Friday, April 24, 2009

Sound Familiar??

Sorry, but I couldn't resist.

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc., etc.

-- The Communist Manifesto -- Marx


Atzimba said...

Yes, it does sound familiar!
Very interesting and disturbing, if you ask me.

Chaka said...

I think I have been hearing some of these arguments lately but I can't remember where? By the way, is that a pcture of Karl Marx or Johannes Brahms? I think you should give him a break. He was the least talented of the Marx brothers.

Der Grexxie said...

Looks like we are on our way, but bear in mind nobody has really ever been able to get this to work effectively--not that the human cost of trying hasn't been grim.

The Greevers Posse said...

Wow...if history doesn't repeat itself. You'd think we would have learned from the mistakes that were made in history.
We need to raise a stronger generation of statesmen! Ones that will withstand the test of times & fight for the foundation this country was built upon. Not radicate it with thoughts & ideas of socialistic & communistic ideals.