Communism, are you for or against it? lets debate!

@soadnot (1606)
February 8, 2007 5:39pm CST
I say that although communism doesnt truly work, it really is the best form of government. lets forget the fact that we fought for it and forget the fact that it doesnt work in real life because people get greedy. communism only works, if everyone, EVERYONE is equal. dont you think our society would be better if everyone just works for the greater good? imagine all the people, living for today the economy, the advancements, the progress, the equality. everything would be soo much better than it is now. if everyone had the same looking house, the same transportation to get to work and the same amount of work according to how hard the job is and how long you must work, it would be great. the doctor would work for lets say 5 hours while the mason would work for 5 hours as well, and at the end of the day, they would come home to a house thats priced exactly the same. and if they do an incredible job, they would be allowed to decorate their house or have an hour off for the next day, like that could be the "promotion". Kids would all go to school and the marks they get would determine the best job for them. and all of this would work towards the economy, and progress of the world. Disabled people (who cant work) will be cared for in their own facility and the ones who can can be put into the proper jobs. however, religion cannot be apart of freespeech. Because if you think about it, the 2 major reasons that people are against it is because race and religion. So we take out religion, and teach people that racism and nationalism are blinding. who agrees? who disagrees? who agrees halfway? lol
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@gsworld (35)
17 Feb 07
I agree with beautifulceiling on the whole. Communism seems an ideal situation initially - equality, low (if any) crime rates and security. Am I right in saying no communist country ever started a war? On the contrary, communism limits progression. This is why West became the favoured side of Germany - the youth wanted to get out, they couldn't see much of a future - everything was the same. It's very hard to debate, but, in the end, I think capitalism is better than communism. A communist economy will never really excel unless the people are motivated to work hard, and I think this is hard to achieve when there's the same rate of pay, and everyone is guaranteed employment. In capitalism though, if you want it, you work for it - there are winners and losers. Then because the economy excels, and there's a taxation system in place, those less fortunate get benefits from the state. But here's where problems come in too! Why work when the state will pay you to sit on the sofa watching tv, eating snacks? Communism isn't equal to the sense where everyone is equal either. There are forms of hierarchy in every system - someone has to be in charge. East Germany wasn't a democratic state; it was a dictatorship.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I don't think there is a perfect ism out there. Human beings are incapable of governing justly. I don't have a problem with communism, per se, except that it does put limits on personal freedom. But on the other end of the spectrum with capitalism the idea of freedom can be abused to the point where people are being taken advantage of. Corruption differs in how it presents itself in any system, but there will always be corruption so none of these will ever work. I think the best system would borrow the highlights from each of the others. Personal freedom should be maximized up to the point where that freedom infringes on someone else's freedom (some Americans would argue that's what we have, but I would strongly disagree). That's hard to do, though. It gets messy because you have to get into the questions of whose rights are more important when there is a conflict. But the witch-hunts we've experienced with regard to communism were the same as all witch-hunts. Ill-advised and focused on the wrong "evil." If some country wants to be based on communism, that should be their choice and their decision.