reply to post by METACOMET
But that is not the ten planks of 'communism' lol.
The ten planks of Marxism would be more accurate, but the correct title is the ten planks of the communist manifesto. The communist manifesto was the
original idea of Engels, it was updated by a group of communists and Marx was assigned to write the updates and publish the new version. Marxism is
not communism, it is a political system that is supposed to lead to communism. Not all communists are Marxists.
Again all left-wing ideologies have the same goal, free association, which is anarchism, which is communism.
Marxism is just one way to get there, there are many other ideas such as
In the anarchist, Marxist and socialist sense, free association (also called free association of producers or, as Marx often called it, community
of freely associated individuals) is a kind of relation between individuals where there is no state, social class or authority, in a society that has
abolished the private property of means of production. Once private property is abolished, individuals are no longer deprived of access to means of
production so they can freely associate themselves (without social constraint) to produce and reproduce their own conditions of existence and fulfill
their needs and desires.
Free association is anarchist, as in there is no state or authority.
Free association is socialist, as in the workers own the means of production. In other words the workers receive the full worth of their labour. As
apposed to capitalism where the worker has to produce more than they are paid for,
, in order for the capitalist to make profit. Socialists
consider that exploitation.
Free association is communist, as in it's a needs based economy where money is no longer used, and production is based on need. Resources are held in
common by the community.
The ten planks was the plan to change from a capitalist, to a state-socialist, to a communist economy. It was temporary until the artificial scarcity
of resources, caused by capitalism, was reversed and all peoples needs were met. They thought those were necessary steps to take at the time, you
have to also see this in context with the times.
It is not the rules of communism, it is not communism. Again you fail to understand, because you see stuff that is taken out of context, and it is
misleading. If you had actually read the communist manifesto you would know this.
If you really want to know what a modern communist party is all about here...Communist Party USA FAQ
edit on 4/21/2012 by ANOK because: it's a commie take-over Harry