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Dagna
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 02:01 PM
Party like it's 1989: the communists are back

JULES ANDREWS is gradually coming to terms with the way strangers react when he tells them he's a communist - the stunned silence, the finger pointing, the undisguised curiosity.

'You're at a party and someone asks you what you do and you say 'I work for the Communist Party' and there's just this hush,"

he said. "Then everyone wants to talk to you - some people think we disappeared at the end of the Cold War."

Australia's communists may have retreated after the fall of the Berlin wall, but they survived - carrying placards on union picket lines and selling copies of Marx's Communist Manifesto on university campuses.

And with the global economic downturn eroding faith in free markets, they are planning a return to mainstream politics with a new political party, the Communist Alliance. It is the first time since 1971 Australia's communists will be united under one banner, and the first time since 1999 a party with "Communist" in its name can appear on an Australian ballot paper.

Made of the small but committed membership of the Communist Party of Australia, emigrants from communist countries such as Cuba and Venezuela and "unattached sympathisers", the alliance is planning to field candidates in the next federal election and has hopes of one day winning a seat.

"The economic crisis has definitely been a factor," the Communist Alliance's secretary, John Bailey, said of the party's resurgence. "People realise that the good things are being taken away - their savings, super - and they're beginning to question the system, not just the major parties' policies but the system itself."

But how could a party that is ideologically committed to overthrowing Australia's economic system ever make a useful contribution in the Australian Parliament? Where does it stand, for instance, on the economic stimulus package?

"Our criteria for judging any policy is whether it helps working people or not," the Communist Party of Australia president, Dr Hannah Middleton, said.

"There are communists in the Greek parliament, the European parliament [and] the President of Cyprus is a communist. So why not here? It's possible."

http://www.smh.com.au/national/party-like-its-1989-the-communists-are-back-20090213-8765.html

forkbeard
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 04:52 PM
Communism can never make a comeback because of multi-racialism. The CPUSA is really just a pro Mexican, racist, Anti-White party full of racial hatred for the gringo. Communism may have had some appeal and legitimacy in the 1930's when the American system was abusing workers rights. That time is well past.
Chinese communism is just state capitalism so that is a fascist system. Russia has the trappings of communism but is really just a Russian Nationalism with a slightly more liberal version of state capitalism than China. Cuban/ south American communism is fine for Cubans and venezuelans as it gives women rights, contraception and reduces their birthrate, which is what we want, isn't it?
White people embracing multi-racial type communism just need a lead injection.

Sigurd
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 05:10 PM
I do not like this news about the return of the Communists. So I have adapted a few words to make a bit of a semi-satirical rebuttal. :P



Party like it's 1933: the Nazis are back

JULIUS ANDRES is gradually coming to terms with the way strangers react when he tells them he's a National Socialist - the stunned silence, the finger pointing, the undisguised curiosity.

'You're at a party and someone asks you what you do and you say 'I work for the Nazi Party' and there's just this hush,"

he said. "Then everyone wants to talk to you - some people think we disappeared at the end of the Second World War."

Austria's National Socialists may have retreated after the fall of Berlin, but they survived - carrying placards for Kraft Durch Freude and selling copies of Hitler's Mein Kampf on university campuses.

And with the global economic downturn eroding faith in free markets, they are planning a return to mainstream politics with a new political party, the National Socialist Alliance. It is the first time since 1945 Austria's national-socialists will be united under one banner, and the first time since 1947 a party with "National Socialist" in its name can appear on an Austrian ballot paper.

Made of the small but committed membership of the National-Socialist Party of Austria, emigrants from Orwellian countries such as the UK and Germany and "unattached sympathisers", the alliance is planning to field candidates in the next federal election and has hopes of one day winning "a" seat.

"The economic crisis has definitely been a factor," the NS Alliance's secretary, Hans Burgstaller, said of the party's resurgence. "People realise that the good things are being taken away - their savings, super - and they're beginning to question the system, not just the major parties' policies but the system itself."

But how could a party that is ideologically committed to overthrowing Austria's economic system ever make a useful contribution in the Austrian Parliament? Where does it stand, for instance, on the economic stimulus package?

"Our criteria for judging any policy is whether it helps working people or not," the National-Socialist Party of Austria president, Dr Hannelore Mitterhofer, said.

"There are Nationalists in the Belgian parliament, the European parliament [and] the President of Iran is a nationalist. So why not here? It's possible."

Though it's a scenario that sounds more favourable. ;)

Cythraul
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
Back? They never left! (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=926731#post926731)

InvaderNat
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM
Lol! good luck commies! You'll need it.

Once an ideology fails on such as massive scale it can never come back, especially as most people associate communism with dictatorships.

Patrioten
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 10:37 PM
Yes, let us party like it's 1989 and Communism is drawing its last breaths all over again. I only wish right wing extremism would be back in style in the same way :P. Good luck I say to them, they're going to need it to convince people that Communism will work this time, unlike all those other times.

Cythraul
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Honestly, for all of you who think Communism has died and can never succeed again, take a quick look at the thread I linked to in my last post. Marxists have switched from over to covert revolution, and they're having a damn good run of it right under our noses.

SwordOfTheVistula
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 12:40 PM
True, communists who call themselves 'communists' will continue to have about as much success as the costume wearing nazis, but they have made and will make considerable progress by calling themselves 'liberals' and 'progressives'.




Made of the small but committed membership of the Communist Party of Australia, emigrants from communist countries such as Cuba and Venezuela

And why are emigrants from these countries in Australia? Obviously, it's because the economy in their home country sucks. Communism sure has done wonders for them! If it ruins your country, just move elsewhere and try to do the same thing.

Nachtengel
Saturday, February 28th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Party Like It's 1989: the Communists Are Back

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/87875364_718b8e0b99.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7480/thecommunistpartylarge.gif

:D

Seriously... communists. :| They've never been successful in the Western world. No wonder they're supported by Cubans and Venezuelans.