SolarCross wrote:I think it's fair to point out communism isn't an economic system at all. If you wanted to start a bakery or a farm or a bicycle repair business there is not a single piece of advice for you in the entirety of the marxist canon, not even bad advice just nothing at all. From top to bottom the marxist canon is attempting to persuade people of the necessity of going on killing sprees. What happens after all the killing? So you and your mates conquered someone else's bakery, what to do with it now? Ask Marx? Ask Lenin? They don't know and have nothing to say.
Pants-of-dog wrote:So, the criteria for determining if something is an economic system is if it has a how to guide to start your own small business?
So, feudalism was not an economic system according to you?
An economic system should have at least that if it wants to earn that title. If I turn up at your economic system I want to know how it works and how I can forge a life in it. In my experience only an-comms even try to answer that question and then the answers are not encouraging: ration cards for bare necessities and lotteries for luxuries.. that sort of stupid shit.
It is debatable if feudalism is something so grandiose as a economic system but it is pretty simple to understand. Feudalism is when Kings reward military support with land titles instead of coin, usually because they have land but don't have coin. Land by itself doesn't earn the title holder a bean but those that live and work on it can pay fair rents in the form of goods, labour or coin to the owners for the privilege of using his land and in this way a mostly economically idle warrior caste is kept fed and relatively loyal without the king having to go to the trouble of finding coin for them all the time. It's pretty straightforward.
In contrast communism is nothing, just kill everyone in a big shit fight (revolution) then magical communism will appear and everything will be great!
The Immortal Goon wrote:Please list where Marx and/or Engels state this.
Come on Goon you are Pofo's resident marx fanboy I'd bet you've read everything
at least a dozen times, can you think of one marxist tract that couldn't be summarised as:
Tl;dr capitalism is broken, stupid, evil, unfair and doomed now go out there and have a revolution!
I was understating it, after all a killing spree is just one loon killing a few people, a revolution is like thousands
of killing sprees all at once.
Most of my experience of communist literature comes from @The Immortal Goon's copy and paste crusade. I think it is fair to say those are primary sources, a devout such as he would not corrupt the holy texts now would he?
The US is above average actually if you look at the population as a whole, if you single out the "aboriginal" population only then it comes out at like Africa.
Instead the major factors are proper education, better conditions, healthcare, and others, all of which communism tries to provide in better quality to the people.
This is delusional because you fail to understand reflexivity. Intelligence is problem solving essentially those that have the ability to solve problems better will be able to create better education, healthcare and other products. Those goodies are not the cause of intelligence they are the CONSEQUENCE of it.
There is a lot of double-think on IQ and on race and I guess the reason for that is the reality of genetic variation is an ideological problem for those with that basically religious belief that we might generally call egalitarianism. If people are not innately equal then equality however you do it (equal opportunities or outcomes) is both impossible and rationally undesirable. Genetic variation is problematic for egalitarians the same way the orbits of Jupiter's moons as observed by Galileo was problematic for the Catholic Church's geocentric cosmology.