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Do you think that communist ideas our being taught in the school system?

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 4:27pm

toemas

toemas

314 posts

In the communist manifesto they talk about situational ethics

EX.  You’re on a boat with 3 people, yourself, an old man, and a pregnant woman,   the boat is sinking and there is an island 15 miles away and you have a life boat that can carry 2  people who do you take?

Do you think this stuff is in the communist manifesto?
Do you think its in our schools?
And do you think it matters?

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 4:43pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,572 posts

Okay uh...let's see. Guess I'll go with my usual list layout.

1) Just because something is apart of something doesn't make it that thing.

For example, just because I like bread dipped in grape juice for a snack, and just because I got the idea of eating it as a snack from Christianity's practice of communion, doesn't mean that I believe in communion. I just like bread dipped in grape juice because I think it tastes good.

2) I personally believe in situational ethics/morals. I have never heard that this was a part of communism. Not that I think communism is bad, it's just not realistic.

3) I have never seen any evidence in my schools of teachers/faculty trying to pass morals off to students other than to not do drugs/alcohol.

4) No, I don't.

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 5:01pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

I've never heard of a specific 'communist manifesto' - do you have a copy of it that I could read?

Anyway, even if this was true, I don't really see too much wrong with a lot of communist ideology - even if the stuff tends not to work in practice.

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 5:22pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

the main ideology of communism isn't bad at all. and whit alot of it i agree whit.
but just like others have said already. it doesn't realy work in reality.

i have the feeling that your only knowlets of communism is that it is bad. because of how the "western" world has used it's propaganda against it and from the bad examples. (it doesn't work in reality)

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 7:12pm

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

I've never heard of a specific 'communist manifesto' - do you have a copy of it that I could read?

It was the one by Marx, the one that pretty much started socialism. I heard it is really short, you could find it online easily.

In the communist manifesto they talk about situational ethics

Really? Could you give me a quote?

EX.  Youâ��re on a boat with 3 people, yourself, an old man, and a pregnant woman,   the boat is sinking and there is an island 15 miles away and you have a life boat that can carry 2  people who do you take?

That was not in the Manifesto, and I don't think to many schools teach that. Why does a boat with three people only have a life boat for two?

But in any case, I would let the old man and pregnant women take the boat, and I would swim behind them, holding on to rest a bit every mile or so. Why wouldn't you do something like that?

Do you think this stuff is in the communist manifesto?
Do you think its in our schools?
And do you think it matters?

No.
No.
No.

There.

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 7:33pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

Ah, this is what happens when I focus too much on Marxism and not enough on Marx himself, although it could be argued that communism as an idea and an ideology has changed since Marx was around and so the things set forth in the manifesto may not hold as relevant as they once did.

 

Posted Mar 15, '12 at 10:51pm

deathbewithyou

deathbewithyou

586 posts

Okay I heard of a few that actualy teach kids that communism is good, but it's usually more serious than this. Although I believe it has stopped already.

 

Posted Mar 16, '12 at 2:46am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,881 posts

Knight

Okay I heard of a few that actualy teach kids that communism is good, but it's usually more serious than this. Although I believe it has stopped already.

Communism is good in theory. Clearly you haven't actually read the manifesto, or any sources about Communism properly.

 

Posted Mar 16, '12 at 4:15pm

fracell

fracell

67 posts

me and the old man it sounds bad but the woman would not help with the shelter because shes a woman and pregnant shel just complain and we have to feed the baby how the old man would help more and be cooler and if he dies it sounds bad but you got allot of food

 

Posted Mar 16, '12 at 5:06pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

the woman would not help with the shelter because shes a woman and pregnant shel just complain and we have to feed the baby how the old man would help more

I'm not sure about that, old people can be pretty darn grumpy, and their backs tend to be in even worse shape than a pregnant woman's. I'll have to agree with 314d1's answer.

Either way, this thread is not about the question, but about the consequences of, and whether it is right to, educate kids about ethics and morals, and/or if communism is taught in schools, to which I can only answer "LOL, no".

 
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