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Is communism immoral?

Discussion in 'Political Science' started by sxane, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Cornergas

    Cornergas Active Member

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    Capitalism is immoral and benefits only a few 'fat cats"
     
  2. Soupnazi

    Soupnazi Well-Known Member

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    Slams capitalism and claims it only benefits a few while typing on a computer which was only made possible by capitalism and which he was able to own because of capitalism.

    Pretty much a snap shot of the disconnect from reality which all defenders of communism suffer from.
     
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    Soupnazi Well-Known Member

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    It cannot be a curse because you continue to enjoy using it.

    No one harassed you and your comment was not so meaningful as to be immune to the blatantly obvious criticism I made/
     
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    True, but capitalism also gives a chance for others to get in on that. Communism always ends up like Animal Farm where some animals are more equal than others. Look at what's happening in Venezuela--all the top "socialists" are filthy rich--Hugo Chavez' daughter reportedly has around $4 billion in foreign accounts--and she was a government civil servant...
     
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    Not inherently immoral, but as has been mentioned is multifaceted and can't be identified as one single system. In small pockets, holding things in common can certainly work amongst consenting groups; consenting being the key word here. As soon as force and compulsion come into play I'd say it steps into the realms of immorality. Therein lies one of the many problems, you couldn't have a majority vote in favour of Communism justifying the appropriation of land/property from a bunch of unwilling individuals. Where's the morality in that?

    The other obvious issue is simply the centralisation of power which is naturally required in order to supposedly 'manage' commonly owned resources and their allocation in accordance with everyone's need. Whoever inhabits this centre would have to be perfectly altruistic not to abuse this power; and people just aren't like that. States, by virtue of this power, are the most violent entities on the planet, by far. For me it's difficult to argue that the increase of such power would lead to a more morally sound milieu.
     

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