My skin always feels cold afterwards,” pronounced Moscow. “Love cannot be communism. I’ve thought and thought and I’ve seen that it just can’t. One probably should love – and I will love. But it’s like eating food – it’s just a necessity, not the main life.
― Andrey Platonov, Happy Moscow
Did the Italian Communist Party really have the slogan “the best salami for everyone!”?
IDK if they did, but that is an excellent slogan which I fully endorse.
To reinforce the depth and scope of the dilemma it must be said that Lenin who new what communism meant, in the early days of the Russian Revolution, wrote quite frankly that he could not say what form the new relations of labor would take in a socialist society; no one could work them out but the workers themselves, millions by trial and error; there relations would be “subtle and intricate,” a phrase worth pondering. He trusted to the historical creative energies of the masses (C. L. R. James, American Civilization, 170).
This is an excellent explanation of why it’s so wrong-headed to demand that people working towards communism give an explanation of how communism in general would work.