So, Evil, how did Marx plan to give everyone equality.
Through gradual dissolving of government power, every man was believed to be equal because he had as much as any other man and was not a part of a puppet pedestal established by a government. Though the concept would theoretically(sp?) take years and years to complete, leaders were (supposed) to take steps by undoing the government as social programs spread money, land, and industry to the people themselves.
The problem with communism is people. People need to be motivated, communism didn't do that because of the indifference in the money made by the people. Stalin did motivate though. With the use of the "terror famine" and the unjust murder and imprisonment of millions, Stalin managed to "inspire" plenty.
But the problem really was the bastardizing as I've said before, of the process and the theory. Men like Stalin and Krushcev took and abused the "Communist Manifesto" and used Marx and Lenin to disguise their tyrannical true selves.
I have not read "The Communist Manifesto" and don't really know what Karl was trying to start
That makes two of us. I've just read a lot about the subject and the Cold War. What Karl attempted with his theory was (essentially unattainable) utopia.
All I know is the basic princilple behind communism (equality) and the present day forms of it.
It's form now is totalitarianism/dictatorship/tyranny and all those other fun ones.
Kim Jong Il, Fidel Castro, and China's Chicom.
Essentially they took communism, disguised it, said they were giving their subjects "equality", and for the most part established a forced poverty on the majority of their people, and horded their country's worth for themselves and a select few.
Thanks class, you've been great.