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 people if not quite agreeing with me, at least understanding why I'm Communist. I've made comparisons between Communism and Buddhism, and I find that people are much more favorable to me and Communism in general when I make those comparisons. I became Communist because I find it much fairer than Capitalism, and more intune with my fundamental beliefs about the way society should be. Quality is more important to me than quantity, and I have a profound dislike of extremely wealthy people wasting their money on things they don't need.