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If communism was working the way its progenitors wanted it to, would it be better than capitalism?

The main reason why communism was made was people wanted to be equal without getting restricted by their environment, but nowadays communism is abused by some dictators such as North Korean leaders. Besides, capitalism also has its own problem. There are so many people who didn't have opportunities to try what they really wanted to do due to their poverty or else.
If communism was working as it should be, would it be better than capitalism?
(When there are no dictators)

Topics: Communism

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  • May 2 2013: First we need to know how Cuba is doing? What do you think? I see that most people believe that they are really bad.
    We need to compare this little isle with the Latin America reality. If we do that, we'll see that they are not so bad.
    Someone will say: "But they don't have internet, facebook, McDonalds...". Ok, but they don't have criminality, don't have misery, don't have kids firing guns each other. Which do you prefer?

    As usual, the answer is always on truth. If everyone keeps looking for truth and coldly analyzing our reality we'll see some hope in humanity.
    "Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt."

    Jacque Fresco
    The Venus Project

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      May 2 2013: what is the number of people trying to leave cuba and go to the US? what is the number of people trying to leave the US and go to cuba? maybe it sheds a light on which country is more preferable.
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        May 2 2013: And why do the States in the Southern US continually talk about succession? Why do almost half of all americans want to fire guns at the other half?

        perhaps these people would leave if they could instead of being held captive by our growing prison industry.
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        May 5 2013: Hi Krisztian,

        When i went to Cuba in 1993 and then in 1994 i was lucky enough to make good friends there. Some of them did talk about leaving the island, but most of them didn't. I met workers, teachers, musicians and even some ex-members of the communist party who left it when they felt betrayed. I was not there to make a study so I don't have statistical data.

        But i can tell you that most people love their country and they are pretty well educated, and most people understand the economic reality of a stubborn leadership that does not want to yield to external pressure and a foreign country that wants to force their government to yield by directly affecting citizens.

        Without a doubt, the media in the USA (based on my experience) and in Europe (from what i hear from some people there) vastly over-reports the attempts to leave the island and almost never reports on the people who are happy to stay there even if they disagree with their government. Don't even talk about the many who blindly support it.

        Perhaps this could shed a light on which country they consider preferable

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          May 5 2013: if you ask the people of north korea, you will probably find that most of them don't want to leave. if 30% of the population want to leave, the system collapses. so a 5% wanting to leave does not mean 95% are satisfied. but it does mean something. it means that the situation is so terrible, some people are on the verge to be ready to risk their life to escape. attributing this to american brainwashing is ... well, not so convincing. try to brainwash people of switzerland or singapore to flee their country.

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