reply to post by TsukiLunar
wow, i've stumbled upon an agent ... ok, let's see what you think you know.
without the assistance of Wiki, let's start with a definition. source
Communism - 1a : a theory advocating elimination of private property b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as
2 (capitalized) a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production c : a final
stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably.
so, now that we have a selection of definitions, please clarify which one you think applies to the communism or communistic approach supplying this
protest and/or it's objectives.
hint -- Aside from a capital letter, there is no difference.
in communism, there are no individual rights, there are no needs greater than another and there is no use of the supplies on an 'as needed' basis.
(see any communist country for vivid examples)
we in agreement so far?
communal living occurs in nearly every capitalist city in America. how do you figure they are practicing communism?
here's some of the history associated with Communism
Wiki just for you
Various historians have studied the history of communism, including Robert Service and
Archie Brown, many of whom have taken a negative view of the ideology, which they viewed as having a tendency towards authoritarianism,
totalitarianism and for allowing human rights abuses.
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Some Marxists tried to adapt to these criticisms and the changing nature of capitalism, for instance Eduard Bernstein emphasised the idea of
Marxists bringing legal challenges against the current administrations over the treatment of the working classes rather than simply emphasising
violent revolution as more orthodox Marxists did.
explaining the minute differences between communism and
cooperatives are a communal business model yet, not communistic.
communes encourage communal residential experiences without a hint of communism.
IF communism is so grand, why are all of the countries who practice forms of it, failing miserably?
and since so many are failing, which part of the communistic principle still holds true?
the ppl contributing or the government hoarding?
in a communistic society, who decides which need is addressed and when?
of those countries practicing forms of communism today, which of them do you find desirable enough to reside?
the blanket statement that communism is the answer is BS.
hasn't worked in any country it's been tried, so why would America be any different?
we value individual rights.
i've met many communists myself, amazingly all of them reside in America.
(one has to wonder why?)
communism has been shoved down the throats of Americans all the days of her existence ... 200+yrs of trying and still yet, even here, it has -0-
influence ... that isn't likely to change anytime soon.
btw, courtesy and manners dictate that you respond to my question first.
besides, i have no need to answer the question you posed, as you already did.
for you to assume that i am either a communist or capitalist is a bit narrow-minded wouldn't you say?