Communism has never been tried on a scale larger than a single cooperative tribe - regimes that have called themselves communism have in reality been capitalist totalitarian dictatorships. If money is involved, if there is a money-nexus at all, then it is all a form of capitalism. A sharing love-nexus society can be very individualistic and very free, it can be a fully fledged and robust democracy, it can have great academic and public institutions. Sometimes words reveal truth, often times in this era they obscure truth. All that is on the menu around the world is capitalism and totalitarian dictatorships. And that's why I prefer not to say either "capitalism" or "communism" - sometimes words can be so misused as to lose their definitions in a practical sense. So I say "money-nexus" and "love-nexus," because those terms are clear and get to the heart of the matter.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, September 14, 2020.