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Seeing Red

Why Communism?

Capitalism is unfair and unjust and is exploiting and ruining  the lives of millions of people around the world. The profits from  workers' labour goes straight into the hands of the greedy ruling elite. Under communism, the profits from  workers' labour would be shared out for the benefit of the workers themselves. This would, obviously, lead to a much better deal for the people of the world and help free us from the shackles imposed upon us by the worlds leaders.
 
The only way the bourgeosie have kept the living standards of the western proletariat fairly high is by enslaving the people of the third world, where any attempt to escape this slavery is brutally repressed. The sweatshops of underdeveloped countries produce the cheap goods that keep living costs low for the workers of the west
 
The Western world uses capitalism and consumer exploitation to hold a vice like grip on the economic activity of the world. We shall not let these leaders choke us with their views and ideas.
 
"The only way the bourgeosie have kept the living standards of the western proletariat fairly high is by enslaving the people of the third world, where any attempt to escape this slavery is brutally repressed. The sweatshops of underdeveloped countries produce the cheap goods that keep living costs low for the workers of the west"
 
  • The UN estimates that poor countries loose $1.3 billion PER DAY due to unfair trade rules - 14 times the amount they recieve in aid.
  • 70% of world trade is controlled by multinational corporations
  • The poorest 49 countries make up 10 percent of the world population -but acount for only 0.4Percent of world trade.

Frederick Engels'
PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNISM

What is Communism?

Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat.

What is the proletariat?

The proletariat is that class in society which lives entirely from the sale of its labor and does not draw profit from any kind of capital; whose weal and woe, whose life and death, whose sole existence depends on the demand for labor -- hence, on the changing state of business, on the vagaries of unbridled competition. The proletariat, or the class of proletarians, is, in a word, the working class of the 19th century.

 
What will a new communist social order have to be like?

Above all, it will have to take the control of industry and of all branches of production out of the hands of mutually competing individuals, and instead institute a system in which all these branches of production are operated by society as a whole -- that is, for the common account, according to a common plan, and with the participation of all members of society.

It will, in other words, abolish competition and replace it with association.

Moreover, since the management of industry by individuals necessarily implies private property, and since competition is in reality merely the manner and form in which the control of industry by private property owners expresses itself, it follows that private property cannot be separated from competition and the individual management of industry. Private property must, therefore, be abolished and in its place must come the common utilization of all instruments of production and the distribution of all products according to common agreement -- in a word, what is called the communal ownership of goods.

In fact, the abolition of private property is, doubtless, the shortest and most significant way to characterize the revolution in the whole social order which has been made necessary by the development of industry -- and for this reason it is rightly advanced by communists as their main demand.

 
 

 

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