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What are pros and cons of Communism?

  1. chucky1291 profile image61
    chucky1291posted 5 years ago

    What are pros and cons of Communism?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    The cons are far too numerous to list and the pros....well, I would be shocked if there were any of true lasting value to a people.  One only has to start by listing the truly successful and enduring countries of the world who have pursued that direction to see that it is an empty promise designed to hand power to a select elite which simply eventually rekindles the fires of revolution because, in his heart, mankind desires to be free.Then along comes aother communist and convinces him that they got it wrong the first time but "let's do it again".....the cycle of making the same mistake over and over only expecting different results. ~WB

    1. chucky1291 profile image61
      chucky1291posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      do you think the U.S. will one day give in to being Communist?

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    To a certain extent I would see communism, under the right ruler, to be a great solution for the stupid people who can't seem to handle freedom. I was completely against the idea until I listened to a local black leader talking to black youth. He spent about 30 minutes explaining to them what their ancestors had over come. Then he spent an hour fussing at them for acting proud of coming from the "ghetto", wearing their pants around their knees, and not wanting to work hard to get out of the bad life they were born into. He talked a lot about how people left on their own destroy what the past has worked so hard on and he was quite right. His message was true of all groups of people. The majority when left on their own, make stupid decisions that ruin the world. When we eliminate freedom we then eliminate the ability for people as a whole to destroy the world.
    With that said I am not really for communism. I just see some positives in it.

    1. platinumOwl4 profile image74
      platinumOwl4posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      First  I would like to know the name of the Black leader you are speaking of.  Second, I am in full agreement that many young black are not aware of what has taken place for them to be able to build a better future for themselves and their family.

    2. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      His name is David Kennedy. I live in a southern town where racism is still rampant among all races. He is a black pastor that speaks to youth quite often. He did not back communism(or even mention it), just his speech made me think of it.

  4. chucky1291 profile image61
    chucky1291posted 5 years ago

    We're not officially a Communist country, but we are being more controlled day by day...

  5. thomasczech profile image63
    thomasczechposted 5 years ago

    I have been to communist countries. To answer with personal views of the pros and cons is rather difficult. Communism in itself is neither good nor bad, it all depends on the leader. It also depends on what the people of a nation want from their government. So really, whether a country is communist, socialist, monarchy, democratic, republic can be great or bad. It all depends on the leader at the top.

  6. Brandi Cooper profile image60
    Brandi Cooperposted 5 years ago

    Communism gets a bad rep because of the people who have used and abused it. The theory of Communism isn't inherently bad or evil like some uninformed people might choose to believe. At its very basic definition, communism is just a way to ensure that everyone is treated equally and fairly and that everyone is given what they need by the state.

    Communism strives for a perfect, utopian society in which there's no racism, sexism, classism, no one goes hungry, everyone has a place to live, etc. The world as it stands isn't perfect and is far from a utopia and Communism is an attempt to fix that.  Communism would require lifting up the poor and bringing down the wealthy through a redistribution of wealth so that everyone is on the same level. It was born out of an attempt to free the working class from the whims of the upper class, to eliminate competition so that everyone can benefit instead of just compete.

    The hang up comes in because, in order to start the process, the state has to control and distribute goods. Communism, played out correctly in full, would result in a stateless society, where everyone helps everyone because all goods are owned and shared equally by all of society, so that society is classless, moneyless, and ultimately stateless, with no oppression.

    The IDEA of Communism is a good one. Unfortunately, it's practically impossible to put into place, because Communism requires all of society being on board and then it requires the entire WORLD to be on board as well. Capitalistic countries rail against this idea and then you have the whole anti-Communism stance that ended up causing things like the Red Scare and the Cold War. It doesn't help that tyrants took hold of the theory and warped it to fit their own needs.

    The pros are the theory itself - it's just an attempt to create a perfect society where no one suffers and everyone is treated equally and there's no oppression.

    The cons are that we're all human and it's a lot of power to give to someone... who will ultimately abuse it and twist it into something it was never intended to be.

  7. CrescentSkies profile image88
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    There are no pros basically. The pros are all based on an unrealistic idea that human beings will all willingly sacrifice their own personal gain for the betterment of the group. It doesn't account for things like crime, murder, theft, laziness, or incredibly well motivated people.

  8. platinumOwl4 profile image74
    platinumOwl4posted 5 years ago

    At least under the system of communism you know the state owns everything. There is universal health care  without little tricks buried deep in the paper work where it's known people will not read, they are waiting for the video. In a non-communist state you foolishly believe you own something. The house is continuously taxed, you car registering you car and must provide insurance are proof thereof or your privilege is suspended then you have to pay more to have the suspension rescinded. Where does it all end?