Similar is the case with Capitalists. Very often the MNC's are the Capitalists now and they increase their capital by inviting shares from the public. Even many of the 'new workers' deposit their money in shares and become part of the capitalist. So where are the two classes?
If one analyse the political set up in Kerala, the Communist parties are always joining hands with non-communists for sharing the power. Under such a set up one cannot expect the leftists can introduce left policies here. Ultimately people decide to try their luck by voting to the two factions alternatively, expecting something back.
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Of course not, I think Communism never lose its relevance ever because it stands for poor, equality, labors. But it requires modification and changes where it is going to apply. It cannot be applied in Kerala in the crude form as applied in Russia or Cuba.
But most of our communist leaders are ignorant about it. They try to apply the same what they learned from 'Communist Manifesto' and oppose any new changes by scaring it might affect labors or poor. They should change their mind and rethink about how to apply socialism in modern world. Any way thanks for this nice thread, I hopes similar threads from you,
Loss and Gain are the two sides of a Coin.
For every Gain, there should be a Loss.
When I Gain something from you, definitely you loose that, and when you gain something from me, I loose it.
Communism may be a good ideology in books. But the way it is practiced the world over including the former Soviet Union, East European countries, China, and our own Kerala, I would say that it is not qualitatively different from other political movements, even in the matter of secularism.
Where there is a will there is a way.