Comment: The family is communist...

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The family is communist...

The family unit is communistic in structure. The individual works for the betterment of whole; from each according to their means, to each according to their needs. Parents work to provide for the needs of their children and/or their spouse. At its core, a successful family requires willing self-sacrifice equally shared by all members.

The problem with taking this system and expanding it to the level of the state is people will not willingly commit self-sacrifice for those they don't owe any fidelity. Since no one is willing to commit self-sacrifice voluntarily, the government must compel them through force. Once people must be compelled by force, calling it communist is laughable. You've achieved totalitarianism at best.