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Old Posted Dec 17, 2018, 1:14 AM
acottawa acottawa is offline
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Originally Posted by vid View Post
Can you tell me where in the literature of communism does it lay out the necessity for gulags, slaughter, famine, and experimentation?

The communism practiced by dictators is not what communism is on paper, the two get conflated. But at the same time, capitalism is supposed to work for the greater good and discourage monopoly and we've all seen how that works out. Forestry companies in my region have poisoned hundreds with mercury and the government pays the price even though the private sector did it! Imagine burning down your neighbours house, and you don't get punished as the government gives him a new one 30 years later. #Capitalism
From the Wikipedia

Karl Marx did not write much about the nature of the dictatorship of the proletariat, with his published works instead largely focusing on analysing and criticising capitalist society. In 1848, he and Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto that "their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions".[8] In the same year, commenting on revolution in Vienna he again highlighted the role of the violence, saying that "there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror".[9]
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