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What are the definitions of Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism and Maoism?
Politically Correct Resolution:
Marxism is an economic and socio-political world view that centers around a political ideology which seeks to improve society by implementing socialism with the final goal of communism. Originally developed in the early to mid 19th century by two Germans, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Marxism is based upon a materialist interpretation of history. Taking the idea that social change occurs because of the struggle between different classes within society who are under contradiction one against the other, the Marxist analysis leads to the conclusion that capitalism, the currently dominant form of economic management, leads to the oppression of the proletariat, working (Labor) class, who not only make up the majority of the world's populace but who also spend their lives working for the benefit of the bourgeoisie (middle class), or the ruling class in society.
To correct this inequality between the middle class, who are the wealthy minority, and the working (labor) class, who are the poorer majority, Marxism advocates and believes in the historical inevitability of, a labor class revolution, when the working (labor) class take control of government, and then implement reforms to benefit their class, namely the confiscation of private property which is then taken under state control and run for the benefit of the people rather than for the interests of private profit. Such a system is known as socialism, although Marxists believe that eventually a society would develop into an entirely classless system, which is known as communism in Marxist thought. (Wikipedia)
Leninism is a political theory and practice of the dictatorship of the proletariat, working (labor) class, led by a revolutionary vanguard party. Developed by and named after Russian revolutionary and politician Vladimir Lenin, Leninism comprises political and socialist economic theories, developed from Marxism, and Lenin's interpretations of Marxist theory within the Russian Empire of the early 20th century. Leninism reversed Marx’s order of economics over politics, allowing for a political revolution led by a vanguard party of professional revolutionaries rather than a spontaneous uprising of the working class as predicted by Karl Marx. After the October Revolution of 1917, Leninism was the ideological basis of Soviet socialism, specifically its Russian realisation in the Soviet Union. (wikipedia)
Stalinism refers to the policies and governmental philosophy of Joseph Stalin, leader and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953.
Stalinism, when used in its broadest sense, refers to socialist states comparable to the Stalin-era Soviet Union, i.e. that are characterized by an overly centralized state, totalitarian figure head, secret police, propaganda, and especially brutal tactics of political coercion. According to Encyclopædia Britannica, "Stalinism is associated with a regime of terror and totalitarian rule." (Wikipedia)
Maoism, also known as the Mao Zedong Thought, is an anti-Revisionist form of Marxist communist theory, derived from the teachings of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong (1893–1976). Developed during the 1950s and 1960s, it is widely applied as the political and military guiding ideology in the Communist Party of China (CPC) from Mao's ascendancy to its leadership until the party was taken over by Deng Xiaoping, who implemented Deng Xiaoping Theory and Chinese economic reforms in 1978. Nonetheless, although not fully adhered to by the government of the People's Republic of China anymore due to the reforms, Maoist parties and groups still exist throughout the world, most notably in Peru, India, and Nepal, in the latter of which, the Maoist party won the elections in 2008. (wikipedia)
Marxism, Socialism/Communism taken to it's extreme:
The Khmer Rouge:
Following their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge imposed an extreme form of social engineering on Cambodian society — a radical form of communism where the whole population had to work in collective farms or forced labor projects. In terms of the number of people killed as a proportion of the population (est. 7.1 million people, as of 1975), it was the most lethal regime of the 20th century.
The Khmer Rouge wanted to eliminate anyone suspected of "involvement in free-market activities". Suspected capitalists, encompassed professionals and almost everyone with an education, many urban dwellers, and people with connections to foreign governments.
The Khmer Rouge believed parents were tainted with capitalism. Consequently, children were separated from parents and brainwashed to communism as well as taught torture methods with animals. Children were a "dictatorial instrument of the party" and were given leadership in torture and executions, including those who were pro- western and their own parents!
"EXITUS ACTA PROBAT"
Today, most Socialist/Communist nations refer to themselves as Socialist Republics. Eventually, the United States will be counted among these Socialist Republics.
PERHAPS, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND MODERN READING AND WRITING; BUT, I CAN TAKE PENCIL TO PAPER AND FIGURE IT OUT!
Archaic word for today: "Nationalism"
Politically Correct Definition: Word has become passe and will not be included in the International Political Correctness Dictionary.
Letters/words/terms that will not be included in the International Dictionary of Political Correctness: (Determined to be derogatory) (Only the use by those within the same ethnic group will be tolerated)
Derogatory term for Italians, Spaniards or Portuguese.
Used as derogatory term for a black person.
A disparaging term for an Asian, especially Vietnamese.
Derogatory term for Arabs.
Derogatory term for a black person.
Disparaging term for an Italian Person.