Did Communism Really Fail? Ideological Disquisitions

The ability or lack of it to belong to these groups determines the position of one in society. Since it is not everyone that can marry the President’s daughter or join the merchant shipping association, communist ideology forcefully demands some accommodation for the under-privileged.

There have been individuals, families and ruling groups, who cannot tolerate equality and allow other citizens their national rights. They are the ones, who hate communist ideology.

“Socialist society is one in which powerful productive forces and progressive science and culture have been created in which the well-being of people is constantly rising and like in China, more and more favourable conditions are being created for the all-round development of the individual.”

The ignorance and propaganda against Communist states is overwhelming. Until recently, when Americans were told that the US has borrowed billions of dollars from Communist China, the average US citizen thought lowly about China, based on misinformation and disinformation prevalent in US media about things the people need genuine information about.

If denigrating and showing pictures about other state’s backyard is the sworn editorial policies of the various US media, so be it. The damage is severely been done to US ability to know the truth about prevailing business opportunities in other states and taking concrete action.

My American friend, Jim Hickman, called me the other day to request me to confirm that there is a Nigerian Zenith Bank that has billions of dollars in assets. I said that he has my word and that there is a First Bank (formerly Standard Bank), which has been in good business for over a century. What of Bank PHB, GTB, Union Bank? etc.

How many Americans know the name of the Nigerian currency? About 80% of Americans have no passports!!!

So having not travelled abroad, some US citizens tend to rely on a press that concocts lies about other nations.

Communist ideology encourages total health-care for the majority. Also, education and employment. Right now, Americans are not well-disposed to President Barack Obama’s health reforms because under the prevailing ethos, the poor, who have no health insurance are on their own.

In the former Soviet Union, in Cuba and China, health-care is important and is well-supported by government.

In Britain, there is 7.8% unemployment and the youth have nowhere to go. So, if capitalist ideology and communist ideology are compared and contrasted, impartial observers, who have looked at historical evidence, will not hesitate to pass a fair judgment on the inherent advantages and disadvantages of both systems.

In which system can one keep secret accounts, retrench workers and yet go around the world preaching to others, who are doing the same corrupt things, adopting a-holier-than-thou attitude?

If war is accepted as an instrument of national policy, how can peace come about? If people in bad crowds import and take drugs everyday defying government campaigns against drug use, how can one stop violent crimes, being unleashed against the populace? The answer, my friend is not floating in the wind but on the streets.

I have been reading TIME Magazine and NEWSWEEK, as well as PRAVDA and ISZESTIA since 1962. These news media have presented the cases for and against America and the Socialist states, with great energy and learnedness, each doing its best to portray its world-view and criticize the societal system of the other.

Has communism failed? The Communist Party of China determines the general perspectives of the socio-economic development of New China, directs, in co-operation with eight other parties, the course of the home and foreign policies of China.

The great constructive work to develop the Chinese “society is planned, systemic and theoretically substantiated character of their struggle for the victory of communism”, as the party directs.

The success of China is amazing. From 1949 to 2009. the Chinese, with a population of 1.3 billion, have been able to feed its teeming population, manufacture for the world, from pin to aero planes, give affordable health-care to billions, pursue peaceful co-existence and friendship with all nations, while suffering from occasional environmental hazards, seem to have a future cut out for progress.

China’s recent Olympic colossal success underpins the effectiveness of its societal system with its Chinese characteristics.

Communist ideology puts man first and material things last.

It is only those, who have lived in and studied in both the West and the East can know how to shift between propaganda and reality.

Comparing social systems is a Herculean task. It is easier to be taken in by what you repeatedly hear, than embark on research efforts of one’s own.

The Constitution of the Soviet Union, Article 2, stated that all power in the USSR belonged to the people and like China; the people exercise state power through peoples’ deputies, which constitute the political foundation of socialist societies.

The peoples’ deputies express the will and interests of the workers, peasants and the intelligentsia.

It is important to move the socialist societies towards more accommodation with those with dissenting views, more tolerance for religious practices and counselling.

Russia has progressed along these lines and GOD’S BLESSINGS and MERCIES, unprecedented in its history are gradually showing. Both Putin and Medvedev are believers.

In its state’s societal organization, Chinese society thrives on electiveness of all bodies of state authority from the lowest to the highest. Law and order are maintained, often very strictly, in order to safeguard the interest of society.

However, over 300 million Christians need a freer atmosphere to worship. The HAND of the TRIUNE GOD will shine HIS light on China if and when this is guaranteed.

In the West, certain actions by the media, especially television encourage debauchery.

A free society, in which life is unsafe as a result of high crime rate, little health-care, unemployment, homelessness for the poor, does not produce an illusion of strength.

Perhaps, with the debate on health-care in America rising to a crescendo, the class nature of the society will become more manifest.

There are people, who are opposed to recent reforms in America. The Home Security has announced that some home-grown terrorists are on the prowl. Are right-wing politicians afraid of a drift to Socialist America? Is a class struggle imminent?

This is a worrisome development because a fractious America will send the wrong signal s to ill-wishers.

In the Era of the Gentiles, Atonement and the Brotherhood of Man, lies will be exposed, oppression will cease, racism remains condemned and the new spirit of rights, freedoms duties of citizens will reign.

During her trip to Nigeria, the US Secretary of State tried to wipe up fears about a possible Al Qaeda attack. The type of antagonism between the West and Al Qaeda does not seem to manifest in Nigeria.

In her CNN programme, Christine Amanpour asked Arab parents, “How do you teach them not to hate? The question is asinine, not- thought -through and it shows how little she understands the effect of not -thought -through policies that have inflicted so much suffering on those, who will remember their pain, till time indefinite.

Can African states build socialist societies? Let’s think about it. In the processes, you will be well-served with confused theorizing.

Written by
Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai
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