Yes, Soviet type of communism
Yes, community type of communism
Yes, religious type of communism
Yes, other type of communism
No, not possible
He's right why should I have to work anyway?
Shouldn't all my needs be provided to me?
I've had this discussion regarding the military on many occassions with some disgruntled PFC who was whining about how the officers never do any "work". it's like they think **** just happens by magic. you go to the range to qualify on your weapon. some lazy ass officer had to request/reserve range time, order and arrange to pick up your ammo, attend the range safety course, make sure they had port-o-lets at the range so joe snuffy doesn't have to **** in the woods, arrange for MREs and meals so you don't go hungry, schedule billets so you have some place to sleep, plan and request convoy clearance so you can get there etc, etc, etc. Hours and hours of planning and coordination just so all PVT Snuffy has to do is show up on time and not shoot himself in the foot.
I only work 3 to 4 weeks at a time, then take 3 or 4 weeks off without pay.
And I make 6 figures annually.
There are jobs you can make good money at. Primarily because no one wants to do them. Some people just are not mentally equipped for more than a menial job. Not that many though! I've suggested to many people complaining about low pay. Start in my field. It will take 15 to 20 years to get where I am (44 years now), but it's a lot more than minimum wage even at entry level...They couldn't stand to be "locked" up for a month at a time!
If you live long enough, you will live in a foreign country, because the past is foreign to the present. We lived differently then. The only constant is change!
But I will humor you and answer your question...
I worked my ass off as I learned my trade. Often 60 hours a week. Bloody hands. Bloody fingers. Bloody sun blisters. etc.
I worked my ass off when I started my business.
And during that time I made very little.
Now I mostly do proposals and make considerably more money.
I no longer even have to drive back for the presentation. Now days I can simply email it.
Today I worked for about 45 minutes this morning. Was awarded a contract this afternoon. I'll never set foot on that one until I go to collect my check, because it is a small one.
I do not work very hard for the money I make. But I do provide the best services found within 100 miles.
The guys that work for me, now that is a different story. I take really good care of them. Even bought someone a set of false teeth for 800 dollars as a Christmas bonus and gave my foreman 10% of my BP settlement.
But they work harder than anything you ever saw.
If I paid more I'd have to bid more. And if I bid more I'd go out of business. I have no control over that.
So now you have some insight as to why I view things as I do.
I've lived both sides of the coin. And each and every day I see and hear about the suffering of those that work so very hard for so very little.