Howdy Today is the 100 anniversary of the Socialist (Bolshevik, to be precise) Revolution in Russia. However, it was doomed to fail. Why? Probably because of several reasons but one of them is this - according to Marx, Communism is only possible in highly mechanized, industrialized society, kinda what we have today. Well, Russia was not. It was agrarian, illiterate country for most part. Also, Socialism was perceived only as a transition form to Communism. So, the question is: is the US ready for Communism? As industrial as it is, I would not be surprise if the answer is yes. For example, many young people no longer want to own a car, they just want to use it, the function of it. And with manufacturing jobs exported overseas, mainly China, what are they supposed to do? On the other hand, manufacturing becomes ever more effective and things are produced quicker and almost effortlessly due to advancement in technology and robotization. For example, the Samsung plant in Hungary can provide the whole EU with TVs of that brand. Remember first mobile phones? They were bricks. Now phones have ultimately more computing power and weigh 4 times less (i.e. use 4 times less natural resources). Newspapers? Many of them retired the printing press (with all consequences to workers and machine manufacturing) and are distributed online. Uber taxi? Sharing. Also, one have to keep in mind, the is Socialism, Communism, Bolshevism, Communitism, Anarchism - all different versions, good or bad, and incarnations of the, generally speaking, same idea - sharing and cooperation. Perhaps I should let someone smarter than me to explain what Socialism is. So, where is the world and the US in particular, going?