You have to admit, the U.S. media and history classes has us all brainwashed. I only started realizing it when I got older. Anyways, my question is twofold: (1) Is there or have there ever been a benevolent Communist regime? Not one where they suppress your rights and rule with an iron fist. But one where the common welfare is their top concern. And secondly (and interestingly, I think [as a notion]): (2) has a communist regime ever been democratically elected, by the people, in other words? I certainly am not aware of even one. But maybe that is what they want us to believe. BTW, I am a democrat, with both lower and uppercase 'D'. So I would certainly never support any communist regime. But the US is or at least has been so anti-communist, almost to the exclusion of all else (even decency and democracy, sometimes) that you have to wonder.