posted on 30 December 2015
Written by Frank Li
So far, I have identified seven similarities between communism and democracy as follows:
In this post, I will identify utopia as the eighth and the last!
1. What is utopia?
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia - Utopia:
2. Utopia in communism
Communism in China (as well as the USSR) championed one simple Marxism theory: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs", thus creating a dream-world utopian society, as illustrated below.
Unfortunately, the reality turned out to be very different from the theory. Why? Because the theory is against human nature - most people always want more but give less!
What a misery living in communist China - been there, seen that, and escaped from it in 1982!
3. Utopia in democracy
After WWII, America created unprecedented prosperity in human history. By 1991, when the Cold War ended, America did indeed look like a utopian society, with (1) a huge middle class (American Middle Class), and (2) many real problems (e.g. race and public-sector unions) covered up!
After 1991, America evolved further into a more utopian society in which even work has become optional for many (The Answer Is Work; The Question Is Why) and foreign war is perpetual (America: A Culture of War)! Here is an extreme example of Democratic Socialism: Thanks to Federal Assistance, Low-Income Americans Live in Luxury Apartments in Chicago. Here is an excerpt:
What a great life of "pay without work" for some in America!
The harsh reality is that America has started a steep decline since the turn of the 21st century! Four examples:
Why such a harsh reality? Two informative readings:
Communism has proven to be a total failure for one key reason: denial of private property ownership! The ability to personally benefit from the fruits of your own labors is the primary reason for the success of capitalism, the archrival of communism. Capitalism, by promoting private ownership, recognizes and elevates human nature. Of course, it also allows the worst of human nature, unbridled greed!
How to keep capitalism in check - Democracy?
Democracy is a proven failure throughout human history without a single example of lasting success. Democracy appeared to have worked in America for one simple reason: America could afford it, thanks to its superb capitalism. Democracy does not work in America anymore, because other countries (e.g. China) have vigorously pursued capitalism, even as it is being forsaken and demonized in America. The image below highlights the key differences between China and America today.
Democracy in America is destined for failure for the same reason democracy has failed everywhere it's been tried: debt!
Still wondering where America's utopian society in the 20th century went? Watch this video!
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