Posers for Communists!

If one were to understand communism in a single phrase, it would be “Abolition of Private Property”. Marx wanted to have all property under the ownership of the community, not individuals. He didn’t encounter the variations of property. He never thought of intellectual property; he never thought of data; he never thought of humans as guinea pigs. How could have he! He didn’t have the benefit of hindsight. But my problem is with the present day communists, who seem to be time warped into history. Are there minds really azad or have they just been conditioned to noise “azadi“? Have they ever attempted “azadi” from Marx? I pose three questions for them:
1.  Should a poet has moral, not economic, property right over her/his poem?
Hint: Marx would say s/he shouldn’t.
2. Should privacy of data — which as per the new norm has economic value and is a property — be maintained?
Hint: Marx would say no private property/data.
3. What should be the compensation for those who volunteer themselves as guinea pigs, and what should be punishment for those who force people into as guinea pigs?
Hint: Marx would say every human is born to be a guinea pig for the community.

About the Author

Ankur Mutreja
Ankur Mutreja is an advocate-cum-writer, and his blogs are amongst his modes of expression. He has also authored six books: "Kerala Hugged"; "Light: Philosophy"; "Flare: Opinions"; "Sparks: Satire and Reviews"; "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja"; and "Nine Poems"; which can be downloaded free from the links on the top menu.

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