Marx and Engels had nothing but sneers for the idea that there are 'eternal truths, such as freedom, justice
, etc., that are common to all states of society.'
They contend that there are no eternal truths ...
... If that system requires
tyranny and oppression
tyranny and oppression
must within that system be accepted; there can be no higher court of appeal ...
A sense of freedom can never develop under the Soviet regime.
Despite communism's promises, the statistics reveal that more people have been killed under atheistic communist regimes -- estimated at over 150 million --
than any other system, except fundamental Islam, estimated at over 270 million and counting.
has appeared as
a kind of nightmare
Communist faith ... tells men to forget all the teachings of the ages about government, law, and morality ...
There is only one rule:
Smash the existing 'bourgeois' economic and legal order
and leave the rest to the 'spontaneous class organization of the proletariat (working class)'."
Nixon's warning echoed an editorial cartoon appearing in the
April 21, 1934, depicting a communist writing on a large board:
"Plan of Action for U.S. -- SPEND! SPEND! SPEND! under the guise of recovery --
BUST the government --
BLAME the capitalists for the failure --
JUNK the constitution and DECLARE A DICTATORSHIP."
To the side, it added: "It worked in Russia!"
Many are concerned because Congress continually votes to increase the U.S. national debt, which has mushroomed to more than $20 trillion.
CNSNews.com published the article
"Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from George Washington Through George H.W. Bush Combined"
(writer Terence P. Jeffrey, October 5, 2011).
WND.com published the article
"Obama on track to double national debt Will add more than previous 43 presidents combined"
(WND MONEY, 05/17/2016)
added in his 1960 warning that without "eternal truth" tyranny inevitably repeats itself -- and the dragon-slayer becomes the dragon:
the overthrow of a tyranny
, do you suggest steps that will prevent
an interim dictatorship
from hardening into
a second tyranny
A cruel dictatorship has been overthrown
... because it permitted no elections or never counted the vote honestly.
Following the successful revolt ... order is kept by something approaching
described what communist dictators do to those who helped them get into power:
"Men who were once united in overthrowing plain injustice become divided on the question what constitutes a just new order.
Militant zealots, useful in the barricades, are too rough for civil government and must be curbed. If curbed too severely, they may take up arms against the new government. Etc., etc ...
... The shift in power when it comes may involve only a few quick maneuvers within the apparatus of the party ...
The fate of millions
will be determined by processes which
take no account of their interests or wishes
, in which they are granted no participation, and which they are not even permitted to observe."
To the annoyance of
in practice, every
ends up being
run by a dictator,
ie., Mao Zedong, Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Kim Jong-il, Castro, Ceausescu, Tito, etc.
stated February 10, 1940:
... is run by a
as absolute as any other dictatorship in the world."
Though proclaiming appealing ideals of a classless society, in practice, "communist Party members" become "the new royalty," living in special neighborhoods with special shops and getting special treatment before the law.
They exist to enforce the dictator's will. If they are suspected of opposing the dictator, they suspiciously disappear.
"Citizens" in communist countries are equivalent to
peasants and serfs, with their fate dictated by the dictator and his enforcers.
Controlled media and rigged elections insure the dictator stays in power.
Naive students are taught that in communist countries, everybody owns everything equally -- "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" (a slogan popularized by Karl Marx in
Critique of the Gotha Program,
But does this ever happen?
Only one question needs to be asked:
"Who gets to live in the nice house and who lives in the dumpy house?"
The answer is: "Someone in the government dictates those things."
Well, whoever ultimately
those things is the
is nothing more than a
-- a top-down system of government where one supreme leader forces his will on the others.
To stay in power,
conducted purges and orchestrated famines, resulting in an estimated
40 million deaths.
"Russia was ...
governed by a tyranny
... The Soviet term is
'the cult of personality'
... Stalin and his followers ... became infected with a mistaken view of Stalin's proper role ...
Stalin ruled without the check of constitutional forms
... In the words of
, written some 23 centuries ago,
'This is why we do not permit a man to rule ... because
a man rules in his own interest, and becomes a tyrant
It is plain that Stalin ... became a tyrant
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