Communist ideology expresses itself as a fundamental rejection of capitalism and its comrade democracy as a mode of political and economic organization (Priestland 2009, 23). Communist ideas and philosophy grew popular given the degree of human misery and alienation stemming from exploitation of the individual and the environment never before imagined. The victorious “Jacobin” system proved both “dangerous and damaging” to the human spirit and its emancipation (23). The language used by communism here, “exploitation,” “alienation,” and “emancipation,” is emotionally charged for the specific purpose of bringing together people to overthrow the existing political system for the sake of dramatic political change.
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