Title exists to grab your attention like a shameless ad it is. Today, I shall open a thread on Communism.
The overall debate question of this thread is
Do you think that Communism is a very good idea yet to be fulfilled or is it a good excuse for a small minority to exploit, repress, lie to, dominate and control the large majority*?
Definition: A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
Above is the definition of communism. This here is a Wikipedia entry of the famous ideology.
Basically, communism is a system wherein the workers and other various repressed masses rise up and overthrow the evil facists who rule us in the present system of capitalism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism
Once capitalism has been overthown, a 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' emerges to ensure everyone has an equal amount of material goods and services (money, cars, goods, food etc) once everyone has economic equality, the Dictatorship then 'withers away' and the government-less and business-less world is then a communist world. We are all equal and everyone now lives happily ever after.
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So, do you like communism? or do you support parts of communism? It sounds good, doesn't it? but the reality is that countries like the USSR and the socialist People's Republic of China as well as many other socialist nations like Saddam's Iraq and Chavez' Venezuela, Kim-Jong Il's North Korea and Gaddafi's Libya have arose due to, more or less, this ideology. But then again, universal healthcare, unions, financial regulation, scientific funding, other public services and government initiatives are all socialist practises to. When the government excercises control over something and burdens itself with extra responsiblity for the desired benefit of the citizens, that is socialist policy in practise.
Soviet Union http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet...wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_Republic_of_China
other Socialist states http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_socialist_countries
Death rates, it links to this issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Book_of_Communism
So, the overall debate question of this thread is
Do you think Communism is a good idea yet to be properly fulfilled or is it a good excuse to spread misery, atrocities, mass-murders, repression, lies and expolitation* by the small minority unto the large majority?
*Kinda' sounds like our world, doesn't it?