Binga Tupamäki

Kapitalismista kommunismiin?
From capitalism to communism?
От капитализма к коммунизму?

From capitalism to communism?
Communism in a different sense

7/13/2016 5:30 PM Binga Tupamäki IS 28.2.2019 09:24 Just a few days old baby was found in a basket from the bridge in China's Sichuan in the fall of 1998. For the first moments of a little girl's life, nothing was known, neither parents nor even the birthday. The girl was named Min, the same as the other children of the orphanage. It was given to Jangsen's largest tributary.

I'm used to take to communism as a joke. No one can really do it anymore when there is clear evidence of how the Communist states are going. North Korea is well suited to the end of news and Father Sunny propaganda is more fun than any parody of dictators.

In recent weeks, I have opened a high school philosophy books over and looked more carefully various societies, the ultimate idea. I wanted to approach communism differently in general. I played with the possibility that Communist society could be realized. The probe puts me in the position of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and I tried to understands what they were really driving behind, which was hardly to kill about 100 million people and put the rest on forced labor.

I really don't want to beautify the rotten core of communism. The theory that everything is centered on the state, and then distributed equally to the different needs of different people, is ridiculous. There is no positive experience of the worst possible form of tyranny in the world. And it will not be if the definition of communism will be the same as what we now think. Marx, Engels and partners were strongly of the opinion that communism should be pursued through revolutionary means. It means conflict, crisis and coup. Chaos that should create a new social structure overnight. No super-human or omnipotent machine would be able to do that - changing human nature is a long process.

The same men developed the historical materialism, according to which the history and future of our society can be sorted into different stages:

  1. primitive society
  2. Slavery Society
  3. The feudal society
  4. Capitalist society
  5. Socialist society
  6. Communist society

This image is also suited to the world view of dialectical materialism that our society is moving forward as a result of the continuing tensions and the outbursts of opposites. At one stage of development, the necessary number of changes that can be passed on to qualitative change, ie the next stage of development, must first be achieved. For example, a factory first needs a certain amount of additional employees to move to more efficient production. More commonly, it could also be said that even the water needs a certain temperature, i.e. the amount of energy, before it can become water vapor.

The mistake of Communism was that its creators or apprentices could not refrain from their own ideology. The most important thing, the dialectic of the social forms, was forgotten, the natural course of change. In the social phases created by Marx, none of these previous forms came about as a "revolution". The Slave Ownership Society began as the primitive society continued to develop. Nobody suddenly demanded the abandonment of "primacy". In the same way, we moved from a feudal society to a capitalist society. Nobody suddenly demanded the displacement or rebellion of kings and county governors, but the money gradually brought with it a consumer society. We still have feudal remnants, and the closest example can be found in the western neighbor with little princesses et al.

The Communists saw the revolution as a great moment when evil gets paid and a better morning comes tomorrow. The impatience ruined everything. They should first have expected that capitalism would have grown quantitatively, and only then would the need and nature of the revolution be reassessed. Quantitative growth in terms of capitalism means reaching a higher standard of living, which can still be achieved through scientific breakthroughs. Hardly any Communist or other anti-capitalist can afford to complain about smart phones and morning coffee in the direction of our society in general.

The revolution can happen in a different way than the guns banging and flags flying. Actually, we are lucky because we live the most exciting time of one revolution. Technology and the Internet have opened up a new dimension to look at the world. I'm not saying this because I want to sound trendy because 'some' and 'selfies', but because it's a real thing. It is so difficult to be aware of in everyday life.

Revolution means that the power relations of society are mixed, or that power is transferred to a new party. Those in power know and decide what matters in their area. Only a few had the privilege of gaining access to the knowledge and position they needed to control. No longer, because with the help of the Internet, there is an infinite amount of information at the disposal of every hand.

We are on our way to a society where everyone is a lord of himself. A future where freedom of choice and responsibility is always present at the individual level.

An extremely important point about Internet content is that it's free. Free for use anytime and anywhere. So the Communist's favorite thing. Of course, if it is said that something is free, then it's just another way to say that someone else has paid for it. However, I am not disturbed by the fact that if some kind of advertisement appears a little bit, after all, I get what I went to get: information about the world, whether it was informative, entertainment or a waste of time. In spite of the Internet's expression, a fast-paced person may point out that Cellphones and machines are paying, not to mention electricity and the connection itself. At the same time, the bunk pays, the food pays, the bus fare and so on… Are we in the claws of capitalism, how do the poor now succeed when the rich flee to Panama? I can only answer this to the future. Social change requires time, because structures - and people must stay behind. Patience is the key word and it could have saved the millions of Communist victims.

Who knows, it may be that one day our offspring live in a communist society. It's not just going to happen, as was originally imagined. If this ever happens, this time communism will slowly follow capitalism. It lives with capitalism, it waits for its turn and changes structures under market economy conditions. It can take centuries to do so, I would not be surprised at the millennium. There is also a great chance that communist society will never be realized, but people have come up with a much better way to respond to our problems.

To finish, Mr W. Hegel's idea that we are all on the way to seeking one goal, which is the rational and ethical development of humanity, seeks perfection. The most intriguing insight is that, however, perfection cannot be attained, but it hardens when you think it arrives at it. That is why Communist society, if ever possible, is just one of the many stages of our development, unlike the real communists think.

 Due to repetition summary:

  1. ► The central point of Communism is a society without class, or equality of people
  2. ► Communism has been impossible to implement because:
    • The revolution does not provide a solid foundation for a completely new social model
    • Communism has been tried by forcing, not as a natural change to another social model
    • Communism is dependent on a state that is unable to replace the individual's freedom of choice
  3. ► The Internet is an example of how something can be accessible to everyone, regardless of wealth or position
  4. ► The Internet is also an example of how the capitalist / market economy system ultimately promotes the whole of society
  5. ► In the future, a classless society (= Communism) may be possible because:
    • As a result, people's class differences stabilize
    • Thanks to new innovations, the most efficient and sustainable production methods are invented, which means almost free products
  • ► Remember that communism is not an intrinsic value, it is one way of pursuing well-being: in the future, there will be better theories with your own problems and solutions

    From all this, one could conclude that the best way to support people's equality is to support a free market economy (promoted by capitalism), which leads to the same result as communism, without compulsion and hunger.