joeisbadassFeatured By OwnerNov 20, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
I know what communism is. It's a philosophy of economic equality, internationalism, anarchy, and worker's self management. It is inherently a nice idea. However, it has historically either:
A. Caused a food shortage B. Led to horrible dictatorships like those Stalin, Mao, Castro, the Kims, and even Lenin ran (this is, most of the time what happened) C. Resulted in invasions partly due to a lack of a well trained militia
Additionally, collectivism cracks down on individualism, so such a society where everyone is the same would inherently "drop the hammer" on success and individuality because it needs everyone to be the same, and yet the community would need to do so, not the government, and when the government does it, we get something like the Soviet Union.
That bit about individualism vs. collectivism is why Marxism of any kind will never work in a country like the US because the country was founded on the principles of individualism, not collectivism. The only kind of the Collectivism that exists is the phrase - All Men Are Created Equally. Other than that nod to God(another thing Marxism doesn't like), the country driving force is the efforts of the individual, not the whole.