Just saw a comment at Pajamas Media right here, where someone stated that there’s no real-world example of Marxism working.
Technically that’s true. But only because the culture predated Krazy Karl Marx.
The Shaking Quakers, “Shakers”, were dyed-in-the-wool communists. Industrious, inventive, prosperous…communists. Sounds nuts, right? But it’s true. Where they differed from Marxist regimes (like ours, increasingly) is that there was no compulsion involved. Yes, you had to be a commie to remain, but you could leave at any time with the rest of North America to choose from.
Also, they were celibate.
So overcoming human Greed and Sloth–either of which dooms communism–is apparently simple. Just overcome Lust, first. Everybody in your economy.
(I did say simple, not easy.)
So the next time you’re talking with Marxists…I don’t know why you would, but should you…it’s another fun torment to inflict. “Hey buddy, we both know Marxism only works in celibate societies. If you won’t give up sex, why would I give up private property?”
And if the Marxists ever do become celibate…they’ll end up where today’s Shakers are.