The Moral Reason Communism is Worse than Nazism


Reason #5 this video by Prager University gives for Communism not having as bad a name as Nazism is that “‘world opinion’ … deems the murder of members of one’s own group far less noteworthy than the murder of outsiders.”

This made me wonder why.

To murder people outside one’s own group is far more noteworthy in “world opinion” because it automatically involves others outside that group. It becomes everyone’s problem – there is no ignoring the murder as the problem of that country or that people group. The murder of those outside one’s group may be a manifestation of racism, xenophobia, or any of those -phobia terms so over-used by the media (though it may not be).

But the murder of one’s own group is a greater moral crime, whether or not “world opinion” considers it so. C.S. Lewis, in talking about the similarities between moral systems, makes the point that they are, essentially, broader or narrower scopes of applying the natural moral law:

“Men have differed as regards what people you ought to be unselfish to – whether is was only your own family, or your fellow countrymen, or everyone. But they have always agreed that you ought not to put yourself first.”(C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Part 1 Chapter 1)

Loyalty and unselfishness are always expected, at least to those closest to you, and possibly to those further afield.

Lewis did not emphasise the differences, but his example does illustrate a kind of minimum expectation of loyalty to one’s immediate circle. Thus the natural moral law Lewis spoke of implies that the closer the victim is to the perpetrator, the greater the crime. This is obvious on a personal level: if a friend were to say something callous to you, you would be more offended than if a stranger had said the same thing.

The murder of members of one’s own group, which the video points out is less noteworthy to the world, is a worse moral crime because of the loyalty each member of that group is expected to have towards all other members. On the scale of a country, a government is expected to protect its citizens, but it has less of a duty to protect the citizens of other countries.

In this age of high-speed travel and instant communication, where friendships can form without ever meeting in person, one’s own groups of each level can be harder to define, but I believe most of our loyalties are still where they were a few generations ago: our family, our friends and beneficiaries, our country, and then the whole world.

  • W. Hunter
  • Daniel Watts

    How about the one- ‘white man raped our women and made half castes!’ Meanwhile the brutal reality is that shit was every damn day in Dreamtime before colonialism.

  • Ron Mortimer

    I grew up with the standard WW2 story and believed it completely. Good and evil, light and dark no in betweens. Then for some reason I started to look at it more dispassionately and ask some questions, such as what did the Germans do that the Allies didn’t, and by allies I had to include the most important one, the Soviet Union. We generally seem to think of the allies as the English speaking allies only and forget that we were allied to the biggest butcher of the 20th Century up to that point. My feeling now is that the real reasons for the war have been hidden(not uncommon) and given the 65 million deaths during WW2 it was too traumatic to look for them, a simple good versus evil narrative was required.

  • Noachideous

    Communism are Nazism appear to be artificially manufactured constructs and global theatre that are designed to give justification in the mind of some for certain outcomes…. If a people or person has been labelled a “Nazi”, then in the mind of the accuser and the accusers’ audience, then that justifies the extermination of the “Nazi”…….

    AngloSaxons, and by insinuation , Celts, Picts and other associated YT’s have been fingered as next in line in this plan. …….. It represents the reason for the “Anti-Fa” whose sole purpose is to accuse and manufacture by reaction …..Nasties. If yr YT … and you oppose your elimination by immigration …… then yr a “NAZI” according the script of the oh so kosher …. Anti-Fa.

    If jisreal was required to be made undead …… not by bullshit “ProPheCy” ….. by as part of a plan, then so is this …. nasticism…… It is all shit…. Believe none of it. ….. form the mouths of those known to speak with recidivist forke tongue.
    Ask yourselves this … Why , in general , are deceivers viewed with disdain, whatever their origin.

    In the early 1950s, Rav Yehuda Ashlag wrote The Writings of the Last Generation, in which he describes the progression he saw for the world’s political development, especially in the Western world. “The world erroneously considers Nazism a particular offshoot of Germany,” he wrote. “In truth, it is the offshoot of a democracy and socialism that were left without … manners, and justice. Thus, all the nations are equal in that; there is no hope at all that Nazism will perish with the victory of the allies, for tomorrow the Anglo-Saxons will adopt Nazism, since they, too, live in a world of democracy and Nazism.”[30]

  • Jai_Normosone

    There is a Prager U video that goes into detail about where Fascism comes from. I cannot remember if it is this one or not but it does prove without a hint of doubt that Fascism is a creation of the Left and remains there. It was never “of the Right” and cannot be used to describe the Right.

  • Jonathan

    Oh, even these guys bring up “the Holocaust” (TM)

    Come, you know its mathematically and practically impossible it happened. Explained perfectly here.