What If America Was Communist?



hello and welcome back to life's biggest questions I'm Ron McKenzie lafurgey the United States are in a rather turbulent time literally with the left and the right being increasingly polarized many voices on the right are speaking up against the possibility that communism could rise in the u.s. many see this as an extreme and unrealistic overreaction to the ideas being put forth by the far left but it is certainly interesting to think about so let's explore the situation and answer the question what if America was communist well to some this sounds like a fairy tale others believe that this is the direction in which the country is moving led by the radical left and it's true that the left is engaging in certain things that could be considered signs of a communist revolution with many Marxist sentiments on the rise for example some claim that cultural Marxism has become rather prevalent on the Left this refers to bringing about changes in attitudes in schools government and media to open the gates to other Marxist policies and this argument does have its merits many far-left movements have taken to turning aspects of life into those with power versus those without power similar to the proletariat's and bourgeoisie of Marxism however a number of people disagree with this assessment claiming that they are merely trying to achieve equity or social justice they think that those accusing the left of cultural Marxism are doing the same thing the Nazis did when accusing the Jewish people of spreading communism in Germany either way the fear of the rise of communism remains what's so scary about communism well it generally just doesn't work at least economic collapse and often serious violations committed on the people it's often argued that this is because the idea of communism goes against human nature people generally aren't interested in doing things for others without a reward and this often leads to substandard conditions in communist countries eventually it tends to devolve into a few greedy people taking advantage of others sounds familiar however many proponents of communism claim that human nature changes to fit its environment that if it was attempted in a country with an abundance of resources like the US the citizens would realize the abundance and be content these people point to other areas where humans denied their selfish nature such as labour laws and the abolishment of slavery we'd move past survival of the fittest in some areas moving instead to help those in need however it's one thing to change a policy in the name of helping others it's very different to change an entire country over haps an entire world unfortunately many believe that if America became communist ik and the rest of the world didn't things would not go this decision would not only have implications within the US but for other countries as well America is a global economic powerhouse essentially the king of capitalism a sudden conversion from a capitalist economy to a socialist system would have a huge impact on the global economy if the other countries refused to shift there's a good chance that the world economy would suffer greatly or else the US would lose a great deal of influence for this reason many believe that for the US has successfully shift to communism the rest of the world would need to convert as well this could be achieved in a few ways the US could reach out and attempt to convince other countries to transition as well this would be difficult since communism is deemed unrealistic by most countries another option however is one that has been attempted several times over the years conversion by force countries like the Soviet Union and China have attempted to spread communism in the past often using force to bring about change the US could attempt to spread their communism in this way bringing about a third world war depending on which countries went along with the ideological change peacefully this could go either way but as is true of most wars it would be a terrible thing for the world the fact remains however that pretty much every example of communism we've seen has gone rather poorly mass starvation was quite common in these countries in Mao's China as many as 45 million people died of famine between 1958 and 1962 it's even led to some highly immoral acts in communist countries with significant communist nations like the Soviet Union and China slaughtering millions of innocent people under communist regimes communism essentially requires a group of people to have incredible amounts of power which tends to lead to the abuse of set power it is possible that the US would come upon many of these problems as well although on the other hand the vast abundance of resources in the US could help to make communism possible however let's imagine that the u.s. converted to communism and the world followed suit how might live look in the u.s. well there's a good chance that many of those currently advancing arguably Marxist policies would be in for a rude awakening it's unlikely that the Utopia of equality many picture in their ideal world would come to pass many of those who are most involved in the spread of far-left policies tend to be rather well-off these people may be disappointed when their station is decreased in the communist society particularly if wealth was distributed globally many of the poorest people in America today are still doing far than many people in Haiti so this could be good news for Haiti but not so much for the US of A then we return to our question what if America was communist well it would not be easy due to his history the u.s. is one of the least likely countries to adopt communism and even without the history of anti-communist propaganda communism lack of success in other countries makes it rather unappealing but if for some reason the US did become communist its abundance of resources could help it to be the first successful communist country on the other hand it could be the end of the United States as we know it if the lack of drive to succeed caused a weakening and crumbling of the economy and if wealth was distributed globally the people of the United States and many Western countries would be in for a rude reminder of just how well-off they have been thank you for watching life's biggest questions I hope this was interesting and informative and maybe even inspired you to look into it further on your own if you like this video please thumbs up and subscribe to the channel down below while you're down there let me know if you want the u.s. to become communist until next time I'm Ron McKenzie lafurgey with life's biggest questions wishing you the best of luck on your quest for answers




Comments
  1. Communism doesn't work, if you under the sanctions and into iron curtain.
    If you are demonized 2/3 of the world. If you are the worst survived 2 world wars. If you managed to recover only heavy industry under sanctions.
    If 2/3 of the world will be feudalism, and 1/3 will be democracy, then feudalism will win democracy, because the authorities will want to become feudal lords.
    This is exactly what is happening now.

    Communism is the most modern order. And how quickly it developed in that time !

  2. I think it would actually work here. I think America has the past and the mental history to make it work as Marx taught it.

  3. America will never be communist or even socialist. we will have another civil war and I already know who would win.

  4. No wealth is distributed in communism, instead its centralized and the government owns everything… including the citizens they can put forcefully to work say picking cotton. Dissent or refusal to pick cotton for food leads to hangings. Its enslavement for all practical purposes with a single employer that sets the wages at whatever level it wishes to.
    And there are no evlections, ever. No one would own much beyond some clothing on their backs, and everyone would live in concrete blocks next to jobs where the government wants them to work. Obviously there will be next to no safety standards, cars allowed etc.
    But there will be parks and good bicycle roads most because its easier to hand out bicycles than cars.

    Last but not least, its pointless to invent or work hard. You cannot ever be rewarded for it in any way. Except maybe ebig expected to keep working harder than others while paid less as you are obviously priviliedged. And wages are shitty.. around 15 dollars a month. But hey no taxes ever again!

  5. a lot of the accusations of atrocitiy by communism are grossly exageerated it wasnt pretty but the clais are absurd

  6. Well, if America became communist. It would fall like Venezuela, and America would be up for 2 years in communism. But like Venezuela, we would fall. So, Capitalism is the best so far. But we have no choice. We would change to communism, we would fall.

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