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People will forget that if anyone has a right to staunchly avoid communism its the people who tried it already and weren't pleased with the results.
His comment however pointed out that people who lived under and survived communism have no desire to run back into its embrace being its a failed ideology.
Communism as an ideology, the way we discuss it today, originated with Marx…
Saying it is the reason why we have our civilization is a bit much IMO.
Only pointing out that the "ideology" on both sides falls short of intentions.
There was still a nationalistic pride associated with that behavior.
We see none of that today, only greed.
Great things on the other hand require for people to believe in something more than just survival.
They may not have communists in the parliament anymore, but they sure do have neo-nazis! Hmmm, just not sure which is worse...
originally posted by: USXpat
OP - It seems to me that there were numerous candidates vying for positions in the recent elections, from multiple parties - not all of which get along. Ukraine is more democratically aligned than it ever has been.
If you want fascists - check out Putin, and the people behind him.
As for the Communist Party being outlawed, that probably owes to members of that party encouraging illegal activities. Besides that, all parties have a minimum threshold to meet to make it into RADA, and lately, Ukraine's Communist Party has had difficulties doing that.
Like every country, Ukraine has its share of nationalists - which are not necessarily synonymous with nazis or fascists, though there are some of those, too - just like there are in Russia, Germany, the United States, and everywhere else. Some nationalists are merely populists.
But, accusing Ukraine of becoming fascist is bunk, Ukraine right now is arguably more like America than America has been in many years - improving despite serious challenges.