what is communism? i hear it so much but i dont know what it means and i cant understand the dictionary definition. heck, i could barely understand the dictionary definotion for liberal. i mean, ive ben told in social studies that some countries are trying to move their way out of communism, but no one's ever explained to me exactly what it is, and people calling themselves communists on these forums is really confusing. so much to learn so little attention span!