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I Am a Communist

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    A lot of Americans misunderstand what this

    means. I could give you a dry, empirical definition out of the Manifesto, but in practice what it means is -Support for redistribution of wealth from rich to poor -Active opposition to racism, sexism, homophobia, and nationalism -Environmentalism, or at least responsible...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Specifically, Marxist-Leninist.

    I know many people give it a bad name, but I truly believe that a change in the US can happen. Although, the change has to be brought upon by the people, as the current capitalist regime which oppresses the true working people will only grow stronger as time passes.
    MarkyMarx MarkyMarx 22-25 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Where The Hell Do I Start?

    Communism is hated so much by so many in America. The American people are stuck in Red Scare mentality; they think communism seeks to kill them all and take all their money. If an openly communist actually managed to obtain a position in government, he would recieve constant...
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Chairman Mao

    Chairman Mao was the leader and creator of the People's Republic of China. He was a Chinese Marxist revolutionary who was a great poet and calligrapher. He introduced women's rights and was the Great Helmsman. Mao also made mistakes with his plan The Great Leap Forward which...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    History And American Culture On Communist.

    I was learning in school about Russia during the time of communism. And what i noticed is they only cover it in small detail and seem to only focus on bad history. And if you do your own research on Stalin all the starvation that he was blamed for was the farmers refusing too...
    JJnorth JJnorth 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Marxist-Leninist, Some say Communism isn't

    relevant to today. With the rise in control the 1% have over the American people and the political influence the upper class has versus the Lower class, it's relevance couldn't be even greater than it was during the dark times of Fuedalism
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    Hardly Ever Use The Term Though.....

    I am a Luxemburgist. From a political science standpoint I am a communist and or Marxist but I am starting to move away from that association in most discussion since Leninist have pretty much hijacked communism and marxism and with the help of Cold War rhetoric it almost...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    To Become A Communist Or Not?

    I have just learned that earlier this year a ton a Muslims were killed in Burma and all the news stations covered it up. So I did more research on the topic and I learned about many other Genocides that the media didn't report. I began to question more and more. I learned about...
    RATMfightthepower RATMfightthepower 16-17 8 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    In the classic Soviet Technocratic style.

    I realize there was a lot of corruption, and many blunders. But there is something to be said about well educated voters, further informed by experts that can't be bought. That was the Soviet ideal. If anyone could achieve it, they would have a Utopia.
    Yegor Yegor 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    My Life As A Teenage Communist

    i think communism is the way to go like the rest of you...but i feel like i am alone and have no one to talk to my father thinks i hate everything about America and thinks im going to lead a bloody revolution which is obviously false...i love america but hate the wealthy pigs...
    Johnnykomie Johnnykomie 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    Don't You Just Hate Ignorance

    Especially in American schools where communism is taught as some fascist governement equal to the Nazis. I get so annoyed when people who know NOTHING of what communism really is try to argue with me. I don't understand why schools feel they have an obligation to lie. I remember...
    americancommie americancommie 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Communist Dedication

    I'm ready to take up arms in the name of communism and fight. How many of my comrades feel the same?
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Really?

    I wonder if all of you here know what communism is? And how it differs from socialism? Do you really think people are capable of communism as designed by Marx and Engels? Try to read about east of Europe after WWII to find out how it looked when communnists tried to make their...
    lickis lickis 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Communist Organization

    I am a Communist and I am very disturbed with the lack of cooperation and organization of communism in the US. I ewnt to the Young Communist League USA website only to find all the articles and events are months and years old. Now when America is in deep in debt and some say on...
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Teaching With a Bias

    My world history teacher is stuck teaching that Communism is bad.  I don't let her get away with it my class, but she still keeps throwing out there that communism is "bad."  It's SO frustrating! Does anyone else have this problem?  Please let me know...
    Saige Saige 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    Why Bother?

    I've undergone radical changes. I went from a bible totin' Republican pro-war ignorant **** to an educated agnostic communist socialist pacifist. I hate the modern stigma on communism, but it matters NOT. Whether the world likes it or not, it will be communist. It may take a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Why I Am A Communist

    Communism of course all started with Marx and his ideology about work and equality but also about abolishing governement. I agree with the most parts of his theory but I also have objections against the whole governement abolishing thing. The ultimate goal of communism and...
    ElJeffo ElJeffo 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    No Respect For The Communist Struggle

    In America when the son of a lawyer and a doctor becomes a politician and makes a lot of money everyone admires him and repeats his story as American success. Yet when a communist, a minority in a capitalist country, fights constant ignorant persecution and discrimination, and...
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M Jul 30, 2013

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    I Am A Victim Of The Communists.

    They now have a new name - capitalists.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Dec 16, 2010

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    The Story So Far

    The world, modern and future-seeking, has only seen a number of poor interpretations and implimentations of the Marxist ideal society. Marxism has been applied in a Leninist, a Stalinist, a Maoist, and a Castroesque manner, and the resultant society has been flawed. In England...
    bonizil bonizil 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Why Am I A Communist?

    alot of people have asked me why I am a communist... here is my answer. for too long I have lived in opression and injustice! just like in my bullying story I have been bullied for a long time... I have cried for help from my teachers bt they didnt do anything... my mother...
    ScarletStars13 ScarletStars13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    End American Imperialism

    It makes me angry how my country tries to spread it's policies and attack any other country who tries to do that same. Also, it's ridiculous how it's taking so long to give equal rights to everybody. Blacks and Women had to fight for their rights, and now LGBTs and atheists are...
    blueblade8075 blueblade8075 13-15, M May 12, 2011

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    A Struggling Teenage Marxist

    Hi :) I discovered what communism actually was about 2.5 years ago. Of course, I had heard about it before, but before I read the CManifesto (henceforth CM), I thought it was bad. I didn't know a thing about it besides what my parents and America taught me. Back then, I was...
    justmenomorenoless justmenomorenoless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Was Born At The Wrong Time.

    Hello i am a communist living in a capitalist world. I am an avid Marxist-Leninist and I want to be like the great Communist leaders (Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che, and Castro, etc.) but i live in America the home of the enslaved and the judgmental. When i am in history class i...
    nbmdennis nbmdennis 13-15 6 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Hi, I am new to EP. I am 15,

    and Marxist-Leninist. I really do feel kind of isolated within my family, as the rest of my family is Conservative (I live in Canada).
    barinha barinha 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    We Shall Be Communists

    I believe that EVERYONE IS EQUAL People nowadays are sick because hate communism and communists. No more hunger No more social jealous No more unemployment The world shall be a better place with communism. If you don't agree my opinion just look the economy of PRC and...
    Cinyo Cinyo 26-30, M 10 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    From Each According To Their Ability, To Each According To Their Need

    I am a Communist. That statement would have gotten me branded a traitor and likely arrested a few decades ago. Even today, I get strange looks when I tell people I'm a Communist. When I explain my reasons for being Communist, and what the real ideals of Communism are, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    How I Became A Communist.

    I still remeber when I was in 7th grade when my teacher was talking about various politics when he started to talk about communism back then I though to mysely "that will never be me".  But I started to read more about what President Bush was doing such as the Iraq War...
    Comanglia Comanglia 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    yayayayayayayayayaya yayayayayayayayayaya 22-25 Apr 3, 2014

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    How Open Should I Be That I Am A Communist?

    Does anyone else feel betrayed the the country they grew up in, or that if they tell friends or family that their communist they will get kicked out of the circle of friends or disowned?
    sputnikmkiii sputnikmkiii 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I Hv Commy Veiws

    i think everyone should be equal and have the same rights for example i am really against this ideal of celebrety status how they think ther above the law. angers me much. an im a fan of lenin an che guevara not so much the mass murder of stalin an pol pot tho givs commys a bad...
    chrisodude chrisodude 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    You guys are funny. Don't you know about the

    Holodomor or the Katyn Forest Massacre? Or the Killing Fields? Or the murder of the Romanov Family?
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Supporting

    I have been interested in communism since I was in high school. I found it very interesting ideology. Before I was not that interesting in politics but the more I read things the more interested I was in knowing a political party. I found that communism speaks to me because it...
    iggyboi06 iggyboi06 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Communist And Proud

    I am a well educated 13 year old who has always enjoyed learning about things all about communism and I think we should re-introduce but just make sure we don't have another leader like Stalin and please don't think ill of me just because I'm 13
    Nattyboy33 Nattyboy33 13-15, M 6 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Communism Vs Capitalism

    Everyone knows communism as a cruel system that murders people and force them to work. And Capitalism is known by its free system of live, most people think like this. In short: Communism BAD Capitalism GOOD But good for whom? Not for you or me, but for people who...
    Nolife123 Nolife123 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    And It's So Tiring

    I want to help change the world. I want to save the public sector and get rid of the rich who exploit us. But neoliberalism has made this harder than ever and I am so tired.
    fiendqueen fiendqueen 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    What I Believe

    I am an anarcho-communist and I believe in the abolition of the state, private property and capitalism and then in its place common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy and a horizontal network of voluntary associations of workers' councils.
    Socialgood Socialgood 22-25, M 9 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    the working class being stomped on by those in

    power... we're all in this together. greed will be the end of us. we need a communist revolution.
    npgfuck npgfuck 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    A Horrible Trick

    So I'm in Las Vegas (don't like the city) and my uncle plays a horrible trick on me! I did not have his number saved on my phone and he sent me a text pretending to be a fellow communist. He came up with some ridiculous alias. I asked him how he got this number, I thought it...
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M Jul 26, 2013

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    Ignorant Family

    I posted this on Facebook yesterday: "My cousin Steven was pulling on my backpack because he was too lazy to walk. I told him "to each according to his ability and to each according to his need" You're able to walk and you don't need my help so let go of me. BOOM! Marxism in...
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Worse Than Cuba 90 Miles Away?

    How about another caribbean nation just 130 miles away from Florida. Americans are making it very clear to us Bahamians that if one Communist tropical nation that close to their soil is hardly tolerable, then two would be grounds for rightist panic. The Bahamas are barely being...
    Brianna14 Brianna14 18-21, F 6 Responses May 5, 2009

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    "Anarchist communism (also known

    as anarcho-communism, free communism, libertarian communism, and communist anarchism) - is a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wages and private property (while retaining respect for personal property), and in favor of common ownership...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    honestly I'm for any government

    if it helps pay for my grocery bills. It's tough to support and pay for this new overweight life style of mine and it's hard work to manage these individual needs. Well maybe one day it will be a better place and we can see something new come from next years election
    RDevil87 RDevil87 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Yeah

    Ok. In the USA I could be called a communist. I live pretty close to the former Soviet Union and understand the reasons for the collapse of the socialism as it was until the early 1990's. Communism is such an idealistic ideology that it cannot exist in reality. Socialism as a...
    avaxt avaxt 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    Purging Las Vegas

    I'm here in Las Vegas with my family on vacation and all I can think about is purging this city of all it's immorality and capitalist greed
    kmm246 kmm246 16-17, M Jul 26, 2013

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    Clockwork Communist

    The reason I say I'm a communist is because to me, it's the best system. All people deserve to be equal, education should be free, and health care needs to be free as well. When I first read The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, I was impressed. I...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 9 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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