Will America eventually become Communist ?
Right wing conspiracy theorists have been saying how the communist Chinese have taken over Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Google and Facebook and how they will soon censorship us and take our freedoms away.
They also say how China used the coronavirus to destroy the US economy. Which makes sense because look have many people are unemployed.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
This isn't conspiracy, I'd say its more of a generalization.
Yes, Hollywood and Big Tech bend a knee to China. Despite being American companies they take orders from the CCP in order to be allowed to sell their products in China.
This isn't communism, its fascism. And it's happening because of greed. Companies are putting our nation's principles aside for tainted money from a fascist regime. Consumerists endlessly buy cheap crap without a care in the world of the exploitation that goes into getting the costs that low.
People need to accept the fact that these low prices are artificial. Corporations need to accept for a fact it is unethical to rely on the Chinese market and labor to sell and manufacture their products. But unfortunately these practices and artificially low prices have become the new normal.
China is just as much a part of our economy as the mom and pop store on your neighborhood street corner. Whats the point of making a minimum wage when a Chinese worker will do the job for less? People talk a lot about wealth inequality but they are really only considering the inequality within our borders, the real exploitation, the absolute bottom of our economy, is overseas, out of sight out of mind.
It is time for the entirety of the western world to fundamentally restructure their economies and cut China out. We have a moral imperative to do so. These practices are unsustainable and carry a moral burden with them. America and other nations must bring back manufacturing. You can already see by the coronavirus crisis why this is necessary. We cannot rely on China during times like these, they are ruled by a fascist regime.
- 2 months ago
I don't think so.
- 2 months ago
I do not think so. The last century or so has been a big experiment in different types of government. It seems to me that democracy has come out the winner, and not by just a little bit either. However, I think that the democracy of the future will be far different than anything any country has today. And I think it is only a matter of time before the two-party system proves to be so defective that it is abandoned forever.
- gibbsmbLv 52 months ago
Communism, socialism & right wing talking points are three totally different things...We will never be communist like China or what Russia used to be..China needs us & our money.. They have nothing to gain with our destruction. Socialism is another story..There is a lot of push for a system that is more fair to everyone & not just the Bezos & Buffets, T-Bone's. CEOs & crony capitalists of the world..Right wing conspiracy theorists need explanations for why their ideas & systems don't work.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Well, if we look at all the Communist countries when China was purely on the communist model they were doing poorly economically. When they let people become more entrepreneurial their economy became significantly better.
On the other hand, the pure Capitalist model doesn't work either. With the US with the Great Depression and ups and downs. FDR needed to introduce socialism. The quality of human life was horrible where people just lived in made up Shacks in Hooverville.
Both models are very susceptible to corruption. If the regime is corrupt and there's no checks and balances that won't work. But extremely lucrative companies influencing our laws so they don't have much of competition like our ISPs, tobacco & Big Pharma lobbyist, politicians being bought by big oil. They're obvious problems.
Our politicians and government leaders (doesn't matter if they are dems or reps are bought by the highest bidder) We live in a country where the popular vote doesn't matter; anybody with enough money can buy our country. America has lots of nationalism but American nationalism and propaganda is set up so that people who associate as Liberal and Conservative are pitted against each other to hate each other, disagree on every topic, demonize one another and are designed to stay polarized with one another while at EOD no matter what each of these parties think the 1% just controls USA.
The future is inevitable. The big companies like Walmart, Amazon will get bigger and bigger. They'll engulf the world like many of our American banks have but eventually over time automation will take the majority of everyone's jobs. the ai, Watson and Google intelligence will take over jobs like customer service and analysis. If you think income inequality is bad now our future will be worse. This is where pure capitalism is also a problem. There's nothing protecting the rest of the population from sociopaths just chasing greed and power.
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
China is not communist. It has a stock market, private companies, everything capitalism has, because it's capitalist. Coronavirus is the result of carnism, which is practiced all over the world, and environmental destruction. It may be the first of many epidemics caused by global capitalism.
It would be nice to think America will be communist one day but I can't help thinking it'll be a horribly tough transition for most people, what with the inequality and the fact that you have so many firearms.
- Not ApplicableLv 62 months ago
No, I see more danger from the right in the form of authoritarian nationalism. Whether authoritarianism comes from the right (think Putin in Russia, Orban in Hungary) or the left (think China) is only a matter of style. The authoritarian right favors crony capitalism centralized under a nationalistic government policy, the authoritarian left wants to centralize power in the government in the name of "the people." The key adjective here is authoritarian. There are non-authoritarian options out there and we in the USA may be in a unique position to create a 21st century version. Gar Alperovitz's "The Pluralist Commonwealth" envisions a decentralized cooperativist model which has libertarian forms of capitalism and socialism baked into the new system which develops the local economies from the ground-up, not top-down.
- loverLv 42 months ago
as I can see J.E.Hoover is still alive in America he looks like Mao Zedong (tse tung)
Hoover invented cold war
Mao invented cultural revolution
welcome to communism
please remove anonymous
- 2 months ago
if the democrats have their way, it will---
- 2 months ago
no . in fact, we never will
- Anonymous2 months ago
Seriously? A ‘socialist’ (according to the right, anyway) candidate like Bernie Sanders can’t even get nominated 2 elections in a row...AOC is despised by so many people in this country...and you think we’re going to go right to “communism”? Yo....get real