The Fight Against Capitalism: The Ideology Of Communism

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“Communism is a system in which property and labor are all held in common” (The American Socialist Aug 1877: p. 253). The ideology and system of Communism did not come by itself. The practices and beliefs of this ideology were originated by the relationship between German philosopher Karl Marx and Conflict theory. Karl Marx was well recognized by his works which are mainly reflected from his social economic theories. Also, he is well known by the critics against Capitalism, and how not supporting Capitalism was a necessary step on the road toward Communism. The fight against Capitalism or the elite has formed a unique correlation between deviant behavior and Communism. Marx’s explanations have been known for not only supporting the working …show more content…
Communism is one of the many ideologies that have historically influenced society. Communists have been historically known for challenging the elite. At first, they challenged Feudalism. Afterwards they challenged other ideologies like Capitalism and Fascism (Leighton, Joseph A. 1937: p. 521-537). Communism has been involved in many conflicts and wars between the people within a nation and other nations. More significantly, the fight between Capitalism and Communism has resulted in many conflicts and deaths, especially during the 20th century (Cold War). Although the rise of Communism has caused many fatalities, this ideology was first viewed as heroical. Many of the followers of Communism wanted change, and viewed this set of ideologies as an opportunity for change. The desire of change by the followers, gave Communism an opportunity to rise and be viewed as heroes. Of course, this changes as time went …show more content…
This created numerous controversies and conflicts between communist nations. It especially started affecting The Soviet Union. This led to many intentions of revolutions against Stalin, which consequently formed massive killings. The conflicts within Stalin’s government was just the beginning of the failure of Communism. As the increase of revolutions against the ideology glimmered, the domino affect played its role, creating enormous gaps in the iron curtain and eventually leading to the collapse of Communism not just in Eastern Europe but also throughout the Soviet Union. One influence that played a part in the failure of Communism in Eastern Europe and in the Soviet Union was the reorganizations and policies of Michael Gorbachev. Gorbachev unrestrained the Brezhnev Doctrine, which was the Soviet Union’s strategy of intervening with a communist country if they were under the risk of invasion. Instead, Gorbachev created the Sinatra Doctrine. These conflicts gave many sociologists the necessary proof that Communism causes social disorganization, since it is based on revolutions and deviance. Off course, most people did not expect that at the beginning, most sociologists viewed the Soviet Union as a major power in the world. As I said before, many sociologists and scholars doubted from Communism stating that it was economically illogical and disorganize, however they did not

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