Let me state for the record that I am a conservative American who believes in communism. Let me explain.
Communism, the idea that all property and rights are held in common is a grand idea. In a utopic world, no jealousy exists between people in America who work together for the common good of society while seeking their nation’s self-preservation and advancement. History demonstrates that this system has worked successfully for thousands of years. In fact, all societies—even capitalist—are, at their core, naturally communist.
Why do I believe in natural communism? Why does this social system produce the happiest and most unified society? Because the only naturally communist entity is the family. Parents provide financially for the family while the children share in the reward of their labors. In fact, the family meets the modern communistic utopic goal by being free from social class distinction and the state. All members equally enjoy the food, vacations, room, board, and sustenance provided for them by their working peers. The children do their part to educate themselves so that they can one day contribute and advance their own families. There is no jealousy in this communism (at least in this utopic scenario). Children know they can only receive what their parents are willing or able to give. Parents are not jealous of the children whom they love, care, and guide to adulthood. Beyond this, parents are not constrained or dependent upon an over-burdened, disconnected, bureaucratic entity that does not understand the family’s basic needs or abilities.
While I believe in communism, I believe even more in socialism. The concept that an entity would cooperate for its own advancement is both logical and noble. The underlying principle of “to each according to his contribution and from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” in fact, works quite well within the family. Who better to determine that need than parents? Parents understand each child’s differing abilities and contributions. They are also pretty astute at understanding the wants expressed by their little citizens, living within the constraints of their budgets, and judging what their little citizens’ needs really are.
Artificial modern progressive communism and socialism seek to apply the natural family structure to an entire nation. These social models predict that society will become one big, happy, cooperative family. Yet, there is no way that any government can keep up with the different individual needs, abilities, ideas, and possible contributions that each family can make to society. The family and its members are relegated to a one-size fits all system. Even more, communism is not immune to the threat of competition. And in fact, all artificial social communist systems face enormous competition from their greatest capitalist producer. Who is the social communist system’s greatest threat and its greatest competitor? Who is naturally enabled to thwart Marxist progressive ideals? It is the only naturally communist entity—the family. Historically, families have done for themselves what communism seeks to do for society. Families are self-sufficient, self-reliant, and the family meets the needs of its members in both a time-sensitive and personal way that a national conglomerate could never achieve. So what is the modern socialist and communist response to this competition? Does it seek to learn or adapt? Does it seek to loosen its control so that prosperity and unity can be achieved by society? No, it seeks to dominate, destroy, and displace. As Marx had envisioned, it begins with social education that replaces family values with state values and family function with state dependency.
So, what is the antidote to this sly serpent who promises unity and universal prosperity but delivers mob rule and universal poverty? Families should encourage their politicians to pursue policies that favor the family and its ability to provide for itself above all else. Not government. Not big corporations. Not charities. Not social organizations. One of the best means of family self-sufficiency is through private business. The family-owned business not only provides for the livelihood of its members (and future generations), it teaches its members to cooperate, learn the skills that it takes to conduct business while enabling its members to personally reap the rewards of its labors. The successful family business reduces the need for all the above mentioned entities. It is also better adapted to care and respond to its customers, as the company is as focused on serving the community and upholding its reputation. Tax codes and policy must favor the family business first and foremost. By encouraging this competitive self-independence in the sphere where communism naturally exists in the family, individuals in America can prosper and restore a unity that has been fractured by an artificial government-led social communist system.