The theory is indeed wonderful.I was also a communist in the past. The very first time I was allowed to vote, I voted for the Communist Party, because I very much agree with its ideals.
The problem is that most countries where communism entered or attempted was not doing well.For example, much is referred to Russia, but Russia is not at all a good example of how communism works, because one of the basic points of communism, production in the hands of the workers, was not followed, for example. So yes, it is difficult to judge Communism on practice, if in practice it has never been properly implemented.
And the reason that it was never done properly is because the people who wanted to introduce communism were not actually interested in communism, but in the power that the founding of a new state form gave them.
That leads us to the second problem: the majority of people just don’t like to share, unless they are forced.And that is the biggest stumbling block of communism and other left-wing ideals such as anarchism: it requires a willingness of people to share voluntarily. Products, but also power. Unfortunately, it is especially the latter that breaks down our more extreme left-wing ideals: Many people love the power to power, and just don’t like to wear it off, let alone voluntarily.
And that leads to the fact that communism, socialism and anarchism cannot work well.
Too many people love having power and work to conserve or enlarge that power.
I read somewhere the commentary of someone who said “we must be completely off of state intervention, we must return to charity.” That is the same idealism, and it is truly a wonderful ideal, but humanity is not yet in this long time.Maybe in the distant future, as people have learned to work better together.
Remember that our society is really young. Our current society with the far-reaching industrialization and automation is so completely different from what we have ever had.We have just begun the first steps in the area of quality of life, which is all but so early and young. It’s really not that crazy that we’re not good at it yet.
Here experiential expert ad interim.
In the sixties of last century I spent several times a school holiday with my family who then lived in Vilnius, U.SS. R.. my sympathy for the system dropped right down to below freezing point.
Housing was inexpensive, but the circumstances were about tragi-comic.
My aunt, uncle, their daughter with husband and son and another daughter of my age lived in a one bedroom apartment.It was divided in two with a wall that was not reaching to the ceiling, so that there was not the slightest privacy. This was a Jewish family and I mentioned it in the context of what is now following.
Behind the heavy padded front door of the floor were two more rental houses.One studio/room inhabited by a divorced Russian teacher and her son. When the little guy was sick and mommy had to work, Micha was only stretched in his crib with a piece of clothesline, to which pieces of bread and sausage were fastened.
In the third ‘ house ‘ there was a Lithuanian couple with a baby.
The kitchen-or what had to go on-was common, literally communist.The three tenants had to agree when they wanted to cook a game. It was frosty in the winter and-oh-the communal TOILET was in the middle of the kitchen, albeit behind a gammel door. Bathroom? Hot water? Central heating? Get out!
With a shopping list you didn’t have to go to the store, because you could only buy what was that day.
Although forbidden, most citizens had dollars but they were not allowed to use them in the special better stores for tourists.Thanks to my passport, I bought several transistor radios for Soviet citizens.
Everyone is right, but some are even more equal.If you knew ‘ someone ‘ who worked at the airport and was aware of the arrival of a load of oranges, then you were lucky. It’s ‘ po blatoe ‘, money under the table.
Many listened clandestine to BBC World, craving makeup and clothing that brought travellers and young people walked the fire out of their slippers to marry a foreigner and leave the country.
Often it was itself spot-and in the morning 100 gram vodka-which kept the people on the leg.
Example.A Soviet prostitute steps off the plane after an international championship for whores. One asks her, “Have you won?” ‘ Yes, even a first prize. ‘ ‘ But according to the Communist Party there are no whores in the Soviet Union at all? ‘ ‘S Right. I won the first prize for improvisation. ‘
After the fall of communism, the plant rekkers, the oligarchies, have enriched themselves immensely.The foot people who were accustomed to the tutteling and themselves did not have to think about living, heating up even the fight against rats and mice, which ‘ deplorables ‘ remained orphaned behind.
Who also said again: If you are young and not left, you have no heart.If you are older and not right, you have no sense.
Because the price you pay for it as a society is enormously high. The disadvantages and consequences of communism do not outweigh the benefits.
Within communist states there is no room for entrepreneurship, own possession, personal development (and certainly not when that deviates from the norm) and free speech (and certainly not when it is critical of the state).
On the other hand, it is often militaristic states with a dictator on the head.
The distribution of wealth ensures that no one does not transcend the level of poor laborer, no matter how hard you work and how great your ambition is. In addition, there is no financial freedom.
Communism usually provides only the basic needs of people, so there is actually more poverty than in non-communist countries.
Beyond these basic needs, government assistance is required.
Also there is no free press, no free internet.People are being kept stupid and contact with the outside world is undesirable because imagine that the masses will find that people have better elsewhere.
It blunts people.
In addition, by centralising decisions and a lack of market functioning, shortages and surpluses are rapidly emerging because you cannot let a government decide now.
The lack of market operation also causes a lack of choice for the consumer who has an affordable roof over his head and has to eat but then has to queue for hours in the state-run shops to buy rare goods.
You have to realise that there is a big difference between communism and socialism.Socialism is quite popular and boils down to the fact that people with little financial decisiveness are helped by making certain goods and services cheaper or even free for them. Think of unemployment benefits, health care, food banks and other initiatives. And if the government chooses this kind of initiative then it is a socialist government.
But there where socialism still recognizes the private property is that in communism does not apply.Everything is from everyone. So you need a hammer and your neighbor has one, you just grab it. Similar actually to the situation within a household, but on a larger scale. Then there are e.g. biscuits in the closet and everyone can grab a biscuit whenever they want, without restrictions. Until the cake is on, of course.
Communism only works on the basis of trust and that does not matter if a part of the population is unreliable. Biscuits in a household are tasty but if someone ever eats up all the cookies and leaves nothing left for the rest, then that will certainly lead to heated debates, so that rules and quotas must be drawn up and one must therefore check that Everyone is keeping to this.
Communism assumes that everyone is equal but in reality no one is equal to anyone.We are all unique individuals with our strengths and weaknesses. And that is what many cannot acknowledge.
In Some communist countries this was simply solved by just putting the foreign citizens apart or even killing them.In Cambodia This was for some time the main cause of death among the population because all intellectuals were “too clever” to share. Although the Khmer Rouge pretended to be a democracy, the reign was simply communist and everyone had to work on the farm to edit the fields and produce food that could be sold abroad.People with an above-average intelligence were often executed because they needed workhorses and no thinkers. After all, one had to keep the population under control and that would be better if the population is less clever. You just had to do physical hard work and if you couldn’t then you were killed. And so more than 20% of the population died in a few years time.
For instance, Pol Pot eventually developed the ultimate communist state where the individual simply no longer existed.The state determined everything, including families. No more fathers and mothers but only the state. The state also determined who could reproduce themselves and who did not. And people lived together in large communities without any privacy.
What went wrong was that groups were rewarded based on their achievements.So if one agricultural community produced less than the other, they were punished for that. Among other things with fewer rations but sometimes also with arbitrary executions. The consequence was therefore a huge competition among these communities that did not fear to sabotage the productions of other communities in order to emerge as better. One began to work against each other rather than working together because everyone wanted the best rations.
Communism only works if people do not have any self-interest at all.But that is never the case, and that is why Communism fails. Socialism still works somewhat because people are best prepared to help others as long as it has no major, negative consequences for themselves.
Communism: Beautiful theory, sucks practice.Cuba, Russia, North Korea.
Communism only leads to more corruption than capitalism.
And if there is something that people are destroying, then it is corruption.Why: Corruption means that you must have things of value to get something arranged. And who determines in the communist system who gets things of value? Exactly. End of story for the Common Man/woman.
BTW It is known that North Korea has food shortages?
Ironically, the communist ideal can only be reached via the capitalistic path.
The communist ideal falls almost naturally, relatively speaking, in place when there is sufficient automation and sufficient basic facilities are present.
The ideal is good, but the way to go can only be capitalist (with the necessary corrections).At present, trying to introduce a communist system only curtailed that progress, making the ideal unattainable.
Life in a communist state was less bad than we think.Research shows that one in four Germans would sometimes find it desirable if the wall were still there.Another study found that one in six wants to rebuild the wall.In addition, 80% of the former East Germans and 72% of the West Germans are able to imagine living in a socialist state, with 3 out of 10 former East Germans worrying about the notion of freedom as a political objective ( At West Germans this was almost half). When you read these figures, one has to ask yourself whether life in a communist or, as it is called a socialist country, is so bad.
Some say that there is no own possession or scope for entrepreneurship in communist countries.However, in Poland I met catering entrepreneurs who had their own caf茅 in their own premises. When I asked what it was about whether they worked for a state organisation or independently, I was told that for a state-owned company you are not allowed to donate the mark of a shot glass and as an independent entrepreneur not under the mark, but one had At least the freedom of own entrepreneurship.
In the GDR, many artisanal companies were independent, such as plumbers or carpentry and woodworking companies.An entrepreneur even managed to tell me that he had made his biggest gains for the fall of the wall. Especially in the villages there was a lot of own houses. My house from 1860, has always been owned by the same family, as most houses in the village were in their own possession.
Of course, the first question that comes to mind is why so much wanted to flee to the west.We are still asking this question when there are so-called economic refugees on our borders. The main reason is that we hoped to be able to get it better. In The GDR it was usually not the worker who wanted to leave the country, but the higher educated, who did not deserve much more and sometimes less, than the average worker. Here the distribution of wealth ensured that the worker had long been transcended the level of poor laborer. The higher educated middle class, however, wanted as in the West, could earn a multiple of a worker wage and became an economic refugee.
What has the system broken?After the Second World War, the United States invested billions ($12.4 billion in total) in the European countries with the Marshall Plan , of which $1.5 billion alone in Germany.The Netherlands also received more than $1 billion, but the most money went to France and Great Britain, resp. 2.7 and 3.2 billion dollars. The goal of the Marshall aid was to build a solid front towards the Soviet Union. Some hold this for leftist propaganda, but when you consider that Italy and France were only supported when they managed to repel the Communist parties from the government, you find the evidence to the contrary.
Meanwhile, the communist countries were boycotted.
Trading could only be in US dollars, eastern currencies were not accepted. This grew the wealth of the west and increased the backlog of the Eastern Bloc countries. The communist countries had a shortage of currencies to be able to buy heavily in the west. With a small measure, the West was trading with the communist countries, who were given just enough dollars not to die but too little to really survive this had resulted in the shops being empty and the people lined up when again products we The Labscan. An East German said to me: “We used to have money, but the shops were empty, now the shops are full, but we cannot afford it”. Because of the great unemployment that has arisen after the fall of the wall and the low wages, which are still 25% lower than in West Germany, the worker has not been able to elevate himself in the west above the level of a poor worker, but he is hard to bene Cases.For many of them, life in a capitalist country is worse than life in a communist country.
Life in the GDR was generally considered as good.People were disturbed that they were not allowed to cross the border. But still a large part of the East Germans go to the Baltic or Bulgaria on holiday, although of course Malle (MALLORCA) is also one of the most popular holiday destinations. Generally one believed the news and those who could receive West news, the comments on the east often saw as Western propaganda. This is not really surprising when you realize that a large group of Americans labeled Fox-News familiar and other sources as left-liberal fake news. In the Netherlands too, some are doubtful about the news that the public service broadcasters offer because it would be too colored.
I realise that many do not agree with me.I too would have had doubts about the present words 10 years ago. And I do not want to obscure or contradict the crimes committed under the Communist regimes, just as we should not ignore the crimes in many non-communist countries. But because of the many conversations I have had with former East Germans in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden, I have found out that life in a communist, or as they say, socialist country, was very different from what we were and is now still being told.
The practice is that in no country where such a political experiment has been carried out, this principle has been established.You may want to see it happen, but we humans are not altruistic enough for it.
We do not ignore ourselves for strangers.You can find that annoying, but then you keep yourself mad.
We know a lot, but are not developed.So let us also stop doing that we are. Or want to enforce this because in your pink one-horn world you like it so much..
Who says they don’t starve or don’t live on the streets?Tell me what’s going on in North Korea?
Left or right, capitalistic or communist, it doesn’t matter.The weakness of every society is that we are still belonging to the class of animals. The brain of man has started developing long ago and we still have several pre-historic areas in our brains. Recently it was confirmed what some have already thought, the images that our eyes generered are sent via two separate paths to two parts of the brain. I cannot find the link directly but the theory was confirmed by Italian researchers. The pre-historical piece of the brain needs to be able to detect movement or danger very quickly in order to survive. So the images are processed quickly but inaccurately in the oldest part of the brain, the newer parts of the brain are slower but much more accurate in perceiving visual information.
The study of human behavior is an interesting study that gives marketing and sales people the weapons to sell better and more.Because we do not quite as logical reasoning as we actually would like. Marketing and sales people know this all too well, they notice the difference in their revenues. At the same time it shows how people are fighting for power, putting themselves above all others when it is important. The 7 cardinal sins? That is simply a finding of the main flaws of man, to which we all owe ourselves, one more than the other.
A plan economy ensures that the wrong stocks are constructed, that there is not really a motivation to work hard, e.g. in a kolchose.A capitalist system does have the motivation (money) but has equally good flaws that are plunging people into poverty and misery. Those who exercise power in a communist country or in a capitalist country are exactly the same kind of people. In one country you may call loud how hard you hate the great leader, in the other country you call it 1 time, then you are condemned to work camps or so because of high treason. In Communist countries, you have judges who have strong ties with the regime. In capitalist countries, do you have judges who have serke ties with the regime (Kavanaugh, someone?).
And they laugh themselves a kriek that rich flurks that determine everything.The lefts fight for communism against the righteous and the Righteous fight for capitalism against the lefts. And there is no difference, you are the hare, in any scenario. Divide and conquer. Solar panels? Rich stinkers can pay that so with and without panels hate each other. The minister meanwhile laughs himself dead. Intercommunales (full of boyfriends) have unlimited budgets, do things beyond their task and compete with commercial companies in unfair fashion. And the friends are going to eat well with the VISA card of the intercommunal or go make a trip at a cost. In Belgium, Electrabel was sold and Belgium became the winner of the region of France. Billions of road, corruption and mismanagement have cost many billions and today the ones without the solar panels are fighting against those with solar panels. So I call that genius.