Exactly what type of socialism does the country really practice. Is there real democracy like Marx wanted? Are there no rich people making money off the poor? Are the people being fed and taken care of as Marx wanted? Is there freedom for the people like Marx wanted?
These terms like socialist and communism are thrown around without any care to the truth of what they really mean. Now I am not a marxist, a socialist, or a communist, but then again, I am not a capitalist either. But I do known what Marx wanted for people and none of the countries we either name or they name themselves comes close to the truth of what Marx wanted. They are all perversions that use the name.
For instance, we have the People’s Republic of China, exactly how are they a republic in any form? N. Korea does the same. Does that mean they are truthful calling themselves a republic or are they just lying? In communism and socialism, there are suppose to be no class differences. So why are there those who are tremendously rich in any of those countries? Why is there no democracy, one of the strongest and basic tenet from Marx. He wanted to give the people the choice, to run the government. The freedom to do what they wanted. Now with communism, a select few would be chosen by the people to run the government, like a republic actually is. But they would be chosen, not handed down from one master to another. As was/is true of the soviet union, china, and n. korea.
I get tired of people throwing these terms around that Marx would be the 1st person to oppose those governments. It was precisely what he railed against.
I personally feel that like pure capitalism, both pure socialism and communism would fail. Which is why I prefer a hybrid form which would still have it’s faults, but no system will ever be w/o it’s faults. We are an imperfect being, thus perfection, no matter how hard we try will be forever out of our reach. But it is a goal we should strive for and be happy we strive.
But please, call these countries what they really are, led by power hungry people who seek to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. Tyrants.