Bhagwad Gita explains why communism fails in nations.
Intellectuals get enamoured by the emotional drift that communist ideology proposes which seems like the most appropriate solution to all the misery in the world.
Like when Kanhaiya says” when a president’s kid and a poor man’s kid will study in the same school”. Who can say no to that ideology? And that is why it is difficult to debate a communist. Because the apparent cause of their struggle seem so humanitarian. Then why do communist ruled countries end up being the most oppressed?
Nobody really knows why it always fails. Geeta offers an explanation.
We know the biggest message coming out of Geeta is the stress on karma. There is a deeper insight which is often missed. Krishna says that even more important that the act (karma), is the Bhava (inner emotion) that is the driving force for the action. Bhava is the subtle energy which when manifests into Gross, becomes physical action. Krishna says that if the Bhava is pure, even the seemingly bad actions would become good deeds and vice versa. This is a revolutionary physiological claim, just one of the pearls of wisdom of Geeta.
Please remember that bhava is not the same as intention. Intention are born out of thoughts and bhava is born out of emotions.
Now, though the intention of communism is honest, but the bhava driving it is aggression. It’s the yearning for revolution that is the motivation. This force of this emotion yields result but after the communist government is established, this same inner yearning for revolt turns into oppression of its ow domestic population.
We cannot expect peace even if the apparent intention seem honest.