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I Am a Communist

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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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    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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    People Won't Accept Me

    when i entered the 6th grade i had learned for the first time about world governments. ever since then i have been a communist. unfortunately the cold war has made Americans sour towards communism. my experience started at the family table when i had brought up the idea of...
    sackycoat sackycoat 18-21 4 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    I Am A Communist

    I am a communist. The feeling of communism brings a smile to my face, in school people like to come to me and ask about the era of communism since I know it so well… but little do they know I am supporter of Communism… the word that makes Americans cringe and hiss… Even...
    ScarletStars13 ScarletStars13 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 6

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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 7 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Karl Marx's Manifesto

    Marx had a vision. A Vision for the working class. These so - called Communist leaders don't use his theory. They don't have his vision! The Communist leaderships have been dreadful in their practice; for instance the leadership of Stalin, all he cared about was himself and...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Who Wants A Cookie?

    A billionaire, a farmer, and an indistrialist are all sitting around a plate of twelve cookies. The billionaire takes eleven of the cookies, turns to the industrialist, and whispers "better watch out for the rube, I think he's trying to take your cookie!" ------ Phillips...
    Digger1649 Digger1649 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Don't You Think The Big Corporations Like Walmart Are Driving People Towards Socialism/communism As An Alternative?

    I once worked for Walmart. I know from experience what their "associates" put up with. And I am sure that you have heard all the reports. And not just Wallyworld either! More than one of the restaurant chains/fast food outfits has made it plain that they are taking steps to try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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 16-18, M 5 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    How Do I Fight A Fascist Bigot?

    I have an ******* teacher who h8s communism and me. this guy discusses politics in class and says that greed is good. he is totally unfair he lets some classes drink soda in his class and then hes a complete ******* to my class and dosent even let us drink water he supports...
    RATMfightthepower RATMfightthepower 16-17 10 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 10, 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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    I Havent Joined Cpusa Yet...but Am Considering It.

    I am changing. I have checked out the Communist idea and am intrigued. I live in the South in the USA and could be possibly killed for this I bet! But I am seriously thinking about joining the CPUSA. Are there any others here on EP that are members? What has been your experience...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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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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    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 3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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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 2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    I Applied For The Communist Party Usa.

    I did it online. Now I know I must pay dues...which are based on one's income level. And then what? Do I get the infamous "red card" in the mail or something? I have no idea. Am I on a government watchlist as a "known communist"? How exciting!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    yayayayayayayayayaya yayayayayayayayayaya 22-25 Apr 3

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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...
    Communistcatz Communistcatz 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    America Is Broken We Need To Try Something Else Communism, Socialism Just No More Capitalism!

    Worker, 1962, Che Guevara, Translated. No system is perfect and they are all open to human corruption.  What folks are blind to in the USA, is that Capitalism is corrupted, it's not working for the 99%!  Which amounts to just as bad as Russia's corrupt communism of the later 2...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    My Parents Are Democrats

    Alot of people ask me why I do not believe Communism is wrong. I tell them, because democracy is not freedom. I am in the 7th grade, though my profile may say otherwise. I love you, communist party.
    12YearOldCommunist 12YearOldCommunist 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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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 16-18, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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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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    The communist will rise again when the world has fallen into it's darkest hour do not stand in our way or you will be crushed
    renguard renguard 16-17, M Jun 28

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