Yes, Soviet type of communism
Yes, community type of communism
Yes, religious type of communism
Yes, other type of communism
No, not possible
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Some community communism already exists, in cooperatives, collectives, neighborhood commons, and some religious communism has existed in the past.
No. But those are not core ideas or motivations of communism.Originally Posted by artevelde
interesting question ... listening to cons for the last five years carrying on about Obama, I thought we were already communist ...
I think eventually, yes, that is if capitalism doesn't wipe out the species first ...
Well, certainly, the Russian regime under Stalin was especially bad. Then again, the history of Russia is soaked in blood generally. The Rus and the Muscovites have never been very nice sorts of people. The same can be said for China, which has always had a brutal and violent hierarchical government. The An Shi rebellion was the bloodiest conflict in human history before WWII.Originally Posted by DVSentinel
Plenty of other countries have employed socialist/communist concepts without oppression and bloodshed.
Anyway, Jesus absolutely advocated for taking care of others in the most robust way possible. He would certainly have believed that one's economic output should be thought of primarily as community property (we know that the early Christians thought so). Communism, as an economic doctrine, is more intellectually well-developed, but it nevertheless has as its core motive this notion that we should not make, carve, mold, grow, or serve for ourselves, but rather, for others.
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Yes, the revolution is imminent. We shall tolerate no opposition from the capitalist roaders.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.