Originally Posted by Lusankya
Marxism doesn't even work in theory, unless we can consider the spouting of random nonsense while completely ignoring reality "theory". There has never been any evidence that a human society has ever existed that neither has government nor inequality. Even apes and wolves and chickens and bees and ants and termites have social orders. On the contrary, the entire history of human civilization is testament to the fact that we need government and inequality. What spewed forth from Marx's mouth was just plain nonsense, the kind of crap that comes from people unable to accept reality.
Jesus Christ, and I thought I was a pessimist.
When a person says something works in theory, they mean that it works if everything falls into place as the theory describes. Marxist theory has people acting a certain way, willing to act in, essentially, perfect harmony. We don't need
government and inequality. There is absolutely nothing to support that. What history shows us, and what makes the concept of Marxism fail when put into practice, is the concept of human greed. Human greed and desire for dominance makes total equality unachievable. It has that in common with Liberalism and democracy. They are ideals
which work in theory and fall very short in practice; things to strive towards.