The world, in general, is divided on many fronts but the one which takes the cake is economics. There is a huge ideological clash between capitalists and communists or socialists and there is a free exchange of arguments, logic, facts, abuses, memes, sarcasm, insults, ego and war. Communists have been guilty of over criticizing every aspect of capitalism and shifting the burden of every problem on capitalism. You can’t really argue against that because we live in a capitalist world and thus every problem somehow finds its roots in someone trying to make money or the class system which exists. On the other hand, capitalists themselves keep preaching that let alone capitalism, even socialism, which is a step towards communism can’t work because of human nature, whereas the wealthy ones try their level best and successfully bring down any socialist movement anywhere in the world. There is a class system based on the ego of IQ points and both sides literally claim that you need a higher IQ to be on either side. I am happy with lesser IQ points than getting into an elitist ego clash of IQ points. I have just seen people asking whether anyone has lived in a communist system or is even such a system possible? I would say we all do.
In this capitalist world, we all live in a communist system at a microscopic level. The answer is love, the answer is family, sharing a common feeling of love and ownership of the all the people in a family. Family members don’t compete against each other, they compete together against other families in this capitalist world. A couple wouldn’t split their bills equally even though they have unequal earnings. That happens when you live with flatmates. A couple’s entire production would be their combined earnings. Also, they won’t keep a track of who is consuming more resources. Yes, there are power relations defined within the family as well. Patriarchy has defined gender roles, but a father as a breadwinner responsible for the entire production would not feel bad that the child or housewife dependent on him is just consuming the resources without assisting the production. A mother would happily sacrifice her needs if the kid needs more. Family members won’t be making rational choices and playing dominant strategies which would ultimately lead to zero production as in a multiplayer communist simulation of completely rational individuals. This is literally, from each according to their ability to each according to their needs! Because the binding love is irrational. And in the field of Behavioral Economics, as Dan Ariely concludes in his book ‘The Upside of Irrationality‘ that money still isn’t the biggest motivation for people to work. It is either a feeling of altruism or a feeling of ownership, a social responsibility. This is because a human being or any other living organism has this embedded irrationality of love in them. It truly is human nature! But this feeling of care never surpassed families or close friends because we were supposed to compete for the limited resources on earth, so we drew our lines of love to whosever was in our immediate surroundings of contact and that line never expanded even with all the technology for communication and connecting the world. Also, because, the technology has never been inclusive for the entire planet but it didn’t happen even for the people on the right side of the digital divide.
Even a lot of startups and organizations are trying to work towards inculcating a familial bond in their teams for the best output. If you have really got to spread communism or socialism or proletariat consciousness, you need to gradually spread a general feeling of ownership towards the human race, towards the world and its resources first. You have got to spread the love. An enforcement with support for the wrong reasons, without any feeling of responsibility, would break down, just spread the love, not cold war!
PS – Obviously, easier said than done, the above said might take generations, maybe even apocalypse!