America: Ripe for Communist Revolution?…(Massive Sluggish Net Today…)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Annie Holmquist
October 17, 2019

Positive views of socialism are growing. Forty-two percent of Americans hold a positive view of the ideology in a recent Pew Research report. A Gallup poll placed socialism’s favorability at 36 percent only a decade ago. Why the growing numbers?

A look at personal explanations from the Pew report sheds some light on this growth. In a nutshell, Americans are embracing socialism because they feel it will create better economic conditions and encourage stronger social networks.

According to The Naked Communist, a volume written nearly 50 years ago in the midst of the Cold War, the Communism Marx and Engels envisioned was simply a step up from socialism, growing out of the troubled times in which they lived. History repeats itself, for the troubles which drove the pair toward their theory of Communism are resurfacing in our current culture, as the following five points show.

1. Economic Upheaval

First, the violent economic upheaval of their day. This is believed to have made Marx and Engels over-sensitive to the place of economics in history.

Booming job growth and stock markets give every appearance that the economy is going strong. Despite these positives, there’s a sense of unease as people eye the national debt and wonder if another bubble is about to burst in the housing or college markets. This unease is especially acute among young people who can’t make ends meet. They feel they’ve been dealt a poor hand in comparison to the one their parents had. Escalating demands for equality are the natural outgrowth of this mindset.

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