Marx and Engels

Marx and Engels

It has become obvious to me and others that Republicans and Conservatives alike don’t really know the meaning of all these scary words like Marxist, Socialist or Fascist that they like to toss out there. For example look what happens when former rising star Christine O’Donnell is asked to define Marxism. Marxism for example is actually just a theory about how societies and economies should/do evolve from capitalism, to socialism and then communism.

What I found most interesting was this from Wikipedia, “Capitalism according to Marxist theory can no longer sustain the living standards of the population due to its need to compensate for falling rates of profit by driving down wages (crushing labor unions), cutting social benefits (ending Social Security, Medicare, Welfare) and pursuing military aggression (Iraq/Afghanistan).” I added the commentary in parentheses just to stress my point. Sound familiar? So what, these people can’t even Google? facepalm

Personally, if we can evolve beyond capitalism to socialism or communism, that would be fine by me!