Anonymous said: my sociology professor said that in order for communism to take over, capitalism has to play itself out. (meaning carry on until we crash and burn from the growing separation of the upper and working class, instead of a sort of uprising from the proletarians like Marx speculated) Thoughts on that? (genuinely curious!)
I certainly hope that that isn’t what happens, but I see how it could be possible. So many people are still trying so hard to prove that capitalism is good, especially the people who benefit the most from it. It makes sense that some people would think that capitalism has to “play itself out” to be gotten rid of. It seems worse now than it used to be, but it’s really not. I used to think American capitalism was slowly getting more cruel, but really it started out extremely cruel and just stayed there, it’s just that I am more aware than I used to be. What I mean here is that it seems like people are going to stop supporting capitalism in larger numbers because it’s getting worse, but capitalism isn’t getting worse, it’s always been this bad.
Capitalism is going to end one day, but we cannot know how long that will take, and we cannot ensure that a Marxist system will take its place. So, even though capitalism will eventually end, we have to do everything we can to ensure that it ends as soon as possible and is replaced with a Marxist system and nothing else. An uprising of some sort is necessary to play out the steps toward communism and to do it soon.