Socialism, Communism, Fasism, and Totalitarianism

Leaders of destruction and mass genocide.



so·​cial·​ism | \ ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm  \

Definition of socialism


any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods


a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state


a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done



com·​mu·​nism | \ ˈkäm-yə-ˌni-zəm  , -yü- \

Definition of communism


a: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
b: a theory advocating the elimination of private property

2 capitalized

a: a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the U.S.S.R.
b: a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
c: a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
d: communist systems collectively

By definitions, there really aren’t many differences between socialism and communism,
both lead to totalitarian control, as does fascism.



fas·​cism | \ ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi- \

Definition of fascism

1often capitalized

a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.


a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control



to·​tal·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ (ˌ)tō-ˌta-lə-ˈter-ē-ən  \

Definition of totalitarian


a: of or relating to centralized control by an autocratic leader or hierarchyAUTHORITARIANDICTATORIAL especiallyDESPOTIC
b: of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures (such as censorship and terrorism)


a: advocating or characteristic of totalitarianism
b: completely regulated by the state especially as an aid to national mobilization in an emergency
c: exercising autocratic powers

Totalitarianism is a form of government that theoretically
permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of individual life to the authority of the state.  



cap·​i·​tal·​ism | \ ˈka-pə-tə-ˌliz-əm  , ˈkap-tə- \

Definition of capitalism

an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market

Administrator’s note:
Socialism and Communism are anti-capitalism – they accuse capitalists of being greedy and uncaring for the poor and needy. However, what they fail to understand is many capitalists give to the poor, without remorse or against their will, because all capitalists know that without capital, there is nothing to give (or have). The needy cannot get supplies, the poor cannot be supported or helped without capital, whether that capital is monetary or in the form of assets such as food, clothing, shelter, water, or even medicine. Thus, in a socialist and/or communist society, capital does not exist, nor do assets. Fascism is no different than socialism and communism in this aspect. All three lead to totalitarianism, from which there is nothing but misery and usually mass genocide.