Communism For Beginners: Ep.1 - The Communist Manifesto

revolutionary like I'm here we knew our take a barrel when I'm pulling start shooting hello comrades and welcome to the actual first real actual real actual episode of communism for beginners basics of Marxism Leninism so very very catchy title don't you think I just you know I know it's long but I just felt the need to emphasize that it's Marxism Leninism because we're going to be talking about Marxism Leninism here I hope that you have read the communist manifesto for this I guess in case you didn't watch the introduction episode that I made you kind of should maybe check out the communist manifesto before this video or I guess you could do it afterwards but in this one we're going to be basically I'm gonna I'm going to talk about the communist manifesto and what is said in it and what its what is included in it so after you've read it you might have a lot of questions about what stuff and it actually means um when I was reading it I wrote down some of the stuff that it's that is brought up in the communist manifesto so it brings up the capitalism actually is kind of progressive or it was progressive capitalism is good when it fights against feudalism that is something that should be understood because in in the first in the fourth chapter in the last chapter of the manifesto Marx deals Marx and Engels deal with some of the they talked about some of the other schools of socialism at the time and one of them was like these utopian several different kinds of schools of these utopian socialists who were kind of not really outright openly Pro fuel but in actual fact they were kind of pro feudal profile ISM anti capitalism so their their main complaint of capitalism was that it's destroying the old order of things and marks actually thought that that was like the one of the best aspects of capitalism that it was destroying the old feudal system so that is something to be understood that while communism is very hostile to capitalism it also sees it as very progressive because it destroys the feudal relations it capitalism created things like you know modern industry the Scientific Revolution made made capital is impossible and then capitalism kinda led to the Industrial Revolution because this there was of course already capitalism before all these machines got invented and capitalism also led to away from you know absolute monarchy two kind of liberal bourgeois democracy or capitalist democracy where representative capitalist democracy which is certainly better than feudalism than absolute monarchy where there's like an emperor or king who says that you know they have the right to tell everybody what to do because they are either because their God or because they are like related to God or because of their noble blood or something so capitalism is in that way progressive and all these socialists at the time and even today who say that capitalism is like bad and who tried to restore feudalism the these are very reactionary forces in Lenin's time one of the biggest movements before Marxism became big in Russia one of the biggest movements was called nirodh ISM all there the people were called neurotics and they were these utopian socialists who they were wrong in all kinds of ways but one of the ways they were wrong is they they romanticized and idolized the feudal village community and that was their sole reason for being anti-capitalist and now that said capitalism used to be progressive but now it's become reactionary Capital is most progressive when it was fighting against feudalism and one of the biggest examples of that was the French Revolution when the French Razi the French capitalists who they were not really capitalists like the modern capitalists who owned stocks in like multinational corporations but they were still capitalists they overthrew the monarchy and of course it still there was a reaction a counter-revolution they they achieved democracy but then of course there was a counter-revolution and it led to Napoleon and absolute monarchy again but that was one of the great examples of capitalism being progressive but now it's become a hindrance and Marx and Engels they point out the fact that capitalism of course it's it because it destroys the old feudal production for example like the individual small manufacturer somebody who makes let's say let's say they make tables there's one guy making tables maybe he has like an apprentice they make tables capitalism makes them go bankrupt and replaces it with huge factories where there's like a thousand people making tables using machines which is much better like in terms of how much you can produce so capitalism causes immense misery when it does that when it destroys the fuel order and causes the people to go bankrupt hungry and unemployed and homeless and all that but it still revolutionizes production and makes production much more powerful the same thing goes for like farming it centralizes these small producers like one family farming a small plot capitalism centralizes that into giant corporate farms where they use large machinery lots of people cooperating doing stuff together instead of just one guy but the thing is capitalism centralizes the centralizes things and socializes things which is kind of ironic and kind of interesting work used to be really individual but now capitalism makes it social so that all work essentially almost all work is collective there's this huge amount of people working together in capitalism as opposed to feudalism when people were farming their own small plots and living in almost complete isolation so capitalism socializes production but it doesn't socialize the distribution so that's what becomes it becomes a hindrance the social nature of production comes into a huge contradiction with the private way of distribution so if you get really rich and most get incredibly poor even today if you look at the look at the world most people are really really poor most people living in capitalist countries are really poor most of the world is in fact very poor living on a couple of dollars day or less like ten million people starving each year and poverty is actually increasing faster than the population so poverty is actually spreading despite the fact that wealth is of course the total wealth is increasing but it's becoming more and more centralized into fewer and fewer hands that's one key aspect then there is also crisis so Marx points out that capitalism is very crisis-ridden and here's here's a quote from the manifesto that these are kind of a new really new and different forms of crisis something that hasn't really happened ever before so here's the quote in these crises there breaks out an epidemic that in all earlier epochs would have seemed an absurdity the epidemic of overproduction society suddenly finds itself put back into a state of momentary barbarism it appears as if a famine a universal war of devastation had put off the supply of every means of subsistence industry and commerce seems to be destroyed and why because there is too much civilization too much means of subsistence too much industry too much Commerce the productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to further the development of the conditions of the bourgeois property on the contrary they have become too powerful for these conditions by which they are fed and so soon as they overcome these fetters they bring disorder into the whole of bourgeois society endanger the existence of bourgeois property and how does the bourgeoisie get over this is on the one hand by enforced destruction of a mass of productive forces on the other by the conquest of new markets and by the more thorough exploitation of the old ones that is to say by paving the way for far more extensive and more destructive crisis and by diminishing the means whereby crises are prevented so there's too much stuff and that causes a crisis well how can that be well everybody invests and everybody makes more stuff everybody tries to pay their workers as little as possible everybody tries to get their workers to produce as much as much as possible the workers who are also the consumers for a lot of stuff they don't have enough money anymore they don't have enough money to buy all that stuff because now there's so much stuff being made nobody is buying it it creates a crisis of overproduction and what happens well the stuff doesn't get sold it gets destroyed companies go bankrupt so there's incredible waste and destruction of means of production companies go bankrupt the people end up you know unemployed so they don't have any money anymore can't pay the rent they go homeless they can't buy any food anymore so if there's too many houses being made too much food being made it leads to the situation where nobody has food and nobody has houses that's kind of a strange way of how capitalism works so the productive forces become coming to this gigantic contradiction then another thing that they bring up they mentioned the withering away of the state which that is something that we will discuss later that is something that is brought up in this but we will talk more about that later it talks about Communists and capitalists and workers in in chapter 2 it says that capitalists capitalists are basically the people who own the means of production to be a capitalist means that you have to own means of production well means of production are factories farms know those things that you need to produce stuff so essentially their workplaces for example a railroad where they transport stuff and well railway workers work that's a means of production even though it's you know actually transporting stuff but it's still a means of production a mine which produces coal that's a mean of means of production mines factories farms all that stuff so to be a capitalist you have to own a means of production you have to own for example a factory and then you have to also have workers so you employ them you pay them to work and then they come they produce stuff and the way capitalism works is the capitalist has to extract so-called surplus value so the workers they make stuff let's say they make a hundred value well the only way the capitalist can make profit is if he only pays them less than hundred value so let's assume the worker makes a hundred value the capitalism paste in ten value the capitalism makes ninety value profit assuming he assuming he manages to somehow realize the value for example by selling the table or whatever they whatever is produced in the factory if he manages to sell that then he gets all this profit now what is happening there is called exploitation because most of the value or at least at least a part of the value that the worker makes the capitalist just takes it even though the capitalist doesn't really do anything they might have some function they might like be the factory organizer factory director actually leading and directing the work but that's only a small part of it like you don't all you have to do to be a capitalist is to own stuff you don't have to actually do anything owning the factory is what makes you a capitalist any other other thing is is irrelevant to you being a capitalist if they are also a factory director then that's then they're also a factory factory director and the fancy word for capitalist is bourgeois bourgeoisie means capitalists the capitalist class and the fancy word for worker proletarian means that it to be a worker it mean means that or to be a proletarian so it specifically it means wage worker because sometimes communists talk about working classes they then in those cases they mean anybody who works like the peasants who work the workers who work small business owners who work then they don't talk about capitalists who only own they don't catalyst don't work they just own but when they're told about the proletarians they only talk about wage workers so a proletarian is the kind of worker who doesn't own any means of production for example use me as an example I don't own any means production I don't own a factory I don't own a farm I don't own anything like that they might own their own house which is you know a significant amount of wealth but it's not a means of production unless they of course they could rent the house then it would become a means of production then they become a landowner or landlord but of course then you would then you would need some other place where you could live basically in order for a wage worker in order for a wage worker survive they they need a job because you know where else they're going to get the money I mean in some Western countries by now we have set up this system where because capitalism always has unemployment it never has full employment so there's always going to be unemployed people so in Western countries we've figured they figured out this way of the taxpayers pay money and then that is government gives that money out to people who cannot get a job so that they can survive and you know even in Marxist day there were all kinds of charities and programs that would try to deal with the huge amount of unemployed people but basically in in order to have a reasonable comfortable life you need to get a job you need to buy food you need to pay rent in order for capitalism to work there it requires that there's this huge amount of people who don't own any means of production that is how it differs from feudalism it had to destroy the feudal system where everybody owned small means of production like their own small plot of land their own manufacturing tools or whatever it had to destroy that by driving them bankrupt because if you make some product by hand you cannot compete with with an actual industrial workshop so therefore you go bankrupt therefore you become a wage worker or you need to become a wage worker in order to survive so these people they don't own any means of production they cannot get any means of production that would be required to compete with companies so they need to they need to get a job so the only way they can survive is if they go and they accept that the capitalist is going to exploit them so they're going to work and they're going to create value and the capitalist is going to take a big portion of that value that they create now this raises question like what do you even need the capitalist then they just own the stuff well the reality is that you don't that's the grin of the whole point of communism so then it talks about property and there's different kinds of property in Marxism there's a public and collective and private and personal public property belongs to everyone collective is something that is owned by a group and then private is private and you know personal is like not means of production because when we talk about property we mean means production so personal property is stuff that's not means production it's like your Playstation and your bicycle and your all that stuff it's not like coal mines and factories publicly owned coal mine is a publicly owned coal mine privately owned coal mine is different and coal mine owned by a group of people is different but collective property and private property there's like a little bit of an overlap because of course there can be a group of capitalists owning stuff like in terms of shares and stuff but typically collective property means like a co-op where the workers own something together but it's not it's owned by a group of workers instead of owned by the society as a whole for example a co-op is still different from a company owned by the state even owned by a communist or a socialist state here's a little quote in this sense the theory of the communist might be summed up in this in a single sentence abolition of private property now this private property talks about it means means of productions and also means of productions like factories and all the work place is also like power stations and means of transport and land but it doesn't mean like your clothes to be a capitalist is to have not only purely personal social status in production capital is a collective product and only by the United action of many members may in the last resort only by United action of all members of society can it be set in motion so he's talking about that it's it's actually a collective labor capital is therefore not only personal it's social power when therefore capital is converted into common property into the property of all members of society personal property is not thereby transformed into social property it is only the social character of the property that is changed it loses its class character production is already collective production is already social distribution is not and when communists say they want to abolish private property they talk about means of production then Marx talks about wage labor so the average price of wage laborer is the minimum wage that is that quantum of the means of subsistence which which is absolutely requisite to keep a laborer in bare existence as a labourer what therefore the wage laborer appropriates by means of his labour merely suffices to prolong and reproduce a bare existence we by no means intend to abolish this personal appropriation of the products of labour and appropriation that is made for the maintenance and reproduction of human life and that leaves no surplus were with to command the labor of others all that we want to do away with is the miserable character of this appropriation under which the labourer lives merely to increase capital and is allowed to live only in so far as the interest of the ruling class requires it and that is the case for a majority of humanity at the moment most people in the world with Westerners often forget it but most people actually they don't have anything they just might have some kind of a Shack to live in some clothes on their back but they don't really have much else Marx and Engels continued in bourgeois society living labor is but a means to increase accumulated labour income in society accumulated labour is but a means to widen to enrich to promote the existence of the labourer so this is trying to resolve the contradiction between the social aspect of the production and the private aspect of the distribution so in capitalism people work just to make capital for the capitalists and capital is its money basically but it's really the scientific definition its value in motion so it's value which eventually like becomes money and then if in when it's invested it's in motion so it's basically if you just have a ton of money but you don't do anything with it then it's not capital but basically if you invest it then it's in its capital so in capitalism workers exist to make more capital in communism the wealth they create is used to improve the lives of everyone so everybody works everybody gets a lot of stuff instead of everybody works only a few get a lot of stuff and they continue you are horrified at our intending to do away with private property but in your existing society private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population so again most of the world lives in incredible poverty as Marx is here pointing out here in the West we've got several concessions from the capitalists really after the Second World War we got concessions when communism was powerful and the Soviet Union was a real threat to the West we got concessions we have better living conditions here we got eight-hour day eight-hour working day all kinds of things like that and but that is not the case for majority of the population of the world and now that communism is so weak right now we are starting to lose all those things that we got but Marx continues its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths so you need a lot of exploited people for there to be someone exploiting them basically the only way a capitalist can have a lot is if workers don't get the value they make you reproach us therefore with intending to do away with a form of property the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society in one word you reproach us with intending to do away with your property precisely so that is just what we intend and they they continue this is another quote communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society all it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriations it has been objected that upon the abolition of private property all work will cease and universal laziness will overtake us according to this bourgeois society ought look what long ago to have gone to the dogs through sheer idleness for those of its members who work acquire nothing and those who acquire anything do not work the whole of this objection is but another expression of the tautology that there can no longer be any wage labor when there is no longer any capital so we often hear this that oh there's going to be laziness if there's no more private property well most people in Africa they're working pretty hard but they still have nothing most capitalists they're awful rich when they they're obviously not working quite so hard I mean stuff still got made in the Soviet Union they built a lot of stuff and again private property doesn't even have anything to do with wages you can still get get a wage like workers are not interested in private property like in capitalism it doesn't you can still get a wage in socialism it doesn't matter like private property should should only interest people who are actual private property owners who are actually like business owners capitalists if you get a wage that's not that's not private property it doesn't matter if it's private property or not if you get a wage in in the Soviet Union actually for a really long time people didn't get an hourly wage they got a wage based on how much stuff they make so there they actually had a real incentive to make a lot of stuff in capitalism it doesn't matter usually how much stuff you make you get an hourly wage at least in my job I got an hourly wage it didn't matter if I had anything to and here in the end it comes Marx talks about the Communists so here here the Communists are distinguished from other working-class parties by by this only one in the national struggles of the proletarians of the different countries they point out and bring to the front the common interests of the entire proletariat independent of all nationality to in the various stages of development which this struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie has to pass through they always and everywhere represent the interest of the movement as a whole the communist therefore are on the one hand practically the most advanced and resolute sections of the working-class parties of every country that section which pushes forward all others and on the other hand theoretically they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the line of March the conditions and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement so communists they're not just workers communists are people who they're not just working-class working like union organizers or working-class party members either there are people who instead of just leading a strike for better working for better working conditions in this one Factory or this one branch of production for example like steel industry they they try to unite all the struggles into one struggle one class versus the other class instead of just one Factory versus their own capitalists and they also try to unite all the struggles in the various countries into one struggle so it's not just one country versus their capitalists it's in the long run it's all countries versus all capitalists and communists there are the members of the working class who are most conscious most politically conscious of the goals the long-term goals and the goals of the movement and the results of the proletarian movement they try to lead the movement to the correct conclusion and that is something that Lenin talks about later and then lastly there's a revolution so what are the other stuff that we've covered there's capitalism used to be progressive now it's a hindrance its crisis ridden then what are workers and capitalists then property what are communists and now revolution so it says the proletariat will use its political supremacy when when it basically when Marx argues that proletarians need to take power in a revolution so the proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest by degree all capital from the bourgeoisie to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state that is of the proletariat organized as a ruling class and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible so the workers there's a revolution the workers take power they take control the control of the state well what is the state the state is basically the army the police the legislative functions all the coercive mechanisms capitalists they are now in control of the state the capitalists try to use the state to crush the workers the workers will take over they will make a new state and they will use it to crush the capitalists take their capital away and to increase the productive forces as rapidly as possible so in some countries that productive forces are already really developed but in many countries like in Africa roads are bad there's no irrigation there's no infrastructure the state should take care of that of course in the beginning this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property and on the conditions of bourgeois production by means of measures therefore which appear economically insufficient and unattainable but which in the course of the movement outstrip themselves necessitate further inroads upon the old social order and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing mode of production these measures will of course be different in different countries nevertheless in the most advanced countries the following will be pretty generally applicable and then there's this famous list of 10 things which marx brings up so all kinds of right-wingers to say that the United States is actually a communist state because it has some of these things what that's nonsense so let us go over these then these 10 things there's one abolition of property in land and application of all the rents of land to public purposes to heavy progressive or graduated income tax three abolition of all rights of inheritance of course the United States doesn't have that most countries have a progressive income tax by now for confiscation of the property of all immigrants and rebels you know if cap if some capitalist decides to pack their bags and leave we're going to take away all the stuff that they left behind if they leave their factories and their mansions we're going to take them over five centralization of credit into the hands of the state by means of a National Bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly six centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state 7 extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state the bringing into cultivation of wastelands and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan so that's just more of the you know trying to develop the productive forces eight equal liability of all to work establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture so everybody has to work in capitalism there's unemployment in socialism there's no unemployment everybody actually has to work unless you are like unless you're a child or if you're sick or if you're some come how disabled but or if you're too old too young or too old but anybody who can work they are required to work nine combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country so nowadays in many countries agriculture and manufacture are already in connect in close connection but nonetheless and the distinction between town and country is interesting because in capitalism there is like these huge slums and then the countryside is kind of dead even in in my country the countryside is kinda it's just dead that just goes towns and then everybody just tries to cram inside these these population centers in socialism that is not something that it's that is preferred preferable and ten free education for all children in public schools abolition of children's factory labor in its present form combination of education with industrial production etc etc and then there's a final quote which this kind of talks about the withering away of a state as I said we will get to that later more in more detail when in the course of development class distinctions have disappeared and all production has been concentrated into the hands of the vast Association of the whole nation the public power will lose its political character political power properly so-called so political power will actually cease to exist is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another if the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled by the force of circumstances to organize itself as a class by means of a revolution it makes itself the ruling class and as such it sweeps away by force the old conditions of production then it will along with these conditions have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally and we will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class in the place of the old Bulger society with its classes in class antagonisms we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all the workers there's going to be a revolution where the workers take power and the revolution doesn't necessarily have to be like super violent we have to understand that there has to be a revolution like the the bourgeois the capitalist they're not going to surrender freely and they're not going to allow any kind of reform any kind of slow reform to take away their power slowly no we're going to have to take the power away from them by force but it doesn't necessarily have to get super ugly it only means that we have to be prepared like they're not going to surrender if we don't have guns but if we point the gun to their heads and say you want to surrender then they might surrender without a fight if we give them any slack and give them any chance that they're gonna they're gonna try to take their power back so we must maintain strict control so the workers are going to take power make themselves the ruling class they're going to revolutionize production they're going to sweep away the old conditions of production the capitalist mode of production but then eventually because class distinctions disappear there's not going to be any ruling class anymore because there's no classes in general so then when there's no more capitalist class anywhere at all then we nobody is going to have to monitor what the capitalists are doing are the capitalists tryin to take power back whatever because there's not going to be any more capitalists because you can understand that if there's a capitalist living like in the city and you take away all his stuff he's going to want it back let's say like 50 years go by the capitalists might die of old age or something then he's not going to be there anymore the same thing with other countries there's going to be capitalist countries but when the capitalist countries have their own revolutions we don't have to worry about them anymore so we're not gonna eventually we're not going to need all these coercive mechanisms of the state like the police Secret Service and the standing army and all that anyway so this has been the first episode talking about the Communist Manifesto it's been pretty long but as I said there's a lot of stuff is said in the manifesto I was actually kind of surprised I didn't remember that it had that much stuff to offer so hopefully this was clear if you have any questions feel free to ask them I would like to have as much viewer interaction as possible so that I can help you understand things and you can help me understand things and so on if you want to have like a lengthy prolonged debate that's fine I can debate people I do that all the time but anyway so that was the Communist Manifesto next time we're going to start with the introduction of foundations of Leninism and I think that might be a little bit easier they're going to be shorter sections shorter videos dealing with one specific topic as opposed to you know this whole long list of topics and it might be easier but what I would like recommend people do if you read the manifesto and there's like a lot of stuff you don't understand which probably is going to be the case like that was certainly the case with me I read it I didn't really understand everything in its of course you have to look it up Google go to the Internet find out what exactly Marx was talking about in some specific thing or you have to ask other people so ask me questions if you want to know something ask me questions you're going to have to for example with me I read the man read the manifesto I didn't really understand that much I think I read wage labour and capital I understood a little bit more but they kind of deal with different things I read a lot of stuff and then I didn't really understand but when I when I first read foundations of Leninism it kind of started to piece it all together because unfortunately these books they use like a lot of outdated language and difficult language and concepts which the authors think are like self-evident to the people reading it so they don't really explain everything in great detail so you have to already know something to like fully get fully benefit from reading them so it kind of if you've already read something else then it's going to help you understand reading the other stuff that's it I will see you in the next one bye-bye

  1. Very good video, this is a very awesome Educational video that everyone needs to see, you tell people the true version of communism, not what the indoctrinated Capitalists make it look like , many many people believe what the Capitalist Media says about Communism, they use Stalin as an example of why communism is bad, in fact Stalin was more of his own political views and had his own agendas, he was tyrannical dictator who was a totalitarian Dictator instead of Communist, now if they would look at the Achievements and the Actions of the Presidents after stalin, they would see the Soviet Union was not a bad place, the Presidents after Stalin was Communists and if they would study the Soviet Union after 1950, they would see the People was never harmed or enslaved, the economy of the USSR was either equal to the USA or was almost equal, the thing is, the USSR struggled with Famines and Spent the majority of their cash on the military, now if the West would not have been so Agressive to the Eastern Bloc, they would not have been spending so much on military, they would spend more on economics and other important things, but the West doesnt do this, they won't just look at the truth about communism, they just focus on the Bad things , the actions of Totalitarians ( stalin), they believe Capitialism is better and more efficiant than communism, but thats not true, Communism has its own Pros and Cons, Capitalists dont understand that because they are too busy worrying over whos the Hottest Kpop guy, whos the best Mumble rapper, who is the best Actor, too busy with other things than school, most of the time they believe anything the News has to say, Whos the better President, Republicans are losers and democrats are better and shit like that, China is a Threat to Society and must be destroyed, the truth is , Capitalists, have become Imperialists, expansionists and Fascists, they only want to expand their influence to other nations, control others and spread their ways everywhere, they are so concerned about international affairs so they can determine if its a oppertunity for them to invade them or as they call it "spreading their Influence" or not, every capitalist is like this not just America, the Wealthy nations are the Imperialist, Expansionist Fascist nations who all collaborate with eachother on who they can "spread their influence" over, Communism differs from that greedy system, they offer a chance to improve the world, to make it better, to rid the world from Fascism, Imperialism and Expansionism, to destroy poverty, these are the very things the capitalists have based their power on, thats why they hate communism and label it as a " Evil" they will never teach people the truth of communism, they wont tell about the benifits it can have, they instead brainwash the youth into believing its a Evil system in which it is not. they just fear change because it takes thier power away.

  2. i wonder if people understand that marx was against capitalism not because he just wanted to, but he saw it as a historical mission to build the next human society, based on him using dialectics to view the historicity and realize a class struggle that needs to end.

  3. Thanks for making this video, I like to listen to this while I’m doing my daily chores around my house, you’ve got a great reading voice.

  4. I like your attitude and posts but I've got to challenge you to think even better so that I too, can think better.

  5. there are three domains in economy. They are production, distribution and consumption. This is a seed crystal from which will spring empirical/simple economics.

    The Earth is not a commodity so it's NOT for sale or to be owned by someone. We only have the right to use and to live on it, never to own it, coz the Real Owner is God alone.

    Farming wants to be elevated above economy in other words it becomes a communal effort. Economy grows out of agriculture, but is itself NOT an economic activity but a cultural bonding resulting in national security and well being for ALL citizens.

    Freedom in the real sense of the word, cannot be fought for, only evolved into from the inside of us all, after having absorbed the lessons of history. A real sustainable system's best defense is goodwill towards your enemies…

  6. I heavily disagree with the spread the population over a great space. I've always been in future and it's simply more efficient and takes less of a toll on the environment

  7. It's ironic you play that rap song at the beginning of this video. No such music would've existed had the US become communist.

  8. I would recommend in addition to the Manifesto reading "The Principles of Communism" by Engels. It tends to get overlooked a lot which is unfortunate because it actually serves as a great compliment to the Manifesto as it talks about pretty much the same things, but in a more structured and direct way.

  9. I’m listening…but if you want to promote communism, Bolsheviks are not good people to be named after. Why name yourself after a political faction that used its resources to take power in Russia after the majority didn’t want to elect them? The Bolsheviks are behind the cruel and senseless murder of the royal family, which they knew was wrong and worked hard to cover it up. They took away the people’s right to have critical discussion about their government, and would detain those with “counter-revolutionary” ideas. When the peasant farmer’s didn’t agree with the terms of exchange for their crops, they simply took the crops by force. Why would you want to associate yourself with people like that?

  10. The ending is a bit idealistic, it would be naive to think we could entirely abolish the military and police. I find it very doubtful that a political/economic system could entirely vanquish the base instincts of humans. There will always be criminals and there will always be groups of people wanting to impose their will on another. Also, for any communist revolution to happen in say a country like the USA it would have to be democratic. Regardless of the anti communist propaganda. If a communist minority would force their will upon a majority of people who don't agree, that would be wrong. Lastly how much do you think corrupt governments attribute to the lack of wealth in impoverished countries. Could it be that poor constitutions have more to do with the miserable conditions that people are experiencing?

  11. What a bunch of douchebags you all are… and the guy is Finnish! Wow! Not surprised! Living in a capitalist country and having the opportunity to make this video in the first place! You have no idea what communism is, it never works, trust me, my country has been destroyed by it and has a really hard time rrcovering

  12. Nowadays more people are freelancers, or working from home, not communicating with their colleagues. Not much social life.

  13. In México we have a say Today for you, tomorrow for me. Basically you help your comrade because he is your hommie

  14. A Better Explanation:
    Comrade, I think your explanation on surplus should begin at the point of subsistence. The class struggle does not begin until after the capitalist pays the worker his subsistence wages for food, clothing, housing, etc. Any wages above that is the surplus over which the worker attempts to hold on too and the capitalist attempts to expropriate. Of course, if the reserve army of the unemployed is large enough, the capitalist can drive down both subsistence and surplus wages. In reality the worker is entitled to all his wages, and there should not be this division between subsistence and surplus wages. Marx’s labor theory of value describes how all value of the commodity is produced by the worker, and the capitalist is not entitled to any of its value purely because he claims ownership of the means of production. RH

  15. "you reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.
    In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property precisely so; that is just what we intend"

    Am I the only one that thinks Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels throw so much fucking shade in the Manifesto it is not funny.

  16. I caught a mistake. Poverty isn’t increasing its decreasing and was cut in half from 2000 to 2015 according to a report by the UN. Look it up. Other than that pretty good video.

  17. 33:05 As it happened in Romania, in the 1940's the private property of the capitalists was confiscated, also the great estates of the nobles were confiscated, they all fled Romania. Now After 50-60 years their descendants came back and the state pays them a lot of money every day, for example if a noble owned a desolate patch of land (marsh of forest) got confiscated, the soil got improved and eventually the city extended on that land where now 5000-10000 people live, a good portion of the taxes from these people goes straight into the pockets of those new bussines men who just arrived into the country. If communism is going to return we must make this a global movement so things like that will never happen again.

  18. If communists mean the means of production when they say private property, you'd best think of a new word. Cause not a single person is going to understand that. When you say private property, the average person on the street will think of their clothes, their cellphone, their house or car.

  19. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

  20. What an idiotic viewpoint or just plane bull poopoo. You think the capitalist keeps 90%? The government alone taxes a huge amount out of the profits. Then you have to account for overhead, such as rent or mortgage, electricity, water and other building or factory expenses such as equipment or assembly lines, employee insurances, retirement funds, the list goes on. If the capitalist pockets 30%, he's doing great. Considering the risk of failure, I'm surprised that people gamble with businesses at all. You need to learn and tell the truth before you make a video because all you're doing right now is spreading. propaganda. But propaganda IS your business, isn't it..?

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