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The Capitalism of Communism

Kenya is a capitalist country, according to the definition of capitalism, and according to what I was taught in my primary education. The ideal definition of this is that Kenya is a country with equal opportunities; a country where everyone is offered a minimal quality education common to all. From here, everyone has a freedom to undertake any career/business, without government intervention or restriction within legal limits. The government does not restrict flow of capital and labour, and access to resources is open to the highest bidder or those willing and able.

This is contrary to communism, or its softer cousin called socialism.Under this system, the government aims at maintaining equal supply of goods and services and to maintain equal access for all. As such, the socialist system controls the number of professionals in all fields and the amount of labour involved in production of goods. it is also supposed to maintain the amount of goods produced, ideally.

The above economic systems have however been overrun and changed to an individualistic capitalism one, especially when it comes to the communism system. We are therefore left with the communism having a political system and a capitalist economic system.Most countries in the world now run an implementation of the capitalist economic system. How they implement their economic systems via political control is what leads us to determine whether a country is capitalist or communist.After all, don't people clamor for political power in order to control the flow of wealth and money in the economy?

With such implementation of communism, where the economy is open to all in a capitalist way, questions emerge as to the usefulness of a communist political system? After all, isn't the whole system meant to be either communist or capitalist? Truth be told, the capitalism system also has some elements of communisms when it comes to free flow of wealth and control of businesses.

The above mix-ups are as a result of man been individualistic. Man is neither communistic nor capitalist. Those two terms are politically coined , more as propaganda rather than any sort of classification. As we have said, man is individualistic and tends to think of them self, and how to benefit themselves.

The capitalist system is a system which is honest about individualism, and allows everyone to be individualistic(ideally). the communist system on the other hand, is a dishonest system. I call it so, because after careful evaluation, you will find that the communist system is an invite only form of capitalism.

A few examples, the former Russian president, Vladimir Putin was succeeded, by someone he favored, who then appointed him prime minister. In China, the government is in one way an organ of the Communist party of China, and is selected by the members of the executive committee of he communist party. To get to the executive committee, you are voted in by other smaller committees as you rise up the ranks.Therefore, the 1 billion Chinese do not have a say in the government, since they only vote at the root level. those who they vote in keep voting each other into smaller and smaller committees till they get to the executive .Of course the more powerful committees have control over who joins them, resulting into an invite only form of capitalism.(You can read more about this on Wikipedia).

Of course the communist system is plagued by the same problems of corruption and scandals that plague capitalist countries, but controls in communists countries tend to be much stricter(They are stricter because for you to take part in such deals , you must have been invited ). This is due to the individualistic nature of man. In the end, all such systems are similar, and what matters is how individualistic the leaders of the country are. The more individualistic, the more communistic the system becomes. And that is the capitalism of communism.

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