quote:By what standard is human nature (as a whole) flawed? Compared to what?
Human beings are flawed which makes the implementation of communism impossible.
What is fundamentally "evil" about communism IYO?
So charity has to originate from an emotionally detached individual for it to rate as altruistic in your mind. Really?
I think it is disturbing when communism is deemed impossible because mankind is flawed. Maybe it is impossible to implement because it itself is flawed.
quote:I completely agree. I altered my statement in my preceding post.
Communism disincentivises productivity because it removes the human's primary motivation, self interest. Communism is unnatural.
Name one species which naturally lives where the actions of the individual benefit the collective above the individual.
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.
quote:This is true.
A lack of these doesn't make a communist society evil.
It goes against human nature.. We are ingrained with selfishness. It's in our DNA.
quote:You're not under the impression that communism involves sharing and generosity, right?
Then why does your body release feel-good chemicals when you share and are generous?
In just the 20th century communism was responsible for more deaths than any other organized thought throughout history.