posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 07:06 PM
O.K., I know that everyone is aware of the negative aspects of both ideals, but I am curious. If it were possible for Communism to work as it was
intended, everyone being equal and the removal of any hierarchy, would it be better or worse for mankind?
Try and remove the instinctive mental block against the dreaded word "Communism", and think of it like something you haven't been taught to fear
The basic premise of Communism is that everyone works for the common good and nobody can subject anyone else to their will, because of status or
wealth. Nobody can avoid doing their share of the work, by paying others to do it for them. It prevents the fat, lazy element from forming and makes
the executive of the company as important as the grunts that do his work.
Of course it could never work with the way mankind thinks today, namely, every man for himself, but if we were able to consider our fellow man first
and truly love our neighbors as ourselves, I think that Communism would be the result.
If you were thinking of everybody else, and everyone else was thinking of you, when working or doing anything, the world couldn't help but become a
Utopia. No one would have to worry about how they would get food or clothes or shelter, because everyone else would do that for them. It would
require greed to become a thing of the past, which is why it is impossible in real life, but if it could happen, why wouldn't we want it to?
p.s. I am not a Communist, or any other -ist for that matter, except maybe an idealist. So don't go jumping to any conclusions please.