We Are Closer To Communism Than One Might Think
Gold Silver Worlds
August 5, 2013
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels drew up a ten-point plan towards communism. These ten points, listed in their Communist Manifesto of 1848, seek to make “despotic inroads on the rights of property” and as “unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production.” In other words, the implementation of this ten-point plan is the basis for creating a communist world and the creation of a classless society.
So why should we be concerned with communism or Marx? Aren’t we all living in a free and capitalistic society? No. On the contrary! Not only do we see elements of this plan implemented, but we see them carried out by those very countries claiming to be far from communism. European countries and the United States, all advanced self proclaimed capitalist economies, are in fact significantly close to Marx’s dream of socialism as this article will show. Though they might call it ‘welfare state’ the resemblance to socialism is cunning.
Marx believed communism could only be reached through the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ where the proletariat (or the working class) leads its revolution. In the Manifesto Marx and Engels stated “the proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the State, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total of productive forces as rapidly as possible.”
Communism, to Marx, is a world with no classes, no state, and no private ownership. In his view socialism cannot work until capitalism functions properly! This implies, Marx sought to ‘amend’ capitalism, as a means to eventually lead to a communist society – the implementation of these means does not necessarily imply the creation of one. To be direct: There is no such thing as a communist/socialist country! On the other hand, what we see are numerous advanced Western countries that have sought to introduce most elements of the ten-point plan who are ‘on their way’ to achieving communism, according to Marx’s formula. Below we show you the ten points of this formula and illustrate how these are reflected in today’s modern economies.