Worst Political Ideologies

There have been many bad ideas. But which one was the worst. Please comment I want to know why.

The Top Ten

1 Communism

The worst ever. Nazi killed only 6 million. Communist killed about 150-200 million in Soviet Union, 70-100 million in occupied Eastern Europe, 400-450 million in China, and millions people in other countries (Vietnam, North Korea). Thus they killed at least 700 million people!

"But that wasn't real Communism"
Okay then. Let's look at "real Communism"(Which is Marxism). The major flaw here is the temporary dictatorship of the proletariat which is supposed to then slowly transition into a stateless, classless and moneyless society.
Sounds good on paper but do you really think a dictator would slowly decrease his power and after 20 years of ruling just give up his power and make society Anarchy? Only in a fantasy utopia world would that happen.

I think that communism in itself is a flawed system. The reason why I think this is because in order for all people to be equal there has to be a government reinforcing this which results in dictatorship and tyranny. Personally I think that communism is more of a system then an ideology and each state which had a communist system each had a different ideology to go with it, for an example Stalinism in the USSR for a while and Maoism in China. it's just like democracy it's a system not a political ideology. Like you can get liberal democracies and republican democracies. The ideology is liberalism or republicans but the system is democracy. If you disagree with my opinion, that's totally fine, everybody is free to have there views without other people judging them unless they openly hurt somebody.

Communism/Socialism is a bad ideology because it pretty much ignores human nature. Humans are naturally greedy and would rather work for themselves than for the government, both of which are things socialism ignores. Socialism pretty much spreads poorness in most countries it's implemented in.Socialism also gives praise lavishly, occasionally rewarding mediocre jobs with more money than they should be rewarded. The only reason communists still exist is because we aren't experiencing true free market capitalism. I support capitalism that treats everyone in a job decently for their job and not the current corporatist system. Capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than Socialism.

As for the reason I'm saying 'Socialism', it's because the only real difference between Socialism and Communism is that Communism is, according to The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, a stage in Socialism where it's adopted worldwide.

2 Nazism

Yeah, this is the worst one. Fascism plus genocide. At least feudalism didn't set out so deliberately to destroy whole peoples.

Worst Idea Ever! Should be number 1. Communism was meant to bring equality, and Stalin wasn’t even a real communist. Even under Stalin the killing would have eventually stopped, but under Nazism, the genocide would have continued for ages because it would have taken FOREVER to kill every single Jew, Slav, Communist, Gypsy, Homosexual, etc.

the fact that communism is above is interesting, even though people don't seem to understand the difference between socialism/communism but ok

The fact that there's many positive comments on this and neo nazism makes ne ashamed to be a human.Nazism/Neo Nazism(Technically part of Fascism but different from other forms of Fascism) and Communism are the worst.-DarkBoi-X

3 Fascism

This is when people reject capitalism but backwards. They lament the end of the world they knew, the world where loyalty to god, country and family (read, theocracy, racism and patriarchy) were standard and thus try to revive Feudal values, reconciled with industrial productive forces and capitalistic modes of production. It is a nationalist socialism while Communism is internationalist socialism.

Who was stupid enough to combine Nationalism and Totalitarianism. Because that's essentially what this ideology is. A Totalitarian Ultranationalist Oligarchy that also advocates for genocide.

Fascism is an ideology based on sectarism and discrimination, there is not freedom and I think that if we are against this ideology, it's for a good reason.

At least communism related deaths had a point to the, whereas facism was just killing due to race.

4 Anarcho-Primitive

This should genuinely be in the top 3. It's an ideology centered around stripping away modern technology, medicine and science and going back to the stone age. Can you imagine how much death and suffering this would cause? Not just from people dying of diseases or wounds that would be simple in our current timeline but from the amount of lawlessness.

The ultimate reactionaries who want to roll us back to the Stone Age, destroying all technology, instead of looking forward to fix our problems.

No technology, going back to the Stone Age, probably the worst ideology for that alone. Plus believing that humans should do that is foolish and wrong; my vote for the worst ideology on here.

This is literally the idea that we all need to go back to the Stone Age from thousands of years ago and get rid of all technology.

5 Neo-Nazism

They are militant extremists who promote hatred, ultranationalism, and outright authoritarianism, literally wanting to create a fascist state.

Why so much positive comments about this? People who agree with this should Be Executed in the most brutal way possible!

Whoever said that Neo-Nazis need to be executed is probably a communist. Just putting that out there

Adolf Hitler improved germany greatly. The depression was not caused by the nazis.

Obviously the Nazis didn't cause the Great Depression, but what they did to Jews in concentration camps, as well as their other war crimes, was atrocious.

6 Anarchism

Anarchism is actually a very misunderstood political theory. It doesn't advocate total mayhem, but the reconstruction of society from the bottom up on the principles of voluntary association and self-governance. Anarchists (like myself) believe that as adherence of an individual's nation to a certain system of government isn't decided by said individual (rather they are forced into it) and may not suit their needs, there is no such thing as the consent of the governed. Anarchism emphasises individual freedom, and (contrary to popular belief) we are not against all types of authority. We are not against the authority of a teacher over a learner for example, but instead are against strict human domination. Anarchism additionally holds that everybody should be able to choose whichever economic system they want to work and/or live under (this would come through communes centred around any ideology, worker co-ops or business firms). So, anarcho-communists believe in the superiority of ...more

The most pointless ideology to have. Human nature means that we are conditioned to be led, and those leaders don't necessarily have to be the government. It can be parents or role models for example. As such, if we overthrow the system, we will inevitably develop a new one consisting of leaders and such that will render anarchism pointless. It's all pointless.

Anarchism is the absolute most dangerous ideology on Earth, and it would probably be one of the most deadly if it was implemented on a global scale. Anarchism would lead to a total collapse of society and hopefully a sane group would seize power over the anarchist society and reinstate a government.

Anarchism is a temporary and unsustainable power vacuum, not a power structure. Just as soon as it forms, a different centralized power will take its place.

7 Anarcho-Communism

What do you get when you have two systems that don’t work and combine the two into one?

YOU GET ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT COULD NEVER WORK!

Let me get this straight; The government should steal property and redistribute it, without existing?

Perhaps the most contradictory ideology in existence.

How... how is an ideology like this even possible?

8 Sharia Law

Islamism is the worst form of fascism, fascism simply proposes the stifling of one's opponents views whether this be by imprisonment or deportation the method is inconsequential to the bare foundations of the ideology. Islamism on the other hand explicitly prescribes to its adherents the necessity of exacting the murder of its adversaries.

Indeed, the adherents of such a principle have killed millions thus, Islam carries the title of the most murders according to the principles of the religion. The Islamic conquests of India for instance, served to claim the lives of in excess of 30 million people. This indubitably renders the argument that Christianity has killed more individuals as mere incompetence as whilst it is perhaps the case that supposed adherents of the Christian faith may have committed more murders than Muslims, this is to be expected given that it has always comprised more followers. The numbers of murders committed both for and in accordance to Islamic doctrine ...more

A supremacist ideology that has as it tenants, laws that totally contravene every conceivable human right. Allows for slavery, calls for killing of non-Muslims unless they submit into dhimmitude, death for apostates, death for homosexuality, women are chattels, Jews are pigs etc etc. It is a cavalcade of murderous and hate filled barbarity that should be outlawed in civilized society. How it is not further up the list is beyond my comprehension as 270 million people have been killed in the name of Islam.

The most darkness totalitrian ideology of all time ; it keeps going since 14oo years and it does not stop. 270 millions (minimum) killed and many says a lot more (India genocide) with rustics arms to do it. Just imagine a country like Saudi Arabia with the militairy power of the USA! Billions of people would be killed immediately.

The worst political ideology to have. It's one where God rules the land, there is a lack of democracy and has repressive attitudes towards women & gays. Terrible in every way.

9 National Bolshevism

A mix of Fascism(If not, then Nationalism) and Communism. So, it's just as bad as it seems.

Complete and utter tyranny.

10 Juche

The official ideology of North Korea. It's basically Stalinist Communism with elements of Ultranationalism and isolationism.
It could also be called "Monarcho-Communism" since the rule is hereditary.

Outright dictatorship and personality cult.

Hint: north korea

Should be higher. It's NORTH KOREA.

The Contenders

11 Anarcho-Capitalism

The big problem with this ideology is that even if realized, it would implode on itself as it has no leviathan to keep the exploited peoples in order. Unless it has one secretly but that is just self-defeating except to just manipulate people into submission. Remember the corporate oligarchy is a political party and "ancapistan" is just another single party state.

Big corporations is almost as dangerous as communism. Because they can control all means of human life.

An ideology where massive multinational corporations rule everyone and everything!

It's essentially Corporatism but without a state. Ideology for psuedo-intellectual neckbeards.

12 Stalinism

Stalinism and fascism are one of the same. Stalin claimed to be a communist but he was not. Communism is when all people are equal. Stalinism had one absolute ruler. Stalinism and fascism both wanted the wipe out of all other ethnicities and the annihilation of free will. They were the purest level. I am a classical liberal.

Severe human rights abuses and suppression of freedom.

Stalin isn't even a communist. Thanks for putting it here.

Without Stalinism and Maoism, communism wouldn't look as bad as it is today.

13 Anarcho-Syndicalism

Not that bad but I don't know if this will work because while it has it only lasted for a few years.-DarkBoi-X

14 Conservatism

It isn't the worst ideology but I genuinely hate how backwards SOME Conservatives are. Especially the ones that deny climate change.

Very old fashioned, only works for rich or privileged people. They just want everything to stay the same, which is stupid. I believe in progress!

Conservative literally means to stay the same and only people with privledge want that. Everything is better when civilization progresses and diversity thrives.

Why would anyone be a conservative? They are greedy rich people who just want more money for themselves. They don't think people should have healthcare or a good environment, and they support going off and invading whatever country they like.

15 Posadism
16 Maoism

Destructive, neglectful, and dictatorial one-party politics.

17 Islamism

Islamism is a dangerous movement

What is a religion doing on here

Are you autistic. Seriously.

This is biggest danger

18 Corporatism

Also can be known as "Extreme Capitalism", this ideology is essentially when big corporations and the government are in bed. Under Corporatism, there would be no regulations and the big corporations would have total control of the economy and as a result, the environment would be damaged even more, workers would have little or no rights and small businesses would have no way to get success.
Overall, it's a terrible ideology and should be higher than 18.

This is why people hate capitalism. This is what happens when governments become corrupt and institutions meant to provide for the people turn into machines that protect the rich.

Should be higher.It is pretty much a more extreme and oligarchic form of capitalism.Corporatism is what happens if you remove all regulations and it is what happens when government decides to support big businesses.It is basically where big businesses control most of the economy and can even control the country by getting support from government.Under such a system workers would be highly exploited and have no rights,small businesses would not have any way to get success and would have to close early and the middle class would most likely not exist.So while Capitalism as a whole can be flawed at least regulated capitalism is good because it allows for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit while also having workers rights.Corporatism is where big businesses are the only ones that succeed.I think a mixed economy is best.-DarkBoi-X

What is communism doing on #1. We got a much greedier ideology here. Combining capitalism with oligarchy AND authoritarianism is the worst sum ever.

19 Anarcho-Posadism

Supports nuclear war.

20 English Socialism
21 Nationalism
22 Marxism
23 Transhumanism
24 Cultural Marxism

Should be number 1

This is not only the worst ideology ever, but it's even the basis for some other ideologies on this list. Cultural Marxism destroys civilisations by letting women be complete degenerates, importing incompatible cultures, tolerating obvious mental disorders, supporting socialist policies and using political correctness to silence opinions. It is the ideology which modern leftism is pretty much built on.

25 Anarcho-Fascism
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