The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx

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In the 1840s, Karl Marx developed the theory of scientific socialism. He outlined his ideas in The Communist Manifesto. The driving point of this pamphlet was that Marx predicted a conflict between the social classes that would eventually cause a classless society where everyone in the community would own all the means of production. However, Marx was not justified in developing his theories because his theories erroneously predicted the ultimate outcome of the industrial revolution. Marx did not foresee the reform movement, the rise of the middle class, and that there were no incentives in communism. One of the main reasons Marx was incorrect in his theories was that he did not predict the reform movement. The reform movement took place over…show more content…
In communism, no matter how much effort someone puts into their job, everyone earns the same amount of salary. So, if someone put their heart and soul into a job, and another person did the minimal amount, both people would have the same salary and benefits. Therefore, what would be the point of even working? There would not be and, thus, the economy would be ruined. Also, in communism, everyone would supposedly be equal. That would work in a perfect society. However, no matter how much people have tried, and will continue to try, there has been, and always will be discrimination and bigotry because human emotions cannot allow true equality to exist. Finally, in The Communist Manifesto, Marx argued that private property stifled motivation to work in a non-communist society. Nonetheless, the abolishment of private property would actually be one of the major causes of laziness and lack of enthusiasm in a communist society. In a non-communist society, private property was one of the major motivations for working, being productive and producing…show more content…
However, communism does work in theory, but in actual reality, it has never and will never work when applied. Historically, when communism has been applied, there is often much corruption in the government. This is because the Dictatorship of the Proletariat never withered away and had complete control of all manufacturing and property. Marx’s theories have been proven to not work and are not justified because he did not take into consideration the upcoming reform movement, the rise of the middle class, the lack of worker motivation generated by communism, and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat not withering
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