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1 definition by LuckyLuciano

A political system invented by Karl Marx which holds no basis in reality. Marx theorized that a so-called worker's revolution would occur, a socialist government would take place, and the eventual dissolution of the state and property would occur. The system notably failed in almost every country in which it was implemented, save for a few that learned to ignore communist economics altogether (China).

Apologists of the theory commonly argue that, if implemented correctly and man's nature were to be reformed, communism would be the ideal political philosophy; the ultimate utopia. That notion is simply wrong. A simple logical analysis:

1. If everyone were equal, there would be no motivation for elevating oneself in society.

2. Motivation to better oneself has been the main source of innovation throughout history.

3. If everyone were equal, innovation would be at a minimum.

4. If innovation would be at a minimum, technological and scholastic advancement would not occur.

5. If advancement would not occur, we'd be stuck in the past for elongated periods of time.

So no, political ignoramuses. True communism would be terrible, just like "distorted" communism. Let's leave it to the history books.

Some random hippie: WOW Communism in its true form would be great, screw capitalism!

Someone who's educated: No. Not really.
by LuckyLuciano November 04, 2007