I followed you because you are a communist. what can I say to people to say that "communism had never worked. Capitalism works better" ???
First I don’t think we should just accept the capitalist idea that socialist countries “didn’t work.” They succeeded in many things, including national liberation, universal healthcare and education, wealth/land redistribution, destroying feudalism and colonialism in their countries, full employment, long vacations and maternity leaves, and more. While I’m very critical of the Soviet-style economy followed in these countries, I would still call them socialist. They were at some point anyways. Capitalists have large footholds in Laos, Vietnam, and China, and even the DPRK, and I wouldn’t call any of those countries socialist anymore (especially considering the DPRK has removed all references to communism from its constitution and follows an ideology that is closer to liberalism than marxism-leninism) And Cuba has a growing middle-class signaling its own return to capitalism. Anyways.
If those countries “didn’t work” than capitalism surely isn’t working. There are people dying in the streets while houses lie empty (i believe its 13 houses to every homeless person in America). Half the population of the world goes hungry every day, while our grocery stores throw out food that isn’t sold. People die of treatable diseases because they can’t afford to go to the hospital. Capitalism was built off of slave labor in the US and the forced moving of peasants off their lands into cities in Europe. It was maintained by colonialism and imperialism by both. Capitalism relies off of the exploitation of the working class in order to be capitalism. And capitalism routinely has breakdowns. Just look at Greece now, or 2008, or the Great Depression. The whole system is based on violence and appropriation, so to say its working begs the question: Who is it working for?