I had this on my other account, but I decided to move all of my controversial stuff to this one so that people would focus more on my art. If this looks familiar, don't be surprised. I am also pasting the original artist comments from there:
Just so you know: I hate Marxism with a burning passion. Expect to get a throughly researched artist comment up your keester.
Since too many anti-marxist/communist/socialist stuff on DA simply states "I hate communism" or "Socialism sucks LOL", I felt I could at least do something that attempted to explain why there is so much hate for this certain political ideology. Along with such anti-Marxists, I have seen pro-Marxists claim that those who hate communism/whatever else are arrogant, ignorant, and fail to understand the "wisdom" of Karl Marx.
Me? Arrogant? I humbly volunteer to support the wonderful republic that is America, and I had to suffer the absence of my parents when they served overseas for said country. If anything, my "arrogance" is merely my love for what republic can do that Marxism never could.
Me? Ignorant? I have a 3.4 GPA, a post high school reading comprehension, and I am an avid researcher and self-proclaimed amateur theologian. I do my best to look into things before I form an opinion, and I'm always sure to back them up with reliable facts.
Me? Failing to see the mighty wisdom of Karl Marx?
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAWell that's why I made this stamp here.
Definition of Marxism (from here) : [link] the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society
) : a : a theory advocating elimination of private property b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2capitalized a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably d : communist systems collectively
And finally, Socialism ([link]
) :1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
Maybe I should have put Socialism before Communism, since that's how the order works, but whatever.
Marxist theory basically states that the bourgeoisie- the minorty, wealthy ruling class- are constantly warring with the poorer majority, the proletariat; in the end, a revolution will rise that will end up with a classless society where everyone shares everything, and we all live happily ever after. A society that is socialist is also believed to end up becoming a communist state, which is totally class-free.
There is also the fact Karl Marx denounced many ideas based off the ideology he and his partner, Friedrich Engels, had created.
And that's the whole problem.
Although the idea of Classical Marxism, I admit, sounds like an awesome way to create Utopia, it is a failed theory. It has never worked, and it simply does not fit well within society and it's people.
Let's take a look at history, shall we?
Believe or not, the failure of Marxist-based theories was proven centuries before it's creation, back in 1623. One problem pilgrims faced in the New World was crop failure, partly caused by lazy farmers. Originally, everyone shared the land in communal farming, and they had to share the benefit of the crops whether they worked or not. Of course, everyone would put off farming duties a bit too often, thinking that someone else would take care of it. Whoops, that ended up in a crop failure! After two years of crop failure, private plots of land were divided among the settlers, and whatever you reaped was yours; no excuses. (Here's proof: [link] [link] [link]
Then there's the USSR. Doesn't take a historian to know that it was a miserable place. People were starving, dying, and faced persecution under their government; hell, Stalin killed more people than Hiter, but it's the Nazi nutjob that gets all the credit for being a huge murderer. And their space program? It was inhumane at best, and had limited funds because of a stalemate economy. Why do you think Americans landed on the Moon first?
Now let's look at present day countries, such as China (though it is technically a dictatorship that switched to capitialism before the economy collasped), Vietnam, and North Korea.
Laugh with me if you want. People are starving, living in horrible conditions, and living under strict laws, all because Classical Marxism has the ability to be morphed by man to become a twisted, ugly, and haunting political ideology.
Democracy based theories work; the other stuff...not so much. Get used to it. P.S.-John Locke is your friend; read his stuff plz.
P.P.S. Call me out if I am inaccurate about anything, or if something needs to be clearer; I will happily fix it or get into more detail.
*EDIT* A friend pointed out to me that America is a republic, not a democracy; I think it's the same difference, but since technicalities are needed, I changed it anyway.