I lived under a communist system over 30 years, my family and later I myself were persecuted by the Communism. Until I came here I believed that the Communism is the evil, and the reason of many evils. Here I understood, that the same thing which made the communism evil are present here too:
- unjust wars, social injustice, the abuse of the underprivileged ones by the privileged ones in the social level
- materialism and the denial of God in the ideological level, forced on everyone.
Practically the communism as existing power system was based on two sources, We called them narodniks and grocers.
The narodniks were poor peasants and poor workers, who wanted to fight for the social justice: everyone had to work according to his talents, and everyone had to receive the goods according to his needs. They provided adequate schools for everyone free, work for everyone (no one was jobless), housing for everyone (there were no homeless people), free medical care for everyone. As we said they were stupid but full with good intentions.
The grocers were those who did not believed in any ideology except of their superiority. They joined the fight under social slogans for their advantage. We called them smart people with bad intentions.
[Those who were stupid with bad intentions were rejected by the communist, those who were smart with good intentions themselves rejected the communism]
May be this is news for you, but the communism as economical order was not broken in 1990. Sometimes in the 1960’s they discovered the pri9nciple originally established by Adolf Hitler, that a sufficiently large area can live without the financial capital and interest, simple exchange goods between the companies in an interest-less internal accounting system. This meant 5-10% of the excess good to be used for development, instead of paying tax for the owners of the money. The financial gains were tangible, so the owners of the financial capital united all over the world (like allegedly the proletarians in Marx’s slogan) .
The narodnics were ousted and the grocers transformed their political power to economical power, get the companies for themselves.
The moral is that like everything in this earth the communism too was composed of good and evil, and no economical system is better than the other.
Only God can save the world.