Thursday, October 23, 2008

The 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto...

Does any of this sound like home?...

10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c., &c.[5]

According to the Communist Manifesto, all these were prior conditions for a transition from capitalism to communism (but Marx and Engels later expressed a desire to modernize this passage[6]).

1 comment:

robpatozz said...

We have become a communist country! What happened to the people of this great nation? Their ability to self sustain? The entrepreneurial drive, self motivation, morality? We have become a nation of New Deal sheep, influenced and controlled by the mainstream media, waiting for big brother to guide us to our next station in life. All the while begging for handouts, or regurgitations STOLEN from our fellow citizens like wanton helpless, featherless baby birds! Wake up, take a stance and taste FREEDOM!