Karl Marx once said communism is a system where you can go hunting in the morning, fishing in the afternoon and write poetry in the evening. You get
the idea. You can replace hunting, fishing and poetry with whatever you choose.
Communism does not necessarily restrict freedom but yes, history has shown otherwise. The strict control in the old Soviet Union, modern N. Korea,
Cuba and China is a proof to it. But communism/socialism of the future will be very different. Let me explain.
Communism is based on the idea that work would be done by everyone in society and in return you will get whatever you require practically for free.
The problem in the past was with humans, as we all know humans are a bunch of lazy animals and all they want is to sit and do nothing, well most
humans. But the blessing lies in technology, we currently have technology which can do all the work, every factory if necessary can be run by
automated machines, farms can also be run by them. And machines can run and repair other machines. And in a world where everything is automated humans
can sit back and do whatever they please. They can write poetry, make music, do science projects, volunteer, or simply sit on Facebook all day. But
the humans who wish to do something like scientific research, make art or volunteer, etc will do so not for anything in return but for the fun they
have out of it. History has shown us people like these, Einstein, Tesla, Tagore, Mother Teresa etc. And the work they have done has outshined all the
work ever done by all people interested in money. This is the true face of communism that Karl Marx once envisioned. And this this is the vision i
wish to come true in the future. A future in which there is complete freedom and everything in abundance.
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