Something you accuse your enemies of. Senator McArthy was fond of accusing people of communism.
Don't vote for Joe Smith. He's a communist. This unjustified accusation is valid reason not to vote for him.
Communism is the final stage of the political reform started witha revolution, according to Marx. First masses of workers will rebel in a industrialezed country; they will implant a socialist government in order to adapt the country for later changes. After private property is banished, and the people possess everything, thenthere will be no need for government, thus the state will be destroyed, to form a society with no social classes. It important to remember that Marx knew that the mentality of man needed to change in order of this to work. He believe in the concept of the "new man" who was humble and just. It is also important to remeber did not believe in a country alone with this structure, but he believed that the whole world adapt to this change. Given this, it is safe to say that no country has ever achieved communism, and anyone who has a sense of equality do agree with this utopia.
No, Russia was not communist, neither is Cuba.
A nice idea (Everyone is equal, everything is shared) but one that falls to bits when greedy humans get in the way.
True communism has never been achieved on any significant scale in known history.
Communism is a socioeconomic structure and political ideology that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general.
"The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property." - Karl Marx
Something that, in theory, is a good idea. Communism is an ideal
that believes that everyone should share everything, so that poverty
wouldn't exist, and there wouldn't be a gap between richer and poorer classes. The problem is, communist governments become corrupt
, because people are greedy, so it doesn't work.
Person One: Why's that country so messed up?
Person Two: They just got rid of communism, and are now trying to put their country back together.
Communism, though recently associated with corrupt totalitarian states such as China
and The Soviet Union
is one of the natural states of human existance, the idea of living in a self-sustaining group that cares for its members, like they did in the Paleolithic
(Old Stone Age), which is increasingly hard in the modern world. Most families live in A SORT of communism, as parents USUALLY don't make the kids work for what they eat.
Many societies, such as the Shakers
, the Incas
, the Essines
, and many Early Christian
groups, have practiced forms of communism.
But Communism with Das Kapital
C didn't come about until the mid 1800s
when Karl Marx
wrote the Communist Manifesto
, which stated that Society was always going through transitions (the last two being Feudalism
, and Capitalism
An established form of government in which all men are created and treated as equals... except I'm more equal than you.
"Excuse me, could you please pass the salt?"
"No, we're equal, get it yourself."
The life span of communism= 1. valuable observations about the short comings of the free market system.
2. Stupid hypothesis formed to address these observations.
3. Conclusion= David Hassellhoff atop the Berlin Wall and Vladimir Putin's oversized bank account.
Utopia can't be created on Earth. This is why communism is a fundamentally flawed idea.