Re: Is communism good or bad?
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2018, 10:30:31 AM »
One of the greatest criticisms of Karl Marx's views of capitalism was that he viewed it as a still-shot that would never change.
no he didnt
It has gotten better through the years because workers are now able to receive health benefits and have certain rights that the business owners cannot violate whenever they wish.
in the rich exploiter first world, workers have both made progress and slid backward both over the years depending on the level of angst from the working class, and the level of threat the capitalist class was udner. since the fall of the soviet union and the subsequent triumphant hegemony of capitalism i think it's gotten worse with the rich being ever richer and the neglected poor falling further behind. in the global south capitalism just keeps sucking like the vampire it is!
You sir are afflicted with extreme white guilt.
The fact you write off all the warcrimes commited by communist regimes run by the likes of Stalin and Castro as mere “propaganda” really says a lot.
what does being white have to do with anything?
anyway fidel castro was a just leader who imprisoned far fewer people than a country like america imprisoned and who lifted his people up. stalin was more brutal and i wont defend every choice he made but i do think he did what he felt he needed to do in order to defend the revolution, which was in its infant stages and which under a lesser ruler might have been strangled in the cradle.
the gulag archipelago is a bunch of scary campfire ghost stories, not strictly fact, and one could easily write a sequel to it about the prison industrial complex in the USA today, which exists for far more nefarious purposes than defending socialism and equality, ie it exists to enforce racism and the riches of the fuckers in their private gated communities