posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 08:46 AM
To answer the OPs question,
"Why is it that people with no knowledge of communism are so against it?"
I'd guess that is because most of them DO have a limited amount of knowledge on the subject and from the amount of knowledge they do have they find
communism flawed and potentially dangerous.
No offense to the OP, but IMO, It is borderline insulting to think most people have no knowledge of communism....most people have a very rough idea.
The problem is, most have not bothered to look deeper into it than the rough idea they understand. The biggest flaw I think most see in communism is
that they think workers controlling the means of production won't work based off human nature. That to me is a very valid point to debate, but to
really get into the heart of it, we'd need to address deeper issues such as "what constitutes human nature?".....see this is a heavy, philosophical
conversation that most just don't bother with.
I have been curious about communism ever since I was a little girl and lived in West Germany and I wondered what was behind that damn wall....What was
so scary that we were fighting so hard against? Regans "evil empire" "commie reds" all that jazz...That was my introduction into the idea of
Over the years I have read and researched off and on, I did read the communist manifesto in German and personally, I enjoy the German version, it is a
very moving passionate document.
I think that communism in and of itself is fine....but the thing that seems to ruin communism is the government. Its the government that screwed it up
in the USSR. They hijacked it from what I understand. It's kinda like they never really followed through with what Marx intended.
They got to phase 2 and never transitioned past that. So, I am highly skeptical that Marxs method is the best way to implement genuine communism. Then
again, in my heart I am an anarchist, so you can see why I am weary of the "state" playing any significant role in a communist economy