- Nov 8, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Have you done any research at all on China? I feel like I should be getting tutorial pay. I guess your professor didn't tell you that Mao planned for the "agrarian movement" to fuel the manufacturing segment so the workers of the world could unite. As in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, China's Communist regime wished to use wealth created by farming to advance industrialization. Mao's ChinaChina really isn't an example of Marxism though. Mao went through an agrarian movement, where Marx said it had to come from the workers. Also, the fact that China is becoming more capitalistic means it truly it isn't Marxist either.
Only a funny thing happened on the way to communist nirvana. The farming communes were a total disaster with massive starvation so bad it caused a drop in the population. Millions starved. What was Mao's response? "China has plenty of people". Sweet guy!!
But, guess what worked out pretty good? It was the small family worked plots of land. Imagine that. People work harder on what belongs to them. Guess Marx didn't plan on that, eh? I'm seeing a lot of dancing on why communism sucks.