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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Why Marxism/Communism Fails, Part One

“Marxism wasn’t a bad idea that went wrong.  It was a bad idea.”—Richard Pipes, Communism.

Communism failed everywhere, and oceans of blood were the result.  Though dozens of attempts worldwide were made to establish societies and governments based on the ideas of the 19th-century German economist/philosopher Karl Marx, they all went down in flames.  Only four such societies survive—China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba—and all of them (except North Korea) exist solely because they made significant compromises with capitalism.  And North Korea is probably the number one hellhole on earth today.  There is no such thing as “communism” now, even in “communist” countries.   

It is also interesting to note that nearly every Marxist-based country in the past 100 years has ended up with a dictator or some kind of one-man despotism.  This is the very antithesis of Marx’s theory, which saw communism as driven by impersonal economic forces, with the end being the ultimate abolition of government and boundless freedom for all.  When I recently asked a CCP member in China if he could possibly even imagine the CCP voluntarily giving up power as Marx predicted, he kinda chuckled and said, “Maybe in 500 years.”  Yeah.  When none of us will be around to see it.  Well, given enough time, anything is supposed to be able to happen............To Read More....

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