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Old 07-16-2019, 04:03 PM
jz78817 is offline
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
This sounds like you're describing communist North Korea

North Korea is not "communist."

Communism (i.e. what Marx originally envisioned) has never existed on national scale, it simply can't work. I don't think it can ever work for anything bigger than, say, a neighborhood. And yes, I know the ruling parties of most of those countries (whether still existing or not) called themselves some form of "Communist Party," that doesn't make them so. Just like North Korea is not a democracy simply because they call themselves the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea." A ruling class which enforces their power at gunpoint is pretty much the opposite of communism.

All Lenin did was change the nameplate on the door.