Lenin is important in world history because he was all about getting the working class to conform and not question the Socialist economic system. Aldous Huxley has really got Lenin’s ideas anthropomorphized in the form of Lenina because she exemplifies how nobody could think or believe anything other than what the government, or Lenin wanted them to. Lenina is a robotic pawn of government in the World Slave State. Lenina isn’t a revolutionary like Vladmir Lenin, some would argue that Lenin and her simply share the same name. Lenin was a head figure in the Socialist government who coined the idea of having mass amounts of people working for “society” and ultimately the one who would benefit is the government.
One of the most distinct economical values of communism was the socialization of land as well as the method of production and distribution. Within this communist system, the people own the land and machinery and was used according to necessity. Alternatively, Russia’s land was nationalized; all land or means of production belonged to the government and not the people. By using the term nationalized, Russia created a façade of communism, however, at the heart was a noncommunist practice. This practice kept Russia from being truthfully communist in its economic values and therefore Russia was not able to be associated with communism, Marxism, or
The ideal communist society is one that eliminates all of these negative features, as well as the entire system. These negative features are related to another set of features that Marx and Engels neglect in their evolution towards revolution. In a capitalist society like the United States, identity plays a role that goes beyond the perspective of class struggle. We live in a society where we are defined more by our race, gender and sexuality than we are by class, and at the same time, they are all inseparable. In this society, the bourgeoisie and proletariat can be defined in many different ways.
Communism is a form of government branching off from the larger Socialism, although very different in many ways. Communism began to see its end towards the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. Communism, in its simplest form, is a form of government in which the goods produced by the people and the income reaped is to benefit the entire working population instead of the individual. Economic gains and distribution is maintained by the idea of an authoritative economic strategy that controls the interest of the community. In Communism, the main goal is to have equality for both the social and the economic status.
Communism aims to pursue international domination which is what Stalin tried to do by with the Soviet Union. However, fascist leaders have interest of those only having to do with their nation. A communist society have no social classes, and this is why private ownership of property, and land are frowned upon. On the contrary, fascism is very much class based, which was demonstrated by Hitler and his view on race superiority. These goals might seem different, but the methods used to achieve these goals are really similar.
Andre Abi Haidar PSPA 210 INTRODUCTION It is always difficult to write about and discuss Karl Marx, or more importantly the applications of Marx’s theories, due to the fact that he inspired and gave rise to many movements and revolutionaries, not all of which follow his theories to the point. Although Marx tends to be equated with Communism, it might not seem righteous to blame him for whatever shortcomings occurred when his theories were put to the test; Marx passed away well before the revolution in Russia, and he played no role in the emergence of the totalitarian regime at the time. When discussing Marx, however, Vladimir Lenin is one of the biggest highlights when it comes to studying the outcomes of Marx’s theories.
Karl Marx was born May 5th 1818 in Germany. The economic ideas of Karl Marx were specifically that he did not believe in people having great ideas to change the economy but rather that all people needed was to be able to live a decent life, meaning that they had food to eat and a home. For Karl Marx the economic system had to be equal values, and therefore eradicating classes. Therefore arises Communism, which is the defined by the Chambers Concise Dictionary (2009) as “A political ideology advocating a classless society, the abolition of private ownership, and collective ownership by the people of all sources of wealth and production.” The ideas of Karl Marx were adopted in many countries across the globe for example the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Russia) that existed from 1922 to 1991 when the idea of socialism and communism failed and
Happiness cannot easily be found, as perspectives of happiness differ from one person to another. One of the ways in which happiness can be attained, is by constructing a utopia based on political and economic systems that work for everybody. Two main economic and political systems are capitalism and socialism. People developed both of these systems in an attempt to obtain peace, order and establish a better place for living. However, people have different views on which system is more successful.
With communism, Karl Marx creates a classless society with no benefits for any one person. In Brave New World however, there are multiple classes and Bernard Marx is in the Alpha class. It is the highest class in the system besides the World Controllers, and Bernard reaps the benefits; a lighter and better work schedule and an increase in activities outside of work. While this could be a side-effect of the mass brainwashing, Bernard is too content with his workload to truly be unhappy with his position at the top of the food pyramid. At the end of the novel, Bernard had a chance to change the society and the class system, but let his fear of deportation get in the way.
He believed in a socialistic utopia. However, he was also aware of the fact that socialism could not solve the problem of power in America. Rivera felt that people in the American society were power hungry, an example being the Rockefellers (Linsey 55). His depiction of a microphone as the instrument of centralized control and only one-way communication in his mural implied that power hungry people aimed to turn America into a capitalist state with only a few individuals holding power (Linsey 56). Rockefeller Foundation removed Rivera's mural and left the sculpture on ‘God the Geometer' circumscribing boundaries of the universe with an inscription on the importance of stability.