The funniest part about this meme is that, if you publish it to your own social media feed, you’re inevitably going to have a comment from that one guy who will literally repeat the phrase “that wasn’t real communism.”
It’s really the most tired phrase of the leftist lexicon — besides maybe “that wasn’t real socialism.” Remember — they’re totally different. Disregard the fact that the Soviet Union repeatedly referred to itself as a collective of socialist republics. In fact, that was literally part of the name. But we’re supposed to ignore that, because Denmark and Norway have nice pensions for public workers or something.
This step-by-step guide seems simple enough — so simple, in fact, that you may be led to believe that there’s now way that this could describe literally every single socialist uprising of the past century. But, it can — and we don’t even need to look too far back to find some examples. This describes the Soviet Union just as well as it does Castro’s Cuba or Maduro’s Venezuela.
This underscores the fact that, despite everything the media tells us, communism and socialism are not forward-thinking ideas. They are very old ideas, and they’ve been monumental failures of the highest degree.