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COMMUNISM believes in armed struggle, domination of manual laborers over others, and dictatorship rule. Is not communism then anti-democratic?

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Asked by Shunmugham, 11 May '10 10:23 pm
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All communist countries are anti-democratic as their mode of rule is silencing any kind of opposing thought. Democracy is respecting the will of the common man. Communism is based on the assumption that the intellectuals who hold power know better than the common man. They make all the decisions, even deciding who will make it to the Olympics and who will head to the space laboratory and people have to obey like machines. They can even mandate how many children a couple can have. So communism is definitely opposed to democracy.
Answered by Daphne, 11 May '10 10:37 pm

 
  
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Communism is an economic concept. WHere the HELL does it call for "domination of manual labourers over others"- it calls for the collective ownership of the working class for all goods and resources. And Communism doesn't call for a dictatorship. Communism only deals w/ economics. Dictatorship or democracy r social concepts.

U Can have capitalist dictatorships (Chile under Pinochet) or SOcialist democracies (Ex: Evo Morales).

Communism can b democratic or anti democratic depending on the ruling political wing that takes up Communism as the economic system. However, Communism DOES go against party politics, for it feels that a single unified government is needed to realize the goals of a GINI centric economy. Unlike for GDP centric economies, where u just need 2 advertise 4 FDI and lay back....

Political wings that choose to go democratic in a Communist society would thus have issue based elections.

If u r Shunmugam from Eranakulam, u don't get to vote on Ram of BJP or Rah ...more
Answered by A Moin, 07 Jun '10 09:00 pm

 
  
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Communism too is a dynamic concept just like other concepts and modes of government
structuring..democracy then is different from democracy now..and the needs of then when communism was deviced in the format you just mentioned were very different, even if it gets applied now with same attributes, would be different practically..so whatever gets developed after much struggle happens to be the the right mix, that which can be sustained or retained by those being governed and the abilities of those who can govern..the eventual result is never pure if compared to the theory, in fact it never was..and regarding democracy, how democratic is democracy, at best it is oligarchy or aristocracy and at worst it is mobocracy and in between it is everything else..
Answered by spiritx, 12 May '10 12:29 am

 
  
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