A Compendium of Communist Dirty Tactics

A Compendium of Communist Dirty Tactics

Amongst communism's many, many problems is the one searing elephant in the giant empty room: why the proletariat never show up and come along. From Lenin, to Gramsci, to Mao, the same issue has dogged generations of activists; how to carry out the revolution if the incitement doesn't work. The "goal" has always been the same: agitate and provoke conflict between the social strata by exploiting grievances, in order to generate the needed "struggle" for your governmental overthrow.

Marx's predicted uprising never occurred, because it turned out his prophecy was entirely wrong; the workers wanted to be the Bourgeoisie, not fight them. Lenin decided the vanguard would need to do it for those who wouldn't do it for themselves. And when those things went wrong - after the killing of those who still refused - Gramsci and the Frankfurt School declared it was the "cultural" control of the institutions ordinary Proles needed to be "emancipated" from.

Between the first two world wars, international communist groups assembled seven times in Moscow in a form of Congress they named the Communist International or "Comintern". It's job was to advocate for world communism. Its tactics would later be followed by Mao, the southern states of Africa, and re-emerge in the 21st century as our Culture War.

It is why populists consider ideas of "globalism" from a generation of politicians educated by radical professors so suspicious.

An A-Z List of Communist Dirty Tricks


Academic Corruption

Deliberately and willfully poisoning the production of knowledge and future political leaders with intellectual theories which are designed to radicalise students and undermine traditional disciplines.


Local vigilante community groups aiming to oppose authoritarian political oppression of those with communist beliefs or party membership.


Masking the sponsors of a message or organization to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participants.



Creating suspicion around a person through the spreading of rumors, manufacture of evidence and disinformation.

Black Legending

Biased reporting and introduction of fabricated, exaggerated and/or decontextualized facts directed against particular persons, nations or institutions with the intention of creating a distorted and uniquely inhuman image of them while hiding their positive contributions to history.


Attribution of responsibility or blame for circumstances to someone or something else other than one's own actions, or the beliefs encased in ones's ideology.



Suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.

Character Assassination

Malicious and unjustified harming of a person's good reputation.


Inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction.

Class Resentment

Agitation of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will between different classes in a community resulting from different social or economic positions and reflecting opposed interests.


Forced consolidation of individual households, property, or resources into collective community production units.

Community Organising

Gathering individuals in a group to influence decision-making bodies such as a corporation and government by picketing, protests, voting, strikes, and sometimes, violence.


False promotion or enforcement of a specific political orthodoxy as accepted absolute truth which must be rigorously observed.



Philosophical movement asserting words can only refer to other words; attempting to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meanings.


Communicating false statements about a person that injure the reputation of that person.


Preventing a person or organisation from continuing to receive funds.


Depriving a person or group of positive human qualities.


Removing or subverting the legitimacy, legal status, validity, or acceptability of something.


Portraying something as wicked, evil, or threatening.


Depression resulting from an undermining or depriving of a person's morale; spirit, courage, discipline, etc.


Refusing to acknowledge the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence.


Sabotage with the goal of shutting down controversial speakers or speech, or denying them access to a venue in which to express their opinion.

Direct Action

Use of strikes, protests, or violence as a way of trying to achieve political or other changes.


Causing doubt, distrust, loss of respect or trust or belief.


False or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive.


Causing disagreement or hostility between people.


Language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words.


A process of indoctrination whereby the subject is expected to accept a clearly false statement as the truth, or to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in contravention to one's own memories or sense of reality.


Coded or suggestive language in political messaging to garner support from a particular group without provoking opposition.


Publicly identifying or publishing private information about someone as a form of punishment or revenge.



The infiltration of a political party, with the intention of subverting its policies or objectives.


Complete destruction of history, culture, or people.


Innocuous words or expressions used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.


Forcible seizure of private property by governmental authority without compensation.


Total expulsion or destruction.


False Dichotomies

Claiming or assuming an "either/or" situation, when in fact there is at least one additional logically valid option.

Front Groups

An organization which secretly acts as the public face of a covert group.

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD)

A strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.


Guilt by Association

Guilt ascribed to someone not because of any evidence but because of their association with an offender.


The covert sowing of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment.



Behaviour towards a person that causes mental or emotional suffering, which includes repeated unwanted contacts without a reasonable purpose, insults, threats, touching, or offensive language.

Hate Speech

A rejected Soviet proposal from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Rights to restrict speech or association propagating anything of a "fascist or undemocratic nature".


Causing (an activity or event) to become so political in character that discussion about it becomes impossible.


Form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that become so completely opposite to each other that discussion between them becomes impossible.



Entering or gaining access to an organization or place surreptitiously, especially in order to acquire secret information or cause damage.


Teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.


Causing a person of ordinary sensibilities to fear injury or harm.


Setting or placing apart; detaching or separating so as to be alone.


Justice Jargon

The usage of obscure, deliberately confusing, meritless academic terminology to intimidate an ideological opponent, specifically related to mischaracterising Marxist goals as a rendering of "justice" for Proletariat minority groups.



Deliberate causing of death.



Assigning or ascribing categorisation or classification of a malevolent nature.


Transferring something illegitimate through an outside or third party in order to conceal its source.



Public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives.

Mass Surveillance

Spying on an entire, or significant part of a, population.


The belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming fundamental transformation of society, after which "all things will be changed".


Deliberately characterising something or someone in a false, misleading, or malicious way.


Giving a false or misleading representation of usually with an intent to deceive or be unfair.

Mob Violence

A large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.

Mock Execution

The staging of a deliberate, false execution of a person or their representation.



Falsely characterising objective truth or eyewitness testimony as biased or editorially-curated for the purposes of discrediting its authority.


Falsification or distortion of the historical record.

Neutralisation of Morality

Rendering historical moral norms as ineffective, nullified, or no longer relevant for observation.


Acceptance of a drastic political change as a natural phenomena.



Deliberately presenting information in an imprecise, abstruse manner designed to limit further inquiry and understanding.


Expulsion or banishment from a community or a group.


Partisan Impartiality

Presenting oneself to be impartial to be neutral, impartial, or objective, for the purposes of advancing adoption of partisan public opinion.

Popular Front

An alliance of communist, radical, and socialist elements against a presumed "Fascist" assault.


Dissemination of information—facts, arguments, rumours, half-truths, or lies—to influence public opinion.


Accusing others of what ones is guilty of oneself, often to deliberately sow confusion.

Public Confession

Involuntary admittance of personal crimes before an abusive crowd, in order to shape public opinion.



A tendency to absurdly chivalric, visionary, or romantically impractical conduct.



Public humiliation used to shape public opinion and to humiliate or persecute political rivals.


Training to change someone's beliefs or behaviour.


Treating an abstraction, concept, or formulation as though it were a real object or material thing.


The view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint and that no standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others.


The selection or interpretation of events from the past in a way that suits one's own particular purposes.


Violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.


Forced, involuntary exile to rural areas.


Salami Slicing

The piecemeal removal or scaling back of something (especially political opposition); a gradual attack on an opposing position, group, etc.


Find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand:

Secret Police

Intelligence, security or police agencies that engage in covert operations against a government's political opponents and dissidents.


The interpretation of life on principles taken solely from the material world, without recourse to religion, shifting focus from it towards "temporal" and material concerns.


Subversion of a constitution or incitement of discontent toward, or rebellion against, established legal authority.


Subordinating one's own interests, value, or personhood for the greater good of the collective.

Semantic Overloading

Usage of a word or phrase which has more than one meaning,  in ways that convey meaning based on its divergent constituent concepts.


Causing one to feel a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of having done something dishonourable, unworthy, degrading.


Acting as an enthusiastic customer of a hawker, gambler, or swindler to entice or encourage others; publicly helping or giving credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.


To make silent or bring to silence.


Damaging the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander.


Accusing someone of being an informant to the government in order to destroy their credibility.


Knowingly providing a biased interpretation of an event or campaigning to influence public opinion about some organization or public figure.


Describing or regarding someone or something as worthy of disgrace or great disapproval.


Falsely presenting objectively-observable truth as biased personal opinion.


Undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution.


Conscious intentional exclusion from activity or publication through authority or force.



Unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Tolerance (Selective)

Enforced sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own, so long as they promote a specific partisan ideology, or acceptance of them injures one's enemies.



Organisation of workers formed for the purpose of advancing their members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions.

United Front

A coalition formed to oppose a force that menaces the interests of all the members.


Removing an individual completely from recognition or consideration, usually for political or ideological reasons.



The beliefs and activities of persons who consider themselves to be leaders in a particular field or school of thought.

Victim Recruitment

Attempting to solicit loyalty from an individual or group by claiming sympathy or advocacy of its pre-existing grievances.


Behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.


Attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.


Wedge Words

Perjorative terms deliberately designed to divide social groups or strata through stigmatisation or shaming.


Preemptively presenting adverse information about a target to an audience, with the intention of discrediting or ridiculing something that the target person is about to say.


Discrediting an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument.


Exploitation of Grievances

Deliberately magnifying, amplifying, or provoking pre-existing grievance held by a social grouping for political advantage whilst pretending to be their champion.


Youth Recruitment

Finding impressionable and vulnerable schoolchildren to become new members of a political party or activist cause, with a specific focus on their ability to be radicalised or influence others.



Ffanatical and uncompromising pursuit of religious, political, or other ideals.

Liberalism Is Your Alternative

Classical liberalism functions as a conflict resolution system, using free speech instead of violence to reach consensus through negotiation. As embodied in the parliamentary debate format, adversaries with differing views are forced to present their ideas for critique in a marketplace, with the winner emerging from the most ardent defence and evidence.

Liberalism only works when both sides are forced to work together to compromise and resolve their conflict, meaning policy is decided by moderates. The conflict must be soluble and actors in the situation of adversity need to behave with good faith to avoid disqualification.

Our enemies know that fanning the flames of extremism polarises ideological opponents into separate tribal enemies, breaking down the system of dialogue which enables consensus to be reached. When you are two vicious sides who distrust and despise each other, the mechanism breaks down. So they agitate and inflame the most extreme elements to encourage and accelerate that breakdown.

Right now, today:

If you believe "anti-fascist" communist vigilantism is a "cool" student movement, you need to google for Mao's "Red Guards", and explain why intimidating elderly people is part of the "idea": https://nypost.com/2019/10/01/video-shows-antifa-group-block-elderly-couples-path-yell-nazi-scum/ .

And if you think your Che Guevara shirt is cool, you should know he was a racist, murdering sociopath: https://historycollection.com/nobodys-hero-9-inconvenient-truths-che-guevara/.

After 150 million deaths, the data is in, and the world is done with communism. It's not that it didn't work, or the genocides, or the suffering, it's that there too many people in our countries are taught by hopeless idealists to believe we can overcome our nature.