a reply to: daskakik
Fascism and communism are both collective ideologies.
"Collectivism means that an individual must yield to some form of authority.
Those are both quite tall leaps. First you force 'communism' into 'collectivism', then you define 'collectivism' as 'yelding to authority' without
explaining how that works or clarifying the reasons and mechanics of this conclusion.
Look, in a good world, almost any 'ism' would work - and in a world like this, almost any 'ism' can (and will) be twisted into good old
'authoritanianism', where a small group of wealthy 'elites' oppress the masses. So in the end, the 'ism' doesn't matter, as the end result will always
be the same, only details will vary.
However, if we look at the word 'communism', it doesn't become 'collectivism' as easily as it would become 'about community'. A good community is
where everyone willingly helps each other, and thus, the community. Every individual willingly and out of their own free volition decides to sacrifice
a little bit of individuality for the common good of everyone, the community.
This would definitely be a prosperous and beautiful system, provided the people were good, and thus the world was good - and there would be no
'authority' (or need for one) whatsoever.
However, whenever there are even handful of evil people, these kind of isms are warped and twisted into the 'world domination' crap that's going on
even right now, just as they were going on in Mallona (the tragically exploded planet, whose remains still orbit the sun somewhere between Mars and
It's the same kind of evil people, the same souls trying to do the same thing they always try to do. I can only hope their stupid and oppressive plans
will eventually get thwarted - the question is, how much suffering and pain, how many murders and injuries, how much unfairness and bitter cruelty
will people have to endure before things can be brought to balance again..
A system where everyone does their little bit for the good of the community, everyone would serve each other, everyone would live for everyone's and
each other's benefit, would be the most wonderful world. Sadly, 'communism' is just another ism that never works in a bad world (not that it's a good
community-based system or even ideology anyway, but it does sounds somewhat good on paper sometimes).
The thing is, communism takes things too far - in communism, individual is COMPLETELY lost, therefore, they have no rights, since they don't have
ownership (according to Michael Badnarik (if I remember correctly), rights come from ownership - you own your body, therefore, you can do whatever you
want with it as long as you don't interfere with someone else's rights, etc.)..
Capitalism is evil because only capital matters, and there's nothing else that is as valuable - not human life, animal life, nature, beauty, spirit,
health, painlessness, human rights, clean water and air, peace, love, etc. etc. etc..
In a bad world like this, capitalism-like systems together with democracy (which really is dictatorship of the majority, two wolves and a bunny
deciding what to have for lunch) has historically worked better than the other isms, possibly because they're more practical and realistic, and less
destruction-requiring idealism that gives a dictator (even if that dictator is a government) so much free reign and power to just oppress and destroy
without limitations. Capitalism does sometimes throttle its own evil for the capitalistic benefit of corporations - if they destroy too much, they
don't get to become as rich, etc.
But it's still an evil system... I don't really know if any good system would be able to remain good for long in a world like this. In a good world,
as I mentioned, capitalism would be angelic and perfect for everyone, just like communism would, or any ism, because people would always treat each
other well, and stop any non-living system from becoming an oppressive 'person', like corporations have become. Psychopathic persons at that..