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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 8 2013: Communism works. I know this first hand. When I was a boy, my dad ran my family under the communist system. From each of us came goods and services according to our abilities. To each of us, those goods and services were provided according to need. Thus, dad went to work and provided most of the money. Us kids did no outside work and ate well every day. My mum held an outside job, and both she and dad shared the domestic chores (he mostly outside, she mostly inside).

    Dad never complained when he had to do the heavy lifting. Mum never asked me to sew on my own buttons. It never even occurred to any one to complain.

    There was no equality in this. We didn't care about equality. We cared about taking care of each other, and the system worked.

    So why don't we apply these rules to society at large?

    Alas, large societies do not have the same personal dynamics as do families. Perhaps they should, but reality does not obey "should."

    Recognizing this, the early communists in Russia instituted what they called a "transitional" system. Socialism was established as a temporary bridge, to get the society from its prior feudal system to a future communist ideal.

    But socialism actually has the opposite effect. Instead of reducing government, it establishes an all-powerful (and ever increasingly powerful) central government, a totalitarian system in which anyone suspected of dissent is imprisoned in a labor camp, usually never to be heard from again.

    Such a government will never, never, hand over "power to the people." Once you've tasted raw, total power, you can't let go. It consumes you.

    In Western Europe, a more docile brand of socialism was adopted, for the express purpose of avoiding the brutalities of Stalinist and Hitlerian socialism.

    For almost 70 years now, this benign form of socialism has entrenched itself in Europe, so much so that for most Europeans, the thought of self-reliance has become something to ridicule and fear.

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