By the way, Angela Davis has been out of the Communist Party for at least two decades. And I've NEVER been a Communist, at least not in the sense of a Marxist-Leninist. Interstingly enough, Aunt AddieRat's hero, Kwame Nkrumah, was far more of a Marxist than I've ever been. LOL! That's obvious from CONSCIENCISM and CLASS STRUGGLE IN AFRICA, just to take a couple of examples.<quoted text>
Of course, I have not read the article and see no reason to read it. I know what socialism is. Communism is also known as Marxism-Leninism. So we go to Marx and Engels and Lenin. When we do that, we are slapped in the face with a stupid atheist doctrine. That is a problem. Angela Davis idiots like "Savant" have every right to be dang fool communists. But as a pragmatic matter, what is there to gain by it. We can have all the economic benefits of Marist theory without stooping to his atheistic philosophy.
Maybe I am not as smart as other people. But it took a long time for all this to sink in into my skull. Few people have a clear understanding of it. Evan fewer people can teach it. When we try to earn and understand it, we run into nitwits like "Savant" who confuse us even further.
But once we put effort a lot of effort over a long period of time, we realize that there is no mystery about any of this. This is not religion or metaphysics. It is actually very simple: a government, a state or even a political party owns the means of production. If the state gets deeply enough involves in economic activity and planning, that is socialism. But when a bunch of idiots try to convince you of "gay rights" or atheism and force it on the people, that is communism. Lenin called it "dictatorship of the proletariat". And those nitwits have the nerve the audacity to complain about Hitler.
Sure Hitler was a real SOB. But he was not a lot worse than Stalin or Lenin. All of them at that time were SOBs, real sons of bytches.
Anyhow, historically capitalism has been the worse economic system and most oppressive and less efficient. So when we follow Nkrumahist Economics we utilize both state ownership and non-state ownership. And just like what we see now in China and most of modern Asia, our job as a political party is to create favorable conditions for rapid and aggressive economic success. Capitalism loves socialism more than almost any other class of people. We know that for a fact. That is why so many American capitalist companies have packed up and moved to China.
Actually, I'm more ground in existential philosophy and phenomenological analyses. I sometimes draw on Marxian analysis where it seems appropriate, and I'm not ashamed to do so. But that is not my basic philosophical position. However, anyone who cannot see the Marxian philosophical framework even in Nkrumah's CONSCIENCISM is really a philosophical illiterate and a political dunce.