(Original post by Molts)
How does this apparent desire to succeed conflict with communism or what ever vague idea you have of it ?
Marxist ideals can definitely be attributed to communism/socialism. Don't try to argue otherwise.
If the working class is truly the backbone of the economy as they are the majority shouldn't they have the most say in what goes on in the economy?
no because the working class is less educated and are doing less skilled jobs. The only way to rectify this would be to take money from the more successful people in our economy (who are contributing more tax to the government) and give it to the working classes. WHICH IS TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHT OF OWNERSHIP. That is definitely a violation of my freedom and my rights
Actually it would give most of the population the economic and political freedom that 'upper class' or bourgeoisie (however you want to put it) enjoy today.
Who do most people serve today ? Not ourselves, that is for certain. Our asses are either owned by the government or the banks or both.
No it would not, think carefully. Why would anyone aspire to be a doctor or go to university if the pay is the same? Why slave all those hours with no reward? of course there is personal satisfaction but that isn't enough motivation for the majority. we would enjoy NO ECONOMIC FREEDOM because we would lose our right for private enterprise. What if my only goal in life was to start my own business and see it prosper and reward my employees? Do I have the freedom to do that? No. They aren't owned by anyone currently, we have the freedom to rise to the top 1% of earners if we have the will and if we wish it to be so.
Do the people working in sweatshops on 14 hour shifts have the freedom to prosper and do do anything out of the ordinary in this society ?
No, this is why I advocate some less extremist socialist policies that create equal opportunity for all but after that equal opportunity has been accessed and the same individuals end up in that situation I have no obligation to give up my salary for those individuals. I would also say that although they are being exploited it is likely that they would starve to death without those 14 hour shifts.
What is the source of this? Or did it originate from your ass?
I was told by a politics teacher that there is a study with these results. I admit that this source may not be reliable but the fact still remains that I know many working class people who prefer capitalism because they are happy with the prospect of opportunity. CAPITALISM CREATES JOBS. Private enterprise + Industry = Jobs for everyone and less poverty. It empowers the individual.
True some people's living standard will be brought down like the people who own 5 cars, houses around the world and private jets. At least the majority of the population would enjoy an increase in their living standards.
It's a violation of their freedom and liberty to rob these people of their earnings. They have the freedom to do as they please because they have acquired this money through the same means that is achievable to anyone else. It is survival of the fittest. I would rather live in hope of reaching ultimate success than being crushed and robbed to the government and brought down to the same level as everyone else no matter what I did and I'm sure many others feel the same.
It seems that those who criticize seem to suffer from the same thing.