It's all about the moolah, folks. In the Communist Manifesto, Marx sees the world as defined by struggle between and among economic classes. He wanted the workforce (the proletariat) to revolt against the rich (the bourgeoisie)—violently if necessary—and to then establish a temporary government (the vanguard state) that would transition society to communism by abolishing class altogether. Communists would share in common the bourgeoisie's private property—not their houses and their stuff, but their means of production, like factories, and their capital, the profit that allows the rich to exploit the workers.
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Communism is the political system we should strive for.
Communism is not the political system we should strive for.