One of the biggest misconceptions of history is an understanding of the difference between Communism and Fascism.
Communism is a system of government illustrated by Karl Marx and means literally, "A Dictatorship of the Working Class". Marx argued that societies inequities were created by Capitalists that owned the "means of production" who oppressed the poor. Only through violent revolution, he argued, could the working class take possession of the means of production.
Marx believed that once the working class took over, a "Worker's Utopia" would be created and the Capitalists and their "Bourgeoisie", middle class supporters would be destroyed. Along with them, so would greed and injustice.
The only problem is. There have been no real Communist Revolutions in the history of this world. Communism is a myth, a false ideology used to justify murder, mayhem and misery. The so-called "Communist" revolutions have enjoyed the full financial backing of Western "Capitalists" in the form of International Bankers. The so-called Communist Revolutions are really Capitalist Revolutions used to take power away from one group of Capitalists and give it to another.
Before the Russian revolution, you had the Czar and his bureacracy. A small minority governed over the majority and lived lives of extravagence and luxury at their expense. The Czar was a threat to the Illuminazi's for a variety of reasons and had to be eliminated.
Once the "White Russians", which wanted to establish a Russian Republic, were defeated by the so-called "Communists" (with money from Western Bankers), they pretended to represent the working class. They were really just greedy, bloodthirsty tyrants working towards the Illuminazi objectives. In the end, only the 1% of the population that belonged to the Communist Party Ruling Class enjoyed any benefits from the labors of the "working class"
"Membership in the party ultimately became a privilege, with a small subset of the general population of Party becoming an elite class or nomenklatura in Soviet society. Nomenklatura enjoyed many perquisites denied to the average Soviet citizen. Among those perks were shopping at well-stocked stores, access to foreign merchandise, preference in obtaining housing, access to dachas and holiday resorts, being allowed to travel abroad, sending their children to prestigious universities, and obtaining prestigious jobs (as well as party membership itself) for their children. It became virtually impossible to join the Soviet ruling and managing elite without being a member of the Communist Party."
"The Gulag Archipelago", written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, tells the story of the true "Worker's paradise" established under the Soviet System:
"the Gulag Archipelago traces the history of the Soviet concentration camp and forced labour system from 1918 to 1956, starting with V.I. Lenin's original decrees shortly after the October Revolution establishing the legal and practical frame for a slave labor economy, and a punitive concentration camp system. It describes and discusses the waves of purges, assembling the show trials in context of the development of the greater GULag system with particular attention to the legal and bureaucratic development." (source)
These particular members of the Russian Working class were a whole lot worse off than if they had lived under the Czar.
"Today's major industrial cities of the Russian Arctic such as Norilsk, Vorkuta, Kolyma and Magadan, were camps originally built by prisoners and run by ex-prisoners. Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History, explains: "It was the branch of the State Security that operated the penal system of forced labour camps and associated detention and transit camps and prisons. The Gulag system is infamous as the place where many millions died from inhuman work conditions and hunger." (source)...
More than 14 million people passed through the Gulag from 1929 to 1953, with a further 6 to 7 million being deported and exiled to remote areas of the USSR. According to Soviet data, a total of 1,053,829 people died in the GULAG from 1934 to 1953, not counting those who died in labor colonies or those who died shortly after their release but which resulted from the harsh treatment in the camps. Anne Applebaum notes that "both archives and memoirs indicate that it was common practice in many camps to release prisoners who were on the point of dying, thereby lowering camp death statistics." The total population of the camps varied from 510,307 (in 1934) to 1,727,970 (in 1953).
Most Gulag inmates were not political prisoners, although the political prisoner population was always significant. People could be imprisoned in a Gulag camp for crimes such as unexcused absences from work, petty theft, or anti-government jokes. About half of the political prisoners were sent to Gulag prison camps without trial; official data suggest that there were more than 2.6 million imprisonment sentences in cases investigated by the secret police, 1921-1953. While the Gulag was radically reduced in size following Stalinís death in 1953, political prisoners continued to exist in the Soviet Union right up to the Gorbachev era. (Ibid)
The system was designed to create criminals, who were then used as slave laborers for the profit of the Communist Party Leadership. These men and women were literally worked to death in sub-human conditions, starvation diets, and death camp conditions.
Farmers and Peasants faired the same or worse. Especially in the Ukraine:
Famine affected other parts of the USSR. The death toll from famine in the Soviet Union at this time is estimated at between five and ten million people. The worst crop failure of late Czarist Russia, in 1892, had caused 375,000 to 400,000 deaths. Most modern scholars agree that the famine was caused by the policies of the government of the Soviet Union under Stalin, rather than by natural reasons.
According to Alan Bullock, "the total Soviet grain crop was no worse than that of 1931 ... it was not a crop failure but the excessive demands of the state, ruthlessly enforced, that cost the lives of as many as five million Ukrainian peasants." Stalin refused to release large grain reserves that could have alleviated the famine, while continuing to export grain; he was convinced that the Ukrainian peasants had hidden grain away, and strictly enforced draconian new collective-farm theft laws in response.
As a result of forced collectivization, forced labor camps and political "purges", it is estimated that Stalin murdered 20 million of his own people. A fact that is always excluded in most high school texts.
Communism never existed, nor was it intended to exist. It was just another siren's song used to lure societies to their Illuminazi created doom.