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Steve Hydonus
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« on: Dec 12, 2016 08:52 am »

You could very easily ask the same question of Capitalism. Where has it been successful? Not the United States where over 95 percent of the wealth is in the hands of less then one percent of the people and people are begging on street corners in all the major cities, one of the largest prison population per capita, health care is threatened to be taken away by a fascist government and the rich will again be given huge tax breaks by the current administration voted in.

How not to agree? Yet Marxism, which is the original topic of this thread, as it has been applied so far in communist countries, has been a massive failure.

Marxism is not synonymous with communism nor is capitalism synonymous with free enterprise. But people would like you to believe this so they can promote their own agendas. We find Marxist ideas working very well with free enterprise in some of the Scandinavian nations. Marxist ideas and parties help people socially in Europe as well. They could help in the U.S. as well if it wasn't for the capitalism that is used to brainwash the masses by slurring Marxism as communism.

Let us not confuse the two. Marx was not a communist as were Stalin and Mao. He did not support the supression of the masses nor using a system to mask doing so. Today in China we have a so called communist system which masks a very capitalistic lifestyle.  Communism is responsible for brutality as are right wing capitalists throughout the world which capitalism has supported. But even communism and right wing capitalism are not inherently  wrong. It is just the implementation of these political philosophies that has failed. Many people like to conveniently peg people into certain categories. This is ideology and mindsets. Let us look beyond such dogmatic linguistics and take the best from several philosophies. My view is that this would be much better than being pigeonholed. One can not help but make contrasts. I believe that the original intention of the article is to see some of the benefits of Marxism and to see it's ability to see thru  some of the brainwashing Americans have been put thru. It is difficult to do this without making contrasts which are a hallmark of marixist ideas; a function of critical thinking. In fact neo-marxists embraced the idea of critical theory which came after the death of Karl Marx. The brutality of modern day communism as seen in China and North Korea would never be accepted by critical thinkers and Karl Marx. His philosophy did not embrace such class structure we now see in those countries.
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