a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
When did it ever bloom out of a robust economy?.
Soviet communism (at least the Lennin period and not the much less humane Stalin period which was even worse) not to be mistake for simple Marxist
ideals but those ideals taken in a very militant way to there extreme rose out of a Broken economy in what was then the most backward and large
country in Europe, one in which the disparity between the wealthy elite and the poor was catastrophically huge.
Similarly the PRE-Marxist but still very socialist french revolution also rose out of a similar disparity of extreme decadent wealth and extreme
Even Mau's chinese communism (And we know about his millions of needless deaths of the very people he was supposed to be championing) also found it's
footing in the poverty stricken mass of the Chinese.
Likewise the Vietnamese and also many other's.
Or are you simply referring to the extreme minority of ultra wealthy living in what for them was a robust economy, one in which they were surrounded
by slaves and were there right's over ruled all others.
The truth is this BOTH unbridled Capitalism AND unbridled 'extreme as in Communist not moderate' socialism are extremely bad system's, the only
viable route is to walk the extremely narrow path of moderated capitalism or old western European style semi socialism.
Also remember it was NEVER invented by Marx only moderated and rewritten according to his world view of the late 1800's, a time of work houses and
industrial mill's were workers were poor and worked to there death's while the elite lived rich and free.
In fact it was Jesus Christ whom said go and sell ALL YOU OWN and give it to the poor and come follow me.
Whom said if you have two coat's and your brother has none give him the one you are not using.
Whom said the son of man has no place to lay his head - that's right the Lord himself was homeless wandering and even as a child he was a refugee
whom had to flee over the border into the unfriendly Egypt to be saved from Herod's murder of the children.
So how many Capitalists do you think will be going to heaven?.
The rich fool whom stored up all his wealth into a barn only to then die.
edit on 24-9-2018 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)