Sometimes you wanna go..
Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
The troubles are all the same.
You wanna be where everybody knows your name
The famous theme song of Cheers under today’s identity politics obsessed terms can be renamed to “nobody knows your name” (or don’t care to, but rather know your race/gender identity).
And that’s what Marxist ideology is best at — removing any semblance of the individual and replacing it with class identity. It’s a necessary requirement for Communism, as it is nearly impossible to know personal the needs and wants of hundreds of millions of individuals (even though we know the end goal of Communism is never about addressing the needs and wants of the population).
To expect the central state to appropriately redistribute the production of one individual to another requires gross generalizations to address all the complex variables between individuals handled by free markets. Rather than individuals who know each other by name making fair trades with one another, a faceless bureaucrat who doesn’t know anyone’s name is responsible for substituting those trades. It becomes necessary for the Communist to group people into two major classes to put their ideology to work: the oppressors and the oppressed.
Forget about walking into a community pub like in the sitcom Cheers where you can have friendly interactions with other individuals. When your life is controlled by the state, that sense of community is replaced by constant paranoia and hiding in anonymity. Family and friendship become undesirable, lest one wants to be targeted by informants or the powers that be as being part of the oppressor class or even worse, a dissenter of the ruling ideology.
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