HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 7 no. 1 & 2 (1959)

Combatting Communism

Discipline: History



One of the big problems that beset both the Philippines and Free China today is con1munism. As against democracy which is predicated on the principle of the freest and fullest development of man's. Individual capabilities for his own welfare and betterment, communism makes man a mere automaton or piece-mechanism of the State for the edification and glory of the State. In other words, while democracy aims to serve man through the agency of the State, communism aims to serve the State through the forced and directed services of man. Democracy allows each State to determine and decide for itself what form of government it would have; communism would have nothing short of the organization of communistic government in all States throughout the World. Democracy uses persuasion through peaceful processes to attain its ends; communism uses armed force, if need be, to secure its objectives.