what does "communist" mean ?
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A silly ideal that the state (country) should provide everything for everyone. Mostly since no one is rewarded for working harder under this system, it's been a miserable failure everywhere it's been practiced - leaving dwindling standards of living in its wake.
- 4 years ago
Communism is Capitalism on steroids! Under Capitalism a few controls the production resources and secretly the politics and most of the people have only a little money. Also under Communism a few control the production resources, but here they OPENLY control the politics. So communism is openly totalitarian, while capitalism is covertly totalitarian. No wonder since Communism was created and funded by the international bankers. Karl Marx lived in City of London!! (Born in Germany, buried in Moscow). A worker who was a convinced communist is called a "useful idiot" by the soviet elite. Communism was invented to destroy Russia, they killed 60 million decent working russians. The game was to play out the poorest against the not so poor. Then the communists enslaved those who had helped them to power. That was the goal from day one. Communism is also a satanic system, just as capitalism.
- 1 decade ago
Communists believe in a command economy; that is the government sets prices and tells factories what quantities to make. For example, in the U.S. when more people demand X, the price of X goes up, and more is produced. In a communist market, a set amount of X is produced at a set price, no matter the demand.
This is only the economic definition, there is also more of a communist political thought etc.
- 6 years ago
Communism is defined as when the Government controls business. Now Communist comes from the word commune meaning people working together. The former USSR was pro Communist and still is,
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- Anonymous4 years ago
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My name means "artful and creative". At least my mom says that that is what the baby book said. lol. Uhm, because...Our names give us a sense of identity in the physical world, and our souls are the source of our identity in the spiritual world. Therefore, in a spiritual sense, to be aware of one's own identity is to be aware of the nature of their own soul.
- Anonymous6 years ago
In practice, thus far,
1. communist citizens are prevented by their government from freely coming an going between countries because their government knows that once they leave, they will not come back.
2. because of limited production and unproductive, collectively-managed production there are frequent shortages of the basic needs of life, bread, meat, toilet paper (ask a former Soviet citizen about lines at the store) They don t even know what the line is for. But there is a line for something. It means something that has been short, is temporarily in stock. There are many fotos of empty stores in communist countries.
3. you cannot control your own production - your work is controlled by the political party that runs all businesses. thus you are expected to show up and do whatever job they assign. Even if you do that job very poorly, or almost not at all - if you show up, you are good to go - so production output never meets plans or needs - creating shortages
4 - if you come up with a neat idea, fagetaboudit. My friend Alston decided to start his own trash collection business and has made a nice living working for himself - though not living a wealthy lifestyle, but he controls when and what he does and how productive he is and his own income level.] This practice of defining your work and sacrificing hard labor and sharing good ideas in exchange for monetary gain is illegal and punished in communism. So new ideas for the betterment of yourself or meeting the needs and betterment of your neighbor rarely surface.
5 - in spite of what you hear, the idea of competition is alive and well in communist systems. but instead of competing for cash people compete for the personal favor of the party elites, the community organizers that make all the decisions. in this way the ruling party elites can give away favors to their cronies. Favor is gained by ratting out person that is producing a product on the side, criticizing the party, or participating in black market trade to get items not available in party-managed store.
6 - punishment for selling product is prison or death. punishment for criticizing the party is "reeducation," basically prison and torture. and punishment for operating in the black market is that you are required to continue to smuggle, but most of your smuggled stash goes to the party elite so they can live a very private, very lavish lifestyle.
Sounds like Utopia to me.
Why communism always turns to crap? Because the smartest and craftiest people take control of the party and deprive everyone else. Its human nature. Humans are selfish. This is not heaven. Communism is an ideal state that will never exist. But tyranny always prevails in the vacuum left by a communist assumption of power.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Communism means--------- "Even an extra piece of pizza we consume after satisfying our needs belongs to others" this is communism....
- 6 years ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Someone who believes in Communism which is a socioeconomic order in which all things are owned by the public instead of the individuals so that all resources can be shared equally among all no matter the return an individual provides to the public.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Most people have no idea what communism means, what it represents, or that it is an economic theory, not a political one. The same thing with socialism.
People call candidates communists, and socialists, when there is no such candidate running for office.
a theory or system of social organization in which the means of production and distribution of goods are owned and controlled collectively or by the government.
a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
There are no candidates that even come close to those two models.
Currently, in the USA, we are a federal republic with democratic principles and socialism for needed services.
Those needed services are things such as:
State, federal and city infrastructures are a mixture of socialism and capitalism.
The only area where we are lacking socialism with needed services is our medical system for the average American. Yet the ones who pass the laws, our federally elected officials, enjoy a socialistic medical system. We have to put up with the BS from insurance companies.
Most people have no idea what we are, what kind of government we really have, how that all breaks down in the most simple terms, which would make it blatantly easy to see the contradictions.
I really wish the nay sayers about universal health care would, at the very least, demand that our elected representative stop giving themselves a free ride, or come to the realization that socialism for needed services can be a very good thing for the welfare of our country.
Plus, universal health care is guaranteed in our constitution in the preamble.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,
promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Life is so simple, but we insist on making it complicated
551 - 479 BC
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The root meaning of Communist is "one who lives in a commune (common ground)".
Under pure communism, people all share and live equally. Nobody can oppress and suppress anyone else because all are equal. None are poor and have to struggle needlessly without the necessities of life while others wallow in gluttonous excess because under true communism all citizens are recognized are being truly equal.
As compared to current politics in the USA, American citizens seem to be much more divided along lines of wealth and poverty. Not very equal or democratic.
In Russian history, the October 1917 revolution forcibly replaced the gluttonous and apathetic Czarist government with a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Vladimir Lenin was one of the most important figures of the early 20th century in this tumultuous time in Russian history.
Communism has been as of the 1950s grossly misunderstood and distorted by American politicians into a political movement, especially in Russia where Stalinism was the real form of government after Lenin died.
Stalin was a very aggressive individual who eventually became so paranoid that he saw fit to destroy his own people. His death was very welcome because he was not for the people and not of the people....not in his heart anyway.
Stalinism itself ironically has it's roots in much earlier forms of Russian political life, tracing itself back to the governing and military tactics of the invading Mongolian warriors in the 1200s and was especially exemplified by the Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible in the 1500s.
But in smaller populations shared living in a commune where everyone has equal rights to equal access to shared resources is practiced communism.
Real communism isn't a government - it's a life philosophy where everybody lives equally because everybody is respected equally.
And the American "idea" of communism is so far out of whack, the collective intelligence of the USA would need a nation-sized couch in order to be properly analyzed by a competent psychiatrist.
Russian communism eventually collapsed due to internal mismanagement, political bloat, corruption and the costs of waging war in Afghanistan while Ronald Reagan militarily supported the Mujahideen (freedom fighters is what reagan called them, they would turn into the Taliban).
One of the more hideous examples of how Russian politics of sacrifice is the Chernobyl incident which saw civilians deliberately exposed to deadly doses of radiation because politics was more important in the days of political bloat.
Elena Zabolotnogo has a wonderful website up, graphically illustrating the social impact of the politics of energy in 1980s Russia and Ukraine.Source(s): My parents are from a communist country. I spent 3 summers there. Nobody was rich, nobody had SUVs. And nobody needed them either. Everybody was employed, everybody had some work to keep income flowing. And crime was very low.