1. Communism is an ideal, meaning it is moral. The goal “to work according to one’s ability and receive according to one’s needs” testifies to that.
2. Every moral must have a basis that necessitates it; education and public opinion are a very unsound basis, and the proof of that is Hitler.
3. Because any concept of the majority is sure to triumph, it is needless to say that the carrying out of the corrected communism is by the majority of the public. Thus, they must establish the moral level of the majority of the public on a basis that will necessitate and guarantee that the corrected communism will never be corrupted. The preordained ideal in humans is insufficient, as too few posses it, and they are insignificant compared to the majority of the public.
4. Religion is the only basis assured to raise the level of the collective to the moral level of “working according to the ability and receiving according to the need.”
5. Communism must be turned away from the concept, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours”, which is sodomite rule, to the concept, “What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is yours”, meaning absolute altruism. When the majority of the public accepts this rule de facto, it will be time to “work according to the ability and receive according to the need.” the sign would be that every one would work like a contract-worker. Thus, until most people are ready to bestow upon their fellow person, the altruistic communist regime must not be established.
6. It is forbidden to nationalize the property before the public reaches this moral level. The collective will not have fuel for work before there is a reliable moral factor in the public.
7. If one is forbidden to exploit one’s friends, why should a nation be allowed to exploit its fellow nations? Which occupancy justifies one nation enjoying the land more than other nations? Therefore, international communism must be founded.
As there are individuals who have been privileged by diligence, chance, or inheritance from ancestry to a greater share than the negligent, quite so among the nations. Hence, why should war on individuals be greater than against nations?
In other words, which privilege and ownership of the raw materials of the earth does one nation have over others? Who established the occupancy law, especially that they have attained it by force of bayonets and swords? Why should one nation exploit another if this is unjust for every individual?
In a word, as it is just to annul private property, so it is just for all nations, for only then will there be peace on earth. Consider this: if possession and the law of inheritance do not impart ownership rights to the individual, why should it be imparted to a whole nation? Also, as there should be just division among the members of a nation, so there should be just and equal division internationally in raw materials, means of production and the accumulated property of all nations.
There should be no differences between black and white, civilized and primitive, just as among individuals of the same nation. There must be no discrimination among individuals, a nation, or all the nations of the world. As long as there are differences, war will not end.
By Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag – Baal HaSulam, Building the Future Society