Posted 8 years ago on June 30, 2012, 3:33 p.m. EST by TitusMoans
from Boulder City, NV
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Too many people criticise without knowing, especially when the object or subject they criticise goes against their preconceptions, their ignorance, their prejudices.
For a change I've decided to go to the source, Marx in The Communist Manifesto, to show how Marx believed the transition between a capitalist society and communist society would occur, step by step. Remember, this scenario supposedly follows immediately after the workers have overthrown their masters:
"1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. 6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. 7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. 8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. 9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. 10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c."
These would be the steps leading to a full communist society, in which all property was held by the community and a central government would disappear as superfluous.
That's the dangerous stuff supposed experts warn against.