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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
That really has nothing to do with communism. That's the result of a dictatorship, and similar events have happened in every dictatorship.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and the ruling political party of the People's Republic of China and the world's largest political party
Originally posted by andy1033
exactly, if we get to a time when a computer will be smart enough and be programmed just for truth, than socialism may work in its real form. Until then huamns will always be beasts at the top.
[edit on 4/12/2009 by andy1033]
Originally posted by smallpeeps
Hell yeah! Tank man is awesome! Love that guy!
...What is evil about communism: Large scale farming failures and large, growing prison populations/gulags. These can also crop up in any other government also. The specifics have not been discussed enough, so thanks for this thread.
It is sad that hundreds of thousands of people can be killed by
governments with hardly an international murmur, while a war killing several thousand people can cause an immediate world outcry and global reaction.
Originally posted by burntheships
It is evil when a government oppresses the people. Food has always been used to manipulate the populice...this century's total killed by absolutist governments already far exceeds that for all wars, domestic and international. Indeed, this number already approximates the number that might be killed in a nuclear war.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by mystiq
In a pure democracy, 51% beats 49%. In other words, the minority has no rights. The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority.
[edit on 12-4-2009 by burntheships]
In political science, a Communist state is a state with a form of government characterized by single-party rule of a Communist party and a professed allegiance to a communist ideology as the guiding principle of the state.
Communist states may have several legal political parties, but the Communist party is usually granted a special or dominant role in government, often by statute or under the constitution. Consequently, the institutions of the state and of the Communist party become intimately entwined, such as in the development of parallel institutions.
While almost all claim lineage to Marxist thought, there are many varieties of Communist states, with indigenous adaptions. For Marxist-Leninists, the state and the Communist Party claim to act in accordance with the wishes of the industrial working class; for Maoists, the state and party claim to act in accordance to the peasantry. Under Deng Xiaoping, the People's Republic of China proclaimed a policy of "socialism with Chinese characteristics." In most Communist states, governments assert that they represent the democratic dictatorship of the proletariat.
Most Communist states adopted planned economies. However, there are exceptions: The Soviet Union during the 1920s and Yugoslavia after World War II allowed limited markets and a degree of worker self-management, while China and Vietnam have introduced far-reaching market reforms since the 1980s.