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 I believe that humans are not inherently good, and so true communism and its cousin, libertarianism,​ are impossible. However, capitalism is built around - and caters to - this sinful nature. It works for a little while, but it's devoid of conscience. I don't find either system compelling. I believe that socialism offers a balance of realism about material needs and aspiration for a more equitable and others-oriented system. I believe that humans are not inherently good, and so true communism and its cousin, libertarianism,​ are impossible. However, capitalism is built around - and caters to - this sinful nature. It works for a little while, but it's devoid of conscience. I don't find either system compelling. I believe that socialism offers a balance of realism about material needs and aspiration for a more equitable and others-oriented system.
  
-Marx's fixation on class struggle is inappropriate and leads to a constant us-against-them mentality that leaves socialists adrift when there is no one left to fight. It also fuels the American conservative perception that socialists want to take things away from other people. Instead, socialists should focus on what we can give each other in order to reduce inequality and poverty.+Marx's fixation on class struggle is inappropriate and leads to a constant us-against-them mentality that leaves socialists adrift when there is no one left to fight. It also fuels the American conservative perception that socialists want to take things away from other people. Instead, socialists should focus on what we can give each other in order to reduce inequality and poverty. It's worth noting though that I do believe governments have the authority to tax, and that it is part of the trade-off of enjoying the benefits and protections of society.
  
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