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How do you think you would apply communism in a real-life form of government?

Asked by luigirovatti (1165points) 1 week ago

Just thought I’d throw it in the bunch.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

If you’re going to do it “right”, it isn’t just a government thing – it stretches to economics (planned economy), and to education (only teach thoughts that are good for the state), and family size (got to have more babies to grow the country!), and housing (all houses are the same size and quality), and agriculture (not too much food for everyone).

Because of those requirements, you would need a strongly centralized government with an army that does not tolerate dissent. And you would need fiercely loyal assistants that would not enrich themselves, but only help out the state.

And of course you would need to imprison or kill anyone who disagreed.

Does this sound familiar?

Yellowdog's avatar

Sounds like we almost got there with the last administration—socialism, strongly centralized government, control of the food we eat .. thought police, censorship…

Zaku's avatar

As a non-communist person who favors evolving and transforming our economic system, I only encounter “communism” as a term that closed-minded people continuously bring up to try to sidetrack all conversations that might otherwise challenge their entrenched ideas about economy or politics.

I’ve never had any intention of applying communism, and I don’t plan on doing so.

flutherother's avatar

Communism hardly exists anymore except as a kind of bogeyman. It is only brought up to justify extreme right wing plans and to scare people from adopting more sensible policies.

kritiper's avatar

Equally. This is America, after all…

ragingloli's avatar

I would make it mandatory for all companies to be owned by its employees, and run in a democratic fashion.

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