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  • Everything is inevitable

    History is cyclical. Socio-political factors dictate that different political and social ideas and perspectives gain and lose strength in nations. In Germany for example, the political governance moved from small, ununited tribes, to a monarchy, to democracy, then fascism and then a return to democracy.

    In the US, capitalist democracy has been overwhelmingly dominant, eventually that will collapse and communism will rise, and then like all economic and political systems, this will fall as well.

  • After Capitalism collapses, a leadership will rise from those ashes. Communism.

    History repeats itself. American Capitalism is on the brink of collapse. After this form of government shows it is unable to support it's people, they will resort to "State Capitalism" which will lead to Socialism, and eventually, Communism. It is inevitable, Capitalism and Imperialism will collapse, and Communism will rise once again.

  • Everything is inevitable

    History is cyclical. Soci-political factors means that different political and social ideas and perspective gain and lose strength in nations. In Germany for example, the political governance moved from small, ununited tribes, to a monarchy, to democracy, then fascism and then a return to democracy.

    In the US, capitalist democracy has been overwhelmingly dominant, eventually that will collapse and communism will rise, and then like all economic and political systems, this will fall as well

  • I hate to say it, but it seems so.

    People think that Communism is dead and the Cold War is over, that's unfortunately not true. Other than the fact that people have had visions of a one-world communistic society, I think history will repeat itself but this time the bad guys have more advantage. With America on its knees and dependent on "communist debt", it seems like China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and maybe soon India and Nepal would have more advantage than we would. Sad but true.

  • Communism is better than capitalism!

    To quote Marx, "the gap between the Bourgeois and the Proletariats has only gotten larger." People are getting tired of protecting the freedoms of the few, while those who didn't know that is what we've been doing are beginning to open their eyes and realize that when things continue as they've been, the chances of survival of the majority become smaller and smaller.

  • Yes, it is inevitable.

    As technology develops, and we move closer to a post-scarcity society, the need to rely upon Capitalists for the production of goods will gradually decrease, and along with it, the need of the State. With limited resources no longer an argument for private property, collective ownership of the means of production will simply be the standard.

    So yes, it is inevitable.

  • It is inevitable, there are already plenty of capitalist contradictions.

    The only two options for the survival of humanity are either the destruction of capitalism and the transformation to socialism, or the environmental destruction of the earth. We are living in times of resource abundance, but many of the resources are both not utilized or recycled properly. Capitalism cannot efficiently allocate resources because the system is not based on efficiency but rather who the highest bidder is. The profit motive causes things like artificial scarcity, unemployment, alienation, and inflation. The only way for capitalism to expand from the third world (once it has been exploited fully) is into space, and so far no promising initiatives have been carried out. Only a socialist state will care about such scientific advancement and the social evolution of mankind.

    Capitalist failure is inevitable, a collapse so great that it might cause armed revolt even in the first world (which is not currently likely as I believe in third worldism). Communism is a necessity not only for the environment but for the people of the world: equality will end all forms of oppression, but it can only be achieved by violence.

  • It is inevitable, there are already plenty of capitalist contradictions.

    The only two options for the survival of humanity are either the destruction of capitalism and the transformation to socialism, or the environmental destruction of the earth. We are living in times of resource abundance, but many of the resources are both not utilized or recycled properly. Capitalism cannot efficiently allocate resources because the system is not based on efficiency but rather who the highest bidder is. The profit motive causes things like artificial scarcity, unemployment, alienation, and inflation. The only way for capitalism to expand from the third world (once it has been exploited fully) is into space, and so far no promising initiatives have been carried out. Only a socialist state will care about such scientific advancement and the social evolution of mankind.

    Capitalist failure is inevitable, a collapse so great that it might cause armed revolt even in the first world (which is not currently likely as I believe in third worldism). Communism is a necessity not only for the environment but for the people of the world: equality will end all forms of oppression, but it can only be achieved by violence.

  • Only because machines

    The way I see it, within the next 50 years more people will lose their jobs to machines than there will be quality paying jobs created. We can let them starve and have an uprising on our hands, or expand the welfare state and have further government intervention. I think this has steadily been becoming the case for capitalist economies around the world for the last 100 or so years. Will we be full blown communist in our lifetime? I doubt it. But the welfare state will certainly increase in size and provision as underemployment and unemployment continue to rise

  • Society has been better when wealth and income are more equal

    People think that capitalism has brought enormous progress to our society. Unfortunately, I don't think that is the case. In our history as a capitalist society, I think that we have only achieved incredible progress under a capitalist state that was highly regulated by the government. I can point to the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. This is when American society was at its finest. People were living well with good wages and and there was strong government regulation that was possible through incredibly high taxes on the richest of Americans. As we have moved towards a more purely capitalist society since the 1980s, it seems our society has deteriorated. There is incredible income and wealth inequality, we are getting involved in more unnecessary wars, and the government is clearly not looking out for our interests anymore. Instead, the people in our government are looking out for large corporations and the richest Americans. Not to mention, that poverty today is excrutiatingly high. As more and more people begin to realize this, I think there will be push to implement are more equal and just societal system.

  • Looking back at Marx's definition of Communism

    Communism, as Marx had defined it, is not inevitable. In fact, I would argue that it is near impossible to achieve Marxist communism. Given that the prerequisites of communism are a) superabundance of material wealth and b) contributing to the community is the top priority of any human, it does not seem possible to me that mankind can achieve communism. What many of those for the resolution claim is possible is really socialism; communism is stateless, classless, moneyless society. From what human history has proved, it is impossible for the human race to progress to such a point, as very few humans are purely selfless in their free will. Furthermore, as resources are becoming scarcer and shortages more common, there is no way the human race can achieve the material superabundance in which each human does not need to work at all to survive but rather works for the overall benefit of the community. Though Karl Marx hypothesized that communism is an inevitable step in human history, his standards are, with all due respect, utopian.

  • Communism is in the ash heap of history

    Capitalism has left a legacy of upward movement, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. Communism has left a legacy of blood - blood from the religious, the wealthy, the middle-class, the dissident, and even the fellow communist. Communism is a brutal, terrible ideology that is dying and will go where it belongs soon enough.

    Posted by: TN05
  • The future will end in Capitalism.

    Today, we are limited to the resources attained on Earth. Because of this, scarcity has been the primary cause for the rise of every economic system there is today. Every system was developed in order to make best use of these resources.

    Although this has been the norm, within a few centuries, the exploitation of resources from other bodies in this solar system and possibly beyond will bring an age of abundance. With this abundance, people will be able to fulfill all their economic needs. But, this doesn't mean that capitalism will then be irrelevant.

    For one thing, people have always value some things more than others. In this age of abundance, there must still be trade in order to ensure people get the cheap goods that they want or need. People must still use their abilities to get the resources.

    Also, property will be a valued commodity in this future world. There will still be limited space on Earth's land, and therefore people must work in some way to buy land. People will still be able to create personalized things, and those would have high value to them as well. Theft could still occur for those things which are still rare. Some form of government will be needed to ensure property, whether it be a plot of land, a house, a painting, intellectual property, and many other non-mass producible things from being taken by others through force.


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