As Lenin stated in 1905: "... the standing army is used not so much against the external enemy as against the internal enemy.
Everywhere the standing army has become the weapon of reaction, the servant of capital in its struggle against labour..."
This is true in the United States where there have been an average of 18 internal military interventions using on average 12,000 troops per year from 1886 to 1990.
Capitalist society is shaped by the culture of war from top to bottom. All of the eight aspects of a culture of war are evident in capitalism:"
"Authoritarian structures of power.
Capitalism, by its very nature, requires that the government represent the interests of the capitalists against the interests of the workers whom they exploit, both at home and abroad.
Where possible, capitalism tries to give the appearance of democracy, but it is a sham.
As Lenin described, "A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism, and, therefore, once capital has gained possession of this very best shell ... it establishes its power so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it."
Also, as mentioned above by Lenin, capitalists do not hesitate to break their own democratic rules in order to destroy revolutionary movements."
THE FOLLOWERS OF KARL MARX ARE WAY PAST THE STAGE IN WORLD HISTORY OF "LARGE STANDING ARMIES" AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO RELY ON HIGH TECHNOLOGY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WESTERN DICTATORSHIPS, OF COURSE.
Lenin said that in 1905 and then when he came to power he proceeded to build the largest standing army in the world.
The US military hasnt been used against the civilian population of the US in peace time since the Bonus Army in 1932.
Communism wasnt a revolutionary movement. It was a franchised dictatorship supported and directed by Moscow. Once the Soviets collapsed Eastern Europe couldnt get rid of the rotten system fast enough. Eventually China, Vietnam and even Korea will also throw it on the trash heap of history.
If capitalism is shaped by a culture of war please explain why Japan has the third largest economy in the world.