Communsim is not good



  • @Yanny:

    I vote Communism, note that does not mean Stalinism.

    You would need stalinism to force that kind of system in place to people…otherwise it would be corrupt and not “pure.”

    The commies out number us here…



  • @bossk:

    I’ve read these essays (although two paragraphs is hardly an essay) and if that’s the best you can come up with then capitalism is in pretty lame shape. They seem to overestimate the average human (in the case of the morality of capitalism essay) or they severly underestimate them (in the case of the last essay you mention). In that last essay I am very surprised that the author could only come up with about 3 reasons why communism is ev… I mean can’t work. I could come with more than that if I really wanted too. I don’t think you capitalists are trying hard enough.

    Yes. I think of it this way. Our system is ruling supreme, so we get to think less.



  • @HortenFlyingWing:

    @Yanny:

    I vote Communism, note that does not mean Stalinism.

    You would need stalinism to force that kind of system in place to people…otherwise it would be corrupt and not “pure.”

    The commies out number us here…

    They do….dirty commies 🙂



  • @Yanny:

    Realistic Communism - No Taxes. Goverment owns all Busnisses. Equal distribution of wealth.

    Yes…besides the people in power, and their buddies, and anyone along the way who can “hold out” on others, and take advantage of others as well.



  • No, you would not need to force it upon people. The Idea is the people unite and do it themselves. An outside force cannot just come in and say “Ok, we’re offically a Communism and I am your leader”. It takes time, oppression, and probably an armed struggle with the former goverment.



  • @Yanny:

    No, you would not need to force it upon people. The Idea is the people unite and do it themselves. An outside force cannot just come in and say “Ok, we’re offically a Communism and I am your leader”. It takes time, oppression, and probably an armed struggle with the former goverment.

    Yes, but how are you going to enforce true equality to keep such a system in place? It is just not possible, and I doubt the pure motives of any people heading an armed struggle.

    Someone “heading” something already hurts equality.



  • Yo, Horten where were ya? Good thing you got back, now we can really start the “el communism es mal” debate! (Though Mini is still MIA 😢)

    “You would need stalinism to force that kind of system in place to people…otherwise it would be corrupt and not “pure.””

    Well you’re right in the way that you do need a force to maintain obedience before the transition from capitalism to higher-level communism. However, Stalin was one ruler (you can count the Bolsheviks but most of them were either purged or forced to support Stalin’s actions). In lower-level communism, the power lies in the armed state of workers. Therefore, it is the majority rule by force, not just one man. This is the “inequality” (though small inequality) that Marx talks about in order to prepare for the withering of the state.



  • @FinsterniS:

    Because CC, it does not suck that some people get better medical treatment ? That some can have an office of lawyers working for them…

    That is horrible and deviant.

    maybe check out Canada’s medical system some time. We are not communists, but unless you go to America, you basically get the same shitty care as everyone else.
    and maybe if i work hard enough, i too can get an office full of lawyers working for me. might be worth the s**t i have to put up with along the way.



  • maybe check out Canada’s medical system some time. We are not communists, but unless you go to America, you basically get the same shitty care as everyone else. and maybe if i work hard enough, i too can get an office full of lawyers working for me. might be worth the s**t i have to put up with along the way.

    That is still a left-wing concept. I was’nt trying to promote communism…

    Also there’s a lot of people out there that work very hard; there are not all rich. Most people work how they can, they make our society work, but some got “lucky” and they have lot of money; they rarely give as much to the society as they take.



  • @Yanny:

    Realistic Capitalism - High Taxes, Large amounts of Goverment influence. Lots of Regulation. “Unoffical” Class System.
    .

    No, this is European style welfare state. Compared to France, Italy, American taxes are light. Of course some regulation is needed, however not socialist Europe regulation.



  • @Yanny:

    Realistic Communism - No Taxes. Goverment owns all Busnisses. Equal distribution of wealth.

    No, Realistic COmmunism is the eventual failure of a command economy and the creation of a new class system. Study Soviet Russia, or read 1984.

    Command economies do not work. Some economic decisions require such de-centralization that they have to be made by individual people (supply and demand)



  • please stop these unqualified calls on europe.

    And on France… We are always taking the blame for Europe; that is sad & comical. France is the “lightning rod” of the Europe vis-à-vis America…



  • The United States is a Semi-Socialist Capitalism. We have things like Social Security, Medicare, Goverment Regulation, ect.

    Europe - Only Scandinavian (sp) countries actually label themselves as Socialisms. The rest are like us, Semi-Socialist Democratic Capitalisms.



  • @FinsterniS:

    please stop these unqualified calls on europe.

    And on France… We are always taking the blame for Europe; that is sad & comical. France is the “lightning rod” of the Europe vis-à-vis America…

    i wonder why that is . . . .



  • "No, Realistic COmmunism is the eventual failure of a command economy and the creation of a new class system. Study Soviet Russia, or read 1984.

    Command economies do not work. Some economic decisions require such de-centralization that they have to be made by individual people (supply and demand)"

    New class system –> No class system
    Command --> Really? How can you be so sure about this?



  • Moses, command economies do not work. Think about it this way, what if sacramento made decisions about what the businesses in Los Angeles would produce, and how much. Would Sacramento do a good job? Would they have a good handle on how many widgets from Los Angeles are needed, for example? Or would they have a good idea of how many widgets were needed in Los Angeles?

    Moses, some people are always going to be better off than others. It is an unfortunate fact of life. In Communism, it is the Commie Party. In Capitalism it is generally the person who is harder worker/smarter, or is in family of such person. Which is better?

    Fisternis, The U.S. has the 4th most free economy in the world.
    Compare that to 35 hour work week/ heavy taxes France. Which is more socialist?



  • I never understood why it is assumed that under a communist system all production decisions would come from one source. I believe that communism could work if these decisions were made at a more local level. Techniques similar to those used by the current capitalist systems could, I believe, quite easily be applied to communism



  • @yourbuttocks:

    Moses, command economies do not work. Think about it this way, what if sacramento made decisions about what the businesses in Los Angeles would produce, and how much. Would Sacramento do a good job? Would they have a good handle on how many widgets from Los Angeles are needed, for example? Or would they have a good idea of how many widgets were needed in Los Angeles?

    Read Bossk’s post on communism at a localized level. Also, with your widgets example you assume that X amount of widgets would be produced in order to meet the demands of a good handle. This is capitalist thought. In communism, there would be ample supply of widgets (overproduction, which is the big no-no of capitalism) to be used for handles. Also, it would seem that all decisions would come from those who live in Sacramento. In reality, it is a gathering of the elected council from different regions of the world – recalled at any time. As Engles said, “Above all, it [communist society] will generally have to take the running of industry and of all branches of production out of the hands of mutually competing individuals and instead institute a system in which all these branches of production are operated by society as a whole, that is, for the common account, according to a common plan and with the participation of all members of society. It will, in other words, abolish competition and replace it with association – in a word, the so-called communal ownership of goods.”

    @yourbuttocks:

    Moses, some people are always going to be better off than others. It is an unfortunate fact of life. In Communism, it is the Commie Party. In Capitalism it is generally the person who is harder worker/smarter, or is in family of such person. Which is better?”?

    And if everybody in the Communist party, everybody benefits. (This is a generalization, in reality other parties could and would exist under the communist system) Remember as Lenin said, “If everybody is a bureaucrat, then nobody is a bureaucrat.” Also, why must everything about Communism revolve around, “Well it’s not fair, he got more than me!” This is total fraud, communism teaches you to take what you need – even if that means you need a little more (or a little less) than the next person. A lot of people ask me, in communism, is everyone the same? (as in gets the same or needs the same). Marx teaches us to each according to his needs, from each according to his ability – meaning that some will naturally need more than others. A doctor usually requires more “tools” and “equipment” than the average postal worker.



  • @TG:

    @yourbuttocks:

    ks"]Moses, some people are always going to be better off than others. It is an unfortunate fact of life. In Communism, it is the Commie Party. In Capitalism it is generally the person who is harder worker/smarter, or is in family of such person. Which is better?”?

    And if everybody in the Communist party, everybody benefits. (This is a generalization, in reality other parties could and would exist under the communist system) Remember as Lenin said, “If everybody is a bureaucrat, then nobody is a bureaucrat.” Also, why must everything about Communism revolve around, “Well it’s not fair, he got more than me!” This is total fraud, communism teaches you to take what you need – even if that means you need a little more (or a little less) than the next person. A lot of people ask me, in communism, is everyone the same? (as in gets the same or needs the same). Marx teaches us to each according to his needs, from each according to his ability – meaning that some will naturally need more than others. A doctor usually requires more “tools” and “equipment” than the average postal worker.

    But everybody being in the Communist party is not very democratic, is it? Or are we going to assume that people’s ideas about democracy are not democratic as far as communistic ideals go?
    Also, the average postal worker does not put in the same hours, have the same decisions, or the same responsibilities as a doctor. They have less to take home at night, less to do during the day, different hours, significantly less training. The “tools” and “equipment” are already provided by hospitals (unless the doctor chooses to work in the community in which case about 1/3rd of their income goes to pay for these), but these are not the reasons why a doctor would want to live and work in a communist society.

    • lazycrypt


  • “But everybody being in the Communist party is not very democratic, is it? Or are we going to assume that people’s ideas about democracy are not democratic as far as communistic ideals go?”

    Democracy is intertwined with communism; communism is a higher form of it. Also, next time, read what I place in parenthesis, those are usually the most important. “(This is a generalization, in reality other parties could and would exist under the communist system)” What I was trying to refer to was the communist society and not the communist party.

    “Also, the average postal worker does not put in the same hours, have the same decisions, or the same responsibilities as a doctor. They have less to take home at night, less to do during the day, different hours, significantly less training. The “tools” and “equipment” are already provided by hospitals (unless the doctor chooses to work in the community in which case about 1/3rd of their income goes to pay for these), but these are not the reasons why a doctor would want to live and work in a communist society.”

    Again, read closely to what I write. In my previous post I said “A doctor usually REQUIRES more “tools” and “equipment” than the average postal worker.” This means that the average doctor uses more than the average postal worker. Also, where does the equipment provided by hospitals comes from? Do they make their own?



  • @TG:

    Well you’re right in the way that you do need a force to maintain obedience before the transition from capitalism to higher-level communism. However, Stalin was one ruler (you can count the Bolsheviks but most of them were either purged or forced to support Stalin’s actions). In lower-level communism, the power lies in the armed state of workers. Therefore, it is the majority rule by force, not just one man. This is the “inequality” (though small inequality) that Marx talks about in order to prepare for the withering of the state.


    Who says they want to give that power away? Keep it! Most people, in all societies work for above all, theirselves, not the common good. Even people who support communism support it only because it offers an increased quality of lifed for themselves, and then others…This flaw is more than that, it is the greed that is an open wound in our society, and communism would only rub salt into it.

    Now I don’t want to say “communism is bad” and not have any real reason for it (and god knows moses, you and I have told eachother the same thing a million times! 🙂 ), but I must say that the long term effects of human greed in a society that would compensate everyone would be harmful, because the society would lose to will to work and would no longer strive, and eventually, not enough food would be grown, and there would not be enough clothes to keep man warm.

    Look at the economic downturn in France.



  • @HortenFlyingWing:

    I must say that the long term effects of human greed in a society that would compensate everyone would be harmful, because the society would lose to will to work and would no longer strive, and eventually, not enough food would be grown, and there would not be enough clothes to keep man warm.

    In order for communism to work, the average person needs to realize more than his immediate conditions. If the worker wants quality products he will have to make quality products; if he wants enough food then he will have to grow food. This is not to say that everyone will have a garden, but if the society wants to eat then they will have to grow the food. People, believe it or not, do not work for money; they work for what the money can buy. If people really only want money then I suppose they would behave as Wingy indicates



  • About France, we are still the 5th power and you are making a dangerous correlation if you think the success of America is in large part due to it’s economical system (American are still very good economist/manager). Germany is not as liberal (in economy) as the UK; it is still more powerfull.

    Also i would agree with Bosk, but i don’t think humanity has the vision for capitalist…

    “most people’s thoughts move around in a circle with radius zero, which they call their stand-point”.

    • David Hilbert, German mathematician


  • @bossk:

    In order for communism to work, the average person needs to realize more than his immediate conditions. If the worker wants quality products he will have to make quality products; if he wants enough food then he will have to grow food. This is not to say that everyone will have a garden, but if the society wants to eat then they will have to grow the food. People, believe it or not, do not work for money; they work for what the money can buy. If people really only want money then I suppose they would behave as Wingy indicates

    Bossk is right. Money is what we call the great lie. People don’t fall in love with money – they fall in love with what it can buy. If it were otherwise, then nobody would be spending his or her precious “papers.” Again, I use the example: let’s say you have a $10,000 bill (they exist). You could use it to go and buy a 48-inch HDTV, a small motorcycle, or 200 pounds of candy. That bill cost the US government less to print than a sheet of newspaper. So why does money work? You can’t take a newspaper and buy a motorcycle. But everyone in the world is in on a secret. Everyone is going along with the great lie: they’ll pretend your scrap of paper is worth a motorcycle as long as you will. You can’t take this bill to a government bank and exchange it for gold. Money is nothing but a false promise everyone’s made with everyone else. Also, what makes gold so valuable? Other then being used as an electrical conductor, it doesn’t have much use – at least nothing that can be replaced with ordinary metals. Yet a piece of gold the size of my thumb should be enough to feed someone for well over a year. Why is this? Because it is rare, shiny, hard to make?

    @HortenFlyingWing:

    Now I don’t want to say “communism is bad” and not have any real reason for it (and god knows moses, you and I have told each other the same thing a million times! ) .

    And god knows how many times I had to answer your question, “Greed ruins everything” and “Corruption ruins everything.” 😉 I think that is about the 10th topic that deals with communism – not bad, eh?

    @FinsterniS:

    about France, we are still the 5th power and you are making a dangerous correlation

    I don’t know… I heard California has the 5th largest economy (though I’m not sure this would also mean ‘power’) in the world. Strange considering we’re not even a country :roll:



  • Quote from TG" I don’t know… I heard California has the 5th largest economy (though I’m not sure this would also mean ‘power’) in the world. Strange considering we’re not even a country"

    I dont know, California population is the same as all of Canada.
    Crazy! 😮


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