He's arguing from a dogmatic POV. You are wasting your time. Unless you can change his definition, he is a rock.
You use communist in it's church sense. The definition in the dogma.
We use communist in it's historic sense. These are the people who claimed the label and espoused the dogma.
The Bolshieviks kicked out the white Russians, who were trying to establish a western style democracy.
Communism is fiction; duh. Doesn't change the nightmare brought about by those who believe in it.
Only in the fevered imagination of Socialists does it not require a strong central authority.
Without market signals and without central authority, how does an enterprise know how many tractors to make?
The key flaw of socialism is excessive concentration of power. It can't be fixed and must be discarded.
Capitalist welfare states deliver all the supposed benefits, while leaving 'the means of production' free.
Typical red lecturer. Doesn't even have a good definition of horizon. Distance to the horizon is a function of the height of the observer and the topography.
Capitalism has no powerful, centralized authority. We're on the right track. A little more public information, a little less economic friction...
You and the wife will be first against the wall when the revolution comes.
You think Lenin aspired to be a tycoon? Nonsense.
It was the excess of power that corrupted them, they started out as naive idiots, not unlike many
Give 'forafreeinternet' power and he'll be killing millions inside a decade.
Some religious/hippie groups have held together for a long time.
The key is: participation has to be voluntary and they have to exist in a larger capitalist/market system.
Marx wasn't just a loon. He was a blithering idiot. Read about the mans life. Alcoholic failure who lived his whole life on Engles' charity.
But he told people what they wanted to hear when they didn't have any history to inform their views. Modern Reds have no such excuse.
Fascists are all socialists. Learn some history.
Socialism is the general term. Specific examples of socialists are: Communists, Fascists, Anarcho-syndicalists, Followers of Juche, Communal religious orders, Kibbutz residents.
The only ones that work at all are the voluntary ones. e.g. Hippie communes can work, if hippies are allowed to leave at will.
Marxists are dogmatic twits quick to dismiss anything outside their dogma as impure and not their responsibility.
Like all religious people.
There's all kinds of legends in the world. They say more about the ideals of the groups that made them up then anything else.
Did Joey really say to DeeDee: 'You learned a third chord, you asshole!' when asked about only playing three chords. Maybe, maybe not. But it says something about Ramones fans none the less.