If the world was ruled by communism, would it be a happy world?

Rodger

Ad Honorem
Jun 2014
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#3
We have history to teach us. There once was a vast stretch of nations under communist rule: The Soviet Union and its satellites nations behind the Iron Curtain. Once given the opportunity to choose, every one of these nations abandoned communism and none have returned to this polity after nearly 30 years. Additionally, I don't know of any nation where their people have actually voted for communism - as opposed to having it thrust upon them by force.
 
Oct 2013
1,312
Monza, Italy
#4
There would be no wars, no conquests, no conflicts between human beings, ; the entrepeuners, the free spirits would disappear and humankind would be like a sort of universal cattle, millions of ants just aiming to animal instincts; the most creative and truely skilled would have been exterminated, and the remaining ones may of course be happy.
 
Jul 2016
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USA
#5
There would be no wars, no conquests, no conflicts between human beings, ; the entrepeuners, the free spirits would disappear and humankind would be like a sort of universal cattle, millions of ants just aiming to animal instincts; the most creative and truely skilled would have been exterminated, and the remaining ones may of course be happy.
Nobody would be happy except the ruling elite. The rest keep their mouths shut unless they want a bullet in the back of the neck.
 
Oct 2013
1,312
Monza, Italy
#6
Nobody would be happy except the ruling elite. The rest keep their mouths shut unless they want a bullet in the back of the neck.
Oh wait you're talking about something similar to real socialism w8ti the nomenklatura, no civili liberties, psychiatric hospitals for dissidents...ecc...), I was talking about something more similar to real Communist utopia when it's achieved. So there's not a ruling elite but the rule of the herd (actually I think Communism is the worst form of democracy, which is itself "the worst form of government ever made...except all the others", quote).
 

Rodger

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Jun 2014
6,049
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#7
Nobody would be happy except the ruling elite. The rest keep their mouths shut unless they want a bullet in the back of the neck.
That is how it worked in the USSR. The people stood in line for bread, or waited months and years for suitable housing or a vehicle (if they could afford one), while the chosen lived lavishly. Typical protocol for the elitists big brothers who believe in statism.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism
 
Jul 2016
9,347
USA
#8
That is how it worked in the USSR. The people stood in line for bread, or waited months and years for suitable housing or a vehicle (if they could afford one), while the chosen lived lavishly. Typical protocol for the elitists big brothers who believe in statism.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statism
That's how it works in all communist nations. Totalitarian nations are such ruled by a an individual or small group of elite (oligarchy) who govern by dictate, with no real check or balances on them, who extend privileges and courtesies to the bureaucracies/party members for support, while the rest are exploited for labor and kept in check with ruthless violence.

But I'm sure the next time they'll get it right when they give unlimited power to sociopathic, power mad, corrupt, revolutionaries willing to do anything and everything on their quest to reach Heaven on earth/utopia. Surely its not a problem of a complete misunderstanding of human nature and that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Nope, they'll get it right next time!
 

tomar

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Jan 2011
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The people stood in line for bread, or waited months and years for suitable housing or a vehicle (if they could afford one), while the chosen lived lavishly.
No , thats the thing.. .the elite did not live lavishly (perhaps they saw meat more often than the masses and had to queue less... but that is not living lavishly).... which is why they had really no objections to drop the whole thing and try something else