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Old 07-28-17   #13
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Originally Posted by thefr0g View Post
OK, I read it. There's my accomplishment for today.

To me it's always seemed that Communism, much like most hardcore Libertarian ideas, relies far too much on people doing the right thing. I used to think people could be trusted to do the right thing, that naivety died a horrible death last November.
Not really. There's nothing about the system that implies an intrinsic lack of abuses or problems; The only thing it's really predicated on is a certain level of labor efficiency via advances in technology, and the development and spread of said technology.

Hence my comparisons to Star Trekism.

All we really mean by communism is direct and total political and economic democracy, which still leaves plenty of room for innumerable problems. Much like Star Trek.
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