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Response to LooseWilly (Reply #52)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:02 AM

57. It seems like maybe oppression in the USSR was not so much against

people in their capacity as workers, but in their capacity as human beings. It was the basic human rights such as speech, freedom of conscience, freedom from arbitrary unfair decisions by bureaucrats, no real say over their own government for most people, freedom of the press. In short, the USSR was a human rights abuser.

One can give examples of human rights abuses in the USA, Britain or France during the same era. But I have never met a reasonable person who would claim that the USA, Britain or France could equal the USSR for human rights abuse.

Unless you count their colonies and dependencies in Africa and Asia. In which case they were just as bad. So the USSR was at least as bad as the capitalist empires, I guess.

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