Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 20, 2012, 7:42 p.m. EST by leandroBR
from São José dos Campos, São Paulo
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I was reading one of the articles on this site about how the american rulers control the public by telling them they need to consent with an action because of a "Great Evil" which had many faces along history. One of them is about communism. IN MY OPINION, communism was always a threat to Americans because of years of rulers telling them it was simply the worst evil possible. Stalin's Soviet Union was really on of the worst organizations to be part of, specially if you complained about it. BUT communism as planned by Karl Marx wasn't that way. Lets see some basic principles, no commitment, ok? -Everyone would have the right to a job and the rulers would be the working class itself, not their representatives ( Karl Marx was really futuristic on this one, we can do it now with internet, like we just did with SOPA) -Everyone would have right to free education, health care and security.
So, i normally hear the common "It steals your property" reply when i talk about communism. In a country like America, where the 1% earns what? 20 times? maybe a little more... than the common worker, i guess that 99% or 98% would have nothing to lose.
No, i don't defend communism (Yeah right, i didn't believe myself now...) But, the message i intend to pass is that communism sounds like a nightmare because your rulers( i'm Brazilian), corrupted by big corporations that could lose everything with communism, almost brainwashed everyone with that same excuse that communism steals your property. Another thing i hear a lot is that communism isn't democratic. USA was so worried with the lack of democracy in a possibly communist Latin America that they encouraged years of military dictatorship, wish was ahhh? Quite worse than a communist government would be... Detail: Allende's communist government was democratically elected and yet, USA acted against it, did ya know it?
So, i think this catches everything i had to say to my fellow Americans. Don't be mad at me because i said these things. Don't even consider that america has to be communist to grow up. Just think that maybe borrowing on or two of Marx's principles, like his theory of Surplus Value, can be a start into creating a great country.
P.S. OWS wants to end with economical and social injustices. In the capitalist system i learned at school, there is no such thing as economical injustices, just profit for those who know how to fool others and sweat for those who accept being fools.