In the mainstream media, it is generally assumed that if something has anything to do with communism, it must be bad. To dig a little deeper, I asked some of my friends about this. A friend said:
My primary argument against communism is simply that it does not protect individual freedom well enough and requires too much government control/propaganda. As an economic system it has shown to produce fairly dramatic economic transformations. The soviets went from agrarian backwater to industrial powerhouse in a very short period. Many external mitigating circumstance contributed to their down fall.
None of this is to say that US style capitalism is dramatically better. Extreme amounts of propaganda go into making Americans believe they are free and prosperous. America is what happens to capitalistic systems, they eventually are cored out into hollow rabid war machines that export nothing but cruelty. The US is well on its way.
I totally agree with him. However, I want to hear other opinions about communism to broaden my horizons. So, my question my followers is, do you think communism is bad? If so, why do you think it is bad? Other opinions will well appreciated.