10 Pillars of Communism

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    Funny how communism used to be seen as evil...

    Number 2, 5, 10 and 6 sound pretty familiar especially if the fairness doctrine goes in...

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

    5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

    6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

    8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
     
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    And you got this from....?
     
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    yep! looks like we are well on the way. from the individual to the collective..
     
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    Those are the ten reforms set out in the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels. By themselves, they do not constitute a communist society, and many other non-Marxist socialists (anarchists, for instance), would argue that state ownership of the means of production does not even constitute a socialist economic framework. Number 2 is also mistranslated in that the Manifesto does not call for an "income" tax.

    To me, continued postings of this indicate a continued ignorance of Marx and Engels, and indeed a continued ignorance of any socialist political philosophy.
     
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    Ever heard of Karl Marx?
     
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    Vaguely :lol:

    We share the same birthday (different years though)* :D

    My point was to look at the claim in the statement by KMAN and get it into some sort of context. Agna's done that so no point in me pursuing it.


    *and Kierkegaard
     
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    Ah. Ever read Fear and Trembling?
     
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    Nope. But from the sound of it it's Kierkegaard eh? I know he had a terrible internal battle all his life with the idea of religion and his doubts and fears that produced, I think, his existentialism. I should go and look for that one. He was a fascinating character.

    Sorry thread drift!
     
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    Same decade though, hahaha

    I watched the movie. It was on Lifetime.
     
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    Oi! Whippersnapper! :lol:
     

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