If I were to say the word “Communism”, it’d probably conjure up visions of nuclear arms, police states, espionage, repression and so on.
All in all, not a pretty picture.
However, these descriptions are better attributed to the USSR than to Communism itself- though most people can’t seem to tell the two apart.
And it is here that the problem lies. Communism, like so many ideals, is judged and condemned for the actions of a few false-followers. As Christianity is blamed for the Spanish Inquisition, Islam for terrorism, and Nietzsche for Nazism, Communism’s reputation is warped and twisted by the actions of what was once the USSR and Maoist China. To many today, Communism is synonymous with totalitarianism, oppression, and poverty.
And that’s where is blog comes in.
Here, I describe- in layman’s terms (none of that overly-technical gibberish about dialectics and such)- what Communism actually is, as well as the issues confronting Marxists today, and the general future of the movement.
Workers of the world unite!