Communism is bad

July 26, 2015, 8:54 pm

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The debate "Communism is bad" was started by spellbeechamp on July 26, 2015, 8:54 pm. By the way, spellbeechamp is disagreeing with this statement. 17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 23 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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AstroSpace, theQueenofdebate, asaru, nicalow, Bodaciouslady16, bamasam777, nwenn24, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, steady_current and 8 visitors agree.
spellbeechamp, historybuff, PsychDave, thisrisingtide, Trance, musejay1, The_lamp, DerpedLocke, dgw23, desght, Jlav0820, aceofhearts and 11 visitors disagree.

No. Quite simply you don't understand communism. There are many different kinds of communism with varying ideologies. None of them involve no reward for labor. And the majority would not assign jobs. In general it means a fair distribution of wealth so that billionaires don't own everything and pay 99% of people peanuts to do all the work. Please don't use the real world examples of "communist" countries as an example of what communism is. There has never been a truly communist country. And really the idea of being compensated for the amount of work you do is a bit of a fairy tale in the system we live in. Most people are paid hourly or salary. As long as you do the minimum amount of work you get paid the exact same as someone who works hard. people breaking their back working get minimum wage and a hedge fund manager makes millions. capitalism may give you something to strive for but for 95% of people it is a lie meant to keep you working minimum wage.

4 years, 5 months ago

Communism means that everyone is assigned a job and there is no reward. Humans need something to strive for. Being stuck in mediocrity would kill the human spirit.

4 years, 5 months ago

Not necessarily. A utopian Communist regime, if you will, may be unachievable by corruptable human hands, but that does not automatically invalidate the doctrine itself.

4 years, 6 months ago
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