And you want revolution? And you want equality? And you want a classless society? And you can prove how communism works by using math and sociology?
But can you prove to everyone the spiritual benefit of revolution? And can you do that without mentioning the reward of transcending the oppression imposed upon us by those who exploit capitalism? Can you answer the question: are there happy people living under communism?
“Yes there are. I asked so-and-so. She said she’s quite happy.” But did she understand what she meant by ‘happy’? “She did.” And was her definition of happiness her own definition, or was it happiness as defined by the state? Actually, let’s toss out the whole happiness thing. New question: are there people living under communist states whose lives are brimming with meaning? Or is the inner climate of communist citizens nothing more than a lukewarm, soggy, meek 6 out of 10?
6 out of 10 – what else would you expect when all success is labelled as ‘exploitation’? When striving is stealing? When property is theft? When competence is criminal? In that case, a 6 out of 10 may as well be a 10 out of 10. Because if you work any harder, if you desire a tablespoon more of financial stability for your family, off with your head!
Sure, some people find meaning in a 6 out of 10. That’s fine. But what about those who don’t? What do you do with them? I guess a better question to ask would be: how do you get rid of them?
Off with their head!