Re: Communism vs. Democracy
K e v i n wrote:
I have to debate someone in my grade 11 english class next wednesday, and i have to try to prove why communism is better than democracy. Any ideas for me to look into would be appriciated.
Here's what I would do.
Get the principle works of Communist ideology: "The Communist Manifesto," "Capital," Engels's "Condition of the Working Class in England," Lenin's "Imperialism: the Last Stage of Capitalism," Mao's "Little Red Book." Drawing upon these works, prepare a large number of 3x5 note cards, explaining the historical forces at work undermining the capitalist system, the inevitable triumph of the urban proletariat, and the state ownership of the means of production. Produce some presentation-sized charts, demonstrating the inequalities of bourgeois capitalism and the benefits of collectivization. Then, on the day of the debate, bring all of these materials with you, and when it's your turn to present your case, take out a sock filled with lugnuts and beat your decadent capitalist stooge opponent repeatedly about the head and neck, shouting "we will bury you! we will bury you!" until he concedes your point.
Anyway, that always worked for me.