David Cunliffe is the Marxist idiot that NZers just might elect as the next Prime Minister. Is the country really that stupid? In the referenced video we see some mainstream media bimbo who doesn’t even appear to know the origins of the slogan “from each according to ability to each according to need” asking Cunliffe if he subscribes to that ideology.
The complete paragraph containing Marx’s statement of the creed in the ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’ is as follows:
In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
When asked if he would raise taxes on the rich if he became PM, Cunliffe answered “You bet”
David Cunliffe poses as some Harvard educated business savvy moderate. He is not of course. Like most Labour party MPs, he is just another red flag waving Internationale singing deceit laden utopian communist.