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For a quick overview of a broad variety of questions, please see the [[Rhetoric:FAQ|frequently asked questions page.]]
 
For a quick overview of a broad variety of questions, please see the [[Rhetoric:FAQ|frequently asked questions page.]]
 
==Relatively Complete Articles==
 
  
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communism Killed 100+ Million|"Communism has killed 100+ million people!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communism Killed 100+ Million|"Communism has killed 100+ million people!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:The Nazis Were Leftists|"The Nazis were leftists!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:The Nazis Were Leftists|"The Nazis were leftists!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communists Are Just As Bad As Nazis| "Communists are just as bad as Nazis!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communists Are Just As Bad As Nazis| "Communists are just as bad as Nazis!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Capitalism Has Brought Hundreds Of Millions Out Of Poverty|"Capitalism has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Capitalism Has Brought Hundreds Of Millions Out Of Poverty|"Capitalism has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Liberal Democracies Are Benevolent|"Liberal democracies are essentially benevolent, unlike socialist regimes!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Liberal Democracies Are Benevolent|"Liberal democracies are essentially benevolent, unlike socialist regimes!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:No Ordinary People Support Socialism|"No ordinary people support socialism!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:No Ordinary People Support Socialism|"No ordinary people support socialism!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialists Hate Democracy|"Socialists hate democracy!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialists Hate Democracy|"Socialists hate democracy!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Leftists Want To Take My Guns|"Leftists want to take my guns away!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Leftists Want To Take My Guns|"Leftists want to take my guns away!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialism Leads To Starvation|"Socialism always leads to starvation!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialism Leads To Starvation|"Socialism always leads to starvation!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialism Only Works In Theory|"Socialism only works in theory!"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Socialism Only Works In Theory|"Socialism only works in theory!"]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:"Karl Marx was a bad person, therefore Marxism is wrong"|"Karl Marx was a bad person, therefore Marxism is wrong"]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:"Karl Marx was a bad person, therefore Marxism is wrong"|"Karl Marx was a bad person, therefore Marxism is wrong"]]===
 
==Work In Progress Articles==
 
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Not Everyone Is The Same|"Socialists think everyone is equal, or want to force everyone to be the same!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Not Everyone Is The Same|"Socialists think everyone is equal, or want to force everyone to be the same!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Humans Are Naturally Lazy|"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally lazy!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Humans Are Naturally Lazy|"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally lazy!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Humans Are Naturally Greedy|"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally greedy!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Humans Are Naturally Greedy|"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally greedy!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Workers Are Too Dumb To Manage Themselves|"The workers are too dumb to know how to manage themselves!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Workers Are Too Dumb To Manage Themselves|"The workers are too dumb to know how to manage themselves!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:People Who Had To Live Under Socialism Hate It|"The people who were forced to live under socialist regimes hate socialism!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:People Who Had To Live Under Socialism Hate It|"The people who were forced to live under socialist regimes hate socialism!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Nobody Would Create Without The Profit Motive|"Without the profit motive, nobody would create or invent anything new!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Nobody Would Create Without The Profit Motive|"Without the profit motive, nobody would create or invent anything new!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communists Just Want To Steal My TV|"Communists are just jealous and want to take other people's stuff, they don't understand that people want to own personal property!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communists Just Want To Steal My TV|"Communists are just jealous and want to take other people's stuff, they don't understand that people want to own personal property!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Chernobyl Proves The Failure Of Socialism|"The Chernobyl disaster proves that socialism is a failure!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Chernobyl Proves The Failure Of Socialism|"The Chernobyl disaster proves that socialism is a failure!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Capitalism Is Voluntary|"Capitalism is voluntary and free, unlike socialism!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Capitalism Is Voluntary|"Capitalism is voluntary and free, unlike socialism!" (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Fascist Warmongers|The argument that fascists are warmongers who will only exterminate the common man. (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Fascist Warmongers|The argument that fascists are warmongers who will only exterminate the common man. (WIP)]]===
 
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communism Is A Conspiracy|"Communism was created by the rich/Jews to enslave people!" (WIP)]]===
 
===[[Rhetoric:Communism Is A Conspiracy|"Communism was created by the rich/Jews to enslave people!" (WIP)]]===
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===[[The poor reputation of Marxism and socialism (WIP)]]===

Latest revision as of 02:52, 1 August 2020

The rhetoric category is intended to provide quick access to resources and responses that refute typical anticommunist arguments, as well as enable other debates and discussions.

For now, all rhetoric articles should be linked on this page, though a categorisation system may be established if the amount of articles substantially increases.

Although the debate of how to respond to questions and criticisms of socialism are bound to lead to some sectarian disagreement, responses to non socialists should attempt to take a position that does not stray too far into internecine squabbling and backbiting. While articles can and should be improved by any contributions, articles should not be entirely rewritten to suit the author's ideological stance. If you would like to tackle one of these questions from an entirely different framework/ideological basis, please create a new article instead or copy the existing text to a new article to rewrite.

For a quick overview of a broad variety of questions, please see the frequently asked questions page.

"Communism has killed 100+ million people!"[edit]

"The Nazis were leftists!"[edit]

"Communists are just as bad as Nazis!"[edit]

"Capitalism has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty!"[edit]

"Liberal democracies are essentially benevolent, unlike socialist regimes!"[edit]

"No ordinary people support socialism!"[edit]

"Socialists hate democracy!"[edit]

"Leftists want to take my guns away!"[edit]

"Socialism always leads to starvation!"[edit]

"Socialism only works in theory!"[edit]

"Karl Marx was a bad person, therefore Marxism is wrong"[edit]

"Socialists think everyone is equal, or want to force everyone to be the same!" (WIP)[edit]

"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally lazy!" (WIP)[edit]

"Socialism can't work because humans are naturally greedy!" (WIP)[edit]

"The workers are too dumb to know how to manage themselves!" (WIP)[edit]

"The people who were forced to live under socialist regimes hate socialism!" (WIP)[edit]

"Without the profit motive, nobody would create or invent anything new!" (WIP)[edit]

"Communists are just jealous and want to take other people's stuff, they don't understand that people want to own personal property!" (WIP)[edit]

"The Chernobyl disaster proves that socialism is a failure!" (WIP)[edit]

"Capitalism is voluntary and free, unlike socialism!" (WIP)[edit]

The argument that fascists are warmongers who will only exterminate the common man. (WIP)[edit]

"Communism was created by the rich/Jews to enslave people!" (WIP)[edit]

The poor reputation of Marxism and socialism (WIP)[edit]