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What is fundamentally "evil" about communism IYO?Been reading up a lot about 20th century history, and the bits about the October Revolution, WWII's Hitler v. Stalin component, and the Cold War got me wondering about the Poliboard's views on the fundamental problems with communism. Go.
Uses violent government coercion to confiscate the labors of extra-productive individuals, in order to mitigate the consequences due those who are immoral, lazy, envious and civically irresponsible. Societal prosperity always increases the latter group; as it takes the Collective for them to cut it. Alone, or in small groups...they'd go away. Our get shot trying to steal by their smarter and more industious prey.
The inspired and productive in a Commie system lose their motivation, as they watch the slackers and pack them on their back, and the GNP goes south. And the slackers do what they always will...live poor...and whine about it. Just that they won't have to be envious...since everybody will be equally poor. Until the strong realize they have been duped...AGAIN...and pull the Atlas Shrugged, and get things going again.
Now you can call that cycle "evil", and it would be, on the part of the ignorant and sinful envious who game the system...as well as the narcissist, high-minded, demogougic power mongers who do the same game, but in order to gain 'spiritual' status even while they live above the material *equality* that they deem just for the multitudes. After all, they deserve it...standing up for the 'little guys'.
Of course, you could just call it human societal experimentation. Takes a few reps to get the process down. Then again...Evil narcissists and slackers will be with humanity always. So...enjoy the drama!