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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    There will be poverty, despair, and whatever within any system. It is less pronounced in capitalist societies because we herd our poor all to one side of a city so that we may ignore that they exist. Regardless, true communism is utopian and not possible to actually obtain. Some people will not pull their share, some will be greedy, thus human nature interferes.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    There will be poverty, despair, and whatever within any system. It is less pronounced in capitalist societies because we herd our poor all to one side of a city so that we may ignore that they exist. Regardless, true communism is utopian and not possible to actually obtain. Some people will not pull their share, some will be greedy, thus human nature interferes.
    Communists have to many poor people to shove to one side of town.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Communists have to many poor people to shove to one side of town.
    The countries that claim to be communist are only so in name. They are rather dictatorships that are only designed to benefit the leadership.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The countries that claim to be communist are only so in name. They are rather dictatorships that are only designed to benefit the leadership.
    Because Communism is impossible? Classless society can only exist if enforced from above?

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Because Communism is impossible? Classless society can only exist if enforced from above?
    Yes...

    There will always be someone who attempts to raise themselves above others, be it through violent or non-violent means.

    Until all humans start teaching their offspring to avoid such things, which will likely only happen via – some kind of enforced training from above…

    Barring that, I can’t see it happening.

    But perhaps I am wrong.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    A small communist state could work, but it would never work on a world-wide scale.
    Not with a third of the world living in abject poverty. The History channel said the UN dropped 500 million care packages last year.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Because Communism is impossible? Classless society can only exist if enforced from above?
    It may exist in small groups of like-minded individuals. But on a national or global scale? Not a chance.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Not with a third of the world living in abject poverty. The History channel said the UN dropped 500 million care packages last year.

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    Then maybe we should do something about their corrupt governments and anti-trade policies that detract foreign investment.

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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Then maybe we should do something about their corrupt governments and anti-trade policies that detract foreign investment.
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    Re: Does communism force a portion of the population to live in poverty?

    No, of course not, communism is pure and good. It is people who use the Marxist ideal as a means to gain control of the masses with their perceived morally superior intellect, cause most of the population to live in poverty, and why not as most of the population, through their superior lens is not worthy to be in their inner circle. Only through oppression, re-education through force can stamp out the inferior scoundrel known as capitalism. When this is completed, when the inferior scoundrel known as capitalism, aka materialism and greed can crushed, then the new human will start to do good and live in harmony with only things they need. In the mean time, proponents of communism can bitch at reality....
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