Communism and capitalism are not simply two opposing political ideologies.
They are two tendencies that have always existed in humans – they are both indispensable because they are complementary.
Indeed, you have to be a capitalist to become a better communist. Let me explain.
Human beings own capital, that is to say life, and they are the owners of some major ‘methods of production’ – their limbs and sensory organs.
They put them into action, maintain them, perfect them and keep them for themselves. In other words, they are ‘capitalists’.
But when their capital begins to be productive, they can organize what is being produced in order to make others benefit: they enliven, enlighten and bring warmth. In other words, they become ‘communists’.
You cannot be a communist if you cannot first be a capitalist and make your capital yield. And neither can you be a good capitalist if you do not distribute your wealth, because everything you own stagnates and rots.
Communism and capitalism go together and they are both absolutely necessary for the fulfilment of each individual and for the world to run smoothly.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov