Clowns love to tell us how Communism has never been tried, or that it is the natural state of primitive man, and therefore we should discard all that we have learned since the dawn of time and embrace the red star, hammer, sickle, and gulag.
A look at American history shows us that, under the control of large corporations, America began as a Communist experiment which became, like all Utopian experiments, a brutal learning experience:
A major reason for the persistent hardships, for the “starving time,” in Plymouth as before in Jamestown, was the communism imposed by the company. Finally, in order to survive, the colony in 1623 permitted each family to cultivate a small private plot of land for their individual use.
Let us assemble what we can learn here. First, large corporations would love to have people dwell in Communist-like conditions, because that way the money would flow upward, much as it did in Russia after Communism fell, and maybe even during Communism.
Second, these companies feared the dominance of culture, in this case Anglo-Saxon culture plus Pilgrim religion. They wanted a heterogeneous group instead because it would have nothing motivating it except money, which allows these companies to take advantage of the profit motive to individuals that replaced the original Communist scheme.
We find ourselves still caught in this dilemma. Our Puritan streak wants to be pagan, nationalist, traditionalist, and that type of religious which demands people motivate themselves toward the good instead of simply avoiding the bad and otherwise being mediocre.