you two are cute.
Because CONSUMERISM (once again) controls MEDIA. The internet is there to defraud everything corrupting the US.
Gay Rights are like the fucking eye candy of society.
But it's "important" in the eyes of Wall Street, who endorse classes never realizing they've never been oppressed in the first place.
Oh and they also endorse the repeated debates of these issues. Because nobody's pointing them out.
Romney is 1%. Obama is 1%. We are the 99%.
Oppressing the occupy wallstreet movement is oppressing legitimate public concerns.
And I hear fucking factory workers telling "those losers to get a job". I worked in a factory temporarily with my parents.
And all of those factory workers and my parents are watching bullshit television.
Yet we have internet access. Internet is the embodiment of world opinion.
Intellectualism is the key.
No. Communism has been an utter failure for every nation or community that has ever attempted it. They always follow a very similar cycle: mass deprivation and starvation, then rapid growth, then stalling and collapse or stagnation, necessitating the introduction of market reforms after which the country ceases to be "communist".
And yes there have been many attempts at communism, even though you might claim that "they were never true communists!" it has become apparent through the thousands of people who supported it and attempted it that yes, those were actual attempts at communism, you are talking about something else.
only country that has a perhaps slight chance is russia, where communists are the second largest party. However, a lot of the UR voter block is just anti-communist in general so I wouldn't count on it.
In the third world and lots of former warsaw pact states it's more of a question of when. In the west marxism is going to have to trump centre left liberalism and social democracy first, once again. All it takes is heightening class struggle and financial attacks on the working class.
Eastern europe is a sick man that's already, only 20 years after the collapse, disgruntled with liberal capitalism. It just doesn't work there, and we will see it either take a right wing national capitalist direction or a communist one. Both will probably be benefiting from the reminiscing of the old days and telling the west to piss off.
Though in the foreseeable future, the only candidate for militant communism (under a new name of course) is the US, depending on how much wider the economic divide becomes.
Most former Warsaw pact states are staunchly opposed to the idea of a resurgence of it and usually anyone below pension age is going to fight it tooth and nail.
"soviet subsidies" might have enhanced their economy in the past when the soviet union was still intact, but I doubt Russia will be subsidizing anyone.
If I were you, I wouldn't consider their flirtations with the EU to be any different from third world nationalists allying with the USSR or the PRC during the cold war. It's opportunism.
Thus communist nostalgia and yearning for the past, which will only become more severe as states continue burdening their populations with austerity and public debt.
Communism is an ideology that needs specific focus on just the ideology to work properly. The sum of the parts is equal to the whole in this case, where all of the parts need to be working in the same direction as the whole. So to say, as many have said before, communism only works on a small scale. If it could work as selflessly as it was ascribed, that would be wonderful. However, because we're inherently flawed, we can never see it work perfectly.
Communism will come and go like the tide, but I doubt it will ever have any permanence.
Seeing the hierarchy situation the world has become no way can I see it coming back.
Communism is an ideology much like Liberalism and Conservatism.
All ideologies change over time and see a ressurgence in popularity (the neo-cons, the new libertarians etc.)
Communism will return at some point but under what 'guise' is debatable.
(People here really have no grasp of what Communism actually entails - USSR's totalitarian, state run economy =/= Communism)
communism hasn't gone anywhere.
marxism is still incredibly influential in impoverished nations.
Socialist ideas are spreading around fast.
Really, only thing people need is one bat shit insane leader that will do a revolution.
Communism just won't happen, there's a significant stigma against in all classes of society in Eastern Europe. For them, communism often means "soviet oppression".
I read a NYT article on this topic in Bulgaria a while back, let me see if I can find it.
Unless it's some kind of communism backed with universal unanimous consent, the existence of a state that has a monopoly over power is contrary to anarchy. But if there was unanimous consent, the state would be meaningless because nobody would want to act against it. It would be telling someone who wants to eat that if they don't eat you'll kill them.
Essentially as far as communism goes you have a massive split between age groups and some what less massively between urban dwellers and rural dwellers. The only country that's an odd one out is Ukraine and that's mostly due to the politiacal shithole they've gotten there now.
By the way, I'm the son of polish immigrants. Go fuck yourself if you care so much about nationality.
none of you seem to have any idea what socialism or communism is
before you have the faintest fucking idea, consider remedying this fact before you make bad threads
Hopefully not. Can't imagine something much worse than communism.
The world will probably go along with the more "middle" systems, neither Capitalism or Communism. However the gist of it always has been, is, and always will be the same: Some have it good, some have it not as good. The lower classes will get improvements to life quality and so will the higher ones, we all get a better living but there will always be social classes (like it should be too, it's human nature and if someone worked for it, he has the right to more rewards than the guy who dropped out of elementary school).
Psst.. Russia still has "communist ideology" in its borders.
you're just one of the many and i'm literally wasting my time here but whatever
Removing this part of us, you remove a giant load of drive people have and likewise will be trying to enforce something that is probably not in our nature.
On top of that even in a class less society, which is unmanaged a class will emerge sooner or later most likely due to it's abilities as opposed to anything hereditary.
But nevertheless they will.
I mean take a look at any group of humans from a commune, to a high school clique to a company to who knows what. You virtually always begin to get a fairly stable leadership class in them which very often determines what one can do and cannot.