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A specter is haunting Europe the specter of Communism This was the opening line of Karl Marxs Manifesto of the Communist Party when it was published in 1848 Today with the apparent failure of so many Communist experiments this statement should be changed to A specter is haunting Communism the specter of capitalism What is communism Is it as the democratic world sees it anarchic dangerous and careless Is it maybe the theory that the knowledge of one person one individual one among the thousands and sometimes millions is enough to decide for the whole nation even though he or she doesnt know one percent of it The newest edition of Websters dictionary describes communism in a couple of ways as a social organization in which goods are held in common a theory of social organization advocating common ownership of means of production and a distribution of products of industry based on needs such as a political doctrine based on a revolutionary Marxist socialism that was the official ideology of some countries All of the possible explanations are valid but one has to live through it in order to discuss or even try to describe the word communism For example when one is learning about a certain war they learn about where why and what happened but they really cant say they know much One cannot probably even imagine what the war is really like until they face it and are in it It is then when one becomes smarter with the knowledge and wisdom from experience My family has a very bad experience with communism and given the opportunity Ill gladly speak my mind about communism without worrying of being jailed or killed Communism is the most devastating social order of the modern society From its founders Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels who gave communism its philosophical meanings to Lenin who gave it power after the October revolution in 1917 until today communism
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