Commies All the Way Down

As Marx and Engels put it in The Communist Manifesto, “The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” So when one refers to progressives and other avowed enemies of private property rights as commies, one is not being unfair. Just because the progressives do not attempt to destroy private property rights in their entirety or all at once, but here and there and little by little, their objective in effect is ultimately to wipe out private property root and branch. In brief, those who work ceaselessly to move toward the ultimate goal of communism would seem to be fairly characterized as commies.