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Communism Humor

I’ve been recently receiving lots of good material for our collection of communism humor. I shared items in both August and September, and now we have a new batch for October. The first bit of satire shows that it’s better to be victimized by capitalism than communism. The second item in our collection is a […]

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Time to augment our collection of communism humor. But instead of random satire about communism, which is my usual approach, there’s a theme for today’s collection. We’re going to mock fuzzy-headed youngsters who are drawn to this totalitarian ideology. Our first item is for the leftists who imagine they’ll be part of the ruling class […]

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My collection of anti-communism humor has grown significantly this year (see here, here, here, and here), but I don’t think any of those jokes can match this parody of John Lennon’s vapid song. Kudos to the Babylon Bee. Our second item shows empathy to our leftist friends who have to pimp for a system that […]

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What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? If we’re using the technical definition of socialism (government ownership, central planning, and price controls), there’s no difference. At least with regards to economics. But most people don’t use the technical definition. There are plenty of self-described socialists who simply want higher tax rates and a bigger welfare […]

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Communism has a horrible track record of murder and brutality. It also leads to economic disaster wherever it is implemented. And its founder, Karl Marx, was a despicable excuse for a human being. But the tiny silver lining to that awful dark cloud is that at least we have endless opportunities to mock this evil […]

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I mostly mock socialism, but its authoritarian cousin also is a good target for satire. So here are some additions to our collection of communism humor. I’m among the small minority of people who have never watched Game of Thrones, so I don’t know the backstory on these characters, but this meme has a very […]

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I’ve already shared some politician humor and some socialism humor in 2021, so it’s time to complete the trifecta with a new edition of communism humor. We’ll start with some gallows humor about the link between communism and famine. As far as I can tell, the fad of millennials eating Tide pods has gone away, […]

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From an economic perspective, socialism and communism are the same. They’re both based on government ownership, central planning, and price controls. From a political perspective, however, there’s a difference. Communism is an authoritarian form of government, while socialism can be the outcome of the democratic process. From a humor perspective, it’s easy (and fun) to mock the […]

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In recent weeks, I’ve mocked socialism, both as a general concept and as the ideology of Crazy Bernie. Today, let’s focus on communism, which is socialism’s authoritarian cousin. We’ll start with an unusual article from Babylon Bee, a must-read satire site. There’s nothing but a headline and an image. Though this story is only partly […]

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Let’s add to our collection of communism humor. Yes, I realize that we probably shouldn’t laugh about a horrific ideology that has killed 100 million people. Especially since it’s still producing hardship, brutality, and suffering in places such as North Korea and Cuba. Nonetheless, I think mockery of this evil ideology serves a purpose. Today, […]

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Time to augment our growing collection of satire about the twin horrors of socialism and communism. Today, we’ll concentrate on the latter form of totalitarianism and mock Marxism. The New York Times has a bizarre history of going out of its way to praise communism, often for very weird reasons. So this bit of satire […]

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One advantage of being a child of the Cold War is that I got to live through the fall of the Berlin Wall. The collapse of the Evil Empire truly was one of Reagan’s most amazing accomplishments and a moment of joy for the world. Best of all, the war ended peacefully. Which is a […]

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I expressed my disapproval yesterday about the pro-Stalin propaganda in Gori, Georgia. Yes, I realize he’s the most noteworthy person to be born in that town, but that’s hardly a reason to acknowledge – much less celebrate – the life of a totalitarian butcher. In response, I thought about writing a column documenting Stalin’s awful […]

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I’m currently in Zürich, Switzerland, where most shops are closed because “May Day” is an official holiday (thanks to Swiss federalism, the 26 cantons make such decisions rather than the central government). As a fan of warm weather, I certainly don’t object to a celebration of springtime. But I have a hard time feeling festive […]

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When I shared some anti-communism humor on January 14, I figured that it would be quite some time before I had another opportunity to mock that evil ideology. But that column triggered a bunch of messages, with friends and acquaintances sending me new material. I figured that was a sign of interest in the topic, […]

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Since communism killed 100 million people over 100 years and still causes unimaginable misery in a few blighted nations today, part of me thinks we should always treat the topic in a somber fashion. But humor plays an important role in the world of politics. Reagan’s jokes (see 4th video) about the Soviet Union, for […]

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I’ve shared lots of socialism humor and communism humor, but only a few examples of economics humor. So let’s use today’s column as an opportunity to augment that limited collection. We’ll start with a couple of items about the minimum wage. I wrote a column back in 2009 about why unions support a higher minimum […]

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When I share examples of socialism humor and communism humor, I sometimes wonder whether we should laugh about ideologies that have imposed so much death and misery on the world. For instance, I’ve shared some jokes about the horrid consequences of Venezuelan socialism. Including jokes dealing with widespread hunger. But now I feel a bit […]

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I have three types of humor I periodically share. Libertarian Humor Gun Control Humor Socialism/Communism Humor Today, we’re going to venture into “consolation humor.” At least that’s the best term I can think of for the following two memes, both of which show what happens when leftists suddenly grasp reality. In our first example, a […]

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Like beauty, socialism is in the eye of the beholder. The technical definition of socialism is an economic system based on government ownership, central planning, and price controls). The commonplace definition of socialism is an economic system with a bigger welfare state financed by lots of class-warfare taxes. In either case, though, you get ugly results. You’ll […]

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I’ve addressed the public-policy implications of the coronavirus, both in general and looking at a couple of specific issues. Now it’s time for some Gallows Humor about the disease. We’ll start with this item that’s related to Wednesday’s column about gun ownership and the potential breakdown of civil order. For what it’s worth, there’s been […]

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I’ve shared lots of quizzes – some simple, some complex – that tell you whether you’re a libertarian. I pass with flying colors, needless to say. What about the other end of the philosophical spectrum? Is there a test that tells you whether you’re a communist? To be snarky (and I do enjoy anti-communism humor), […]

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Back in 2011, I shared eight short videos that captured the greatness of Ronald Reagan. One of the videos was this excerpt of his famous tear-down-this-wall speech at Brandenburg Gate. In a column for the Washington Examiner, Quin Hillyer explains why this was a momentous event. The greatest climactic event of the 20th century occurred […]

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What’s socialism? Is it the centrally planned economies of Cuba and North Korea? Or the kleptocracies of Zimbabwe and Venezuela? How about the interventionist welfare states of Greece, Italy, and France? Or the redistribution-oriented Nordic nations? Since socialism means different things to different people, the answers will be all over the map. But there’s one […]

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I wrote a column earlier this month about the “world’s most depressing tweet,” which came from the Census Bureau and noted that the suburbs of Washington, DC, are the richest parts of America. To be sure, I was engaging in a bit of hyperbole since a tweet about famine, war, or genocide surely would be […]

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It’s time to add to my collection of Socialism/Communism Humor. I wrote a serious column a few days ago about Colin Kaepernick and his new Nike ad about protesting. Well, that’s become a meme, including this appearance by Joseph Stalin. I guess he would argue that you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few […]

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A few days ago, I posted an interview about the supposed resurgence of socialism and pointed out that Bernie Sanders isn’t really a socialist. At least if we use the technical definition of that unsavory form of statism. Based on reader reaction, though, what people most liked about that column were the links at the […]

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Collectivism Humor

We’ll start with columns written primarily to mock socialism. From hipster hypocrisy to doggie excrement Socialism in three pictures The written version and the video version of socialism in the classroom Venezuela Five examples Socialism, capitalism, and bread The socialist version of The Little Red Hen Socialism for kids Socialism and Christmas Socialism summarized by […]

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The evil ideology known as communism left a track record of unimaginable horror. Experts estimate that 100 million people were killed by Marxist regimes. Some were murdered. Other starved to death because of the pervasive economic failure of communism. Yet there are dupes and apologists who overlook all this death and misery. One of them […]

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I sometimes feel guilty when I mock communism. Should I really be joking about an ideology that directly or indirectly caused 100 million deaths? Are laughs appropriate when there is ongoing torture, abuse, and starvation in communist hellholes such as North Korea and Cuba? Seems on the same level as cracking jokes about the holocaust. […]

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