Communism In Indian Society

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Everyone in today’s society has heard of Communism. They have grown up hearing it in their household, at school, on the streets, and in the news. When they hear the word their minds instantly think of bad things, of its reputation. They think of Soviet Russia, they think of the bloody and terrifying World War Two. Communism has been around for centuries longer than that though. It dates back from before America, from ancient Indians. It has evolved from hunter gatherers, been molded by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and implemented by many countries and leaders throughout the ages of man. The History of Communism is a long one, and has been chronicled by many great historians and writers. Many people in today’s society believe that communism…show more content…
"Spirits in the Material World: Ecocentrism in Native American Culture and Louise Erdrich's Chickadee."). A large part of Indian Society is the lack of private ownership. That included all material things, like land, housing, and even the clothes on their back. These behaviors are some of the base ideals of communism. They split work up evenly between everyone, with the males hunting large game such as buffalos, and the females would collect vegetables and catch small animals (Hurtado, A., Iverson, P., & Paterson, T. “Hunter-Gatherer Society.”). Whenever a decision was to be made everyone was consulted. Women and men alike got their voices heard without prejudice of anyone being lesser. This is indicative of how it was classless, and therefore communist. Friedrich Engels expanded on these ideas in his work “The Origin of the Family.” These characteristics of society have since changed, turning into oppression and greed instead of a communal…show more content…
“Marxism is the system of socialism of which the dominant feature is public ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange.” (“What Is Marxism.” AllAboutPhilosophy.org,). Marxism is all about the workng class. It fights for the rights of the working class and for their way of life. It is actively for the destruction of the capitalist state, which Karl Marx saw as a burden on society and the working people of it. Marxism is also against all forms of oppression, including sexism and racism. One of its main goals is the elimination of the class system. Marx believed that most people are slaves to their wages and he wanted people to be free from that. He wanted everyone to be on an equal playing field, and his philosophy reflected that idea. It was big on ridding the society of the
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