The Communist Hatred of All Property

The Communist Hatred of All PropertyThe hatred of private property is something proper to communism. However, it is not just large properties that are targeted by the communists. They hate especially small properties since they are the seeds from which free markets later bloom.

Subscription11.1Lenin wrote: ‘Small-scale commercial production is, every moment of every day, giving birth spontaneously to capitalism and the bourgeoisie…. Wherever there is small business and freedom of trade capitalism appears.’ He is even supposed to have said: ‘capitalism begins in the village marketplace.’ (as quoted in Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century: The Perspective of the World, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1984, p. 631)