What are the similarities and differences between Capitalism and Communism?

Question from the Internet:

“What are the similarities and differences between the communist world revolution and capitalist globalization? Is it success or failure? Why?”

Both communism and capitalism are the products of our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and individualistic consciousness and perception of reality.

Capitalism is directly representing our inherent nature — with its excessive profit and resource accumulation while exploiting everybody else — while communism was distorted and misused by the same selfish and egoistic human nature until it became the worst oppression and terror system in human history.

Our problem is that while we are inherently raw capitalistic, doing everything only for our own sake at the expense of others, the Natural system we exist in is “communistic”, where each and every part and element exists and works only for the benefit of the whole.

We can watch this “pure communistic” existence and mutually complementing integration in our own biological bodies. If any cell or organ starts acting for its own sake at the expense of the rest of the body, disease or cancer develops, which kills the whole body unless the distortion is cured.

Human beings cannot survive in Nature’s all-encompassing, lawful, finely balanced and mutually integrated system unless we become like Nature.

But how can we adapt and integrate inherently selfish, egocentric and individualistic human beings into Nature’s system without coercion, oppression, terror or misleading propaganda?

For this, we need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method.

Through this method, we can learn, understand and viscerally feel how integrated and interdependent we are. We can come to a realistic and true feeling that the “others” that we have distrusted, fought and exploited so far are actually not “others”, but they are integral parts of our “self” as we start to feel the whole system as “our own”.

Then we can even use all our excessive, egocentric and selfish urges for the sake of the whole. After all, by serving the whole, by making sure that the whole system is in the best possible state and by selflessly passing onto others everything that is beyond my actual and natural necessities, we are serving ourselves, and we are securing our own best possible existence in this integral system.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.