Monday, July 27, 2009

Run, the Communists are coming!

GNU/Linux gets attacked from so many different angles. It is hilarious to read some of the comments and allegations that are made against it. I find one particular allegation hilarious and it equates GNU/Linux to Communists. So, here we go...

GNU/Linux is Communism! There are huge correlations between the two. There isn't one particular company that owns GNU/Linux. The GNU/Linux community is giving its software away for free. They have a communal way of thinking. This should definitely ring alarm bells to the American people. We have been fighting Communism for such a long time and here it is creeping up on us again. Do not believe the GNU/Linux community. They are plotting some kind of infiltration of their ideologies. Doesn't it make sense to take control of our computers and get into our living rooms? Get directly into our households. Linux will also run on cell phones and other gadgets. These Communists have no mercy and are willing to utilize all sorts of technologies to get to us. You should definitely stay away from GNU/Linux and don't get suckered in to their Communist propaganda. They are talking about freedom and choice. We know that Communism isn't about freedom and choice. We need to stick to what we know the best and that is Capitalism. We should thank Bill Gates and Microsoft for fighting the evil empire of GNU/Linux and their Communist plot. He is a noble knight and the bringer of light. He will save us all! Do not install GNU/Linux because if you do Lenin, Stalin and Karl Marx will be downloaded to your computer and they will watch over you and your family when you go to bed.
Lots of people say that GNU/Linux was created in Finland and America but this is not the truth at all. I heard someone say that they heard it from their neighbor that their friend of a friend has a relative that has a child that knows of evidence that GNU/Linux was created inside of the Kremlin. We thought that the Cold War was over but that was just a trick to let our guard down. Now the Soviet Union will rise up again through our computers in our homes and will take over our families and daily lives. Just look at a picture of Lenin and you will see a huge resemblance to Tux the penguin who is the Linux mascot. There is so much proof staring us right in our face. We need to be aware and alert against this propaganda. Children should not be allowed anywhere near Tux. He might look cute and cuddly but this is how they get you!

No one can give away anything for free. We know that this is not at all possible. We don't need another way of thinking, especially thinking in unique and creative ways. Let's stick to the good old ways, the good old days. Things in our society have to cost a lot of money and come pre-packaged with patents, copyrights and restrictions. How can you allow anyone to add, edit and modify things? This is preposterous and we have to stop it right away. We should alert our governments and let everyone know that the GNU/Linux community is Communist. So spread the word and let the whole world know and never ever download GNU/Linux.

Just think about all these volunteers around the world that are making the GNU/Linux project work. They are part of a community and get together to code, market and contribute in any way they can. If you know of a group gathering in your community to talk and discuss GNU/Linux maybe you should attend and watch the people closely. They could be plotting a Communist revolution or just how to get a driver to work correctly. And, never ever eat any of their free cookies they bring. Its poison! I had one and it was so good I had to have another. Oh no! The horror.

However, if you have already downloaded GNU/Linux and nothing ever happened but instead you are enjoying your free software with tons of great applications, it could mean that I might be mistaken. But I highly doubt that! Simply, GNU/Linux equates to Communism and we have to be aware of this.

Also, if you think even for a second that I am being serious, then you might have some serious issues...


  1. I always knew there was something odd about the Linux community.

  2. The sad thing is there are people that think like this. :)

  3. And I always considered Open source and Linux being the best enabler for capitalism and entrepreneurship. With "free sw" anyone can become an entrepreneur without investing heavily on software.

    High cost of commercial SW is a good way to keep many people from trying their wings.

    Naturally, if you make it big time - you really need to give back to the community. (or even earlier)

  4. Yeah! GNU is a fucking plot. Hahahaha.

  5. Oh my goodness. I have been playing Gnu Go on my PDA. What does that make me?

  6. Too funny....and yes, I know people with brain cells that can't think any differently. :D

  7. Many extremist-left winged minds really believe that Linux and the FOSS are in their camp... but the reality is that Linux is in the camp of Freedom, and Freedom is the opposite to totalitarism. And anybody knows that totalitarism is the main characteristic of BOTH extreme-left AND extreme-right winged 'camps'.

    Furthermore, right and left wings are really obsolete, the real distinction should be about Freedom-lovers and Freedom-haters, and all the middle positions in between.

    Whether you like it or not, people will continue to use BOTH commercial AND opensource software, depending on the case and their preferences. AND there is NOTHING you should try to do about it... in fact there is nothing at all you can do about it anyway!

    Linux is the son of Free Market (and Capitalism):
    When there was only commercial software out there (well it was never ONLY commercial sw really), a chain reaction of freedom started because there were (some/many) users(consumers) AND developers(providers) unhappy with the software market status quo. And because there was Freedom (to act) and the Internet, Linux came into being and the general FOSS idea gained real traction.

    1. True. This man knows.

  8. Linux is a community effort and therefore communist! I have heard Linux supporters saying slogans like 'We the People' and 'E Pluribus Unum' (which is some kind of communist hacker code for many people joining together in one strong united effort).

    But do not worry. Our glorious leadership, located at One Microsoft Way, has a five year plan called Longhorn that will resolve all current security and usability issues!

    What? The glorious leadership has already shipped that as Vista?

    Don't worry, the glorious leadership has a 5 plus 3 year plan that will resolve all usability and security issue. Of course as we all know, there are no usability and security issues with the OS produced by all of the previous 5 year plans. All problems are due to those communist Linux hackers.

    They keep trying to support Open markets when the glorious leaders understand we need closed proprietary markets that are enforced through government granted IP laws. Those Linux communists support Free enterprise, when our glorious leaders know that we need very expensive enterprise.

    'One Microsoft Way' is more than an address, it is a way of life. Don't question the leaders. They know what is best for us. All planning should be from the top down as the leaders know best.

  9. I think Linux users are dictators because they force you to use only open source software. They force third party software devs to open their source code, and this results into no third party software for Linux. I have witnessed this on many third party software development forums and software suggestions. Its true but people don't realize it. Am glad you brought this up!

  10. Comrade Tuxxie:

    This breach will be dealt with severely at the next Central Committee meeting. Most likely, your Party
    membership will be revoked, and possibly, you will
    be retroactively deleted.

  11. Well, anything GPL licensed *is* communist, really. People just need to get out of the mindset that communism == bad and capitalism == good. They both have their good and bad points. There's nothing wrong with sharing freely, or with requiring the recipients of what you share to share alike.

  12. The most important lesson what Microsoft can tell us is that buying OS doesn't mean you get decent software. And what has Linux learnt uss - yes, indeed, there is free (i.m you don't have to pay it) and good software.


  13. those are the same Crony Capitalists who don't lift an eyebrow when Public money bails out the apex of Capitalism: Banks.

    the despise "Socialism" unless the money is going to a large company or bank. then its ok.

    oh, but they're too big to fail?

    and the government's job is to prevent monopolies and keep the economic playing field level.

    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith was right: Under Capitalism , Man exploits man. Under Communism, its just the opposite.

  14. This is bull. GPL is free as in freedom and freedom of speach which is an American thing.

  15. Enlightened self interest is not a commie plot

  16. the thing almost everybody misunderstood is what marx did postulate there is capitalism there should be an opposite system to compete each others and this eventually will lead to a third mixed form with the better of both worlds well if we look this way the reminiscences are pretty obvious.We have windows ,we have linux and we have mac os x which sadly i have to reckon that the last one is the better operating system for a dekstop at this time (no wifi at 1mb/sec ,no pathetic hardware acceleration ,no layer of layer of layer ,no tearings and no have to wait 10 years more for the new arquitecture implemented it at turtle pace to finally realize that it gonna sucks cause X sux) so what we have learnt
    1- steve jobs have read and understood marx and palm is actually reading him
    2- marx should have worked in IT
    1*- i'm not an apple fan boy i've been using linux for years
    2**- my english sux worst than X so my apologizes for that

  17. Funnily enough I see Linux being closer to socialism. We care about the rights of people and having those same rights for everyone. We care about the needs of the many. We enable.

    This is not a bad thing. I think America has really been turned on it's head to it's own detriment. Socialised services such as healthcare haven't existed in America where as in just about every other 1st world country see this as a basic service. If we chose to share the knowledge, source etc. then isn't it a right within "the free world"?

    There is a difference between socialism and communism however. If we must be grouped into both camps, then let the tux army march on I say!

  18. Trouble is, the commies never managed to get anything to work properly. And they also insisted that you did everything their way. So doesnt that make Microsoft and comrade gates commies instead?

  19. Hm, actually, modern USA is more of a "communist" state than one might think. Pledge of allegiance in public schools? Being taught to trust the president and not to question his decisions because he knows the best? This makes M$ a part of the system, not GNU.

    But, since the word communist has been demonized it makes for a perfect way to bash GNU, or anything else not approved by The President for that matter. Even though most people don't have any clue about communism except.."they are some nasty people who will try to rape you and/or crash a plane into your mother".

  20. :humor:
    Marx would roll over in his grave if he would hear that the proletariat is giving away their work for free for the bourgeois to exploit.

    Well. Given that, I think it is time to classify political systems in a different scale. At the end, extremes on the left and right side will lead to totalitarianism. While always battling left and right, people should rather start to think about the other dimension, liberties vs. oppression, agency vs. structure.

    If you like freedom and agency you like GNU/Linux, if you like someone else to pamper you and give the opportunity to blame your own faults on someone else, choose the other options ;)

  21. i'll come 2 u guys... be ready!

  22. It is true that Linux and open source is communist, but no one cares because it is free or at least that is what they think. The open source movement is a push to get rid of proprietary software. The licensing eliminates property rights which is the basis for freedom. If you have no property rights you can't have freedom.

  23. It's important to realize that many things in life can be "communist-like". A perfect example is a family with lots of kids, where the parents ("dictators") have most/all of the money, and they decide exactly what their kids ("the people") can and can't do. The kids get "free" food and housing. Despite this, most right-wing conservatives love family, and believe that "family comes first". If they can love family, then they can love Linux.

  24. Isaac David ReyesMay 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I agree with the third anon, and with everyone saying that this kind of comparisons suck. I was very interested in replying this topic wherever on the internet, but this was the first place I found which I'm able to comment in, so, thanks for so, anyways.

    Most of you have serious problems understanding the facts by yourselves and beyond of your government's opinion.

    It's stupid to discuss that GNU (Linux) resembles a communism. I know its power stands for the great community members developing Linux at their own rythm and for their own or the common interests, rather than a software business. But remember that the main GNU ideology says that free software (libre) is the only way to give users the freedom for using, sharing and modifying software!, which is totally true and even a big point in common with the freedom that capitalism is supposed to offer.

  25. Making those who modify and distribute their tools to use the same license as they would is TOTALLY libre.

    And then that GNU group claim false credit for the Linux OS (yes, it IS an OS) by putting their name in (while being nowhere as important as they think they are) AND calling those who do not compliant enough to be true GNU distributions.

    In other words, the whole GNU/Linux naming thing and the GNU GPL offend me as not being free enough and claiming to be.

  26. People nowadays, especially in the Far West, don't really know that the Soviet Union, China etc. are actually really bad examples of Communism and therefore associate Communism with repression and terror. But true Communist does not have to be this way. I think the internet plus the open source software are a great example of working Communism at its finest.