Skip to comments.Silly Things We Hear: “Communism Works on Paper”
Posted on 01/12/2012 9:31:54 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
While discussing on The View recently how North Korean heir Kim Jong Un enjoyed the luxury of being sent to a Swiss boarding school, Whoopi Goldberg said the following, This is what happens with communism. Its a great concept; on paper it makes perfect sense. But once you put a human being in power, it shifts. We saw it in Russia; weve seen it all over the world.
Not surprisingly, this earned Goldberg some criticism. Yet, to be fair, her sentiment is a common one. Its that supposedly enlightened, nuanced opinion stating that communism works great in theory its just the practical application thats problematic. And while Goldberg seems to accept that mans nature will always ensure communisms unworkability, others entertain a corollary of the above opinion: that the ideology could work if only the right people were at the helm.
The first thing we need to debunk is the on-paper-validity myth. Could you imagine a scientist, after observing a theory consistently fail when applied over decades, insist that it works on paper? Unless he was a climate-change warmist, hed be laughed out of his field.
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It is why our government is based on Natural Law Theory-—the very philosophy which Marx threw out. For that reason, our Constitution is designed to make Marxism illegal—unconstitutional—because it goes against our inalienable rights-—to private property—freedom of thought and religion.
Marxism should be banished-—as inhumane and irrational. Anything which denies Natural laws has to be irrational-—like all their ideas about “homosexual marriage” and the anathema to the biological family—to destroy human connectedness-—to destroy civil society—so they can create tyranny.
We have allowed Marxism to be brainwashed into our children-—those ideas put into textbooks starting in the 30’s to destroy logic and reason in our children.
Dr. Counts and Dr. Ruggs wrote hundreds of the textbooks in the 30’s-—for all the New Dealers and Keynesian collective economic theories—to destroy us from within——create a mass of conformity to one way of thought-—the Marxist way.
We need to destroy their indoctrination base where this forced Prussian education system is destroying the minds of our children with cognitive dissonance and the repetition of lies about human nature as their foundational knowledge.
Promotion of homosexual “marriage” is such dissonance that is designed to destroy the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. To destroy the philosophy behind the Constitution—Natural Law Theory. To state something as unnatural and demeaning to human beings-—as homosexual acts is genetic—destroys all logic and reason and the idea of God’s design of man. Very sick foundation of thought for children-—makes their minds mush.
The Jehovah's Witnesses will not be happy! :O
Thread header left out a word: toilet, as in “Communisim works on toilet paper”...
Thread header left out a word: toilet, as in “Communism works on toilet paper”...
1000 b.c. and beyond before there was money there was the
An exchange of labors and goods with an agreed upon outcome.\
This was a form of communism, pure and simple.
Communism has never worked and never will.
Somebody’s always gonna’ want just one more potato for their family and figure out a way to get it, which makes him an instant Capitalist.
Yes, this is actually the reason that is valid. People very often say Communism is nice on paper, but can’t work due to human nature. No, it cannot work due to information flow. Human nature is a secondary problem compared to the appalling inefficiencies caused by command economies.
One simply has to read I Pencil (http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html) to understand why communism can’t work. Even were people to be perfect angels without any measure of self interest (though how any creature could survive without self interest is a whole different can of worms to discuss), the fact that information about all the details of something as complex as an economy would be completely mess up means you are destined for failure.
This reason is also much more important to hammer home because it also points out the consequences of issuing more power to a central government even if it isn’t communist. You end up with the same effect from over regulation.
It only looks good on paper to those who have nothing to everyone else it looks like the cr@p it really is.
2+2=5 “works” on paper, too.
See? I just typed it out, and the world didn’t end. Therefore, the fact that it doesn’t work in the real world is because the right people aren’t in charge of math.
From the column,
“No, when the matter is a communist government, it is important to ask where well find the angelic leaders. But an even better question is, Where will we find the angelic followers?”
Silly Marx. Madison stated the obvious in Federalist 51: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”
To put it bluntly, none of us is as dumb as all of us.
“1000 b.c. and beyond before there was money there was the
An exchange of labors and goods with an agreed upon outcome.\
This was a form of communism, pure and simple.”
You couldn’t possibly be more wrong. If these exchanges were done voluntarily, and without “gentle urging” from the state or ruler; then that is capitalism, “pure and simple”.
The “agreed upon outcome” was and is an implied contractual system that brings order to the free market and the free exchange of goods and services. Very Capitalistic!
Why do you think the barter system is all but outlawed now? It’s because it cannot be monitored or controlled by the state effectively. Marxists and Progressives have never allowed it. I think you need Economics 101.
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