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Could communism be a acceptable type of for America?

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Started: 2/25/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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emilydebate

Pro

I think communism could be acceptable for America. Everyone thinks communism is bad, and nothing good could come from it. I challenge that, if communism was used in the right way, would it be so 'bad'.
Dwint

Con

Hello! While in theory communism is about a perfect society, history has shown it is not an ideology that is easy to implement in a society.Human nature is its first enemy, because any human with absolute power over a country will at some point do something crazy.Also, communism has never been accepted anywhere by the population.Communism has been forced all around the world and with its history, I don't think it will ever be accepted .The only way to implement it would be by force, which is not the "right way"
Debate Round No. 1
emilydebate

Pro

You are correct, most leaders go corrupt. That happens in all government types. Even the Prime Minister of Ukraine embezzled 200 million dollars. When is anything every accepted by all the population? You are always going to have people who disagree with rules. Americas economy works pretty well, but now days the gap between wealthy and poor is getting too wide. Whenever you mention communism everyone immediately thinks bad things. There are some positive things communism offers.
All production is planned democratically and geared toward peoples needs, not generating a profit.
Less trash into the environment from less wasteful production.
It would end sexism and racism because these prejudices are engrained in the capitalist discourse and reinforced as a way of dividing the exploited proletariat.
You provided no reason why communism is wrong, besides it takes force to implement. I would like an example of that, because I am not sure who you are talking about. Thank you, Happy Debating!
Dwint

Con

Communism as an ideology is not wrong, the way it has been implemented around the world is.The Russian Revolution and The Russian Civil War are examples of violent conflicts that made communism possible in Russia.After WW2 communism was forced in eastern europe by the Soviet Union.I assume you know that there is a massive difference between Lenin's ideal way to implement communism and Stalin's brutal way.I understand you think Lenin's concepts could work in USA, but you have to consider Lenin had a idealistic view of communism that proved to be impossible to implement, giving birth to Stalin's way.It is very important to note that communism was invented by Marx and brought to life by Lenin, but it was drastically changed and popularised by Stalin.Communism, as an ideology has a good side but was never implemented.Communism, as a regime has proven to be distructive.No doubt capitalism is far from perfect, but communism is not an improvement.Thank you and good luck!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by emilydebate 2 years ago
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Posted by Abominminded 3 years ago
Abominminded
Communism suffered unjust character assassination during the mid 90's - 80's till it just made the person looks stupid when they said it! So all the ruff hate dogin on common Nixon , ? Are we any better now! China the dreaded communist of the world and look who is laying in bed with them now
Posted by blaze8 3 years ago
blaze8
Which Communism? Marx himself says little about Communism, and focuses his analysis on the process of Capitalism's self-lead demise and the resulting Socialist state. Lenin had his brand of Communism, Stalin had his, Mao had his. And to be truthful, there are really two types of Marxism: Scientific and Critical. Scientific holds that the downfall of capitalism is imminent, and cannot be stopped. Critical Marxism argues for revolutionary action, the belief the we should not wait for Capitalism to run it's course. Each school of thought carries with it stark differences in their implications for the societies that result. So which Communism?
Posted by Actionsspeak 3 years ago
Actionsspeak
The constitution was designed to give people rights and responsibilities, communism takes away rights and responsibilities unacceptable.
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Reasons for voting decision: little debate, but good. grammar: infact, I dont care grammar, CON's grammar was awful, sometimes he wrote without a space after fullstop, that is why this point went to PRO. arguements: as a result of this debate, CON convinced me that communism cant be set in a right way.