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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Okay, posters in the Politics forum, please read the last parts of this;

Stealgate vs. the world

and please vote on this simple issue, a one word answer, yes or no will suffice;

Is Communism an extremist political grouping?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yes

    any form of government that seeks to change the world is extreme.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As compared to the standard political form in the western world then, YES

    (though there are a huge number of interpretations of communism and probably every individual has a slightly different view.)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, indeed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    any form of government that seeks to change the world is extreme.
    surely every govt tries to change the world, every government I have ever heard of has introduced new legislation and has taken part in international affairs <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Very much so..

    Its on the same level as fascism.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Toadborg:
    <STRONG>surely every govt tries to change the world, every government I have ever heard of has introduced new legislation and has taken part in international affairs <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    yes, but other governments are democratic. Communism is not a democratic form of government, not in practice anyway.
    Ideally the people vote for ALL the people who run things. In reality the people have little or no say. Take Russia and China for example.
    And before Stealgate spouts off how they aren't communist countries, Russia and China are/were perfect examples of why communism will never work in a modern day society.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Surely fascism is far worse.

    Openly hating a group because of their ethnicity, sexuality etc I deam to be far worse than anything Marx ever purported....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stalin and Chairman Mao have killed far more people than Hitler ever did.
    Just because they had different beliefs. Stalin reportedly hated the jews just as much as Hitler.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But this is not a fundamental part of Communism, that is the personalities of individuals. Hatred of others is fundamental to fascism which makes it worse.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes (of course)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, but I would not neccersarily consider extremism (if thats a word <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> ) to be a bad thing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well said Mindless, we must be ready to challenge the political consensus and not conform to the 'average' that is expected.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Toadborg:
    <STRONG>But this is not a fundamental part of Communism, that is the personalities of individuals. Hatred of others is fundamental to fascism which makes it worse.</STRONG>

    This is the fundamental flaw of communism. It is far too idealistic.
    People will ALWAYS crave power. Anybody here, if given half a chance would want to be in charge of something, I know I would.
    The personalities of individuals is why communism will never work, because there will always be an INDIVIDUAL running everything behind the scenes.
    Stalin hated everybody, he just never had the chance to kill them all. It's well known he had a deep seated hatred of Germans as well as Jews. Given half a chance he would have slaughtered the population of East Germany.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with Whowhere.

    As I have argued with, and told so many people: Communism can NEVER work in real society.

    People are equal in being poor, while the leaders who "crave" for equality dont have any problem running about in their nice houses looking out on their poor "brothers" and actually not being that "equal" with them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    "everyone is equal, just some are more equal than others"

    I think Mr Orwell sums it up best.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Whowhere:
    "everyone is equal, just some are more equal than others"

    I think Mr Orwell sums it up best.

    Yep, thats communism spot-on. Good one!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Whowhere:
    <STRONG>

    This is the fundamental flaw of communism. It is far too idealistic.
    People will ALWAYS crave power. Anybody here, if given half a chance would want to be in charge of something</STRONG>

    You may not believe me, but I really don't crave power. I just wish to be left to live my life, and to be able to enjoy myself.
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