The other technique that uses this same strategy is the reverse apology. Someone says or does something odious, and instead of apologizing, they say, "I am sorry you are so upset about this!" - which is not only not an apology but again is telling you what your emotions are and making you seem like the irrational actor in the deal - not them. Very clever, but stupid.
Again, classic passive-aggressive move. You completely ignore the argument (because let's face it, communism is indefensible) and turn the tables on the opponent. Trump loves do to this sort of thing. "I'm a birther? No, you're the birther!" - and Hillary gets all flustered trying to prove something that we all already know - that Donald Trump was the biggest birther conspiracy theorist of all time.
Or, you could make a different choice, realize how lucky you are and how your own choices in life have a far greater effect on your outcome than the "larger issues" in the world.
And then take action and make better choices!