Will communism ever happen?
94913099 at mmu.ac.uk
Fri Nov 17 05:09:13 MST 1995
Are we ever going to get a communist society as Marx saw it?
Are we ever going to have communism at all?
We all know that what existed in the Soviet Union was not
communism, and had little to do with what Marx had his writings.
What's important though is that they tried initially to follow Marx,
to develop into a communist state, rather than the fascist
dictatorship it became. As Russia had it's revolution, so was the
whole world ment to. Together communism should have been developed,
but the whole world didn't have a revolution and still over a hundred
years on from Marx's writings, we still seem no closer to a
revolution. Despite everything is in the right state in the developed
world for Marx's socialist society to be built, but the main stream
working class are not talking of revolution. Most people in the
industral world seem quite content with capitalism. There are
complaints, but not enough discontent for revolution. Does Marx's so-
called "vision" of communism really have any relevance for today?
The world has changed since Marx started writeing, how can we
apply what he wrote then to today? We live in a world that Marx could
never imagine. I don't believe that the lack of revolution is due to
the mind manipulation of the bougious class, if people really wanted
revolution they'd seek it. Besides, the working class in Britain is
as large as the middle class, what would Marx say about that? We've
come to the point where wealth is not taken by a few privaliged in
one country, but by a few countries in the world. A person living in
the developed world has far more freedom, wealth, etc. than in the
majority of the people living in developing countries. I can't see
communism today, and unlikely tomorrow, can you?
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