Benefits of Communism


communismBenefits of Communism

Communism is a political thought that suffer from large-scale public condemnation. Although countries like North Korea, Cuba and China still continue to practice communism in its modified forms, it has been widely-accepted all over the world that state controlled economy is a downright failure. However, despite condemnation, why have a few countries continued to maintain this political system? Is communism a practical idea? In a few days, communism may be just as practical as any other capitalist concept and can bring about development in a country. Let us look at some of the benefits of communism.

1. People are equal.
In a communist regime, people are treated equal regardless of education, financial stability, and so on, in the eyes of the government. Economic boundaries don’t separate or categorize people, a situation that eliminates crime and violence.

2. Every citizen can keep a job.
In a Communist system, people are entitled to have jobs. Because the government owns all the means of production, the government can provide jobs for at least a majority of the people. Everyone in a communist country is given enough work opportunities for them to live and survive. Every citizen, however, must do his or her part for the economy, to receive pay and incentives.

3. An internally stable economic system
In communism, the government rules the economy so stability is out of the question. Every citizen is required to work in order to receive benefits, and those that don’t have corresponding sanctions. This creates an incentive to participate and to help in economic growth.

4. Establishment of stronger social communities
In communism, there are certain laws, rules and goals in allocating resources and responsibilities. If the citizens abide by these laws, this leads to a harmonious spirit of sharing with one goal. This consequently builds stronger social communities, and an even stronger economy.

5. No competition.
In communist societies, everyone is created equal. This means that everyone can work hard equally and harmoniously without stepping on each other’s backs. All the work, responsibility, and all the rewards reaped are shared equally among the citizens. If people have no sense of envy, jealousy or ambitions that counter the goals of the state, then a harmonious economic development can be maintained.

6. Efficient distribution of resources
In a communist society, the sense of cooperation allows for healthy communistic systems. This means that communist societies are very efficient at resource distribution even in localized areas. This is very important especially in times of need and in emergency situations.

Communism is a political thought based on sharing of efforts and sharing of resources. Although today, no self-sustaining country has used ideal communist policy, modified forms can still be considered practical. However, as long as the advantages of capitalism remain to be the dominant economic system in the world, citizens and countries will obviously choose it over communism. There seems to be no room for this political ideology in this age of consumerism and private entrepreneurship, but communism still has its practical aspects, especially in controlling natural resources.

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22 Responses

  1. Anonim

    March 17, 2011 12:53 pm

    And all this constitutes Communist kitsch. I agree with the fact that it constitutes harmony and a community workforce.
    From each according to their ability, To each according to his need!

  2. Mark

    August 29, 2011 6:26 pm

    Obviously, the person who wrote this only wrote of the ideology of communism, not of the actual practice of it. Read Michael Kort’s book: “The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath”. The leaders of communist governments are not “equal” to the people they rule over. While common citizens of these countries live in poverty and starve in the streets, the leaders live in the best houses, are catered to, have private imported food stores, have servants, have the best private education for their children, have chauffers and limousines, etc. No, a communist government is nothing more than a priveleged few ruling over the oppressed masses.

    Please, please, please actually READ the history of communist countries… they murdered millions of innocent citizens to establish their regimes. Communism does not work!

    • Vivian

      October 18, 2011 4:00 pm

      Communism does not work because of the people who twist and abuse the ideals, not Communism itself. Communism is an idea, with no physical form or thought of its own–it has no voice and no say about the people who choose, or is forced, to follow its political layout. The benefits and consequences are regulated by the people who ‘preach’ it, so it’s unfair for you to be bias say ‘Communism does not work’ by comparing apples and oranges.
      Please UNDERSTAND the history and meaning of communism as a whole.

      Yes, so many lives were lost under those who practices communism, but death could be affiliated to most every other sort of government and even religion, eg. The Crusades.
      Even the Americas, when they fought the Revolution, didn’t want a Democratic Government–They originally intended to be Confederate–Which would have, in turn, made slavery more powerful in the rural South.
      Even after the Articles of Confederation failed, slavery was still around for years after. The line ‘all men are created equal’, in the Declaration of Independence, only referred to White men–not Black or women.
      That was all because of people.

      And even in the modern America of today, the rich are rich and the poor are poor. And society just LOVES to make a point of that; the differences between the privileged few and suffering masses are apparent, regardless of the type of government in play.
      To reiterate, this is because of people.

      People feel and think. We fear and are angered, we bleed and feel joy, we can be physically and/or mentally ill. We have pride and we have honor.
      Because the people can be so vastly different, clashing and merging with one another, it is no wonder there is so much death and chaos in the history of humanity. Because we create errors.

      But people can learn from those errors. We learned the A-Bomb is a big ‘no-no’, for one. Most of Germany refuse to put their flags up save for extremely special occasions[or in conjunction with other world flags] for fear of being seen as prideful or a threat by the rest of the world. Although, that’s not exactly ‘learning from error’ and more a ‘following result’.

      People grow and change; we’ve seen that over the years. Is it so terrible to think that if people can keep their selfishness in check, that a society where all are equal and no one is significantly richer or poorer than another, is something worth having?
      If all of humanity’s faults COULD be done away with, Communism wouldn’t be so bad.

      However, it is impossible for all faults to just…disappear. The Ideals of Communism takes a backseat, as it is blamed–by people–for those who extort their means of power. People kill people, regardless of their name, origin, or government.

      It’s not the idea that’s at fault–It’s people.

    • Anonymous

      April 14, 2012 11:16 pm

      With the proper people in office, Communism would be a resounding success.

      And also: Dont blame the idea, blame the phonies who preach it THEN display corruption once that power is realised in their hands. You shouldnt have to forget that the USA ran a smear campaign against Communism simply to prepare people for a war with Russia. Responsible distribution and sharing of our currency and other rescources ensures ONLY better moderation (which we are in serious need of!)

      Someone who actually believes in Communism would never commit the atrocious crimes that say Joeseph Stalin commited when he thinned out people he didnt like.

      PS: Hitler was elected democratically, but I think we already KNOW democracy doesnt work.

      • Jonathan

        November 28, 2012 11:00 am

        Hitler was in fact appointed chancellor by Hidenburg not through a democratic election. He actually lost the presidential election handily to Hidenburg and the Nazi’s did not get a majority of the votes but through backroom deals Hitler was brought to power through appointment.

        I hate to burst your bubble but Communism will always be run by people and their flaws, not angels. Look at communist Mao, killing or purging 35-60 million people in China. Stalin in Lenin killed countless millions, Khmer Rouge killed 1/4 of the population of Cambodia. If you count the killings or purges by communist in the above countries plus North Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania and a few others you’ve got a death count of over 100 million people in the last 100 years.

        Communism is a sales job to get people to give up their freedom to a small group of people looking to get power. Communism and human nature are not compatible and if we lived under communism, I would likely be killed for this dissent.

    • rick obanion

      November 10, 2012 10:06 pm

      ” the priveleged few ruling over the rest” .. and this is different from our system how? with 50% of americas wealth in the hands of 1%.. we are in a prison in which we cannot see, but we feel it every day. Im too busy making the rich richer to be able to provide for my family even in the basics.

      • William Childress

        January 16, 2013 3:27 am

        You are already reaping the benefits of communism you jackass. Big government eliminates small business and the opportunities for you to succeed. You are just too stupid to see it. You are one of the useful idiots that bring this to fruition. You are begging the very people oppressing you to save you from the programs the implemented to crash the economy and dumb down the masses.

        • Anthony

          October 7, 2013 9:50 am

          tell me about it, they are so dumb in this country today,I just don’t get it.
          how could the American people become so ignorant?

    • C

      December 1, 2012 5:16 pm

      The title (that thing at the top of the page) says “communism,” not “how communism is practiced”.

  3. dom

    March 27, 2012 10:32 am

    Clearly, the author has no first hand experience. Try living in Cuba for a while, and get back to us…

  4. Tony

    August 17, 2012 4:15 pm

    To treat everyone as equals is to do great injustice to the potential of humanity by restricting basic human rights, removing profit motive, and demotivating each individual to the point of misery. There is just cause why citizens take an unfavorable view of communism.

  5. Carter

    June 4, 2013 10:29 pm

    The only true government system in which all people are equal is a direct democracy. In this form of government, any citizen can put forth a recommendation for a law, which will then be voted upon by all other citizens. The only problems with this form of government is uneducated people, and a very large population. With so many people wanting specific laws, and uneducated people voting on them, the entire system collapses. The only way to counteract this, is with a group of highly educated people overseeing the voting process; a senate. But, if the senate members are not educated, are corrupt, or put forth the recommendations for the laws themselves, the entire system of government becomes pointless. Therefore, the only form of government that can preserve the freedoms of its citizens, maintain itself, and not become corrupt, is a democratic republic.

  6. olly

    May 12, 2015 10:18 am

    Whoever wrote this obviously doesn’t understand what a communist society actually is.

  7. kgr

    September 13, 2015 4:12 am

    If the Cleaner is paid the same as the Surgeon then nobody would want to become a Surgeon. The incentive comes down to money more than the passion for the job. This results in school students not trying hard knowing they’ll be rewarded for their lack of effort. This is not my opinion it’s the Capitalists that use this.

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