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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.
by cako May 14, 2004
The working class are people that have to work jobs that are either monotonous and demeaning or dangerouns and dirty. Many of them work with little payment or high job insecurity in assembly lines and on highways, but some make more money than their upper-middle class white collar bretheren. I've met some people that are blue collar, yet live in a large house next to doctors and businessmen in a subdivision, retired at 50, and drive new cars. Many of them have a similar standard of living to the middle class and after years of work (depending on career), get above-median incomes, meaning that with two income-earners could have six-figure incomes. Unfortunately, that is only a small percentage. A lot of them loose their jobs, homes, and end up in poverty.
The working class are the muscle of america.
by Jag140 October 16, 2011
How old people in Alabama and possibly in other Southern states insult younger people.
My Grandpa: You want me to fix you a sandwich?
Me: Nah.
Grandpa: Are you sure you're not hungry?
Me: Yah.
Grandpa: You must be communist.
by Avie September 21, 2005
Adj. When pronounced "BOO-zhee" (soft-j sound like in French) refers to a quality of (sometimes mildly) snobby-without-realizing-it, upper-middle-class sensibilities. Usually associated with upper-middle-income white people, but not necessarily. Can involve driving the right car, getting the right (healthy or gourmet) foods, having a professional/white-collar job, always having "nice" things, $4 lattes at Starbucks or elsewhere because you think you're above Starbucks, having a well-diversified stock portfolio and other retirement savings, having a special set of dishes and everything else just for Christmas, status-symbol kids or pets, carbon offsets, thinking $15 wine is cheap, listening to NPR, and gentrifying neighborhoods. Even though not all of these things may be bad and some of them could be done by anybody (like healthy food or looking down on Starbucks), it's a certain combination and a certain attitude that goes along with it that you know when you see. As with many type-of-people-describing things, there can be some overlap with other things, yuppy stuff and hipster stuff especially (although hipsters tend to be associated with 20-somethings, and yuppies tend to be younger-middle-age; bourgeois has more of an association with younger-middle-age-thru-older-middle-age); can be distinguished from super-rich stuff; some people might do bourgeois things occasionally or do things in a bourgeois way, but some people are just bourgeois and usually don't realize it.
This neighborhood used to be a lively working-class Latino neighborhood, but then all these yuppies moved in cause it was close to downtown and was actually a pretty cool neighborhood, and now there's all these bourgeois shops and cafes everywhere and everyone's property values went up.

He likes to pretend he's all poor and disadvantaged and shops at Wal-Mart and stuff, but we all know he came from this total bourgeois background and his bourgeois parents support him still.

When I became a teacher, I wanted to teach at the high school I graduated from, but I ended up at this preppy magnet school in a bourgeois-ass suburb.
by PublicSexWithGarlic December 03, 2010
One who has no money.

Charles Baker.
Baker, you're the poorest.
by Pimpin Delicious December 09, 2004
A wealthy, highly privileged class of modern Capitalists. Typically composed of businessmen and others who derive their income from the labor of others. Known to take pride in affluence, spending heavily on luxuries. Usually conservative and/or opposed to government taxation or other policies that are unfavorable to their profit flow.

See capitalist.
A state of class warfare exists between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.

Henry Ford was very bourgeois.
by Albie Wangsta March 25, 2004
In history, "Marx" is usually synonymous with Karl Marx, the man who along with Fredrich Engels is considered the father of communism. These two men wrote the Communist Manifesto, which laid out the idea of communism, which can really be considered a form of extreme socialism.
Other men, such as Vladimir Lenin, would read the works of Marx and be led to start revolutions and spread communism throughout the world.
In theory, communism could work. However, applied in real life, the dreams of Karl Marx would never fully materialize.
"And while Lenin read a book on Marx, a quartet practiced in the park/ and we sang dirges in the dark, the day the music died."- Don McLean, "American Pie" (the song, not the movie)
by killerfiller December 02, 2005
A socio-political economic theory developed from the various writings of Karl Marx and Friederich Engels. Often misrepresented by ignorent and spoilt middle-class kids who have no concept of what it is to live within the disprivaleged working-class that has no hope of escaping their position.
Its *nothing* like the Proletarian Bonapartism (Stalinism) that has existed. Communism has *never* existed - stop comparing apples to oranges and read the bloody Manifesto you thick, rich, bastards.
Pick up a fucking book you thick cunts. Its called "Das Kapital".
by Ernesto Guevara de la Serna April 14, 2005
Also known as the petty bourgeoisie by Marxist Definitions. Usually working professionals and often take residence in suburbia or greenbelt areas. Generally speaking, their children attend university and do well within the education system, often following in their parents footsteps to maintain some sort of professional job.

However, one must ask oneself how to define class. Perhaps financially or culturally? It has been asserted that you do not need to be restricted to relative material wealth in order to be middle-class. Rather, you can still have middle-class values. If this is true, then one can assume that there is still working-class values thus the statement that there ceased to be a working-class in the 1970's is false. Furthermore, that even if they have two cars and take several holidays a year they are still distinctly working-class. Often it has been asserted that money does not buy you class or status. Certain Neo-Marxists now assert that the working-class are transforming into a "Service Class" for the 'infomation workers'. For example, service class's may work in Supermarkets on checkouts, providing a service for people who are employed in the IT industry.

A stereotypical middle-class family might consist of two parents, married, living in detached house with two cars and a well maintained garden. Their children, both at university. They enjoy dinner parties and have many cook books and dabble in Red Wine probably far to often. This is merely a stereotype though, you'd probably be suprised how many have fairly bizarre patterns of behavior such as Swining or Heroin addiction.

See the films Blue Velvet or American Beauty for accounts of the American middle-class. Alternatively George Orwell wrote exstensively on the class system in Britain in novels such as "Down and Out in London and Paris" and "Road to Wigan Peer".
"Darling, can you please pass me the salt?"

"We're having a dinner party tonight, don't bloody forget the Red Wine again Paul!"

"George, can we jock the gimp suits tonight and get cracking with the cocaine whilst the kids are away?"
by Anon. April 04, 2005
As in other definitions, used to describe a person deemed of a lower, more worthless social rank. Created by George Orwell in his book "Nineteen Eighty-Four", to describe the lower insignificant classes of the fantastical British state.
"The proles are out on the streets causing trouble again."
by nick May 13, 2004