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Old 10-07-2010, 12:28 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by bendoon View Post
-10 point program of Communism

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.[8]
Those 10 planks don't define a Communist society; they define Marx's bullsh1t theory on how to achieve Communism. Unfortunately, regardless of what his true intentions were, those 10 planks have never led to a Communist society, but rather authoritarian Socialist ones.

So basically, what you're complaining about has nothing to do with Communism. Like most people who think they hate Communism, you're actually opposed to Marxism and Socialism.

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