Communism is a fundamental lie.
Simple statement, easily substantiated.
What is meant by “communism”? Or rather, what is misled by the term?
It is not communal ownership. That is an idiocy for moral and actual imbeciles; a rhetorical trick, the play on words that plays on some people’s resentments over their condition and that of others, whom they regard as unfairly having more – or just because they have more.
Under “communism” things will be more “equitable.”
It all sounds very nice – to the morally and actually imbecilic. And it perhaps it would be nice – if it were voluntary – as greasily implied by the term. Just everyone coming together, all pitching in for the “common good.”
Share and share alike.
But communism – the actual thing, in practice – is coercive collectivism; an oligarchical hierarchy in which the operational ownership of everyone by a few someones – the ones who control the apparatus of coercion – defines the order of things.
A ruling elite – the Party and those positioned to leverage the Party’s power to apply coercion – the administrators and bureaucrats – control all economic and thus human activity, since there is an economic element to every human action – even to the extent of going to the bathroom. Who shall provide the plumbing? What sort of plumbing? Who will have access to the plumbing?
This is the actuality. It is incontestable. Unless a person is an actual imbecile.
“Communism” is a fantasy, an unreality. A mind trick played upon people with weak minds by people with evil minds. Has there ever – even once – been a communist ruler who did not have the blood of millions – literally – on his hands?
Ah, but this time it will be different!
Those communists were not true “communists.”
The individual is not free to join the communist collective – nor to depart from it.
Communism is always imposed.
The handful of times that rhetorical “communism” has been tried, it has always quickly failed as there was no force to hold it together. And force is inherently necessary in a system where no one owns anything while a few someones inevitably control everything.
Everyone within the “communist” collective is under murderous duress.
There is only the freedom to submit – or be punished for not submitting. Not to the will of the collective – the “people,” as communists dishonestly style it – because there is no such thing. There are simply some people – who tell all the other people what they will do. These people control everything. They therefore have practical ownership of everything.
And thus, own everyone.
It is not very equitable.
Nor is it communal – as authentic communities are not held together by razor wire and bayonets. Actual communities are held together by bonds of affection and commonality; they are our families and our circle of friends; the people we know in the community – with whom we associate, freely.
That is equitable.
It allows for the natural human desire to commune with those of common interest – and to not commune with those one has nothing in common with. Real community frees people to interact, without coercion. To agree – to disagree. To live – and to let live.
This is civilization, the antithesis of communism.
But the rhetorical trick of “communism” lulls the foolish – who are used by the cynical. The latter promise a world in which everyone is equal, in both physical and material terms. It is a thing impossible in actual terms as regards the former because it is at odds with nature, whose laws cannot be repealed – as well as a lie (again) as regards the latter – as demonstrated, repeatedly, by the consolidation of operational ownership of all material things worth mentioning by the Party elite.
The trick used to keep focus off the fact of their ownership of all material things worth mentioning is to label those things “state property” – the “people’s” property – though the actual people are not the ones who use and enjoy the dachas and cars and airplanes – etc. – that are haughtily styled “state property.”
In pupal communist systems – such as the one forming in what was once the United States – the term favored is “government property.” But it amounts to the same thing. Which is that “the people” – the actual people – do not own any of it.
Typically, they are debarred all use of it. Or even to see it (e.g., the vast tracks of “government property” in what was formerly the United States, much of it off limits to “the people,” even so far as to cast their gaze upon it; the actual people of the United States may not set foot in the various “areas” set aside as “government property” in Nevada, New Mexico and so on).
Just try entering the “people’s house” – Congress – and you will quickly discover who owns what.
The genius of this technique is that in addition to dispossessing the people without the people appreciating the fact of their dispossession is that it keeps the members of the Party/government elite in line. An official lives in a nice apartment – or dacha, the Russian/Soviet term for a country house – and has a servant (one of the “people”) but he does not personally own these things.
He is given use of them, so long as he is of use – to the Party.
If the Party decides he is no longer of use, he becomes one of the “people” again. He is thereby given every incentive to be of use. Which means in practice the abuse of “the people,” who are only of use to the Party/government so long as they obey it.
That is communism, the actuality – as opposed to the rhetorical device of “communism,” used to lure dullards into it.
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