<Spoiler alert: This is meant to be used as a discussion. I am not putting down anyones political views!>
So in my history class right now we are discussing communism versus capitalism. From what I have learned and previously knew, communism in theory is a pretty good idea however it can never be truly achieved on a large scale (but on a smaller scale like an Israeli kibbutz it is ideal). Therefore I still believe in capitalism as the governmental structure I would rather live in.
Or if you want my honest opinion, combine the two making local governments communist and state/national government capitalistic. Sort of what we have already with our public schools and terrible NYS taxes but more defined. Moving on...
While having a conversation today, I came to the conclusion that Google is communist. Here is my argument:
1. The way it operates, by absorbing our personal information and data and redistributing it equally for the good of the people is the definition of communism.
2. Google played a huge role in the Net Neutrality Act. The practice of keeping government involvement out of the internet (while Google still plays a huge role in the FBI) can be portrayed as communist.
3. Google as a company itself has a communist infrastructure. All of Google's employees are provided with housing and nearly equal pay. Their benefits and stock options use communist ideas (The stock market being communist is for another rant).
I think I could even go on to say that the whole internet is one huge communist nation that is spreading faster than the iron curtain. There is no king of the internet (Daniel Tosh doesn't count) and everyone has an equal chance and receives the same things. However, people aren't limited so they can use their talent to go above and beyond the typical internet user creating web shows, blogs, etc. So by providing a base to work up form and giving everyone the opportunity to go above and beyond, is the internet communist or capitalist?