Report by Howard Myers
Dr. McQuillan’s main focus this evening was to take us through Karl Marx’s list of 10 things needed to overthrow western capitalism without firing a shot. This list was included in the Communist Manifesto published in 1848 and is compared to where we stand today in the US and in California. The ten ‘planks of the communist manifesto’ are:
In the US 40% of the land is owned by either the federal or state governments. In California the rate of government ownership is 52%, so less than half the land is owned by private citizens. With zoning and environmental restrictions, we still cannot use our land as we wish. He gives this one to Karl Marx.
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