Are the US and Europe becoming more communist?

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goglg
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The Ten Planks of Communism are:

1. Abolition of private property and application of all rents of land to publi c purpose.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. 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 waste lands and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
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Trump is hardly a communist. The EU though has its sights on uniting the continent under a single administration, much like the Soviets
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*gasp* god forbid the usa becomes a communist country!!!
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Not really.


Though there are many more than 10 planks in both places.
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(Original post by goglg)
The Ten Planks of Communism are:

1. Abolition of private property and application of all rents of land to publi c purpose.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. 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 waste lands and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
1. Hasn't happened.
2. Exists to an extent.
3. Hasn't happened.
4. Hasn't happened.
5. Hasn't happened.
6. Hasn't happened.
7. Hasn't happened.
8. Hasn't happened.
9. ???
10. Exists to an extent.

Numbers 2 and 10 aren't that bad to be honest.

Answer? No.
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If only.

Instead, we're becoming an odd authoritarian brand of neo-liberal.
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