Communism-The Ideal Society? Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that
are causing much of the humanity to suffer.An essential part of having an unflawed society
would be having a perfect government. Throughout history, we have always strived to find
different types of governments that would work more efficiently and more fairly for the greater
good of masses. Needless to say, communism is not often revered as an "ideal" form of
government. There is almost a unanimous sense of hatred that is emitted from all non-
communist countries when the topic of communism is brought up. Many countries and societies
have enacted communism and some still uphold it to this day. This very controversial issue of
communism strikes a major chord in people who have lived under it.
In, The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx is reacting to the quest for an ideal society by
describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a
communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the
other, but rather everyone shares in the fruits of their labors. Marx is writing of this society
because, he believes it to be the best form of society possible. He believes that communism
creates the correct balance between the needs of the individual, and the needs of society. He
also believes that sometimes violence is necessary to reach the state of communism. It is
important to realize that in everything, humans view things from their own cultural perspective,
thereby possibly distorting or misinterpreting work or idea. Marx mentions that, “Your very
ideas are but the outgrowth of the conditions of your bourgeois production and bourgeois
property, just as your jurisprudence is but the will of your class made into a law for all, a will,
whose essential character and direction are determined by the economical conditions of
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