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Do you like the theory/political practice of communism?

Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/09/11 22:55:31
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  • RENEGADE 34 2012/09/11 23:50:27
    RENEGADE 34
    +3
    Na, Dont like it when people point machine guns at me. I even got pics of it 1987. The theory/political practice, on paper may have some points, but in the end it is still control.

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  • Nadrasta 2012/09/13 04:06:26
    Nadrasta
    +2
    I like the idea and concept of it but in practice it doesn't work, at least it hasn't as of yet. People are just too selfish.
  • AmericanVirus 2012/09/12 07:30:39
    AmericanVirus
    +1
    Nope, it's proven to be a failed system.
  • burningsnowman 2012/09/12 06:01:49 (edited)
    burningsnowman
    +1
    Doesn't work. Leftism is too egalitarian and "scientific" in general. But at least the USSR had its pride. Russia is so nihilistic and consumerist these days. I can see why you'd be a communist now!
  • ☆Snapefangirl☆ 2012/09/12 02:19:33
    ☆Snapefangirl☆
    +1
    I like the concept behind communism and think it can actually be successful in small societies such as a few tribes in Africa and South America that could be seen as communist. Unfortunately, history has shown that communism doesn't exactly work out too well in most large societies.
  • socokid 2012/09/12 02:18:33
    socokid
    +1
    Meh.

    What I do know, is that the extreme of any ideology seems to fail miserably. From what we have learned, a mixture of many ideas makes the most vibrant, engaging, successful societies.

    Those that would throw out babies with bathwater (health care plan? COMMUNIST! SOCIALIST!) are childish and ignorant.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/09/12 00:19:10
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    No, its a totalitarian ideology that has murdered millions and continues to do so in North Korea. Its an oppressive tyranical form of government that puts the state before anything else.
    Stalin Mao Kim Il Song Castro
  • Lydecho... Blackwi... 2012/09/12 01:36:26
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    North Korea is not communit. It is a dictatorship. Learn the differe ce. There is Marxism-Leninism which is good, and then there are "communists" who follow people like Stalin or the modern rulers of North Korea.
  • Blackwi... Lydecho... 2012/09/12 13:59:23
    BlackwinterG36C
    North Korea IS communist. Kim Il Song was HANDPICKED by Stalin to run North Korea. Stalin, Mao, Lenin, Castro, Che, Hugo Chavez, Pol Pot. They are all the same. Communism is the end justifies the means. Lenin was just as bad as Stalin the only difference was the scale. The STATE/Regime survival is priority number one in communism. Marxism-Leninism IS communism. DUH!
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/09/12 00:16:06
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +1
    Not really. I like the old Native American type of governing with a counsel of elected "speakers" who voted and spoke for each group of people.
  • RENEGADE 34 2012/09/11 23:50:27
    RENEGADE 34
    +3
    Na, Dont like it when people point machine guns at me. I even got pics of it 1987. The theory/political practice, on paper may have some points, but in the end it is still control.
  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/09/11 23:35:31
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    +1
    Not really, I do however admire Vladamir Lenin, not because of political views but because of what he wanted to achieve which was a place for everyone to be equal and happy and he fought for it, I can admire that part... But communism cannot work, if you want everybody happy communism doesn't work
  • Razoreye001 2012/09/11 23:35:06
    Razoreye001
    +1
    To me Communism is no different from Libertarianism. Both rely on people being inherently altruistic which is not possible. People need a Federalist Government with a Mixed Economy to produce the best results. That means we have a free market with regulation to even the playing field. In my experience of people being on this site debating economic policy with me I noticed not many people know what I mean by mixed economy or understand my mindset so I'll do my best to explain here. Let's say there is a football game and all the competitors in the race represent corporations then you have a referee who represents the government as the game goes the teams rack up points(earn profits) and the referee(our government) makes sure the game is fair. Now it is true that their is a lot of red tape that limits efficiency but that can easily be streamlined because the way a government works is just like any mechanism that can be fine tuned and improved upon in time.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/09/11 23:27:51
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +2
    Nope. Never worked and never will.
  • MercuryZero 2012/09/11 23:25:49
    MercuryZero
    +2
    Not really...
  • Dagon 2012/09/11 23:23:12
  • thecutesttentacle 2012/09/11 23:18:38
  • Merry 2012/09/11 23:16:23
    Merry
    +2
    Yes. The pure form of Communism described by Marx, in a small group of like-minded and productive individuals, would be beneficial to all members. The result would be a utopia. But it's never been achieved, and maybe it never will be. After all, it's based off the premise that people will seek to do the right thing, working for the betterment of society as a whole rather than for their own personal advantage.
  • The Bantam Seditioner 2012/09/11 23:02:50
    The Bantam Seditioner
    +1
    I'm fine with people voluntarily getting together and forming a communistic society without a state. But I am against anyone being *forced* to participate in any societal arrangement, which is what usually happens in state communism, or state capitalism too, for that matter.
  • Son Of Anubis™ 2012/09/11 23:01:26
    Son Of Anubis™
    +3
    NO
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    Just a few of the issues with Communism...although 100 Millon dead pretty much speaks for itself
  • zbacku 2012/09/11 23:00:11
  • Robin 2012/09/11 22:57:56 (edited)
    Robin
    +2
    Communism, for some reason, always looks good on paper, but it never works out. I am against it, of course. I do have to wager it would solve the whole illegeal alien problem though. They would stop sneaking in here if we went commie.
  • Dagon Robin 2012/09/11 23:24:53
  • Robin Dagon 2012/09/12 01:26:46
    Robin
    +2
    it sure would. Target practice.
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/09/11 22:57:02
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    Yes. I think it is the best possible systems as it allows everyone to have a home, to have food, and to be equal. It also gets rid of pointless social-economic classes.
  • zbacku Lydecho... 2012/09/11 23:02:42
    zbacku
    +4
    I think you aught to talk to the MILLIONS that were killed by Stalin. Or maybe the MILLIONS that were killed by MAO. Or the MILLIONS killed by Pol Pot.
    Oh, you can't. They're ALL DEAD.
  • Anonymo... Lydecho... 2012/09/11 23:30:55
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Perhaps socialism, but not communism. If you had transitioned from feudalism to capitalism, you would still be a great power today. Instead you're a 2nd world country...
  • Razorey... Lydecho... 2012/09/12 00:36:26
    Razoreye001
    +2
    I am afraid it doesn't work on large scale but a mixed economy is better because it balances both capitalism and communism in a way so that you have the benefits of both with only half the problems of either. I also think it's a good idea for you to research all varieties of economic systems. There is more to economic philosophy than just capitalism and communism. Here are a few examples of alternative economic philosophies seeing as your open minded about the subject. The study of alternative economic models to the ones currently available is called Post Capitalism.

    Binary Economy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    Georgism:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    Economic Democracy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    Distributism:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • burning... Lydecho... 2012/09/12 06:23:11
  • Karasu the Neko Vampire 2012/09/11 22:56:58
    Karasu the Neko Vampire
    +1
    I find it interesting
  • Zervur 2012/09/11 22:56:17

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