In the eyes of many individuals communism is seen as the route of all evil and the worst choice for a system of government. Many countries including the United States have spent a lot of time, money and effort in order to prevent the spread and influence of communism throughout the world. Even though freedom is associated with democracy and control with communism, there are many instances where certain people need to be governed under a communist regime. In the eyes of such figures as Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, communism is nothing more than 'abolition of private property.' Which means that the government controls the state. These two as well as many others see communism as the only fit way to govern and in some cases this is true.
In one of the readings Karl Marx makes a very good argument in showing how over history there have been social rankings and control, but it was not labeled as communism. He says 'in the earlier epochs of history we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank.' This proves that people are accustomed to living in a world where certain individuals rule and the citizens or people obey their rules or laws. A great example of where communism works and is followed is in both Russia and China. Without the rule under communism both countries would probably be in total chaos. The people are accustomed to following orders and being taken care of by the government. The country survives through the government and if the people had to provide for themselves an endless amount of problems would occur, such as starvation, poverty, and chaos. From the reading anyone can see the positives of communism and its impact on certain societies. Both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels prove that communism is necessary and is helpful in containing governments that are not good for the people.
Another article that made a great point and proved that communism is needed by some parts of the world was Nikita Khrushchev's 'Report to the Communist Party Congress'. He proves this point when he shows that capitalism or a democracy is 'incapable of solving a single one of the urgent problems confronting mankind.' Such problems included poverty, starvation and other situations that in his eyes communism could solve, since the government would be taking care of the country. However, at the same time the government would be controlling everything that is going on, but some places need to be under control in order to survive. He also proves that many people see communism as necessary when he says 'Our country is experiencing a great upsurge of creative effort. All the many nationalities of the Soviet Union...making invaluable contributions toward our common victory.' The common victory in this sense is communism and he sees that the whole country wants to be under communist control. It is proven that communism is not seen as evil in the eyes of all people.
People must first open their eyes and try to view both sides to a situation. Because a communist regime would not work in a certain country it does not make it the enemy or opposition. The reality of the situation is that not all people want to be free in a capitalist sense and can't survive under its methods. They need to be taken care of and under control of what the government says. This is why communism works so well with many countries and people can not be narrow minded on situations.