I'm a Neo Communist?

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  1. B_mitchymo

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    One of my workmates told me it sounded like i was a neo-communist whilst we were discussing 'future' world visions. :confused:

    I have no idea what a neo communist is and was distracted by my boss before i had chance to ask.

    Sure i could google but i can't be asked but is it a good thing or bad thing?
     
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    It depends on how far you would go with those neo-communistic ideas of ya. They weren't all that bad though, communists are for me idealistic people but they can cross the line. I don't think you have that in you or if your boss has strange ideas about being communistic. But being a communist isn't bad, just not that common these days in people their thinking.
     
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    Well, we seem to be very similar in much of our thinking, so this has me curious, and if I'd admit it, a bit scared.:confused:

    Anxious for someone to explain what it is
     
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    I don't think its necessarily a bad thing...depends on what you were discussing and what your views are.
     
  5. B_mitchymo

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    I think the input of Jason_Els or Senor Rubirosa may be due!
     
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    Being a neo-communist is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. To me it means you care about your fellow man and probably believe in some forms of social programs (social safety net).
     
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    Oh OK never mind then. (and I had a great comment!)
     
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    It's a bad thing - means you are working with idiots :tongue:
    Really don't know the difference between a neo Communist and an old fashioned Communist.

    You know what a Communist is right :biggrin1: maybe you are too young to be an old communist?
     
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    Well we were discussing to begin with a scene from Fightclub where 'Durden-smith' is having a dream sequence after crashing his car where the Sears Tower is covered in vines and there are crops growing in the open space below etc.

    Anyway it got us talking about how our environment is perhaps too seperated from nature and that we should be living in specially built cities that have a geo-friendly design. I explained how i was inspired a lot by Zeitgeist Addendum (the movie) and that i would love to live in a world that was not controlled by money based heavily on the fact that i'm constantly struggling to make ends meet because i have little money and it seems so unfair to have to work so hard for no change and that those who have money (wealthy) can live comfortably off the interest which the poorest people pay for from banking charges and interest on loans which obviously wealthier people have less need for.

    I wish for proper equality where i can experience the things i would like to as they do, my lack of wealth prevents me from experiencing the world for example i do not have a passport because i cannot spare the cash to apply for one and even if i did i could'nt afford the cost of a hoiliday in the UK let alone abroad.

    I REALLY HATE MONEY!
     
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    Hahahaha, oh sorry NY, i'm all ears dude! :biggrin1:
     
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    If I'm not wrong, a neo-communist is a person who strongly believes in the teachings of Marxism, but generally disagrees with how it's been executed in the past. You favour communism, but not totalitarianism.

    Basically, you're a communist, but not one of dem darn commies.
     
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    Hmmm. Sound maybe more like a Luddite than any kind of communist. Though the income redistribution (or the Something for Nothing fantasy) is straight out of some of the communist playbooks.

    There were a surprising number of Utopian societies in America in the nineteenth century. These mainly originated as religious groups, but they ended up operating along recognizably communist lines. All of them failed as soon as the initial seed money ran out. Communism simply can't pay for itself. In modern parlance, it's not "sustainable." The only exception I know of was the Oneida Society. It started as one of the utopian groups; it included, right from the early days, an operation which manufactured cutlery. Although the larger society failed, the manufacturing concern survived for a century and a half. It was sold to the Chinese a couple of years ago. But the manufacturing operation was never very communist.
     
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    Neo Communist, that's a new one...

    Is that like a new age Communist? You can heal with crystals and interpretive dance but only if you give a percentage to all the peoples, lol.?

    Communism was always explain to me as a bloody good idea on paper, just a shame human nature doesn't work that way.

    I think I would be slightly offended by such a comment, depending really on what the other persons understanding of being a Neo Communist was.

    I agree, otherwise, with DiscontentBoy.
     
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    Now that I've read what the conversation was that inspired the comment... you really don't want to hear my response. Trust me on this one. I would like to stay on your friends list.
     
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    Probably not. Marxism and its direct spinoffs are probably the most totalitarian of all variants of communism. This is why Marxism could make no headway among American workers and farmers in the late nineteenth century; Americans would have nothing to do with the regimentation and lockstep orthodoxy of the Marxists. American Marxism remained confined to immigrants; very few American Marxist newspapers were even printed in English.

    Interestingly enough, the word and concept "totalitarianism" originated with Mussolini, himself a socialist but not a Marxist, and he meant it in a good way. "All within the State; nothing outside the State." Mussolini admired the strength and efficiency he believed Italian society could achieve if it had a bit of organization or regimentation, with of course him at the top. It may have sounded like a good idea at the time, but results were, as we all know, disastrous.
     
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    I'm sure i can handle it, i'm not stoic in belief on the issue, just curious more than anything and besides past interaction with you will not have me hold anything against you.
     
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    Wrong flavour of communism then. Thanks for the correction!
     
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    I'm suffering from a severe case of jet lag at the moment and would like to consider my response after a good nights sleep.
     
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    We had neocon, now neocom...hard to keep up.
     
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