At the end of November 2019 Hungarian government stated that it intends to propose to the UN to introduce international day of remembrance of the victims of the Communist dictatorship. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyyarto Agency MTI. According to him, “we must not allow the international arena, questioning the crimes of communism, as well as other disgusting and unfair attempts to falsify history”. The Minister expressed hope that the UN General Assembly adopt a resolution at its next session in September 2020. However, this issue has already been discussed at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the Visegrad group (which, in addition to Hungary, are Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia).
Here it is worth Recalling that on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the end of world war II, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and nine foreign Ministers of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, has accused Russia of falsifying history and stated that the allied victory brought freedom not all of Europe. Slovakia adopted a law requiring criminal liability for public denial of crimes committed by fascist and Communist regimes against humanity, rights and freedoms of the individual. The administration of the trump in turn, has declared November 7 a Day of remembrance of the victims of communism (although in 2019 he was not officially noted).
However, according to some authoritative (including Western) experts, such actions are irrational and wrong from a political, international and any other points of view. Suffice it to recall that the largest Communist party on the planet — Chinese, numbering nearly 80 million, not only continues to exist, but controls the most powerful emerging economies in the world. Currently, China is one of the two superpowers, and from this point of view the question arises how countries like Poland, Hungary or Slovakia, so fiercely reject the “crimes of communism”, in the future going to build their relations with Beijing. Hungary, for example, is counting on Chinese credit in the hundreds of millions of dollars to build high speed railway Budapest-Belgrade, which will build a Chinese company. One of the fastest growing in recent years, new Asian tigers — Vietnam —also controls the Communist party. It is obvious that communism will not disappear from the political map of the world, and suggestions in the spirit of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Szijjártó can hardly count on strong international support.
Incidentally, it is recalled that until recently, Fidesz, the party the Szijjártó, rules in a coalition with the far-right party, Jobbik, openly calling himself the successor of the Hungarian Nazis, the so-called salesystem.
The myth of the equal sign between Nazism and communism
The basis of all these actions on existing for decades the myth of “the identity of Nazism and communism.” The reason for its longevity lies in the fact that it interested many influential circles in the West. This myth is used as a mandatory “theoretical foundations” for the notorious “revising the outcome of world war II”. This “revision” or, more precisely, the falsification of history is just a tool to achieve geopolitical objectives and is relevant for the implementation of specific interests of the major Western political players.
The imposition and dissemination of this myth are most interested in are those who in the period between the two world wars deliberately stimulated the emergence and the rise of Nazism as a tool against communism. After 1945, when the anti-human nature and the failure of Nazi ideology and practice became clear to all, the ideological followers of those who created and supported Nazism, were trying to justify themselves, claiming that the Communist regime was even worse than Nazi.
All those who currently oppose communism and are trying to link communism completely rejected by the Nazis, are interested in how to perpetuate this myth, and to be able to blame communism for the crimes which are actually guilty of Nazism.
The myth of the same nature of Nazism and communism is beneficial to Western liberal elite, eventually turned into a kind of totalitarian sect, trying to motivate his complete refusal to accept any point of view different from her own, claiming that they are “really totalitarian” and therefore not noteworthy.
As shown by the historical experience of totalitarianism can be neither good nor bad. Totalitarianism is simply a way to concentrate all social forces to achieve the same goal. This is a simple tool and as such it cannot be “good” or “bad”. The question of the purpose for which it is used of the totalitarian mechanism.
But the most important thing, however, that the myth of the “identity” of Nazism and communism is completely wrong, though, because the Nazis diskriminerad people on the basis of some external characteristics (e.g. race or ethnicity), which cannot be changed, and only based on this Nazi ideology.
Communism, by contrast, believes that everyone can change any of your social significant characteristics — it is no coincidence that many prominent Communist leaders come from middle or upper class, but despite this, oppose the existing system, considering it to be unfair. Even this difference is enough to understand the apparent discrepancy between the two ideologies.
And more importantly — Nazism in principle does not seek to guarantee universal prosperity, it is because he believes that people initially are not equal. It seeks to ensure benefits for some at the expense of others — for example, the good of one nation or race at the expense of others, declared “defective”. And communism is based on internationalism of workers and aims the ultimate goal of achieving equal benefits and happiness for all in a classless society. Thus, to put an equal sign between these two ideologies is not possible. Under Nazism, the main antagonism is the chosen nation and the rest of “inferior nation”. Under communism, labour and capital. That’s why he, as an ideology, a threat to capital even today — why capitalism tries to overcome it using the newly activated ideas equating of communism to Nazism.
Only the consistency or inconsistency of communism as a scientific theory can be the subject of discussion and analysis. The subject of such discussions may be also the Soviet experience of the practical implementation of this doctrine in state building in the twentieth century, as well as the experience of other “socialist” States. The thesis of the “identity” of Nazism and communism, obviously, cannot be the subject of similar debate, and attempts to put it on the agenda, of course, serve certain geopolitical interests and have nothing to do with the current agenda on the planet.