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Karl Heinrich Marx
Full name Karl Heinrich Marx
Born May 5, 1818
Trier, Prussia
Died March 14, 1883 (aged 64)
London, United Kingdom
Era 19th century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Marxism, communism, Hegelianism
Main interests Politics, economics, philosophy, sociology, history, class struggle
Notable ideas Co-founder of Marxism (with Engels), surplus value, alienation and exploitation of the worker, The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, materialist conception of history
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.Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a German[2] philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, communist, and revolutionary, whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism.^ The modern and ancient philosophical world are not agreed about truth and falsehood; the one identifies truth almost exclusively with fact, the other with ideas.
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^ In our own age even Utopias affect the spirit of legislation, and an abstract idea may exercise a great influence on practical politics.
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^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
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Marx summarized his approach in the first line of chapter one of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."
.Marx argued that capitalism, like previous socioeconomic systems, would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its destruction.^ Like capitalism, socialism must be a global system.
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[3] .Just as capitalism replaced feudalism, he believed socialism would, in its turn, replace capitalism, and lead to a stateless, classless society called pure communism.^ Both communism and socialism trace their roots to Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, who endorsed the first meeting of the Socialist International, then called the "First International."
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^ Unbridled capitalism without regulation is just as unworkable as communism is.
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^ Campanella takes note of Aristotle’s answer to Plato’s community of property, that in a society where all things are common, no individual would have any motive to work (Arist.
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This would emerge after a transitional period called the "dictatorship of the proletariat": a period sometimes referred to as the "workers state" or "workers' democracy".[4][5] In section one of The Communist Manifesto Marx describes feudalism, capitalism, and the role internal social contradictions play in the historical process:
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We see then: the means of production and of exchange, on whose foundation the bourgeoisie built itself up, were generated in feudal society.^ We do not exchange the products of our labor, but rather the labor itself for money.
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.At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged...the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.^ Some complain of the slights which are put upon them by relations, and they will tell you sadly of how many evils their old age is the cause.
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^ There are many of them: take as an example the pleasures of smell, which are very great and have no antecedent pains; they come in a moment, and when they depart leave no pain behind them.
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^ They must have no homes or property of their own.
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They had to be burst asunder; they were burst asunder. .Into their place stepped free competition, accompanied by a social and political constitution adapted in it, and the economic and political sway of the bourgeois class.^ The one-dimensional categories of ‘right’ and ‘left’ is simply overly simplistic from rating only the economic and not the social aspects of politics.
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^ I am pretty sure both the economic structure of socialism and the political system of communism do exist in the world.
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^ The left to right political continuum deals with economics ONLY. Gun control is a social issue of government control on the authoritarian to libertarian vertical continuum.
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.A similar movement is going on before our own eyes....^ Still, as we are near the spot at which we may see the truth in the clearest manner with our own eyes, let us not faint by the way.
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^ Let us make an image of the soul, that he may have his own words presented before his eyes.
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^ I used to go with my sisters, or i do remember before i or my friends got a car, or was able to drive our parents would drive and pick us up.
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.The productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to further the development of the conditions of bourgeois property; on the contrary, they have become too powerful for these conditions, by which they are fettered, and so soon as they overcome these fetters, they bring order into the whole of bourgeois society, endanger the existence of bourgeois property.^ There are too many people on a given space, or they marry too early and bring into the world a sickly and half-developed offspring; or owing to the very conditions of their existence, they become emaciated and hand on a similar life to their descendants.
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^ So the question becomes does our political structures as they function now with self-interest the most driving force good enough.
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^ Right wingers crave order and simplicity, and will impose these things where they are not and should never be.
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Marx argued for a systemic understanding of socio-economic change. He argued that the structural contradictions within capitalism necessitate its end, giving way to socialism:
The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.
—(The Communist Manifesto)[6]
.On the other hand, Marx argued that socio-economic change occurred through organized revolutionary action.^ On the other hand, Plato is far in advance of modern philosophers and theologians when he teaches that education is to be continued through life and will begin again in another.
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.He argued that capitalism will end through the organized actions of an international working class: "Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality will have to adjust itself.^ Athens, Argos, Corinth, Sicyon, and nearly every State with the exception of Sparta, through a similar stage of tyranny which ended either in oligarchy or democracy.
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^ Each of the three classes will do the work of its own class in the State, and each part in the individual soul; 442 reason, the superior, and passion, the inferior, will be harmonized by the influence of music and gymnastic.
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^ Of the first decline he gives no intelligible account; he would not have liked to admit the most probable causes of the fall of his ideal State, which to us would appear to be the impracticability of communism or the natural antagonism of the ruling and subject classes.
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We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. .The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence."^ Now the first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence.
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.While Marx remained a relatively obscure figure in his own lifetime, his ideas and the ideology of Marxism began to exert a major influence on workers' movements shortly after his death.^ In our own age even Utopias affect the spirit of legislation, and an abstract idea may exercise a great influence on practical politics.
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.This influence gained added impetus with the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Russian October Revolution in 1917, and few parts of the world remained significantly untouched by Marxian ideas in the course of the twentieth century.^ To accomplish such a revolution in the course of a few centuries, would imply a rate of progress not more rapid than has actually taken place during the last fifty or sixty years.
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.Marx is typically cited, with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science.^ The little matter of distinguishing one, two, and three—in a word, number and calculation:—do not all arts and sciences necessarily partake of them?
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Contents

Biography

Karl Marx as a teenager
Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, in the Kingdom of Prussia's Province of the Lower Rhine. His father, Heinrich Marx, was born a Jew but converted to Lutheranism prior to Karl's birth, in part in order to advance his career as a lawyer. A man of the Enlightenment, Heinrich was devoted to Kant and Voltaire, who took part in agitations for a constitution in Prussia. Karl's mother, born Henrietta Pressburg, was from Holland, and Jewish at the time of Karl's birth, although she converted upon the death of her parents. Karl was baptized when he was six years old.[9]
Marx in 1882
.Karl Marx married Jenny von Westphalen, the educated daughter of a Prussian baron, on June 19, 1843 in the Pauluskirche, at Bad Kreuznach.^ Link Even when Karl Marx stated his garbage did not compare to his daughter Eleanor’s you do not have a cue what I am talking about?
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Marx and Jenny had seven children, but due to poverty, only three survived to adulthood.[10] Marx's major source of income was from the support of Friedrich Engels, who was drawing a steadily increasing income from the family business in Manchester. This was supplemented by weekly articles written as a foreign correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune.[11] .Inheritances from one of Jenny's uncles and her mother who died in 1856 allowed the family to move to somewhat more salubrious lodgings at 9 Grafton Terrace, Kentish Town a new suburb on the then-outskirts of London.^ He is driven from one position to another, until he has nothing more to say, just as an unskilful player at draughts is reduced to his last move by a more skilled opponent.
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^ And he who dies in battle will be at once declared to be of the golden race, and will, as we believe, become one of Hesiod’s 469 guardian angels.
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^ There is a subtle sympathy between the mother and the child which cannot be supplied by other mothers, or by ‘strong nurses one or more’ (Laws vii.
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.Marx generally lived a hand-to-mouth existence, forever at the limits of his resources, although this did to some extent depend upon his spending on relatively bourgeois luxuries, which he felt were necessities for his wife and children given their social status and the mores of the time.^ Also they had dreams of a Golden Age which existed once upon a time and might still exist in some unknown land, or might return again in the remote future.
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^ Or if some person begins at the other end and measures the interval by which the king is parted from the tyrant in truth of pleasure, he will find him, when the multiplication is completed, living 729 times more pleasantly, and the tyrant more painfully by this same interval.
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^ The people are a third class, consisting of those who work with their own hands; they are not politicians, and have not much to live upon.
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Marx had seven children by his wife: Jenny Caroline (m. Longuet; 1844–83); Jenny Laura (m. .Lafargue; 1845–1911); Edgar (1847–1855); Henry Edward Guy ("Guido"; 1849–1850); Jenny Eveline Frances ("Franziska"; 1851–52); Jenny Julia Eleanor (1855–98) and one more who died before being named (July 1857).^ This job was given to Dave Naked who most of you know, one of the guys that won the Flaming Mark contest.
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^ And if they were able to converse with one another, would they not suppose that they were naming what was actually before them 1 ?
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^ And this is he who being by nature most of a tyrant bears rule, and the longer he lives the more of a tyrant he becomes.
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Marx also fathered an illegitimate son by his housekeeper, Helene Demuth.[12]
Karl Marx's Tomb at Highgate Cemetery London
Following the death of his wife Jenny in December 1881, Marx developed a catarrh that kept him in ill health for the last 15 months of his life. It eventually brought on the bronchitis and pleurisy that killed him in London on March 14, 1883. He died a stateless person;[13] family and friends in London buried his body in Highgate Cemetery, London, on March 17, 1883.
Several of Marx's closest friends spoke at his funeral, including Wilhelm Liebknecht and Friedrich Engels. Engels's speech included the words
On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. .He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep—but forever.^ It took him two-minutes to lift a half empty Heinekin off the Bar.
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^ Ought I, for example, to put back into the hands of my friend, who has gone mad, the sword which I borrowed of him when he was in his right mind?
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[14]
.In addition to Engels and Liebknecht, Marx's daughter Eleanor and Charles Longuet and Paul Lafargue, Marx's two French socialist sons-in-law, also attended his funeral.^ Link Even when Karl Marx stated his garbage did not compare to his daughter Eleanor’s you do not have a cue what I am talking about?
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.Liebknecht, a founder and leader of the German Social-Democratic Party, gave a speech in German, and Longuet, a prominent figure in the French working-class movement, made a short statement in French.^ Again, the US democratic party is not even centrist any longer much less ‘communist’ or leftist based on the speeches, writings and voting records of its leaders.
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^ Socialism means no governments, no states, no borders or frontiers, no social class or leaders.
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^ The change of government in the time of the English Commonwealth set men thinking about first principles, and gave rise to many works of this class.
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Two telegrams from workers' parties in France and Spain were also read out. Together with Engels's speech, this constituted the entire programme of the funeral. .Those attending the funeral included Friedrich Lessner, who had been sentenced to three years in prison at the Cologne communist trial of 1852; G. Lochner, who was described by Engels as "an old member of the Communist League" and Carl Schorlemmer, a professor of chemistry in Manchester, a member of the Royal Society, but also an old communist associate of Marx and Engels.^ OBAMA’S COMMUNIST EMPLOYERS: “Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy In Media describes an important mentor of Obama’s teenage years, who was a well-known Communist poet.
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^ It is a work such as one might expect to have been written by a philosopher and man of genius who was also a friar, and who had spent twenty-seven years of his life in a prison of the Inquisition.
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^ I’m a 62 year old white male who can’t afford to rent even a small room.
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Three others attended the funeral—Ray Lankester, Sir John Noe and Leonard Church.
Marx's tombstone bears the carved messages: "WORKERS OF ALL LANDS UNITE," the final line of The Communist Manifesto, and Engels's version of the 11th Thesis on Feuerbach:[15]
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways—the point however is to change it[16]
.The Communist Party of Great Britain had the monumental tombstone built in 1954 with a portrait bust by Laurence Bradshaw; Marx's original tomb had had only humble adornment.^ In English philosophy too, many affinities may be traced, not only in the works of the Cambridge Platonists, but in great original writers like Berkeley or Coleridge, to Plato and his ideas.
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^ Apparently unaware that Davis had been publicly named as a CPUSA member, Horne said only that Davis "was certainly in the orbit of the CP [Communist Party]-if not a member..."
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[17] In 1970 there was an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the monument using a homemade bomb.[18][19]
.Cultural historians may regard Karl Marx as the first major social theorist to form a series of concepts within the break between modern and premodern societies.^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
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^ Both communism and socialism trace their roots to Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, who endorsed the first meeting of the Socialist International, then called the "First International."
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^ State, is a whole; and this conception of a whole and the love of the newly-born mathematical sciences may be regarded, if not as the inspiring, at any rate as the regulating principles of Greek art (cp.
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Career

Education

.Marx's parents had him educated at home until the age of twelve.^ There are certain doctrines which he learnt at home and which exercised a parental authority over him.
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^ Or, if the master would not stay, then the disciples would have followed him about everywhere, until they had got education enough?
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.After graduating from the Trier Gymnasium, Marx enrolled in the University of Bonn in 1835 at the age of seventeen; he wished to study philosophy and literature, but his father insisted on law as a more practical field of study.^ He is the father of idealism in philosophy, in politics, in literature.
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^ And the more distant they are from philosophy and reason, the more distant they will be from law and order, and the more illusive will be their pleasures.
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^ Like Plato, he has a vision of the unity of knowledge, not as the beginning of philosophy to be attained by a study of elementary mathematics, but as the far-off result of the working of many minds in many ages.
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[21] At Bonn he joined the Trier Tavern Club drinking society (Landsmannschaft der Treveraner) and at one point served as its president. .Because of Marx's poor grades, his father forced him to transfer to the far more serious and academically oriented University of Berlin, where his legal studies became less significant than excursions into philosophy and history.^ When a man is sick, nothing is more pleasant to him than health.
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^ The psychology of Plato extends no further than the division of the soul into the rational, irascible, and concupiscent elements, which, as far as we know, was first made by him, and has been retained by Aristotle and succeeding ethical writers.
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^ I guarantee you I’ve read and comprehended your fictional bible of bullshit in far more depth and many more times than most Xtians… .
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.During this period, Marx wrote many poems and essays concerning life, using the theological language acquired from his liberal, deistic father, such as "the Deity," but also absorbed the atheistic philosophy of the Young Hegelians who were prominent in Berlin at the time.^ And now, I said, years will have passed away, and you must conceive this man, such as he is, to have a son, who is brought up in his father’s principles.
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^ Now he was one of those who came from heaven, and in a former life had dwelt in a well-ordered State, but his virtue was a matter of habit only, and he had no philosophy.
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^ Philosophy, I said, tempered with music, who comes and takes up her abode in a man, and is the only saviour of his virtue throughout life.
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.Marx earned a doctorate in 1841 with a thesis titled The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature, but he had to submit his dissertation to the University of Jena as he was warned that his reputation among the faculty as a Young Hegelian radical would lead to a poor reception in Berlin.^ Link I would not be a bit surprised, if all this back and forth with Iran and Israel leads to more talks between the U.S. and Iran over Iraq.
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^ Simply because the opposition between them is partial only, like the difference between a male physician and a female physician, not running through the whole nature, like the difference between a physician and a carpenter.
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The younger Karl Marx
Marx was influenced in his formative school years by Immanuel Kant and Voltaire. They were among his favorite authors, representing even early on his characteristic blend of German profundity and French subversive wit.[21]

Marx and the Young Hegelians

The Left or Young Hegelians consisted of a group of philosophers and journalists circling around Ludwig Feuerbach and Bruno Bauer, and opposing their teacher Hegel. .Despite their criticism of Hegel's metaphysical assumptions, they made use of Hegel's dialectical method as a powerful weapon for the critique of established politics and religion.^ The reality is, it was less about religion and more about using religion as political capital…which is exactly what is being done in the current race.
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^ The sciences which they have hitherto learned in fragments will now be brought into relation with each other and with true being; for the power of combining them is the test of speculative and dialectical ability.
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.One of them, Max Stirner, turned critically against both Feuerbach and Bauer in his book "Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum" (1845, The Ego and Its Own), calling these atheists "pious people" for their reification of abstract concepts.^ But these spirited natures are apt to bite and devour one another; the union of gentleness to friends and fierceness against enemies appears to be an impossibility, and the guardian of a State requires both qualities.
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^ Only 6 % of white southerners owned slaves and while I can`t understand why the British and Dutch brought these people from their home lands here, I don`t know.
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^ This is just one example out of an endless litany of problems that these idiotic pious self-righteous sleazy traitors and their wicked supporters have done to this country.
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Stirner's work made a deep impression on Marx, at that time a follower of Feuerbach: he abandoned Feuerbachian materialism and accomplished what recent authors have denoted as an "epistemological break." He developed the basic concept of historical materialism against Stirner in his book, "Die Deutsche Ideologie" (1846, The German Ideology), which he did not publish.[22] .Another link to the Young Hegelians was Moses Hess, with whom Marx eventually disagreed, yet to whom he owed many of his insights into the relationship between state, society, and religion.^ Link i don’t think he will get my vote and as many as i can let know about this website he wiil be another hitler he hate america and so does his wife.
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^ Tired yet of what’s been spoon fed into you from a Christian upbringing and a TX state public educational system that teaches supernatural fiction?
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^ Where AIDS can legally be injected into the United States military, yet the Spit Brigade is without either blemish or fault.
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During his years at college, the official lectures on Hegel left Marx feeling ill, "from intense vexation at having to make an idol of a view I detested."[21]

Marx in Paris and Brussels

Owing to the conditions of censorship in Prussia, Marx retired from the editorial board of the Rheinische Zeitung, and planned to publish, with Arnold Ruge, another revolutionary from Germany, the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher,[23] (the German-French Annals) based in Paris, and arrived in late October 1843. Paris at this time served as the home and headquarters of German, British, Polish, and Italian revolutionaries. .In Paris, on August 28, 1844, at the Café de la Régence on the Place du Palais he met Friedrich Engels, who would become his most important friend and life-long companion.^ He also declares that if his life were to be twice as long he would have no time to read the lyric poets.
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^ And this is he who being by nature most of a tyrant bears rule, and the longer he lives the more of a tyrant he becomes.
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^ The most important transaction of social life, he who is the idealist philosopher converts into the most brutal.
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.Engels had met Marx only once before (and briefly) at the office of the Rheinische Zeitung in 1842;[24] he went to Paris to show Marx his recently published book, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.^ "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.
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^ Once more let me ask: Does he who desires any class of goods, desire the whole class or a part only?
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^ But corruption has crept into philosophy, and simplicity of character, which was once 548 her note, is now looked for only in the military class.
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[25] This book convinced Marx that the working class would be the agent and instrument of the final revolution in history.
.After the failure of the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, Marx, living on the rue Vaneau, wrote for the most radical of all German newspapers in Paris, indeed in Europe, Vorwärts, established and run by the secret society called League of the Just.^ That leaves at most 1 in a 100 republicans, or just 1% of all republicans that actually claimed to be atheist.
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^ He considered that the most important point of all had been omitted:—‘Men are taught to be just for 363 the sake of rewards; parents and guardians make reputation the incentive to virtue.
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^ Okay, i just wrote a lot of what most of you would consider bullshit.
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.When not writing, Marx studied the history of the French Revolution and read Proudhon.^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
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^ Although I have studied and read many authorships by capitalists including its founder Adam Smith in the ‘Wealth of Nations’ for economic history as well as studied capitalism in a dozen or so economics classes.
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^ I my be only 17 at this point in my life, but even if i were to read and reread your writings of marx-influenced absurdity” .
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[26] .He also spent considerable time studying a side of life he had never been acquainted with before: a large urban proletariat.^ A little side note: As I was driving to Jaid's from Ohio, I had never been to NJ before.
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[Hitherto exposed mainly to university towns...] .Marx's sudden espousal of the proletarian cause can be directly attributed (as can that of other early German communists such as Weitling[27]) to his first hand contacts with socialist intellectuals [and books] in France.^ The nearest to units which have a purely communist or socialist system are found in religious groups such as convents, monasteries, and Old Order Amish and Hutterite communities.
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^ You must first outlaw all guns before the socialist/communists can take over without any problems.
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^ For this reason Patricia doesn't post anymore, EVB doesn't post anymore, I WILL NOT post anymore, there are plenty of others, it's funny, everyone with first hand knowledge of the band you people have alienated.
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[28]
Marx re-evaluated his relationship with the Young Hegelians, and as a reply to Bauer's atheism wrote On the Jewish Question. .This essay consisted mostly of a critique of current notions of civil and human rights and political emancipation; it also included several critical references to Judaism as well as Christianity from a standpoint of social emancipation.^ The one-dimensional categories of ‘right’ and ‘left’ is simply overly simplistic from rating only the economic and not the social aspects of politics.
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^ The left to right political continuum deals with economics ONLY. Gun control is a social issue of government control on the authoritarian to libertarian vertical continuum.
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^ If we go back to an imaginary state in which men were almost animals and the companions of them, we have as much right to argue from what is animal to what is human as from the barbarous to the civilized man.
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Engels, a committed communist, kindled Marx's interest in the situation of the working class and guided Marx's interest in economics. Marx became a communist and set down his views in a series of writings known as the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, which remained unpublished until the 1930s. .In the Manuscripts, Marx outlined a humanist conception of communism, influenced by the philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach and based on a contrast between the alienated nature of labor under capitalism and a communist society in which human beings freely developed their nature in cooperative production.^ It’s a natural thing with human beings.
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^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
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^ There is reason in supposing that the finest natures, when under alien conditions, receive more injury than the inferior, because the contrast is greater.
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.In January 1845, after Vorwärts expressed its hearty approval of an assassination attempt on Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the French authorities ordered Marx, among many others, to leave Paris.^ That the brave man is to have more wives than others has been already determined: and he is to have first choices in such matters more than others, in order that he may have as many children as possible?
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^ We have already determined that he shall have more wives than others, in order that he may have as many children as possible.
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^ The good order of Lacedaemon is due to Lycurgus, and many other cities great and small have been similarly benefited by others; but who says that you have been a good legislator to them and have done them any good?
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He and Engels moved on to Brussels in Belgium.
.Marx devoted himself to an intensive study of history, and in collaboration with Engels elaborated on his idea of historical materialism, particularly in a manuscript (published posthumously as The German Ideology), which stated as its basic thesis that "the nature of individuals depends on the material conditions determining their production". Marx traced the history of the various modes of production and predicted the collapse of the present one—industrial capitalism—and its replacement by communism.^ Now, States are not made of ‘oak and rock,’ but of flesh and blood; and therefore as there are five States there must be five human natures in individuals, which correspond to them.
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^ Let me ask you not to forget the parallel of the individual and the State; bearing this in mind, and glancing in turn from one to the other of them, will you tell me their respective conditions?
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^ Each of the first three virtues corresponds to one of the three parts of the soul and one of the three classes in the State, although the third, temperance, has more of the nature of a harmony than the first two.
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This was the first major work of what scholars consider to be his later phase, abandoning the Feuerbach-influenced humanism of his earlier work.
Next, Marx wrote The Poverty of Philosophy (1847), a response to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty and a critique of French socialist thought. .These works laid the foundation for Marx and Engels' most famous work, The Communist Manifesto, first published on February 21, 1848 as the manifesto of the Communist League, a small group of European communists who had come under the influence of Marx and Engels.^ The Communist Manifesto has truly come full circle.
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^ And is there not a maker of the works of all workmen, who makes not only vessels but plants and animals, himself, the earth and heaven, and things in heaven and under the earth?
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^ "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.
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Later that year, Europe experienced a series of protests, rebellions, and often violent upheavals, the Revolutions of 1848. The Belgian authorities arrested and expelled Marx from Belgium.[29]
.In February 1848 a radical movement seized power from King Louis-Philippe in France and invited Marx to return to Paris, where he witnessed the revolutionary June Days Uprising first hand.^ Falling at his feet, they will make requests to him and do him honour and flatter him, because they want to get into their hands now, the power which he will one day possess.
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^ At first, in the early days of his power, he is full of smiles, and he salutes every one whom he meets;—he to be called a tyrant, who is making promises in public and also in private!
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When this collapsed in 1849, Marx moved back to Cologne and started the Neue Rheinische Zeitung ("New Rhenish Newspaper"). During its existence he went on trial twice, on February 7, 1849 because of a press misdemeanor, and on the 8th charged with incitement to armed rebellion. Both times he was acquitted. The paper was soon suppressed and Marx returned to Paris, but was forced out again. This time he sought refuge in London.

London

.Marx moved to London in May 1849 and remained there for the rest of his life.^ There remain then only the lyre and the harp for use in the city, and the shepherds may have a pipe in the country.
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^ There may have been one son of a king a philosopher who has remained uncorrupted and has a State obedient to his will.
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.For the first few years he and his family lived in extreme poverty.^ Initiate a guaranteed income for all American families, working or not, at a level of $35,000 per year per adult (2008 Cost of Living levels) .
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^ After a year living in Seattle, her family moved to Mercer Island, Washington, in 1956 so that 13-year old Ann could attend the Mercer Island High School that had just opened.
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He briefly worked as correspondent for the New York Tribune in 1851.[30] In London Marx devoted himself to two activities: revolutionary organizing, and an attempt to understand political economy and capitalism. .Having read Engels' study of the working class, Marx turned away from philosophy and devoted himself to the First International, to whose General Council he was elected at its inception in 1864. He was particularly active in preparing for the annual Congresses of the International and leading the struggle against the anarchist wing led by Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876).^ Like Plato, he has a vision of the unity of knowledge, not as the beginning of philosophy to be attained by a study of elementary mathematics, but as the far-off result of the working of many minds in many ages.
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^ "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.
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^ Many political maxims originate in a reaction against an opposite error; and when the errors against which they were directed have passed away, they in turn become errors.
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.Although Marx won this contest, the transfer of the seat of the General Council from London to New York in 1872, which Marx supported, led to the decline of the International.^ Specters of Marx : the state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the New international / Jacques Derrida ; translated by Peggy Kamuf ; with an introduction by Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg.

^ On colonialism; articles from the New York tribune and other writings, by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

^ American journalism of Marx [and] Engels; a selection from the New York daily tribune.

.The most important political event during the existence of the International was the Paris Commune of 1871 when the citizens of Paris rebelled against their government and held the city for two months.^ In the first place, the contest will be carried on by trained warriors against well-to-do citizens: and is not a regular athlete an easy match for two stout opponents at least?
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^ But then how will our poor city be able to go to war against an enemy who has money?’ There may be a difficulty in fighting against one enemy; against two there will be none.
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On the bloody suppression of this rebellion, Marx wrote one of his most famous pamphlets, The Civil War in France, a defense of the Commune.
.Given the repeated failures and frustrations of workers' revolutions and movements, Marx also sought to understand capitalism, and spent a great deal of time in the British Library studying and reflecting on the works of political economists and on economic data.^ "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.
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^ How many stories do I have to read about Castro’s great economic policies to understand your cited authors?
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^ He did not reflect that Sparta was great, not in consequence of the relaxation of morality, but in spite of it, by virtue of a political principle stronger far than existed in any other Grecian state.
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.By 1857 he had accumulated over 800 pages of notes and short essays on capital, landed, wage labour, the state, foreign trade and the world market; this work did not appear in print until 1941, under the title Grundrisse.^ Then the power of each individual in the State to do his own work appears to compete with the other political virtues, wisdom, temperance, courage.
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^ Plato, labouring under what, to modern readers, appears to have been a confusion of ideas, assimilates the state to the individual, and fails to distinguish Ethics from Politics.
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^ But Plato never combined his economic ideas into a system, and never seems to have recognized that Trade is one of the great motive powers of the State and of the world.
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.In 1859, Marx published Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, his first serious economic work.^ These are the steps by which Plato constructs the first or primitive State, introducing the elements of political economy by the way.
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In the early 1860s he worked on composing three large volumes, the Theories of Surplus Value, which discussed the theoreticians of political economy, particularly Adam Smith and David Ricardo. .This work was published posthumously under the editorship of Karl Kautsky is often seen as the fourth book of Capital, and constitutes one of the first comprehensive treatises on the history of economic thought.^ The second division (2) includes the remainder of the second and the whole of the third and fourth books, which are mainly occupied with the construction of the first State and the first education.
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^ For the plan grows under the author’s hand; new thoughts occur to him in the act of writing; he has not worked out the argument to the end before he begins.
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^ At the beginning of Greek history, in the vestibule of the temple, is seen standing first of all the figure of the legislator, himself the interpreter and servant of the God.
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In 1867, well behind schedule, the first volume of Capital was published, a work which analyzed the capitalist process of production. Here, Marx elaborated his labor theory of value and his conception of surplus value and exploitation which he argued would ultimately lead to a falling rate of profit and the collapse of industrial capitalism. .Volumes II and III remained mere manuscripts upon which Marx continued to work for the rest of his life and were published posthumously by Engels.^ An eminent physiologist thinks it worth while ‘to try and place life on a physical basis.’ But should not life rest on the moral rather than upon the physical?
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During the last decade of his life, Marx's health declined and he became incapable of the sustained effort that had characterized his previous work. He did manage to comment substantially on contemporary politics, particularly in Germany and Russia. His Critique of the Gotha Programme opposed the tendency of his followers Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826–1900) and August Bebel (1840–1913) to compromise with the state socialism of Ferdinand Lassalle in the interests of a united socialist party.
.In a letter to Vera Zasulich dated March 8, 1881, Marx even contemplated the possibility of Russia's bypassing the capitalist stage of development and building communism on the basis of the common ownership of land characteristic of the village mir.^ Whether you choose to consider it or not, neither communism, nor especially the possibility that Obama had a communist friend, or even whether or not Obama is a Muslim or not, have anything to do with anything.
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[31] .While admitting that Russia's rural "commune is the fulcrum of social regeneration in Russia", Marx also warned that in order for the mir to operate as a means for moving straight to the socialist stage without a preceding capitalist stage, it "would first be necessary to eliminate the deleterious influences which are assailing it (the rural commune) from all sides".[32] Given the elimination of these pernicious influences, Marx allowed, that "normal conditions of spontaneous development" of the rural commune could exist.^ Also, if you want to let me know what that you're sending an order out, by all means do, but I don't keep lists of stuff you want, as many people bail out on orders.
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^ You must first outlaw all guns before the socialist/communists can take over without any problems.
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^ Firstly, a ‘social’ program doesn’t mean it’s socialist, much less communist.
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[33] .However, in the same letter to Vera Zaulich, Marx points out that "at the core of the capitalist system...lies the complete separtion of the producer from the means of production".[34] Marx can be forgiven for not seeing at this early stage in 1881, the conditions inside the rural commune that would soon lead to the "differentiation of the peasantry" within the Russian rural commune and the gradual separation of many peasants within the commune from the means of production.^ While 1 out of 14 Republicans [7%] is aligned with a religious belief system other than Christianity, the same is true for one out of every five Democrats.
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^ Link Obama, same as McCain, Clinton and the Bush crime Family should all be considered one of many enemy invaders, soldiers out of uniform enlisted to subdue the United States from within.
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^ He has had no education, or he would never have allowed the blind god of riches to lead the dance within him.
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.Writing with the advantage of nearly twenty additional years of closer observation of the rural communes in Russia, V. I. Lenin was able to conclude that the rural commune could not be the agent socialist development in Russia, exactly because increasing numbers of Russian peasants within the rural communes were being separated from the means of production within the rural commune.^ The number of the interval which separates the king from the tyrant, and royal from tyrannical pleasures, is 729, the cube of 9, which Plato characteristically designates as a number concerned with human life, because nearly equivalent to the number of days and nights in the year.
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^ Meaning either (1) that they integrate the number because they deny the possibility of fractions; or (2) that division is regarded by them as a process of multiplication, for the fractions of one continue to be units.
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^ And this extraordinary number is nearly equal to the number of days and nights in a year (365 × 2 = 730); and 588 is therefore concerned with human life.
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[35] .Within the Russian rural commune, land was the "means of production". Ideally, all peasants in the rural commune would own or have access to an equal share of the land operated by the commune.^ The United States was founded under the premise that all men were created equal, that all men would have the same opportunities to succedd OR to fail.
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^ It means and end to a system that produces for profit, replacing ti with a global system of production for need, in which each person has free access to the benefits of civilization.
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^ I mean, you all don't own any bootlegs do you?
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Lenin's close analysis of the communes concludes that not all peasants within the rural commune had equal access to land. .Indeed, at the time that Lenin wrote his book (1899), there was already a drastic difference between the amount of land cultivated by some rich kulak peasants as opposed to other poorer peasants within the rural commune.^ Yes indeed, he said, there is an infinite difference between them.
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^ Also they had dreams of a Golden Age which existed once upon a time and might still exist in some unknown land, or might return again in the remote future.
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^ Perhaps, I said, he may be like him in that one point; but there are other respects in which he is very different.
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[36] Furthermore, this condition was not static. Rather the "differentiation of the peasantry within the rural commune was an ongoing process. .More and more small peasants within the rural commune were becoming unable to support themselves on the small amount of land they had access to within the rural commune.^ We assist your elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of Socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.
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^ He lives more and more within the circle of his own party, as the world without him becomes stronger.
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^ Either these so-called sons of gods were not the sons of gods, or they were not such as the poets imagine them, any more than the gods themselves are the authors of evil.
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.Inevitably, many poor peasants within the rural communes across Russia were actually "landless". As the years went by many more of the small peasants within the rural communes were becoming landless as the process of "differentiation of the peasantry" allowed the rich peasants to become richer and the poor peasants became poorer.^ He lives more and more within the circle of his own party, as the world without him becomes stronger.
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^ He has had no education, or he would never have allowed the blind god of riches to lead the dance within him.
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^ The inevitable division: such a State is not one, but two States, the one of poor, the other of rich men; and they are living on the same spot and always conspiring against one another.
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Some of the landless peasants were required to seek employment from the richer "kulak" peasants within the rural commune. .These landless peasants would be considered a part of the rural proletariat.^ It's part of life, and i would rather see these kids at the shows then a bunch from the masses that listen to top 40 ie Madonna bullshit.
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Other landless peasants would leave the commune altogether and join the urban proletariat. .Whichever way the landless peasant went, Lenin points out that this development is totally familiar to us as nothing more or less than the familiar process of the ruin and "proletariatization" of the small peasantry, by the complete separation of that small "landless" peasantry from the means of production.^ But this we cannot believe—reason will not allow us—any more than we can believe the soul, in her truest nature, to be full of variety and difference and dissimilarity.
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^ Either they arm the multitude, and then they are more afraid of them than of the enemy; or, if they do not call them out in the hour of battle, they are oligarchs indeed, few to fight as they are few to rule.
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^ Perhaps this is why Obama’s campaign speeches have been more like Saturday Night Live Matt Foley motivational speeches than serious attempts to lay out what an Obama presidency would mean to our nation.
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Marx's thought

A Karl Marx monument in the German city Chemnitz, formerly the East German city Karl-Marx-Stadt (Karl Marx City).
G.W.F. Hegel
The American Marx scholar Hal Draper once remarked, "there are few thinkers in modern history whose thought has been so badly misrepresented, by Marxists and anti-Marxists alike." The legacy of Marx's thought has become bitterly contested between numerous tendencies which each see themselves as Marx's most accurate interpreters, including (but not limited to) Leninism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Luxemburgism, and libertarian Marxism.

Influences on Marx's thought

Marx's thought demonstrates strong influences from:
.Marx's view of history, which came to be called historical materialism (controversially adapted as the philosophy of dialectical materialism by Engels and Lenin) certainly shows the influence of Hegel's claim that one should view reality (and history) dialectically.^ Link re Chronic Liar JimR in “you sure are quick to tell someone else they are attacking you when in reality, you’re the one doing the name calling.” .
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^ AZ, you wouldn't know a real punk if one came up and bit you in the anus you fuckin' loser.
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^ Link you sure are quick to tell someone else they are attacking you when in reality, you’re the one doing the name calling.
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Hegel believed that human history is characterized by the movement from the fragmentary toward the complete and the real (which was also a movement towards greater and greater rationality). This progressive unfolding of the Absolute involves gradual, evolutionary accretion which culminates in revolutionary leaps—episodal upheavals against the existing status quo. .For example, Hegel strongly opposed slavery in the United States during his lifetime, and he envisioned a time when Christian nations would eliminate it from their civilization.^ The civilized East is immeasurably in advance of any savage tribes; the Greeks and Romans have improved upon the East; the Christian nations have been stricter in their views of the marriage relation than any of the ancients.
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^ Again, economics aside, politically I’m a libertarian strongly opposed to the Fascist [authoritarian] governmental rule RWA Christians like yourself are inherently drawn to.
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^ As a prime example, here in the United States, there are a number of faiths.
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Marx's critiques of German philosophical idealism, British political economy, and French socialism depended heavily on the influence of Feuerbach and Engels. Hegel had thought in idealist terms, and Marx sought to rewrite dialectics in materialist terms. .He wrote that Hegelianism stood the movement of reality on its head, and that one needed to set it upon its feet.^ Then me and the other kid realize something, no one's checking ID's to crawl under the police tape so we duck under and head in the way Jerry went.
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^ First, then, they resemble one another in the value which they set upon wealth?
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^ And so when we have anointed him with myrrh, and set a garland of wool upon his head, we shall send him away to another city.
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.Marx's acceptance of this notion of materialist dialectics which rejected Hegel's idealism was greatly influenced by Ludwig Feuerbach.^ Ludwig Feuerbach and the outcome of classical German philosophy, by Frederick Engels; with an appendix of other material of Marx and Engels relating to dialectical materialism.

^ Hegel, Marx and dialectic : a debate / Richard Norman and Sean Sayers.

^ Anatomy of idealism : passivity and activity in Kant, Hegel, and Marx / by Piotr Hoffman.

.In The Essence of Christianity, Feuerbach argued that God is really a creation of man and that the qualities people attribute to God are really qualities of humanity.^ God knew this, and He desired to be the real maker of a real bed, not a particular maker of a particular bed, and therefore He created a bed which is essentially and by nature one only.
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^ For few are the goods of human life, and many are the evils, and the good is to be attributed to God alone; of the evils the causes are to be sought elsewhere, and not in him.
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^ When we add on the 30,000,000 Christians exterminated in Mexico alone we are beining to talk about real people when it comes to the rest of the Americas, the West Indies and Globally.
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.Accordingly, Marx argued that it is the material world that is real and that our ideas of it are consequences, not causes, of the world.^ Then now let us consider what will be their way of life, if they are to realize our idea of them.
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^ Karl Marx : our contemporary social theory for a post-Leninist world / Keith Graham.

^ For Plato is the prophet who ‘came into the world to convince men’—first of the fallibility of sense and opinion, and secondly of the reality of abstract ideas.
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.Thus, like Hegel and other philosophers, Marx distinguished between appearances and reality.^ The subjective relation between them further suggested an objective one; although the passage from one to the other is really imaginary (Metaph.
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^ Truth and reality in Marx and Hegel : a reassessment / Czeslaw Prokopczyk.

^ Like many other thinkers both in ancient and modern times his mind seems to be filled with a vacant form which he is unable to realize.
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.But he did not believe that the material world hides from us the "real" world of the ideal; on the contrary, he thought that historically and socially specific ideology prevented people from seeing the material conditions of their lives clearly.^ I never thought, in my life I'd be able to see them live, and I did.
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^ The doctrine of heredity may seem to take out of our hands the conduct of our own lives, but it is the idea, not the fact, which is really terrible to us.
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^ Do you REALLY want to live in a world where other people decide if you have the right to have a child with your wife?
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.The other important contribution to Marx's revision of Hegelianism came from Engels' book, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, which led Marx to conceive of the historical dialectic in terms of class conflict and to see the modern working class as the most progressive force for revolution.^ That he was far from excluding the modern principle of utility in politics is sufficiently evident from other passages, in which ‘the most beneficial is affirmed to be the most honourable’ (v.
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^ To the Christian, on the other hand, or to the modern thinker in general, it is difficult, if not impossible, to attach reality to what he terms mere abstraction; while to Plato this very abstraction is the truest and most real of all things.
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^ It is in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books that Plato reaches the ‘summit of speculation,’ and these, although they fail to satisfy the requirements of a modern thinker, may therefore be regarded as the most important, as they are also the most original, portions of the work.
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.Engels' article "Outlines of Political Economy" in the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher also had a great influence in directing him towards the study of the workings of the capitalist economy.^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
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^ In our own age even Utopias affect the spirit of legislation, and an abstract idea may exercise a great influence on practical politics.
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^ Plato believes in a power of number far beyond what he could see realized in the world around him, and he knows the great influence which ‘the little matter of 1, 2, 3’ (vii.
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.Marx believed that he could study history and society scientifically and discern tendencies of history and the resulting outcome of social conflicts.^ We believe that a scientific/art center named after Shukhov could be constructed around the tower - a modern business, technological and cultural complex.
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^ Deep history : a study in social evolution and human potential / David Laibman.

Some followers of Marx concluded, therefore, that a communist revolution would inevitably occur. .However, Marx famously asserted in the eleventh of his Theses on Feuerbach that "philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point however is to change it", and he clearly dedicated himself to trying to alter the world.^ Only let him beware of being the slave of crotchets, or of running after a Will o’ the Wisp in his ignorance, or in his vanity of attributing to himself the gifts of a poet or assuming the air of a philosopher.
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^ These two points of view are really opposed, and the opposition is only veiled by the genius of Plato.
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^ Clearly, all political changes originate in divisions of the actual governing power; a government which is united, however small, cannot be moved.
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.Consequently, most followers of Marx espouse not fatalism, but activism: they believe that revolutionaries must organize social change.^ And as we are to have the best of guardians for our city, must they not be those who have most the character of guardians?
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^ We must watch them from their youth upwards, and make them perform actions in which they are most likely to forget or to be deceived, and he who remembers and is not deceived is to be selected, and he who fails in the trial is to be rejected.
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Philosophy

Fundamentally, Marx assumed that human nature involves transforming nature. To this process of transformation he applies the term "labour", and to the capacity to transform nature the term "labour power." Marx stated:
A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.
 
— (Capital, Vol. I, Chap. 7, Pt. 1)
Marx's analysis of history focuses on the organization of labor and depends on his distinction between:
  1. the means / forces of production, literally those things (like land, natural resources, and technology) necessary for the production of material goods; and
  2. the relations of production, in other words, the social relationships people enter into as they acquire and use the means of production.
Together these compose the mode of production, and Marx distinguished historical eras in terms of distinct modes of production. For example, he observed that European societies had progressed from a feudal mode of production to a capitalist mode of production. .Marx believed that under capitalism, the means of production change more rapidly than the relations of production (for example, we develop a new technology, such as the Internet, and only later do we develop laws to regulate that technology).^ But this we cannot believe—reason will not allow us—any more than we can believe the soul, in her truest nature, to be full of variety and difference and dissimilarity.
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^ My question is only whether the just man, while refusing to have more than another just man, would wish and claim to have more than the unjust?
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^ No such inspired creation is at unity with itself, any more than the clouds of heaven when the sun pierces through them.
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Marx regarded this mismatch between (economic) base and (social) superstructure as a major source of social disruption and conflict.
.As a scientist and materialist, Marx did not understand classes as purely subjective (in other words, groups of people who consciously identified with one another).^ It was founded under the premise that what is ours is ours and that government shouldn’t take from one group to give to another.
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^ By one of those freaky things, the White runaway female who accused him of raping her arrived they mall when David did.
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^ It bothers how so many people are your best friend now cuz before you were here there was no support for you, I and Mark and a few others were the only ones who supported you here.
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.He sought to define classes in terms of objective criteria, such as their access to resources—that is, whether or not a group owns the means of production.^ The object of science is knowledge (assuming that to be the true definition), but the object of a particular science is a particular kind of knowledge; I mean, for example, that the science of house-building is a kind of knowledge which is defined and distinguished from other kinds and is therefore termed architecture.
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^ It means and end to a system that produces for profit, replacing ti with a global system of production for need, in which each person has free access to the benefits of civilization.
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For Marx:
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
 
— (The Communist Manifesto, Chapter 1)
.Marx had a special concern with how people relate to that most fundamental resource of all, their own labour power.^ Have you forgotten our old principle of the division of labour, or of every man doing his own business, concerning which we spoke at the foundation of the State—what but this was justice?
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^ I’m not going to bother with addressing all your bullshit because most rational people don’t know about that stuff and don’t have a need for it.
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^ How in the hell can he unite the country when all he has done is tear his own party apart.
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.He wrote extensively about this in terms of the problem of alienation.^ Davis also complained about foot problems, the result of "trying to force African feet into European shoes," Obama wrote.
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As with the dialectic, Marx began with a Hegelian notion of alienation but developed a more materialist conception. .Capitalism mediates social relationships of production (such as among workers or between workers and capitalists) through commodities, including labor, that are bought and sold on the market.^ As long as labor is a commodity in capitalism, time is a commodity.
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^ Although I have studied and read many authorships by capitalists including its founder Adam Smith in the ‘Wealth of Nations’ for economic history as well as studied capitalism in a dozen or so economics classes.
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.For Marx, the possibility that one may give up ownership of one's own labor—one's capacity to transform the world—is tantamount to being alienated from one's own nature; it is a spiritual loss.^ Well then, here are three beds: one existing in nature, which is made by God, as I think that we may say—for no one else can be the maker?
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^ Yet we must acknowledge that we may sometimes cure disordered emotions by giving expression to them; and that they often gain strength when pent up within our own breast.
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^ Then to do one’s own business in a certain way may be assumed to be justice.
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.Marx described this loss as commodity fetishism, in which the things that people produce, commodities, appear to have a life and movement of their own to which humans and their behavior merely adapt.^ And, on the same principle, unless some bodily evil can produce an evil of the soul, we must not suppose that the soul, which is one thing, can be dissolved by any merely external evil which belongs to another?
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^ He appears not to have reflected upon the full meaning of his own words, ‘In the brief space of human life, nothing great can be accomplished’ (x.
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^ Even the crude generalization of the unity of all things leads men to view the world with different eyes, and may easily affect their conception of human life and of politics, and also their own conduct and character (Tim.
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Commodity fetishism provides an example of what Engels called "false consciousness", which relates closely to the understanding of ideology. .By "ideology", Marx and Engels meant ideas that reflect the interests of a particular class at a particular time in history, but which contemporaries see as universal and eternal.^ And those who in modern times see the world pervaded by universal law, may also see an anticipation of this last word of modern philosophy in the Platonic idea of good, which is the source and measure of all things, and yet only an abstraction.
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^ For true knowledge, according to Plato, is of abstractions, and has to do, not with particulars or individuals, but with universals only; not with the beauties of poetry, but with the ideas of philosophy.
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^ The truth is, that the question has hardly any meaning when applied to a great philosopher whose writings are not meant for a particular age and country, but for all time and all mankind.
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.Marx and Engels' point was not only that such beliefs are at best half-truths; they serve an important political function.^ Interpretation of the political ideas of Marx and Engels.

^ They, at best, are only the ramblings of an insane (insert gender here).
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^ But they only meant by such language to oppose the greatest amount of resistance to any invasion of the rights of individuals and of the Church.
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.Put another way, the control that one class exercises over the means of production includes not only the production of food or manufactured goods; it includes the production of ideas as well (this provides one possible explanation for why members of a subordinate class may hold ideas contrary to their own interests).^ Then to do one’s own business in a certain way may be assumed to be justice.
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^ Or have the arts to look only after their own interests?
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^ And so that may be one possible explanation.
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.Thus, while such ideas may be false, they also reveal in coded form some truth about political relations.^ The modern and ancient philosophical world are not agreed about truth and falsehood; the one identifies truth almost exclusively with fact, the other with ideas.
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^ That is why the older people are wiser about history….they LIVED THROUGH IT and pass the truth on to their children, and don’t rely on revisions in schoolbooks that distort the truth.
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^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
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.For example, although the belief that the things people produce are actually more productive than the people who produce them is literally absurd, it does reflect (according to Marx and Engels) that people under capitalism are alienated from their own labor-power.^ Any more than heat can produce cold?
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^ You suppose marvellous powers in the artist; but, as language is more pliable than wax or any similar substance, let there be such a model as you propose.
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^ All is habit: people have at last found out that the exposure is better than the concealment of the person, and now they laugh no more.
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Another example of this sort of analysis is Marx's understanding of religion, summed up in a passage from the preface[38] to his 1843 Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right:
.Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering.^ The inevitable division: such a State is not one, but two States, the one of poor, the other of rich men; and they are living on the same spot and always conspiring against one another.
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^ When the factual evidence is rejected, one acts against reality.
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^ Perhaps this is true in some opposite surreal twilight zoned reality populated by fellow religious psychotics, but not in this one and ONLY reality the sane exist in Stevo.
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Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
 
— (Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right)
.Whereas his Gymnasium senior thesis argued that religion had as its primary social aim the promotion of solidarity, here Marx sees the social function of religion in terms of highlighting/preserving political and economic inequality.^ The one-dimensional categories of ‘right’ and ‘left’ is simply overly simplistic from rating only the economic and not the social aspects of politics.
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^ I am pretty sure both the economic structure of socialism and the political system of communism do exist in the world.
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^ The left to right political continuum deals with economics ONLY. Gun control is a social issue of government control on the authoritarian to libertarian vertical continuum.
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.Moreover, he provides an analysis of the ideological functions of religion: to reveal "an inverted consciousness of the world." He continues: "It is the immediate task of philosophy, which is in the service of history, to unmask self-estrangement in its unholy forms, once religion, the holy form of human self-estrangement has been unmasked". For Marx, this unholy self-estrangement, the "loss of man", is complete once the proletariat realizes its potential to unite in revolutionary solidarity.^ Last of all comes the tyrannical man; about whom we have once more to ask, how is he formed out of the democratical?
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^ Continuing to support GOP corporatism [corporatism is the essence of fascism] is almost as self loathing an act as a black gay man becoming a log cabin republican.
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^ He attempts a task really impossible, which is to unite the past of Greek history with the future of philosophy, analogous to that other impossibility, which has often been the dream of Christendom, the attempt to unite the past history of Europe with the kingdom of Christ.
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His final conclusion is that for Germany, general human emancipation is only possible as a suspension of private property by the proletariat.

Political economy

Memorial to Karl Marx in Moscow. .The inscription reads "Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!" (Proletarians of all countries, unite!^ How in the hell can he unite the country when all he has done is tear his own party apart.
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)
Marx argued that this alienation of human work (and resulting commodity fetishism) functions precisely as the defining feature of capitalism. Prior to capitalism, markets existed in Europe where producers and merchants bought and sold commodities. .According to Marx, a capitalist mode of production developed in Europe when labor itself became a commodity—when peasants became free to sell their own labor-power, and needed to do so because they no longer possessed their own land.^ They must have no homes or property of their own.
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^ The fixed ideas of a reactionary statesman may be compared to madness; they grow upon him, and he becomes possessed by them; no judgement of others is ever admitted by him to be weighed in the balance against his own.
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^ The hopes of youth no longer stir them; they rather wish to rest than to pursue high objects.
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.People sell their labor-power when they accept compensation in return for whatever work they do in a given period of time (in other words, they do not sell the product of their labor, but their capacity to work).^ Also they had dreams of a Golden Age which existed once upon a time and might still exist in some unknown land, or might return again in the remote future.
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^ He will work across party lines and try to make sure that working people get what they deserve.
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^ Which means in plain English, that whatever any given god and his clergy believe, it must be absolutely, positively true; and whatever any other person or group believes must be absolutely, positive false.
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.In return for selling their labor-power they receive money, which allows them to survive.^ This, however, is not to be understood as an absolute prohibition of the marriage of brothers and sisters; if the lot favours them, and they receive the sanction of the Pythian oracle, the law will allow them.
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.Those who must sell their labor-power are "proletarians". The person who buys the labor power, generally someone who does own the land and technology to produce, is a "capitalist" or "bourgeois". The proletarians inevitably outnumber the capitalists.^ He/she is like so many enemies that were educated here in the USA that didn’t get the right teachings and then spew nothing but hatred to those who don’t think as he/she does.” .
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^ Those who do not submit (again a pivotal word for Christian fascism) and accept Christ as their personal savior, will be martyred but will be assured of spending eternity in heaven with Christ.
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^ So by voting for someone who is raising taxes, instilling more programs, and taking more money from the producers, we will literally vote our freedoms away.
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Marx distinguished industrial capitalists from merchant capitalists. .Merchants buy goods in one market and sell them in another.^ One woman will be a good guardian, another not; and the good must be chosen to be the colleagues of our guardians.
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^ In well-ordered states they are commonly those who are the weakest in bodily strength, and therefore of little use for any other purpose; their duty is to be in the market, and to give money in exchange for goods to those who desire to sell and to take money from those who desire to buy.
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^ And when they meet in private will not people be saying to one another ‘Our warriors are not good for much’?
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Since the laws of supply and demand operate within given markets, a difference often exists between the price of a commodity in one market and another. Merchants, then, practise arbitrage, and hope to capture the difference between these two markets. According to Marx, capitalists, on the other hand, take advantage of the difference between the labor market and the market for whatever commodity the capitalist can produce. .Marx observed that in practically every successful industry input unit-costs are lower than output unit-prices.^ There also exists among them a practice of perpetual prayer, performed by a succession of priests, who change every hour.
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Marx called the difference "surplus value" and argued that this surplus value had its source in surplus labour, the difference between what it costs to keep workers alive and what they can produce.
Capitalism can stimulate considerable growth because the capitalist can, and has an incentive to, reinvest profits in new technologies and capital equipment. .Marx considered the capitalist class to be the most revolutionary in history, because it constantly improved the means of production.^ Although I have studied and read many authorships by capitalists including its founder Adam Smith in the ‘Wealth of Nations’ for economic history as well as studied capitalism in a dozen or so economics classes.
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But Marx argued that capitalism was prone to periodic crises. He suggested that over time, capitalists would invest more and more in new technologies, and less and less in labor. .Since Marx believed that surplus value appropriated from labor is the source of profits, he concluded that the rate of profit would fall even as the economy grew.^ Yes, he said, that would be to him a source of much greater honour and profit.
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^ Wage-labour and capital & Value, price, and profit / Karl Marx.

^ Wage-labour and capital : Value, price, and profit / by Karl Marx.

.When the rate of profit falls below a certain point, the result would be a recession or depression in which certain sectors of the economy would collapse.^ Falling rate of profit, Marx's law and its significance to twentieth-century capitalism.

^ Falling rate of profit; Marx's law and its sigficance to twentieth-century capitalism.

.Marx thought that during such an economic crisis the price of labor would also fall, and eventually make possible the investment in new technologies and the growth of new sectors of the economy.^ The more appeals of this sort which you make, he said, the more determined are we that you shall tell us how such a State is possible: speak out and at once.
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^ Such speculations are apt to be unsettling, because they seem to show that an institution which was thought to be a revelation from heaven, is only the growth of history and experience.
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^ Such is the tale; is there any possibility of making our citizens believe in it?
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.Marx believed that increasingly severe crises would punctuate this cycle of growth, collapse, and more growth.^ The violence has not just been limited to Afghanistan and Iraq as the mass media in this election cycle would have us believe.
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.Moreover, he believed that in the long-term this process would necessarily enrich and empower the capitalist class and impoverish the proletariat.^ (It would perhaps be better to confine the term ‘guardians’ to this select class: the younger men may be called ‘auxiliaries.’) .
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.He believed that if the proletariat were to seize the means of production, they would encourage social relations that would benefit everyone equally, and a system of production less vulnerable to periodic crises.^ You mean that they would shipwreck?
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^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
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^ And yet there is also a better mind of the many; they would believe if they were taught.
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.He theorized that between capitalism and the establishment of a socialist system, a dictatorship of the proletariat—a period where the working class holds political power and forcibly socializes the means of production—would exist.^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
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^ Then the power of each individual in the State to do his own work appears to compete with the other political virtues, wisdom, temperance, courage.
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^ Link I would love to have a heated debate about this country’s political system, but I will simply say that, after all the facts, this nation would be better off with a communist or socialist government.
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.As he wrote in his "Critique of the Gotha Program", "between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other.^ There is as much to be filled up in the one case as in the other, and the one mode of conception is to the Israelite what the other is to the Greek.
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^ The population is divided into two classes—one of husbandmen, and the other of warriors; from this latter is taken a third class of counsellors and rulers of the state.
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^ Perhaps, I said, he may be like him in that one point; but there are other respects in which he is very different.
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.Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat."^ I lived in Moscow for several years during the mid-90s - the roughest period of Russia's "transition" from state-planning to capitalism.
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[39] .While he allowed for the possibility of peaceful transition in some countries with strong democratic institutional structures (such as Britain, the US and the Netherlands), he suggested that in other countries with strong centralized state-oriented traditions, like France and Germany, the "lever of our revolution must be force."^ Such misrepresentations cannot be allowed by us.
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^ Our State like every other has rulers and subjects?
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^ Go ruin some other country.
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Marx's influence

The merit of Marx is that he suddenly produces a qualitative change in the history of social thought. .He interprets history, understands its dynamic, predicts the future, but in addition to predicting it, he expresses a revolutionary concept: the world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed.^ At any rate we must admit that they hold a different place at different periods of the world’s history.
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Che Guevara, Marxist revolutionary[41]
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels monument in Marx-Engels-Forum, Berlin-Mitte
.The work of Marx and Engels covers a wide range of topics and presents a complex analysis of history and society in terms of class relations.^ It covers his history from his African ancestors to the present with daily updates under ‘Latest News’ button at the bottom of the page.
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.Followers of Marx and Engels have drawn on this work to propose grand, cohesive theoretical outlooks dubbed "Marxism". Nevertheless, Marxists have frequently debated amongst themselves over how to interpret Marx's writings and how to apply his concepts to their contemporary events and conditions.^ Setting aside their rewards and results, I want to know what they are in themselves, and how they inwardly work in the soul.
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.Moreover, one should distinguish between "Marxism" and "what Marx believed"; for example, shortly before he died in 1883, Marx wrote a letter to the French workers' leader Jules Guesde, and to his own son-in-law Paul Lafargue, accusing them of "revolutionary phrase-mongering" and of lack of faith in the working class.^ One of the leaders of “Progressives for Obama” is former SDS leader Tom Hayden, who wrote a letter to a communist Vietnamese official during the Vietnam War hoping for a “victory” over the U.S. .
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^ I too believe, that “No one needs you to tell them who they can or cannot criticize” and that we should in fact make up our OWN minds.
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^ Poor and working class right wingers believe increasing their taxes makes them richer, if Enron and Bill Gates get huge tax cuts.
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.After the French party split into a reformist and revolutionary party, some accused Guesde (leader of the latter) of taking orders from Marx; Marx remarked to Lafargue, "if that is Marxism, then I am not a Marxist" (in a letter to Engels, Marx later accused Guesde of being a "Bakuninist").^ Islam only mirrors the brutal, uncivilized level of Christian intolerance seen 600 years ago from being founded some 600 years later [622 CE].
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[42]
Essentially, people use the word "Marxist" in one of two ways:
  1. to describe those who rely on Marx's conceptual language (for example: "mode of production", "class", "commodity fetishism") to understand capitalist and other societies; or:
  2. to describe those who regard a workers' revolution as the only means to a communist society.
.Some, particularly in academic circles, who accept much of Marx's theory, but not all its implications, call themselves "Marxian" instead.^ Then how can he who has magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all time and all existence, think much of human life?
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^ Dubya Hell, when that wasn’t enough, you called all of America idiots who huddled in mass.
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^ Yes, he said, I do; but not of all of them, for there are some whom the applause of the multitude has deluded into the belief that they are really statesmen, and these are not much to be admired.
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Six years after Marx's death, Engels and others founded the "Second International" as a base for continued political activism. .This organization proved far more successful than the First International: it included mass workers' parties, particularly the large and successful Social Democratic Party of Germany, which predominantly expressed a Marxist outlook.^ It was in Chicago that Obama became a "community organizer" and came into contact with more far-left political forces, including the Democratic Socialists of America, which maintains close ties to European socialist groups and parties through the Socialist International (SI), and two former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), William Ayers and Carl Davidson.
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^ Each of the first three virtues corresponds to one of the three parts of the soul and one of the three classes in the State, although the third, temperance, has more of the nature of a harmony than the first two.
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^ The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a group that included a convicted espionage agent for communist East Germany, backed and promoted Obama’s political career.
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.The Second International collapsed in 1914, however, in part because some members turned to Edward Bernstein's "evolutionary socialism", and in part because of divisions precipitated by World War I.^ Each member of the Misfits gets a certain percentage of the royalties, which i don't think this is the place to say what they are since it would turn out to be an all out war among the fiends.
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.World War I also led to the Russian Revolution of 1917, in the later stages of which a left-wing splinter-group of the Second International, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, took power.^ Fascist right wing groups have grown exponentially in membership since Bush ‘took’ office.
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The Russian Revolution dynamized workers around the world into setting up their own section of the Bolsheviks' "Third International". Lenin presented himself as both the philosophical and the political heir to Marx, and developed a political program, called "Leninism" or "Bolshevism", which called for revolution organized and led by a centrally organized vanguard "Communist Party".
.Marx believed that communist revolution would take place in advanced industrial societies such as France, Germany and England, but Lenin argued that in the age of imperialism, and due to the "law of uneven development", where Russia had on the one hand, an antiquated agricultural society, but on the other hand, some of the most up-to-date industrial concerns, the "chain" might break at its weakest points, that is, in the so-called "backward" countries, and then ignite revolution in the advanced industrial societies of Europe, where society is ready for socialism, and which could then in turn come to the aid of the workers' state in Russia.^ Go ruin some other country.
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^ So..keep 'em coming and keep me up to date.
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^ And is her proper state ours or some other?’ Ours in all points but one, which was left undetermined.
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[43]
Marx and Engels make a very significant comment in the preface to the Russian edition of the Communist Manifesto:
.Now the question is: can the Russian obshchina, though greatly undermined, yet a form of primeval common ownership of land, pass directly to the higher form of Communist common ownership?^ Though i have to say if you have pictures of Bobby running please let me know!!!;) Hey didn't we get passed the Saved by the bell shit yet.
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.Or, on the contrary, must it first pass through the same process of dissolution such as constitutes the historical evolution of the West?^ Such is the process by which the youth passes from the necessary pleasures to the unnecessary.
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^ If you tell such persons that they must first alter their habits, then they grow angry; they are charming people.
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^ And now, I said, years will have passed away, and you must conceive this man, such as he is, to have a son, who is brought up in his father’s principles.
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.The only answer to that possible today is this: If the Russian Revolution becomes the signal for a proletarian revolution in the West, so that both complement each other, the present Russian common ownership of land may serve as the starting point for a communist development.^ Perhaps, I said, he may be like him in that one point; but there are other respects in which he is very different.
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^ In the present stage of the human mind, poetry and other forms of fiction may certainly be regarded as a good.
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^ But at this point, judging from present experience, there is a danger that dialectic may be the source of many evils.
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— (Marx and Engels, Preface to the Russian edition of the Communist Manifesto)
.Marx's words served as a starting point for Lenin,[44] who, together with Trotsky, always believed that the Russian revolution must become a "signal for a proletarian revolution in the West". Supporters of Trotsky argue that the failure of revolution in the West (along the lines envisaged by Marx) to come to the aid of the Russian revolution after 1917 led to the rise of Stalinism[45] and set the cast of human history for seventy years.^ If we cannot argue that all barbarism is a degraded civilization, neither can we set any limits to the depth of degradation to which the human race may sink through war, disease, or isolation.
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^ You must be in the 30% category of ‘true believers’ that still supports your namesake’s war crimes.
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^ A Liberal is any person for whom two thousand years of human experience and history means nothing now that they are here.
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100 Mark der DDR note used in the German Democratic Republic.
^ If it is, then please answer me this—what is the use of a democratic republic if the people ought not to question their government?
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100-Mark banknotes with Marx's portrait circulated from 1964 until monetary union with West Germany in July 1990.
.In China Mao Zedong also portrayed himself as an heir to Marx, but argued that peasants—not just workers—could play leading roles in a Communist revolution, even in third-world countries marked by peasant feudalism in the absence of industrial workers.^ He could just be asexual or not even human.
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^ That’s in addition to the BILLIONS we already funnel into third world countries who hate us.
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^ Even supposing that we could breed men having the tenacity of bulldogs, or, like the Spartans, ‘lacking the wit to run away in battle,’ would the world be any the better?
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Mao termed this the New Democratic Revolution. Marxism-Leninism as espoused by Mao became known internationally as "Maoism".
.Under Lenin, and particularly under Joseph Stalin, Soviet suppression of the rights of individuals in the name of the struggle against capitalism, as well as Stalinist purges - such as the Great Purge - came to characterise Marxism.^ But they only meant by such language to oppose the greatest amount of resistance to any invasion of the rights of individuals and of the Church.
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^ And I was right,’ he replied; ‘however, I will stand by you as a sort of do-nothing, well-meaning ally.’ Having the help of such a champion, I will do my best to maintain my position.
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^ This means that well over half of the previous presidents - right up to Hoover (number 31) - did not have such a rating.
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.Capitalism-oriented western states encouraged this impression, as did the politics of the Cold War.^ He did not reflect that Sparta was great, not in consequence of the relaxation of morality, but in spite of it, by virtue of a political principle stronger far than existed in any other Grecian state.
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.There were, nonetheless, always dissenting Marxist voices—Marxists of the old school of the Second International, the left communists who split off from the Third International shortly after its formation, and later Leon Trotsky and his followers, who set up a "Fourth International" in 1938 to compete with that of Stalin, claiming to represent true Bolshevism.^ And there is another class in democratic States, of respectable, thriving individuals, who can be squeezed when 565 the drones have need of their possessions; there is moreover a third class, who are the labourers and the artisans, and they make up the mass of the people.
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^ And if your claim that Bush and the conservatives are Fascists were true, the little traitors who constantly undermine our country would have already been shot.
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^ If you ever see a turtle in a tree, you know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you wonder who put him up there, and why.
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Statue of Marx and Engels in the Statue Park, Budapest.
Coming from the Second International milieu in the 1920s and 1930s, a group of dissident Marxists founded the Institute for Social Research in Germany, among them Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse. As a group, these authors became known as the Frankfurt School. Their school of thought, known as Critical Theory, represents a type of Marxist philosophy and cultural criticism heavily influenced by Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche, and Max Weber.
The Frankfurt School broke with earlier Marxists, including Lenin and the Bolshevists in several key ways. .First, writing at the time of the ascendancy of Stalinism, they had grave doubts as to the traditional Marxist concept of proletarian class consciousness.^ In the place of those tunes, they did Mars Attacks for the first time.
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^ The change of government in the time of the English Commonwealth set men thinking about first principles, and gave rise to many works of this class.
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Second, unlike earlier Marxists, especially Lenin, they rejected economic determinism. .Though the Frankfurt School became highly influential, both orthodox Marxists and some Marxists involved in political practice have criticized their work for divorcing Marxist theory from practical struggle and turning Marxism into a purely academic enterprise.^ Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included; rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx.
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^ Some kind of speculative power is necessary both in practical and political life; like the rhetorician in the Phaedrus, men require to have a conception of the varieties of human character, and to be raised on great occasions above the commonplaces of ordinary life.
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^ The conception of a whole as lying at the foundation both of politics and of art, in the latter supplying the only principle of criticism, which, under the various names of harmony, symmetry, measure, proportion, unity, the Greek seems to have applied to works of art.
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.Influential Marxists of the same period include the Third International's Georg Lukács and Antonio Gramsci, both often grouped along with the Frankfurt School under the term "Western Marxism". Marx was also an important influence on the German philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin, an occasional associate of Adorno and the Frankfurt School.^ Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included; rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx.
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^ All the preceeding characteristics are identified by German sociologist and philosopher, Theodor W. Adorno as traits of an Authoritarian Personality.
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.In 1949 Paul Sweezy and Leo Huberman founded Monthly Review, a journal and press, to provide an outlet for Marxist thought in the United States independent of the American Communist Party.^ The land in which the Canal was built was given to the United States as compensation for the U.S.A. helping Panama gain its independance from Colombia.
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^ Instead of blaming the murderous communist regime that is slaughtering millions, the United States is blamed for decisions that may have inadvertantly led to such a tragedy.
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^ Your just a marxist/communist liberal leftist that can’t say anything about the Democratic Party ties to Communism, so you attack.
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.In 1978, G. A. Cohen attempted to defend Marx's thought as a coherent and scientific theory of history by restating its central tenets in the language of analytic philosophy.^ Infinite time is the maker of cities.’ The order of constitutions which is adopted by him represents an order of thought rather than a succession of time, and may be considered as the first attempt to frame a philosophy of history.
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^ In translating him into the language of modern thought, we might insensibly lose the spirit of ancient philosophy.
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^ Titles (by Subject) Art Economics History Law Literature Music Philosophy Political Theory Religion Science Sociology War and Peace .
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This gave birth to Analytical Marxism, an academic movement which also included Jon Elster, Adam Przeworski and John Roemer. Bertell Ollman became another Anglophone champion of Marx within the academy, as did the Israeli Shlomo Avineri.
In Marx's 'Das Kapital' (2006), biographer Francis Wheen reiterates David McLellan's observation that since Marxism had not triumphed in the West, "it had not been turned into an official ideology and is thus the object of serious study unimpeded by government controls".
.The following countries at some point had governments with leadership which at least nominally adhered to Marxism (those in bold still did as of 2009): Albania, Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia, Vietnam.^ I`ve been to the former Soviet Union several times and I can`t begin to describe what marxism has done to those countries.
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^ From Iran, Russia, China and Australia, to America, England, Mexico, Cuba and Brazil - and all other countries on the planet, each are members, each have formed a special agreement with the others, each have carefully choreographed scripts to play out on the world stage.
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In addition, the Indian states of Kerala, Tripura and West Bengal have had Marxist governments.
.Marxist political parties and movements have significantly declined in influence since the fall of the Soviet Union, with some exceptions, perhaps most notably Nepal.^ Republicans have been sleeping since 2002 not knowing that their political rival (but complement)is still the Democratic Party of the old.
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^ The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union.
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^ Also in some cases he appeared to praise or censure the movement of the foot quite as much as the rhythm; or perhaps a combination of the two; for I am not certain what he meant.
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In July 2005, 27.9% of listeners in a BBC Radio 4 series In Our Time poll selected Marx as their favorite thinker.[46]

Criticisms

Economic

.Many proponents of capitalism have promoted capitalism as a more effective means of generating and redistributing wealth than socialism or communism, or have portrayed the gulf between rich and poor that so concerned Marx and Engels as a temporary phenomenon.^ Socialism/communism is the antithesis of capitalism.
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^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
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^ And it is not worth while to forsake justice and virtue for the attractions of poetry, any more than for the sake of honour or wealth.
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.Some suggest that self-interest and the need to acquire capital is an inherent component of human behavior, and is not caused by the adoption of capitalism or any other specific economic system and that different economic systems reflect different social responses to this fact.^ In no duty towards others is there more need of reticence and self-restraint.
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^ The fact is key corporatist laws deregulating the inherent predatory greed in capitalism have been put into affect by both parties.
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^ So let’s here why your version of predatory capitalism is such a wondrous economic system for the majority here in the US of A there Jimbo….
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The Austrian School of economics has criticized Marx's use of the labour theory of value.[47] .In addition, the political repression and economic problems of several historical Communist states have done much to destroy Marx's reputation in the Western world, particularly following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.^ Aristotle censures the community of property much in the spirit of modern political economy, as tending to repress industry, and as doing away with the spirit of benevolence.
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John Maynard Keynes saw Marxism as an illogical doctrine[48] and referred to Das Kapital as "an obsolete textbook which I know to be not only scientifically erroneous but without interest or application for the modern world."[49]
.While the economic devastation of the Great Depression of the 1930s broadened the appeal of Marxism in the developed world, the eventual economic recovery and the enactment of government safeguards led to a decline in its influence.^ But Plato never combined his economic ideas into a system, and never seems to have recognized that Trade is one of the great motive powers of the State and of the world.
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^ We now the greatest economic divide between the have and have nots since the 1st great depression.
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^ Just as economic hardships in Germany led to the rise of Hitler, many Americans hit by the Great Depression joined the fascist ranks.
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[50] In contrast, Marxism became extremely influential in feudal and industrially underdeveloped societies such as pre-1917 Tsarist Russia, where the Bolshevik Revolution proved successful.[51]

Systematic

.Lewis S. Feuer (1912–2002), an ex-Marxist conservative professor of philosophy whose work emphasized sociology, taught at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Virginia.^ In English philosophy too, many affinities may be traced, not only in the works of the Cambridge Platonists, but in great original writers like Berkeley or Coleridge, to Plato and his ideas.
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^ Link Kenneth—I AM a university professor, and my training as one is what taught me to think for myself, to do my own research, to separate truth from falsehood from mere speculation.
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^ I can tell by your statements about Wallace that you do not know anything about the man except what your twisted university professors taught.
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.In 1960 he edited the anthology Basic Writings of Marx and Engels on Politics and Philosophy.^ Nor in any other of his writings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy.
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His introduction to the book presents a number of challenging ideas about Marx and Engels. Feuer argued, Marxism has many of the characteristics of a religion: essentially based on faith and not "truly" empirical. .But unlike religions such as Christianity, Marxism promises fulfillment in earthly life, rather than in an afterlife.^ Claiming Christianity to be more tolerant than Islam is like claiming you’d rather be pissed on than shat on!
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^ At the same time, if any conceited youth begins to dream of appropriating the State to himself, he must be reminded that ‘half is better than the whole.’ ‘I should certainly advise him to stay where he is when he has the promise of such a brave life.’ .
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^ You trade truth and reality for nothing more than a free bogus real estate deal promising you immortal life.
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In fact, Marx and Engels often acknowledged the religious nature of Marxism, especially in Engels' "Study of Early Christianity", contained in the book. Despite these criticisms, Feuer acknowledged some important, lasting contributions of Marxism to world society. .Among them, he saw Marxism's emphasis on the economic factor as predominant in life as virtually incontestable, although Feuer also pointed to "psycho-economic" factors (economic decisions made for psychological reasons) as similarly important and never understood by Marxism at all.^ Thrasymachus made all these admissions, not fluently, as I repeat them, but with extreme reluctance; it was a hot summer’s day, and the perspiration poured from him in torrents; and then I saw what I had never seen before, Thrasymachus blushing.
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He also discusses the somewhat contradictory stance of Marxism toward ethics—Marx denies ethics play a role in his philosophy at all, yet Marxism effectively imposes a widely-based ethical view on its adherents.
Others criticize Marx from the perspective of philosophy of science. Karl Popper criticized Marx's theories as non-falsifiable, which he believed rendered some aspects of Marx's historical and socio-political argument unscientific; Popper's falsifiability standard, though very influential, has itself proven controversial. Popper also criticized Marx for 'historicism'; that is, the assumption that the development of human societies follows a fixed and discernible set of rules.[52]
While Marx and Engels focused almost exclusively on developments in the West following the prospective development of capitalism, this left the problems of the less developed areas, such as Russia, largely unaddressed. .A perceived problem with Marxist theory—that revolutions nevertheless took place in less developed areas of the world, even rather more than within the most advanced capitalist ones—emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, and much of the work of Vladimir Lenin and other Marxist and Marxian authors and theorists became dedicated to addressing it.^ The one is a finished work which received the last touches of the author: the other is imperfectly executed, and apparently unfinished.
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^ Each of the first three virtues corresponds to one of the three parts of the soul and one of the three classes in the State, although the third, temperance, has more of the nature of a harmony than the first two.
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^ He is hastening on to the ‘end of the intellectual world’ without even making a beginning of them.
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Lenin's collected works contain dozens of examples of his insistence that the victory of socialism in Russia depended upon its spread to the heavily industrialized nations. .Trotsky famously developed the theory of Permanent Revolution to show how revolutions in backward countries like Russia could succeed so long as they spread to the West.^ Anyway, if I were to buy a video of a show, I'd really like to get the action park show, so if anybody has it taped, please email me so I could get a copy.
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^ Did you never observe in the arts how the potters’ boys look on and help, long before they touch the wheel?
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^ We wonder how in the reign of Henry VIII, though veiled in another language and published in a foreign country, such speculations could have been endured.
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.After Lenin's death, this was opposed by Stalin, who argued it was possible to establish "socialism in one country."^ It cannot be established in one country.
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^ The biased media focuses on the cries of the complainers, the ones looking for handouts, the ones who ask: “what can My country do for Me”?
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.In essence, Lenin argued, taking the theory from several other contemporary Marxist writers, that through imperialism the bourgeoisie of wealthy countries is using "superprofits" from the imperial colonies to effectively bribe the working class back home in order to appease it.^ In well-ordered states they are commonly those who are the weakest in bodily strength, and therefore of little use for any other purpose; their duty is to be in the market, and to give money in exchange for goods to those who desire to sell and to take money from those who desire to buy.
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^ And thus the whole State will grow up in a noble order, and the several classes will receive the proportion of happiness which nature assigns to them.
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^ The rulers, like Plato’s ϕύλακες, were required to submit to a severe training in order to prepare the way for the education of the other members of the community.
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Nevertheless, after the Russian Revolution of 1917, Western capitalist nations did experience (unsuccessful) revolutions more or less along the "proletarian" lines that Marx envisaged, notably in the German Revolution (1919), Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919), the Finnish Civil War (1918), and Spain (leading to the Spanish Civil War) with upheavals in the April 12 Incident in eastern China, in France, Italy, and the UK General Strike of 1926 and elsewhere.[citation needed]
Others, like Shlomo Avineri, have argued the pre-capitalist structure of 1917 Russia, as well as the strong authoritarian traditions of the Russian state and its weak civil society, pushed the Soviet revolution towards its repressive development.
Critics have claimed to have identified problems with the concept of historical materialism. .At the base of historical materialism, they claim, lies the view that the mode of production creates all historical events and changes.^ But most extraordinary of all is their mode of speaking about virtue and the gods: they say that the gods apportion calamity and misery to many good men, and good and happiness to the wicked.
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^ And so in all religions: the consideration of their morality comes first, afterwards the truth of the documents in which they are recorded, or of the events natural or supernatural which are told of them.
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^ This unity is like the sun in the heavens, the light by which all things are seen, the being by which they are created and sustained.
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[citation needed]
.But critics have asked the question `Where does the mode of production come from?'. Murray Rothbard argues that "...Marx never attempts to provide an answer.^ How well I remember the aged poet Sophocles, when in answer to the question, How does love suit with age, Sophocles, — are you still the man you were?
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^ That is not an easy question to answer when asked suddenly; and I shall and I do beg of you to draw out the case on our side.
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^ But we should like to ask him a question: Does he who has knowledge know something or nothing?
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Indeed he cannot, since if he attributes the state of technology or technological change to the actions of man, of individual men, his whole system falls apart. .For human consciousness, and individual consciousness at that, would then be determining the mode of production rather than the other way round."^ His city is equipped for war rather than for peace, and this would seem to be justified by the ordinary condition of Hellenic States.
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^ Link When Dubyah was accused of military deception, by Dan Rather, what other recourse did his network have than to can the sucker?
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^ That the brave man is to have more wives than others has been already determined: and he is to have first choices in such matters more than others, in order that he may have as many children as possible?
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[53] .However, Marx's famous Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy states "In the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of their material forces of production."^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
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^ Population is the most untameable force in the political and social world.
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^ The inevitable division: such a State is not one, but two States, the one of poor, the other of rich men; and they are living on the same spot and always conspiring against one another.
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[54] .Marx clearly attributes the productive forces and their development to the actions of human beings, but emphasises the social nature of this development, based on necessity, the need to maintain their existence, which thus develops "independent of their will", as individuals, and thus impacts back on the individual in ways which reflect the given social conditions.^ It appears to me to be a study of the kind which we are 523 seeking, and which leads naturally to reflection, but never to have been rightly used; for the true use of it is simply to draw the soul towards being.
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^ The subtle difference between the collective and individual action of mankind seems to have escaped early thinkers, and we too are sometimes in danger of forgetting the conditions of united human action, whenever we either elevate politics into ethics, or lower ethics to the standard of politics.
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^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
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From the Left

Left-wingers have expressed criticism of Marx. Marx's contemporary Henry George (1839–1897) claimed that if Marx's ideas were ever tried, political repression would be the inevitable result.[citation needed]
.The left-wing philosopher Peter Singer, in the book A Darwinian Left, questions the Marxist view of human nature as highly flexible.^ Individual freedom is not left wing - it’s a universal desire of any SANE human.
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.The scientist Lionel Tiger has also argued against the Marxist view of human nature.^ But I suppose you would argue that such a style is unsuitable to our State, in which human nature is not twofold or manifold, for one man plays one part only?
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.Lionel Tiger argues Marxist states have failed to wither away and give power to the proletariat because Marxist socialism fails to realize that because humans have inherited competitive and despotic tendencies from their primate ancestors a system of "checks and balances" and restrictions on individuals gaining power and wealth is necessary to maintain an egalitarian socialist society.^ Because of our genius checks and balances system.
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^ The reality is any given authoritarian govt, be it communist left or fascist right, will attempt to take away the more powerful weapons of its populace they rule over from fear of overthrow if pushing their despotic centralized control too far.
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^ Right wingers are theocrats and pseudo-libertarian Social Darwinists or even fascists who embrace authority and power over the individual.
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[55] .More anti-authoritarian leftist thinkers like anarchist Mikhail Bakunin have criticized Marx for the more authoritarian elements of his philosophies and described him as a "crypto-Bismarckian" obsessed with seizing state power.^ Enough then of the perfect State, and of the man who bears its image—there is no difficulty in seeing how we shall describe him.
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^ And therefore we are not surprised to find that the idea of progress is of modern rather than of ancient date; and, like the idea of a philosophy of history, is not more than a century or two old.
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^ We hardly appreciate the power which the idea of the State, like all other abstract ideas, exercised over the mind of Plato.
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[56]

Marx and antisemitism

Some commentators, like Bernard Lewis, Edward H. Flannery and Hyam Maccoby, have seen Marx's On The Jewish Question as an antisemitic work, and identify antisemitic epithets in his published and private writings.[57][58] According to them, Marx regarded Jews as the embodiment of capitalism and the creators of its evils.[59] In their view, Marx's equation of Judaism with capitalism, together with his pronouncements on Jews, strongly influenced socialist movements and shaped their attitudes and policies toward the Jews. In these scholars' opinions, Marx's On the Jewish Question influenced Nazism, as well as Soviet and Arab antisemites.[60][61][62] Albert Lindemann and Hyam Maccoby have suggested that Marx was embarrassed by his Jewish background.[63][64]
The above authors often quote the following excerpt from On The Jewish Question to support their arguments:
What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, selfishness. What is the secular cult of the Jew? Haggling. What is his secular god? Money. .Well then, an emancipation from haggling and money, from practical, real Judaism would be the self emancipation of our age...^ In our own age even Utopias affect the spirit of legislation, and an abstract idea may exercise a great influence on practical politics.
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^ But there is another strain heard in Homer which may teach our youth endurance; and something may be learnt in medicine from the simple practice of the Homeric age.
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^ Well most of you never thought we would get to this point, our own limited to only Misfits Bible members t-shirt.
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...The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from Judaism.[65]
.On the other hand, the political-scientist Professor Iain Hamphsher-Monk wrote in his textbook: "This work [On The Jewish Question] has been cited as evidence for Marx's supposed anti-semitism, but only the most superficial reading of it could sustain such an interpretation."^ I my be only 17 at this point in my life, but even if i were to read and reread your writings of marx-influenced absurdity” .
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[66] .Also, McLellan and Francis Wheen argue readers should interpret On the Jewish Question in the context of Marx's debates with Bruno Bauer, author of The Jewish Question, about Jewish emancipation in Germany.^ That should about cover it, any more questions email me and i should be able to help you.
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^ How he would have filled up the sketch, or argued about such questions from a higher point of view, we can only conjecture.
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.Francis Wheen says: Those critics, who see this as a foretaste of 'Mein Kampf', overlook one, essential point: in spite of the clumsy phraseology and crude stereotyping, the essay was actually written as a defense of the Jews.^ But there are those who are constantly looking for meaning in their lives and you are definitely one of those unfortunate fools.
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^ Are you one of those who confuse political and economic systems?
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^ You say you sold thousands of records and our agreement was that you would give me some points unlike Bryan who you paid 50 bucks a song.
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.It was a retort to Bruno Bauer, who had argued that Jews should not be granted full civic rights and freedoms unless they were baptised as Christians
.^ People who are to be comfortable are accustomed to lie on sofas, and dine off tables, and they should have sauces and sweets in the modern style.
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^ But who can doubt that philosophers should be chosen, if 485 they have the other qualities which are required in a ruler?
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^ Non Misfits - to any lawyers or lawyers to be who know the full process of copy righting please post or write me about it.
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[67]
.According to McLellan, Marx used the word Judentum colloquially, as meaning commerce, arguing that Germans suffer, and must be emancipated from, capitalism.^ By way Rob, that word you used “kakistocratism” is NOT found in the dictionary, it must be another liberal stick or stone to throw.
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^ The word ‘Social’ in a ‘social program’ context is used as an adjective meaning ‘related to human society and its members’, in this case American society and its citizens.
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^ Talking with someone like yourself ‘Dubya’ who suffers from religious psychosis is akin to arguing with a drunk or someone using drugs to ‘escape’ reality.
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McLellan concludes that readers should interpret the essay's second half as an extended pun at Bauer's expense.[68]
.Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, regards application of the term "antisemitism" to Marx as an anachronism—because when Marx wrote On the Jewish Question, virtually all major philosophers expressed antisemitic tendencies, but the word "antisemitism" had not yet been coined, let alone developed a racial component, and little awareness existed of the depths of European prejudice against Jews.^ He desires to develop in the human mind the faculty of seeing the universal in all things; until at last the particulars of sense drop away and the universal alone remains.
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^ Secondly, no extraneous word must be introduced into either of the terms in which the contradictory proposition is expressed: for example, thirst is of drink, not of warm drink.
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^ Meaning either (1) that they integrate the number because they deny the possibility of fractions; or (2) that division is regarded by them as a process of multiplication, for the fractions of one continue to be units.
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Marx thus simply expressed the commonplace thinking of his era.[69]

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ Mehring, Franz, Karl Marx: The Story of His Life (Routledge, 2003) pg. 75
  2. ^ "Karl Marx". Karl Marx. Microsoft Corporation. 1993–2008. http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761555305/karl_marx.html. Retrieved 2008-12-02. "German political philosopher ...".  Marx's political philosophy developed from Western philosophical tradition, especially under the influence of Hegel; and Marx grew up in a Germanophone cultural milieu. In terms of citizenship, his birth in Trier made Marx a subject of the Kingdom of Prussia; in December 1845 he renounced his Prussian citizenship and thereafter became a stateless exile from his native Rhineland.
  3. ^ Baird, Forrest E.; Walter Kaufmann (2008). From Plato to Derrida. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-158591-6. 
  4. ^ Karl Marx: Critique of the Gotha Program (Marx/Engels Selected Works, Volume Three, p. 13-30;)
  5. ^ In Letter from Karl Marx to Joseph Weydemeyer (MECW Volume 39, p. 58;)
  6. ^ a b Marx, K. & Engels, F. (1848), [[ks p://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm The Communist Manifesto]]
  7. ^ from The German Ideology
  8. ^ "Max Weber - Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy". http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/weber/. 
  9. ^ Isaiah Berlin (1996). "Karl Marx: His Life and Environment". ISBN 0195103262
  10. ^ Peter Singer (2000). Marx a very short introduction. pp. 5. ISBN 0192854054
  11. ^ Peter Singer (2000). Marx a very short introduction. p. 9. ISBN 0192854054
  12. ^ Francis Wheen (2000). Karl Marx. W. W. Norton and Company. p. 173. 
  13. ^ McLellan 1973, p.541
  14. ^ "1883: The death of Karl Marx". Marxists.org. http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1883/death/dersoz1.htm. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  15. ^ See the photograph of the tombstone.
  16. ^ Wheen
  17. ^ Wheen, Francis (2002). Karl Marx: A Life. New York: Norton. Introduction. 
  18. ^ "Tomb raiders' failed attack on Marx grave", Camden New Journal
  19. ^ The monument features in the movie Morgan (1966). Morgan Delt, (David Warner) often sits meditating at the monument. In the 1970s the monument was a popular pilgrimage site for Chinese student groups, in unisex blue Mao suits, from the People's Republic of China (中國大陸).
  20. ^ Best, S and Kellner, Douglas (1997). "From the Spectacle to Simulation," The Postmodern Turn, p.(79)
  21. ^ a b c Strathern
  22. ^ Several authors elucidated this for long neglected crucial turn in Marx's theoretical development, lastly Ernie Thomson: The Discovery of the Materialist Conception of History in the Writings of the Young Karl Marx, New York, The Edwin Mellen Press 2004; for a short account see Max Stirner, a durable dissident
  23. ^ Mansel 2001, p. 389
  24. ^ Wheen, Francis Karl Marx: A Life, p. 75
  25. ^ Mansel, Philip: Paris Between Empires, p.390 (St. Martin Press, NY) 2001
  26. ^ Mansel 2001, p. 390.
  27. ^ Wilhelm Weitling wrote the first book on communism in German, Humanity as it is and as it should be, published in Paris in 1838.
  28. ^ Sewell, William H. Jr., Work and Revolution in France. The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848 p. 145 (Cambridge Press, 1980)
  29. ^ Iggers
  30. ^ Karl, Marx (2007). James Ledbetter. ed. Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780141441924. 
  31. ^ Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, Collected Works Volume 46 (International Publishers: New York, 1992) p. 71.
  32. ^ Ibid. p. 72.
  33. ^ Ibid.
  34. ^ Ibid.
  35. ^ See Development of Capitalism in Russia written in 1899 by V.I. Lenin and contained in Lenin: Collected Works, Volume 3 (Progress Publishers: Moscow, 1972) p. 21.
  36. ^ Ibid. p. 70.
  37. ^ Ibid. p. 380.
  38. ^ Karl Marx: Introduction to A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, in: Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, February, 1844
  39. ^ "Karl Marx:Critique of the Gotha Programme". http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/ch04.htm. 
  40. ^ "You know that the institutions, mores, and traditions of various countries must be taken into consideration, and we do not deny that there are countries -- such as America, England, and if I were more familiar with your institutions, I would perhaps also add Holland -- where the workers can attain their goal by peaceful means. This being the case, we must also recognize the fact that in most countries on the Continent the lever of our revolution must be force; it is force to which we must some day appeal in order to erect the rule of labor." La Liberté Speech delivered by Karl Marx on September 8, 1872, in Amsterdam
  41. ^ "Notes for the Study of the Ideology of the Cuban Revolution" by Che Guevara, October 8, 1960
  42. ^ McLellan 1973, p. 443
  43. ^ "We have always proclaimed and repeated this elementary truth of marxism, that the victory of socialism requires the joint efforts of workers in a number of advanced countries" (Lenin, Sochineniya (Works), 5th ed Vol XLIV p418, February 1922. Stalin made the same point until Lenin's death).
  44. ^ On the day after the Russian revolution of October 1917, a meeting of the Petrograd Soviet passed Lenin's resolution which concludes: "The soviet is convinced that the proletariat of the West-European countries will help us to achieve a complete and lasting victory for the cause of socialism." Lenin repeated this on the November 5, 1917 declaration To the population which concludes that the victory of socialism "will be sealed by the advanced workers of the most civilised countries", and continued to repeat it throughout his life.
  45. ^ Trotsky termed this the "degeneration" of the Russian revolution in his Revolution Betrayed, due to the lack of basic material conditions for the survival of socialism in an isolated backward country.
  46. ^ Wheen, Francis (July 17, 2005). "Why Marx is man of the moment". The Observer.
  47. ^ Ludwig Von Mises. "Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis" 2nd Ed. Trans. J. Kahane. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951. pg. 111–222
  48. ^ John Maynard Keynes. The End Of Laissez-Faire.
  49. ^ John Maynard Keynes. Essays in Persuasion. W. W. Norton & Company. 1991. p. 300 ISBN 9780393001907
  50. ^ Inglehart, Ronald (1990). "The Diminishing Marginal Unity of Economic Determinism: The Decline of Marxism" in Culture shift in advanced industrial society. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691022963.
  51. ^ Article. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
  52. ^ Popper, Karl (2003). The Open Society and Its Enemies – Volume Two: Hegel and Marx. Routlidge Classics. pp. 91–2. ISBN 0-415-27842-2. 
  53. ^ Rothbard, Murray (1995). An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought – Volume Two: Classical Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. p. 373. ISBN 0-945466-48-X. 
  54. ^ Marx, K. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1977,
  55. ^ Leonard D. Katz Rigby (2000). Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives. United kingdom: Imprint Academic page = 158. p. 352. http://books.google.com/books?id=inmTyPPdR5oC&pg=RA1-PA158&dq=Neolithic+egalitarianism&lr=&sig=VOAK5WWAg2del4rIQKQIaQ4EGzQ#PRA1-PA158,M1. 
  56. ^ Newman, Saul (2001). From Bakunin to Lacan: anti-authoritarianism and the dislocation of power. Lexington Books. ch. 1 "Marxism and the Problem of Power". ISBN 978-0739102404
  57. ^ Jacobs, Jack (2005). "Marx, Karl (1818-1883)". in Levy, Richard S.. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. pp.  446–447. ISBN 1851094393. 
  58. ^ Lewis, Bernard (1999). Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. pp.  112. ISBN 0393318397. 
  59. ^ Flannery, Edward H. (2004). The Anguish of the Jews: Twenty-Three Centuries of Antisemitism. Mahwah, NY: Paulist Press. pp.  168. ISBN 0809127024. 
  60. ^ Perry, Marvin; Schweitzer, Frederick M. (2005). Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Palgrave. pp. 154–157. ISBN 0312165617. 
  61. ^ Stav, Arieh (2003). "Israeli Anti-Semitism". in Sharan, Shlomo. Israel and the Post-Zionists: A Nation at Risk. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press. p. 171. ISBN 1903900522. "Hitler simply copied Marx's own anti-Semitism." 
  62. ^ According to Joshua Muravchik, political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute, Marx's aspiration for "the emancipation of society from Judaism" because "the practical Jewish spirit" of "huckstering" had taken over the Christian nations is not that far from the Nazi program's twenty-four point: "combat[ing] the Jewish-materialist spirit within us and without us" so "that our nation can [...] achieve permanent health." See Muravchik, Joshua (2003). Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism. San Francisco: Encounter Books. p. 164. ISBN 1893554457. 
  63. ^ Lindemann, Albert S. Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0521795389, ISBN 9780521795388. p. 166.
  64. ^ Maccoby, Hyam (2006). Antisemitism and Modernity: Innovation and Continuity. London: Routledge. pp. 64–66. ISBN 041531173X. 
  65. ^ On The Jewish Question by Karl Marx
  66. ^ Iain Hampsher-Monk, A History of Modern Political Thought (1992), Blackwell Publishing, p. 496
  67. ^ Wheen, F., Karl Marx, p. 56
  68. ^ McLellan 1980, p.142
  69. ^ Sacks, Jonathan (1997). The Politics of Hope. London: Jonathan Cape. ISBN 9780224043298. 

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    ^ It is a work such as one might expect to have been written by a philosopher and man of genius who was also a friar, and who had spent twenty-seven years of his life in a prison of the Inquisition.
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    ^ Although I have studied and read many authorships by capitalists including its founder Adam Smith in the ‘Wealth of Nations’ for economic history as well as studied capitalism in a dozen or so economics classes.
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    A Study of the Inner Logic of Capitalism
    , 2 volumes (preliminary edition), Tokyo 1986; ISBN 4924750449 (vol. 1), ISBN 4924750344 (vol. 2)
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  • Leszek Kołakowski, Main Currents of Marxism Oxford: Clarendon Press, OUP, 1978

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History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends.
^ Every psychotic Christian Fascist weasel I have encountered in person or on line for years now uses this same disgusting tactic that attacks INDIVIDUALS AND NOT ISSUES. .
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^ Well I’ll narrow that down further to the never ending dependent thinking religious right wingnut personal attack bullies like YOU Jim that is either too stupid, too lazy and/or too ignorant to attack the issues instead of the individual..
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^ In other cases this person has used aliases like “Freedom Now Lies” and “Freedom Now Still Lies”.
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History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.
.Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 181814 March 1883) was a German political philosopher, political economist, and social theorist.^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
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^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
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^ Both communism and socialism trace their roots to Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, who endorsed the first meeting of the Socialist International, then called the "First International."
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways.
^ And he who grovels in the world of sense, and has only this uncertain perception of things, is not a philosopher, but a lover of opinion only.
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.The point, however, is to change it.
  • The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways.^ However, when a man is out of his depth, whether in a pool or in an ocean, he can only swim for his life; and we must try to find a way of escape, if we can.
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    ^ And he who grovels in the world of sense, and has only this uncertain perception of things, is not a philosopher, but a lover of opinion only.
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    .The point, however, is to change it.
    • "Theses on Feuerbach" (1845), Thesis 11, MEW 3, S. 535
    • Engraved upon his tomb
  • Is that to say we are against Free Trade?^ These matters, however, as I was saying, had better be referred to Damon himself, for the analysis of the subject would be difficult, you know?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No, we are for Free Trade, because by Free Trade all economical laws, with their most astounding contradictions, will act upon a larger scale, upon the territory of the whole earth; and because from the uniting of all these contradictions in a single group, where they will stand face to face, will result the struggle which will itself eventuate in the emancipation of the proletariat.
    • Writing in the Chartist newspaper, 1847. (Marx Engels Collected Works Vol 6, pg 290).
  • If I negate powdered wigs, I am still left with unpowdered wigs.^ They cannot diminish, because they cannot be destroyed; nor yet increase, for the increase of the immortal must come from something mortal, and so all would end in immortality.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In all attempts to determine the chronological order of the Platonic writings on internal evidence, this uncertainty about any single Dialogue being composed at one time is a disturbing element, which must be admitted to affect longer works, such as the Republic and the Laws, more than shorter ones.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But most extraordinary of all is their mode of speaking about virtue and the gods: they say that the gods apportion calamity and misery to many good men, and good and happiness to the wicked.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Introduction to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1844)
  • "[The career a young man should choose should be] one that is most consonant with our dignity, one that is based on ideas of whose truth we are wholly convinced, one that offers us largest scope in working for humanity and approaching that general goal towards which each profession offers only one of the means: the goal of perfection [...] If he works only for himself he can become a famous scholar, a great sage, an excellent imaginative writer [Dichter], but never a perfected, a truly great man."^ Yes, great care should be taken.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yes, we often said that one man should do one thing only.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's thier attitude toward me that we should be working on.
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    • "A Young Man's Reflections on the Choice of a Career", in: Prawer, S. S. (1976) Karl Marx and World Literature, Oxford University Press, p.2
  • Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress.^ A very different ideal of womanhood is held up by Plato to the world; she is to be the companion of the man, and to share with him in the toils of war and in the cares of government.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Since America is the only so called ‘developed’ country in the entire world without a Universal Health Care plan for everyone.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The expression really means that the better principle in a man masters the worse.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. .The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness.^ Such required dogma in religion for an adherent is impossible without this necessary intolerance that is ultimately displayed as very real expressions of bigotry.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.
    • Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1843)
    • Variant translation: Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering.^ Obama was writing about the various people he knew growing up, each of whom had their own view of racial issues.
      • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ While 1 out of 14 Republicans [7%] is aligned with a religious belief system other than Christianity, the same is true for one out of every five Democrats.
      • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Anyway, about the 'fits, they came on at about 7:30 (the show was from noon to midnight) and I was right up in front.
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      Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
  • It is clear that the arm of criticism cannot replace the criticism of arms. Material force can only be overthrown by material force, but theory itself becomes a material force when it has seized the masses. Theory is capable of seizing the masses when it demonstrates ad hominem, and it demonstrates ad hominem as soon as it becomes radical. To be radical is to grasp things by the root. But for man the root is man himself. .What proves beyond doubt the radicalism of German theory, and thus its practical energy, is that it begins from the resolute positive abolition of religion.^ Of that, he replied, there can be no doubt; such excessive care of the body, when carried beyond the rules of gymnastic, is most inimical to the practice of virtue.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    The criticism of religion ends with the doctrine that man is the supreme being for man. .It ends, therefore, with the categorical imperative to overthrow all those conditions in which man is an abased, enslaved, abandoned, contemptible being—conditions which can hardly be better described than in the exclamation of a Frenchman on the occasion of a proposed tax upon dogs: 'Wretched dogs!^ And the unjust man will strive and struggle to obtain more than the unjust man or action, in order that he may have more than all?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But first he dwells on the difficulty of the problem and insists on restoring man to his natural condition, before he will answer the question at all.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All is habit: people have at last found out that the exposure is better than the concealment of the person, and now they laugh no more.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They want to treat you like men!'^ Will they not think this a hardship?’ You should remember that our purpose in framing the State was not that our citizens should do what they like, but that they should serve 520 the State for the common good of all.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think you need to consider this line of thinking: if someone truly wants something that you have that you aren't really attached to, wouldn't you rather they have it so that they can get the most enjoyment from it?
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    ^ Someone shared their experience of a show, and they said it was like they were a little kid again, well, I know exactly what you mean...
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    • Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1843)
Karl Marx statue
  • Political Economy regards the proletarian ... like a horse, he must receive enough to enable him to work. .It does not consider him, during the time when he is not working, as a human being.^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It leaves this to criminal law, doctors, religion, statistical tables, politics, and the beadle.[...] (1) What is the meaning, in the development of mankind, of this reduction of the greater part of mankind to abstract labor?^ Protections for gay people must be written into the law so that gay people have the same rights that other ethnicities, religions, and political stripes do.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Titles (by Subject) Art Economics History Law Literature Music Philosophy Political Theory Religion Science Sociology War and Peace .
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .(2) What mistakes are made by the piecemeal reformers, who either want to raise wages and thereby improve the situation of the working class, or — like Proudhon — see equality of wages as the goal of social revolution?.
    • Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
  • Feuerbach is the only one who has a serious, critical attitude to the Hegelian dialectic and who has made genuine discoveries in this field.^ The working class who also get a share.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know I'm probably not the only one who'd like to finally be able to see that Misfits comic book "Book of Cruel" (with art by Doug Evil and story by Mike Staxx (I think)) and was thinking that a good place Jerry should shop it to should be Chaos!
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    ^ I like to read the stories just as much as anyone else here, but who wants to argue?
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    He is in fact the true conqueror of the old philosophy. .The extent of his achievement, and the unpretentious simplicity with which he, Feuerbach, gives it to the world, stand in striking contrast to the opposite attitude (of the others).^ The most conspicuous defect of the Laws is the failure of dramatic power, whereas the Republic is full of striking contrasts of ideas and oppositions of character.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Feuerbach’s great achievement is: (1) The proof that philosophy is nothing else but religion rendered into thought and expounded by thought, i.e., another form and manner of existence of the estrangement of the essence of man; hence equally to be condemned;(2) The establishment of true materialism and of real science, by making the social relationship of “man to man” the basic principle of the theory; (3) His opposing of the negation of the negation, which claims to be the absolute positive, the self-supporting positive, positively based on itself.^ But is this equally true of the greatness and smallness of the fingers?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yes, indeed, I replied, and equally incompatible with the management of a house, an army, or an office of state; and, what is most important of all, irreconcileable with any kind of study or thought or self-reflection—there is a constant suspicion that headache and giddiness are to be ascribed to philosophy, and hence all practising or making trial of virtue in the higher sense is absolutely stopped; for a man is always fancying that he is being made ill, and is in constant anxiety about the state of his body.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Or suppose a better sort of man who is attracted towards philosophy, will they not 495 make Herculean efforts to spoil and corrupt him?
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    • Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
  • The fact that labour is external to the worker, i.e., it does not belong to his intrinsic nature; that in his work, therefore he does not affirm himself but denies himself, does not feel content but unhappy, does not develop freely his physical and mental energy but mortifies his body and his mind.^ The philosopher himself has lost the love of truth, and the soldier, who is of a simpler and honester nature, rules in his stead.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His idea of education is that of harmonious growth, in which are insensibly learnt the lessons of temperance and endurance, and the body and mind develope in equal proportions.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For Solon is mistaken in saying that an old man can be always learning: youth is the time of study, and here we must remember that the mind is free and dainty, and, unlike the body, must not be made to work against the grain.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The worker therefore only feels himself outside his work, and in his work feels outside himself.^ And is there not a maker of the works of all workmen, who makes not only vessels but plants and animals, himself, the earth and heaven, and things in heaven and under the earth?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
  • Communism... is the genuine resolution of the antagonism between man and nature and between man and man; it is the true resolution of the conflict between existence and essence, objectification and self-affirmation, freedom and necessity, individual and species. It is the riddle of history solved and knows itself as the solution. .
    • Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts 89 (1844)
  • History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends.^ Every psychotic Christian Fascist weasel I have encountered in person or on line for years now uses this same disgusting tactic that attacks INDIVIDUALS AND NOT ISSUES. .
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well I’ll narrow that down further to the never ending dependent thinking religious right wingnut personal attack bullies like YOU Jim that is either too stupid, too lazy and/or too ignorant to attack the issues instead of the individual..
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There still remain to be considered some points which have been intentionally reserved to the end: (I) the Janus-like character of the Republic, which presents two faces—one an Hellenic state, the other a kingdom of philosophers.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.
    • Die Heilige Familie (1845)
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Karl Marx
  • A house may be large or small; as long as the neighboring houses are likewise small, it satisfies all social requirement for a residence.^ Then the imitator, I said, is a long way off the truth, and can do all things because he lightly touches on a small part of them, and that part an image.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’ve never read anything by Karl Marx, or any other writings from supporters of communism OR socialism.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Both communism and socialism trace their roots to Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, who endorsed the first meeting of the Socialist International, then called the "First International."
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But let there arise next to the little house a palace, and the little house shrinks to a hut.^ As little reason is there for supposing that Plato intentionally used obscure expressions; the obscurity arises from our want of familiarity with the subject.
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    .The little house now makes it clear that its inmate has no social position at all to maintain, or but a very insignificant one; and however high it may shoot up in the course of civilization, if the neighboring palace rises in equal or even in greater measure, the occupant of the relatively little house will always find himself more uncomfortable, more dissatisfied, more cramped within his four walls.^ Now I know this is no more then anyone else...
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    ^ After reading this article, I’d be even MORE inclined to vote for Obama now!
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For this, as the messenger reported the interpreter to have said, is the true happiness of man; and any one, as he proclaimed, may, if he choose with understanding, have a good lot, even though he come last.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

  • Hegel remarks somewhere that history tends to repeat itself. .He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
    • Alternative translation: "The first time as a tragedy, the second time as a comedy."
    • The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852)
    • Compare: "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel," –Horace Walpole
  • Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.^ The first harmony of 400, as has been already remarked, probably represents the rulers; the second and oblong harmony of 7600, the people.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Two remain—the Dorian and Phrygian, the first for war, the second for peace; the one expressive of courage, the other of obedience or instruction or religious feeling.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The previous sciences must first be studied, and will, we may add, continue to be studied till the end of time, although in a sense different from any which Plato could have conceived.
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    .The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.
    • The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1852)
  • It is a bad thing to perform menial duties even for the sake of freedom; to fight with pinpricks, instead of with clubs.^ His aim is above all things to train the reasoning faculties; to implant in the mind the spirit and power of abstraction; to explain and define general notions, and, if possible, to connect them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even the crude generalization of the unity of all things leads men to view the world with different eyes, and may easily affect their conception of human life and of politics, and also their own conduct and character (Tim.
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    ^ You would say, would you not, that the sun is not only the author of visibility in all visible things, but of generation and nourishment and growth, though he himself is not generation?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    I have become tired of hypocrisy, stupidity, gross arbitrariness, and of our bowing and scraping, dodging, and hair-splitting over words. Consequently, the government has given me back my freedom. .
    • Letter from Marx to Arnold Ruge on 25 January 1843, after the Prussian government dissolved the newspaper Rheinische Zeitung, of which Marx was the editor
  • In the social production of their life, men enter into definite relations that are indispensable and independent of their will; these relations of production correspond to a definite stage of development of their material forces of production.^ And in estimating the men too, may I not fairly make a 577 like request, that I should have a judge whose mind can enter into and see through human nature?
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    ^ To the doubts and queries raised by these ‘social reformers’ respecting the relation of the sexes and the moral nature of man, there is a sufficient answer, if any is needed.
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    ^ The most important transaction of social life, he who is the idealist philosopher converts into the most brutal.
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    .The sum total of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society - the real foundation, on which rises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness.^ To secure such an exchange was, as you will remember, one of our principal objects when we formed them into a society and constituted a State.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am pretty sure both the economic structure of socialism and the political system of communism do exist in the world.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To the doubts and queries raised by these ‘social reformers’ respecting the relation of the sexes and the moral nature of man, there is a sufficient answer, if any is needed.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The mode of production of material life determines the social, political and intellectual life process in general.^ It is also true that the physical form may easily change in the course of generations through the mode of life; and the weakness or delicacy, which was once a matter of opinion, may become a physical fact.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether their narratives were true or false did not seriously affect the political or social life of Hellas.
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    .It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.
    At a certain stage of their development, the material productive forces in society come in conflict with the existing relations of production, or - what is but a legal expression for the same thing - with the property relations within which they have been at work before.^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then again the citizens will have all things in common, and having common property they will have common pleasures and pains.
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    ^ Then, again, within the city, how will they exchange their productions?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into fetters.^ The whorl was in form like a number of boxes fitting into one another with their edges turned upwards, making together a single whorl which was pierced by the spindle.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To that end, why is when I talk about these faiths having developed further than their Islamic counterpart that we have to mix the U.S. occupation and war into this discussion?
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    Then begins an epoch of social revolution. With the change of the economic foundation the entire immense superstructure is more or less rapidly transformed. .In considering such transformations a distinction should always be made between the material transformation of the economic conditions of production, which can be determined with the precision of natural science, and the legal, political, religious, aesthetic or philosophic - in short, ideological forms in which men become conscious of this conflict and fight it out.^ No distinction among the animals such as is made between men and women.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there should also be toils and pains and conflicts prescribed for them, in which they will be made to give further proof of the same qualities.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But why should we dispute about names when we have realities of such importance to consider?
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    .Just as our opinion of an individual is not based on what he thinks of himself, so we can not judge of such a period of transformation by its own consciousness; on the contrary, this consciousness must be explained rather from the contradictions of material life, from the existing conflict between the social productive forces and the relations of production.^ And where freedom is, the individual is clearly able to order for himself his own life as he pleases?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At the same time, if any conceited youth begins to dream of appropriating the State to himself, he must be reminded that ‘half is better than the whole.’ ‘I should certainly advise him to stay where he is when he has the promise of such a brave life.’ .
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No social order ever disappears before all the productive forces for which there is room in it have been developed; and new, higher relations of production never appear before the material conditions of their existence have matured in the womb of the old society itself.^ I proposed that Homer and Aristotle might appear at the head of all their commentators; but these were so numerous that some hundreds were forced to attend in the court and outward rooms of the palace.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a word, there is no 475 excuse which you will not make, and nothing which you will not say, in order not to lose a single flower that blooms in the spring-time of youth.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The sphere of the intelligible will also have two divisions,—one of mathematics, in which there is no ascent but all is descent; no inquiring into premises, but only drawing of inferences.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore, mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.^ I know, I said, that such was your position; but what I would further consider is, whether this power which is possessed by the superior state can exist or be exercised without justice or only with justice.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No such inspired creation is at unity with itself, any more than the clouds of heaven when the sun pierces through them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is more likely to be false then true (since there are more false ideas then true ones, being that their is only one reality).
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In broad outlines we can designate the Asiatic, the ancient, the feudal, and the modern bourgeois modes of production as so many progressive epochs in the economic formation of society.^ The difficulty in this passage may be explained, like many others, from differences in the modes of conception prevailing among ancient and modern thinkers.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And therefore we are not surprised to find that the idea of progress is of modern rather than of ancient date; and, like the idea of a philosophy of history, is not more than a century or two old.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like many other thinkers both in ancient and modern times his mind seems to be filled with a vacant form which he is unable to realize.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The bourgeois relations of production are the last antagonistic form of the social process of production - antagonistic not in the sense of individual antagonism, but of one arising from the social conditions of life of the individuals; at the same time the productive forces developing in the womb of bourgeois society create the material conditions for the solution of that antagonism.^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet having begun we must go forward to the rough places of the law; at the same time begging of these gentlemen for once in their life to be serious.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the same law will apply to any one of those within the prescribed age who forms a connection with any woman in the prime of life without the sanction of the rulers; for we shall say that he is raising up a bastard to the State, uncertified and unconsecrated.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    This social formation constitutes, therefore, the closing chapter of the prehistoric stage of human society.
    • Preface to 'A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy' (1859)
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Karl Marx
  • We are ruthless and ask no quarter from you.^ No, he said; there you are wrong, for I was going to ask another question—whether it is the State of which we are the founders and inventors, or some other?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one needs you to tell them who they can or cannot criticize.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Link Even when Karl Marx stated his garbage did not compare to his daughter Eleanor’s you do not have a cue what I am talking about?
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .When our turn comes we shall not disguise our terrorism.^ Then now comes the question,—How shall we create our rulers; what way is there from darkness to light?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in story-telling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Marx-Engels Gesamt-Ausgabe, vol. vi pp 503-5
  • Neither of us cares a straw for popularity. .A proof of this is for example, that, because of aversion to any personality cult, I have never permitted the numerous expressions of appreciation from various countries with which I was pestered during the existence of the International to reach the realm of publicity, and have never answered them, except occasionally by a rebuke.^ In language which seems to reach beyond the horizon of that age and country, he is described as ‘the spectator of all time and all existence.’ He has the noblest gifts of nature, and makes the highest use of them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .When Engels and I first joined the secret Communist Society we made it a condition that everything tending to encourage superstitious belief in authority was to be removed from the statutes.^ Their condition is ingeniously compared by him to that of a supposititious son, who has made the discovery that his reputed parents are not his real ones, and, in consequence, they have lost their authority over him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • "Against Personality Cults," from a November 10, 1877 letter to W. Blos

Zur Judenfrage

Zur Judenfrage (1843), by Karl Marx
  • Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself.
Karl Marx
  • What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.
  • Very well then! Emancipation from huckstering and money, consequently from practical, real Judaism, would be the self-emancipation of our time. .An organization of society [such as communism] which would abolish the preconditions for huckstering, and therefore the possibility of huckstering, would make [this] Jew impossible.^ The more appeals of this sort which you make, he said, the more determined are we that you shall tell us how such a State is possible: speak out and at once.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Probably only in States prepared by Dorian institutions would such a league have been possible.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such a state, whether inhabited by Gods or sons of Gods, will make them blessed who dwell therein; and therefore to this we are to look for the pattern of the state, and to cling to this, and, as far as possible, to seek for one which is like this.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .His religious consciousness would be dissipated like a thin haze in the real, vital air of society.^ Jaid and I secretly covet that jacket, we would really like to know what that was in a former life.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Talking with someone like yourself ‘Dubya’ who suffers from religious psychosis is akin to arguing with a drunk or someone using drugs to ‘escape’ reality.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have one myself and wear it when we play out, but I would really like to get a second one to round out the outfit.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    On the other hand, if the Jew recognizes that this practical nature of his is futile and works to abolish it, he extricates himself from his previous development and works for human emancipation as such and turns against the supreme practical expression of human self-estrangement.

Die Deutsche Ideologie

Die deutsche Ideologie (1845/46), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
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  • Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself.^ Of the first decline he gives no intelligible account; he would not have liked to admit the most probable causes of the fall of his ideal State, which to us would appear to be the impracticability of communism or the natural antagonism of the ruling and subject classes.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although the ideal cannot be realized, one or two changes, or rather a single change, might revolutionize a State.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things.^ It’s highly unlikely that a black man with a background in community organizing really believes that expanding the war in Afghanistan is the right thing to do.
    • Dictatorship : NOVAKEO.COM 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC novakeo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ See my essay: “The United States, Cuba and this thing called Democracy”.
    • Dictatorship : NOVAKEO.COM 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC novakeo.com [Source type: Original source]
    • scientific dictatorship « Therearenosunglasses’s Weblog 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.^ Now the first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Part 1
  • The first premise of all human history is, of course, the existence of living human individuals.^ But first he must prove that there are three parts of the individual soul.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first principle which runs through all art and nature is simplicity; this also is to be the rule of human life.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then how can he who has magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all time and all existence, think much of human life?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus the first fact to be established is the physical organisation of these individuals and their consequent relation to the rest of nature.
    • Volume I; Part 1; "Feuerbach.^ All these sciences are the prelude of the strain, and are profitable if they are regarded in their natural relations to one another.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In seeking to establish the purely internal nature of justice, he is met by the fact that man is a social being, and he tries to harmonise the two opposite theses as well as he can.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Each of the first three virtues corresponds to one of the three parts of the soul and one of the three classes in the State, although the third, temperance, has more of the nature of a harmony than the first two.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook"; Section A, "Idealism and Materialism"
  • The fact is, therefore, that definite individuals who are productively active in a definite way enter into these definite social and political relations.^ The same forces which have revolutionized the political system of Europe, may effect a similar change in the social and industrial relations of mankind.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I propose therefore that we enquire into the nature of justice and injustice, first as 369 they appear in the State, and secondly in the individual, proceeding from the greater to the lesser and comparing them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He who attains to the beatific vision is always going upwards; he is unwilling to descend into political assemblies and courts of law; for his eyes are apt to blink at the images or shadows of images which they behold in them—he cannot enter into the ideas of those who have never in their lives understood the 518 relation of the shadow to the substance.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Empirical observation must in each separate instance bring out empirically, and without any mystification and speculation, the connection of the social and political structure with production.^ I am pretty sure both the economic structure of socialism and the political system of communism do exist in the world.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There have been evils which have arisen out of the attempt to identify them, and this has led to the separation or antagonism of them, which has been introduced by modern political writers.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nor in any other of his writings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    The social structure and the state are continually evolving out of the life-process of definite individuals, but of individuals, not as they appear in their own or other people's imagination, but as they really are; i.e. as they are effective, produce materially, and are active under definite material limits, presuppositions and conditions independent of their will.
    .The production of ideas, of conceptions, of consciousness, is at first directly interwoven with the material activity and the material intercourse of men, the language of real life.^ Nothing is concluded; but the tendency of the dialectical process, here as always, is to enlarge our conception of ideas, and to widen their application to human life.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the first enthusiasm of ideas men are apt to see them everywhere, and to apply them in the most remote sphere.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then now let us consider what will be their way of life, if they are to realize our idea of them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    Conceiving, thinking, the mental intercourse of men, appear at this stage as the direct efflux of their material behaviour. .The same applies to mental production as expressed in the language of the politics, laws, morality, religion, metaphysics of a people.^ Protections for gay people must be written into the law so that gay people have the same rights that other ethnicities, religions, and political stripes do.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just the same as with Christians, or anyone else for that matter, people practice at various levels of adherence to their religion.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    Men are the producers of their conception, ideas, etc. — real, active men, as they are conditioned by a definite development of their productive forces and of the intercourse corresponding to these, up to its furthest forms. .Consciousness can never be anything else than conscious existence, and the existence of men is their actual life-process.^ In any case, unlike tammy who maintains that she has such a busy life and will never let anyone forget it, I actually do have better things to do.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    If in all ideology men and their circumstances appear upside down as in a camera obscura, this phenomenon arises just as much from their historical life-process as the inversion of objects on the retina does from their physical life-process.
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Karl Marx
  • Where speculation ends — in real life — there real, positive science begins: the representation of the practical activity, of the practical process of development of men.^ There were tyrannies ending in misery and exile, and lives of men and women famous for their different qualities; and also mixed lives, made up of wealth and poverty, sickness and health.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Or is there any Homeric way of life, such as the Pythagorean was, in which you instructed men, and which is called after you?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We who know how many more men of business there are in the world than real students or thinkers, are not equally sanguine.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Empty talk about consciousness ceases, and real knowledge has to take place.^ It never ceases to amaze me, I feel the majority of what Fox & the like do is talk smack about the Democratic Party or and particular individual belonging to that party.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When we add on the 30,000,000 Christians exterminated in Mexico alone we are beining to talk about real people when it comes to the rest of the Americas, the West Indies and Globally.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Link When a 9/11 Truther like the commentator named “a radically wrong radical right”, starts talking about fascism it really cant be taken seriously.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    When reality is depicted, philosophy as an independent branch of activity loses its medium of existence. .At the best its place can only be taken by a summing-up of the most general results, abstractions which arise from the observation of the historical development of men.^ The a priori part is that which is derived from the most universal experience of men, or is universally accepted by them; the a posteriori is that which grows up around the more general principles and becomes imperceptibly one with them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hence arise the most various developments of character; the State is like a piece of embroidery of which the colours and figures are the manners of men, and there are many who, like women and children, prefer this variety to real beauty and excellence.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can only say, that I should not much like to be in their place.’ But, O heavens, Adeimantus, to think that for some new-fangled and unnecessary love he will give up his old father and mother, best and dearest of friends, or enslave them to the fancies of the hour!
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Viewed apart from real history, these abstractions have in themselves no value whatsoever.^ These two points of view are really opposed, and the opposition is only veiled by the genius of Plato.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean, that you may look at a bed from different points of view, obliquely or directly or from any other point of view, and the bed will appear different, but there is no difference in reality.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's no real mystery what these two are really doing--they're getting busy in the back of the Mystery Machine.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    They can only serve to facilitate the arrangement of historical material, to indicate the sequence of its seperate strata. .But they by no means afford a recipe or schema, as does philosophy, for neatly trimming the epochs of history.^ A Liberal is any person for whom two thousand years of human experience and history means nothing now that they are here.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then the cowardly and mean nature has no part in true philosophy?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Does this mean no Mars Attacks or Blacklight single?
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On the contrary, our difficulties begin only when we set about the observation and the arrangement — the real depiction — of our historical material, whether of a past epoch or of the present.^ And thus our State, which is also yours, will be a reality, and not a dream only, and will be administered in a spirit unlike that of other States, in which men fight with one another about shadows only and are distracted in the struggle for power, which in their eyes is a great good.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And what about 598 the painter?—I would like to know whether he may be thought to imitate that which originally exists in nature, or only the creations of artists?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The ideal of the past, whether of our own past lives or of former states of society, has a singular fascination for the minds of many.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Part 1, [The Materialist Conception of History].
  • Communism differs from all previous movements in that it overturns the basis of all earlier relations of production and intercourse, and for the first time consciously treats all natural premises as the creatures of hitherto existing men, strips them of their natural character and subjugates them to the power of the united individuals.^ There may come a time when the saying, ‘Have I not a right to do what I will with my own?’ will appear to be a barbarous relic of individualism;—when the possession of a part may be a greater blessing to cach and all than the possession of the whole is now to any one.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The previous sciences must first be studied, and will, we may add, continue to be studied till the end of time, although in a sense different from any which Plato could have conceived.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Clearly, all political changes originate in divisions of the actual governing power; a government which is united, however small, cannot be moved.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Its organisation is, therefore, essentially economic, the material production of the conditions of this unity; it turns existing conditions into conditions of unity.^ The most crucial was the entrance of woman into social production , which would give her economic independence and hence social equality.
    • The Politics of Sex and Marriage in the Soviet Union 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Non-munitions items can be divided into three general areas: petroleum products, agricultural products, and industrial materials and products.
    • The Communist-Capitalist Alliance 15 September 2009 6:17 UTC autarchic.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, as long as this contradiction exists, there is always the basis for it to turn into a relationship of oppression and exploitation.
    • DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY, AND THE SOCIALIST TRANSITION TO COMMUNISM-- By Bob Avakian 1 February 2010 7:40 UTC rwor.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The reality, which communism is creating, is precisely the true basis for rendering it impossible that anything should exist independently of individuals, insofar as reality is only a product of the preceding intercourse of individuals themselves.^ One reason Hedges labels these individuals fascist has not only to do with their positioning themselves on the political right, but specifically, their fanatical insistence on submission to theocratic government.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then if he does not make that which exists he cannot make true existence, but only some semblance of existence; and if any one were to say that the work of the maker of the bed, or of any other workman, has real existence, he could hardly be supposed to be speaking the truth.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Perhaps this is true in some opposite surreal twilight zoned reality populated by fellow religious psychotics, but not in this one and ONLY reality the sane exist in Stevo.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Part 4
  • Nicht das Bewußtsein bestimmt das Leben, sondern das Leben bestimmt das Bewußtsein.
    • It is in fact not the consciousness dominating life but the very life dominating consciousness.
    • Volume III, 27.
  • Sprache entsteht, wie das Bewußtsein, erst aus dem Bedürfnis, der Notdurft des Verkehrs mit anderen Menschen. .
    • Language comes into being, like consciousness, from the basic need, from the scantiest intercourse with other human.
    • Volume III, 30.
  • Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.^ Until, then, kings are philosophers, or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill: no, nor the human race; nor will our ideal polity ever come into being.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Forgive me for laughing at human misery (like I need anyone's PERMISSION) but I have to say this was the funniest fuckin' understatement I have read in a long while!
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The illusion of the feelings commonly called love, has hitherto been the inspiring influence of modern poetry and romance, and has exercised a humanizing if not a strengthening influence on the world.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • (The German Ideology, International Publishers, ed. Chris Arthur, p. 103)

Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei

Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (1848), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. .They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They point to societies in America and elsewhere which tend to show that the destruction of the family need not necessarily involve the overthrow of all morality.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the same is true of all other things; they have each of them an end and a special excellence?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF THE WORLD, UNITE!
  • All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
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  • The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
  • Constant revolutionizing of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeosis epoch from all earlier ones.
  • It [the bourgeoisie] has pitilessly torn asunder the motley of ties that bound man to his "natural superiors," and left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous "cash payment."
  • The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
  • A spectre is haunting Europe; the spectre of Communism.
  • What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers.^ No man is to have what is not his own.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Both the community of property and the community of families, as I am saying, tend to make them more truly guardians; they will not tear the city in pieces by differing about ‘mine’ and ‘not mine;’ each man dragging any acquisition which he has made into a separate house of his own, where he has a separate wife and children and private pleasures and pains; but all will be affected as far as may be by the same pleasures and pains because they are all of one opinion about what is near and dear to them, and therefore they all tend towards a common end.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such an one may be compared to a man who has fallen among wild beasts—he will not join in the wickedness of his fellows, but neither is he able singly to resist all their fierce natures, and therefore seeing that he would be of no use to the State or to his friends, and reflecting that he would have to throw away his life without doing any good either to himself or others, he holds his peace, and goes his own way.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.
  • Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour.^ Link Communism today is not locked on to the dogma of Stalinism/Maoism, it has transcended to Antonio Gramski where mad cow is man made, yet no man can stop it.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Note also the great power which arithmetic has of sharpening the wits; no other discipline is equally severe, or an equal test of general ability, or equally improving to a stupid person.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And this is equally true of imitation; no one man can imitate many things as well as he would imitate a single one?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations.
  • But every class struggle is a political struggle.
  • Law, morality, religion, are to him so many bourgeois prejudices, behind which lurk in ambush just as many bourgeois interests.
  • All that we want to do away with is the miserable character of this appropriation, under which the labourer lives merely to increase capital, and allowed to live only so far as the interest to the ruling class requires it.
  • When people speak of ideas that revolutionize society, they do but express the fact that within the old society, the elements of a new one have been created.
  • The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas.
  • The working men have no country.^ I say that he is by far the most miserable of all men.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His creations are not tested by rule and measure; they are only appearances.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No wonder Fox news is the most popular.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    We cannot take away from them what they have not got.
  • Of all the classes that stand face to face with the bourgeoisie today, the proletariat alone is a really revolutionary class.
  • No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer, so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord, the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
  • In place of the bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, shall we have an association, in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.
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  • A class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increase capital.^ The working class who also get a share.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And is there not a maker of the works of all workmen, who makes not only vessels but plants and animals, himself, the earth and heaven, and things in heaven and under the earth?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .These labourers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.
  • He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the most simple, most monotonous, and most easily acquired knack, that is required of him.^ But him who fails, we must reject.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But there was every other quality, and they all mingled with one another, and also with elements of wealth and poverty, and disease and health; and there were mean states also.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you stick to that you won't hear anymore crap from the other fiend, who the hell am i kidding i've been flamed for no reason at all.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Hence, the cost of production of a workman is restricted, almost entirely, to the means of subsistence that he requires for his maintenance.

Grundrisse (1857)

"Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie/Rohentwurf" (A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy" (1857/58)
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  • Die Gesellschaft besteht nicht aus Individuen, sondern drückt die Summe der Beziehungen, Verhältnisse aus, worin diese Individuen zueinander stehn.
    • Any society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of relationships [and] conditions that the individual actor is forming.
  • Die Natur baut keine Maschinen, keine Lokomotiven, Eisenbahnen, electric telegraphs, selfacting mules etc.^ We ask, with Aristotle, What is the use of a man knowing the idea of good, if he does not know what is good for this individual, this state, this condition of society?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Does not the word express more than the fact, and must not the actual, whatever a man may think, always, in the nature of things, fall short of the truth?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He does not see that education is relative to the characters of individuals; he only desires to impress the same form of the state on the minds of all.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    Sie sind Produkte der menschlichen Industrie; natürliches Material, verwandelt in Organe des menschlichen Willens über die Natur oder seiner Betätigung in der Natur. Sie sind von der menschlichen Hand geschaffene Organe des menschlichen Hirns; vergegenständliche Wissenskraft. .Die Entwicklung des capital fixe zeigt an, bis zu welchem Grade das allgemeine gesellschaftliche Wissen, knowledge, zur unmittelbaren Produktivkraft geworden ist und daher die Bedingungen des gesellschaftlichen Lebensprozesses selbst unter die Kontrolle des general intellect gekommen, und ihm gemäß umgeschaffen sind.
    • Nature builds no machines, no locomotives, railways, electric telegraphs, self-acting mules etc.^ The man who has no self-respect, on the contrary, will imitate anybody and anything; sounds of nature and cries of animals alike; his whole performance will be imitation of gesture and voice.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Dialectic, then, as you will agree, is the coping-stone of the sciences, and is set over them; no other science can be placed higher—the nature of knowledge can no further go?
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      .These are products of human industry; natural material transformed into organs of the human will over nature, or of human participation in nature.^ Human nature is coined into very small pieces, and as our guardians have their own business already, which is the care of freedom, they will have enough to do without imitating.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And in estimating the men too, may I not fairly make a 577 like request, that I should have a judge whose mind can enter into and see through human nature?
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Among early enquirers into the nature of human action the arts helped to fill up the void of speculation; and at first the comparison of the arts and the virtues was not perceived by them to be fallacious.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      .They are organs of the human brain, created by the human hand; the power of knowledge, objectified.^ They appear to them to have contributed nothing to the stock of human knowledge.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Mathematics in the age of Plato comprehended a very small part of that which is now included in them; but they bore a much larger proportion to the sum of human knowledge.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Falling at his feet, they will make requests to him and do him honour and flatter him, because they want to get into their hands now, the power which he will one day possess.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      The development of fixed capital indicates to what degree general social knowledge has become a direct force of production, and to what degree, hence, the conditions of the process of social life itself have come under the control of the general intellect and been transformed in accordance with it.
.About Beauty :'The beauty is the main positive form of the aesthetic assimilation of reality,in which aesthetic ideal finds it direct expression...'^ In modern times we should say that art is not merely imitation, but rather the expression of the ideal in forms of sense.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

(another English translation of grundrisse)

Das Kapital

Das Kapital (Capital: A Critique of Political Economy) (1867)
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  • Every beginning is difficult, holds in all sciences.^ A something which all arts and sciences and intelligences use in common, and which every one first has to learn among the elements of education.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACES. To The First Edition
  • I pre-suppose, of course, a reader who is willing to learn something new and therefore to think for himself.^ A something which all arts and sciences and intelligences use in common, and which every one first has to learn among the elements of education.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is a shabby fellow, who saves something out of everything and makes a purse for himself; and this is the sort of man whom the vulgar applaud.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The whole work is supposed to be recited by Socrates on the day after the festival to a small party, consisting of Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates, and another; this we learn from the first words of the Timaeus.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACES. To The First Edition
  • The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.^ Since America is the only so called ‘developed’ country in the entire world without a Universal Health Care plan for everyone.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is our first and great principle—God is the author of good only.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then again, the Venezuela gov’t owns its gas and oil industry and their citizens pay only 12 cents for a gallon of gas compared to the $4.30 American now pay….
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACES. To The First Edition
  • Perseus wore a magic cap that the monsters he hunted down might not see him.^ Clearly, he said, he would first see the sun and then reason about him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]


    .We draw the magic cap down over eyes and ears as a make-believe that there are no monsters.^ In a word, there is no 475 excuse which you will not make, and nothing which you will not say, in order not to lose a single flower that blooms in the spring-time of youth.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The sphere of the intelligible will also have two divisions,—one of mathematics, in which there is no ascent but all is descent; no inquiring into premises, but only drawing of inferences.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I too believe, that “No one needs you to tell them who they can or cannot criticize” and that we should in fact make up our OWN minds.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    • AUTHOR'S PREFACES. To The First Edition
  • The most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest. .
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACES. To The First Edition
  • The commodity is first of all, an external object, a thing which through its qualities satisfies human needs of whatever kind.^ It was the truth of all things, and also the light in which they shone forth, and became evident to intelligences human and divine.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On their first tour, in Rhode Island (yaeh that thing like a city, he surfed out through the crowd to sign autographs and talked to everyone.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So the going rate for this thing is $75 and that is what Ill go for, so the first 2 to order will get them and I will through in the resurection tour poster, with it.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The nature of these needs, whether they arise, for example, from the stomach, or the imagination, makes no difference.^ It will make a great difference whether he is seen or not.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each of them equally appears a finger, whether seen in the middle or at the extremity, whether white or black, or thick or thin—it makes no difference; a finger is a finger all the same.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many of them: take as an example the pleasures of smell, which are very great and have no antecedent pains; they come in a moment, and when they depart leave no pain behind them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    Nor does it matter here how the thing satisfies man's need, whether directly as a means of subsistence, i.e. an object of consumption, or indirectly as a means of production
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 1, pg.41
  • To discover the various use of things is the work of history. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 1, pg.42
  • Wherever the want of clothing forced them to it, the human race made clothes for thousands of years, without a single man becoming a tailor.^ A Liberal is any person for whom two thousand years of human experience and history means nothing now that they are here.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With all the helps which written monuments afford, we do but faintly realize the condition of man two thousand or three thousand years ago.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In two thousand years their art has made but slender progress; what they have gained in the analysis of the parts is in a great degree lost by their feebler conception of the human frame as a whole.
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    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 2, pg.49
  • every commodity is compelled to chose some other commodity for its equivalent,
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 3, pg.65
  • Gold is now money with reference to all other commodities only because it was previously, with reference to them, a simple commodity.^ Bobby has The Undead, ROBO did some other projects as did all the band members.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, why don't you send me you're phone number so we can dicuss some other Misfits related things because I would LOVE to talk with you.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I understand he moves all the strings up one position, and replaces the now vacant Low E string with some sort of Cello string or something, Don't ask me, that's what he told me!
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    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 3, pg.81
  • A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood.Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.^ The desire to maintain them unaltered seems to be the origin of what at first sight is very surprising to us—the intolerant zeal of Plato against innovators in religion or politics (cp.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These reflections tend to show that the difference between Plato and ourselves, though not unimportant, is not so great as might at first sight appear.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now let me ask you another question: Which is the art of painting designed to be — an imitation of things as they are, or as they appear — of appearance or of reality?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 4, pg.81
  • There is a physical relation between physical things. But it is different with commodities.
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 4, pg.83
  • Value, therefore, does not stalk about with a label describing what it is.
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 4, pg.85
  • The law of gravity thus asserts itself when a house falls about our ears. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 4, pg.86
  • The religious world is but the reflex of the real world.
    • Volume I, Chapter 1, Section 4, pg.91
  • Money is a crystal formed of necessity in the course of the exchanges, whereby different products of labour are practically equated to one another and thus by practice converted into commodities.^ We do not exchange the products of our labor, but rather the labor itself for money.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Perhaps this is true in some opposite surreal twilight zoned reality populated by fellow religious psychotics, but not in this one and ONLY reality the sane exist in Stevo.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 2, pg.99
  • Under the ideal measure of values there lurks the hard cash. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 3, Section 1, pg.116
  • We see then, commodities are in love with money, but "the course of true love never did run smooth".
    • Volume I, Chapter 3, Section 2, pg.121
  • Hence money may be dirt, although dirt is not money.^ Y from Jerry, I love the guy, he never did me any wrong, but he reaLly needs to keep his stories straight.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I never thought, in my life I'd be able to see them live, and I did.
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    • Volume I, Chapter 3, Section 2, pg.123
  • Each piece of money is a mere coin, or means of circulation, only so long as it actually circulates.
    • Volume I, Chapter 3, Section 2(c), pg.145
  • Capital is money, capital is commodities. ... By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
    • Volume I, Chapter 4, pg.171 - 172
  • It is in this sense that Franklin says, "war is robbery, commerce is generally cheating."
  • And his money he cannot eat. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 7, pg.213
  • The way to Hell is paved with good intentions, and he might just as easily have intended to make money, without producing at all.^ You and your friends should all just go out and have a good old fashioned MASS SUICIDE! DIE MF! .
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All his communists friends have to do is make 100s of small donations, and he does not have to report where the money came from.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So if someone wants the boxset badly enough there are ways to get the money for it without being part and party to bootlegging off the Misfits.
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    • Volume I, Chapter 7, pg.213
  • A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst of architects from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 7, pg.198
  • - man's heart is a wonderful thing, especially when carried in the purse -
    • Volume I, Chapter 9, pg.252
  • Capital is dead labor,that vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.^ The just man then, if we regard the idea of justice only, will be like the just State?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m not saying McCain is the best presidential candidate either, He has more experience and against a candidate like Obama he is the best man for the job.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My question is only whether the just man, while refusing to have more than another just man, would wish and claim to have more than the unjust?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 10, Section 1, p. .257
  • In every stock-jobbing swindle everyone knows that some time or other the crash must come, but every one hopes that it may fall on the head of his neighbour, after he himself has caught the shower of gold and placed it in safety.^ Every one but myself, I said; to every one else this may be clear, but not to me.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This may be the state which the reason deliberately approves, and which the utilitarian as well as every other moralist may be bound in certain cases to prefer.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Should not their custom be to spare them, considering the danger which there is that the whole race may one day fall under the yoke of the barbarians?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 10, Section 5, pg.296
  • In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic.^ The land in which the Canal was built was given to the United States as compensation for the U.S.A. helping Panama gain its independance from Colombia.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because he was anti-Soviet, the United States, Thailand and People’s Republic of China considered him preferable to the pro-Vietnamese government.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why, I said, every one who calls any State courageous or cowardly, will be thinking of the part which fights and goes out to war on the State’s behalf.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded.
    • Volume I, Chapter 10, Section 7, pg.329
  • If this labourer were in possession of his own means of production, and was satisfied to live as a labourer, he need not work beyond beyond the time necessary for the reproduction of his means of subsistence, say 8 hours a day.^ There may come a time when the saying, ‘Have I not a right to do what I will with my own?’ will appear to be a barbarous relic of individualism;—when the possession of a part may be a greater blessing to cach and all than the possession of the whole is now to any one.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean to say that in reality for a long time past we have been talking of justice, and have failed to recognise her.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ First place takes a 5+ hour video tape of live Misfits, Samhain and Danzig footage, plus some copies of rare flyers from the old days.
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    • Volume I, Chapter 11, pg.336
  • The directing motive, the end and aim of capitalist production, is to extract the greatest possible amount of surplus value, and consequently to exploit labor-power to the greatest possible extent.^ His aim is above all things to train the reasoning faculties; to implant in the mind the spirit and power of abstraction; to explain and define general notions, and, if possible, to connect them.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 13, pg.363
  • As the chosen people bore in their features the sign manual of Jehovah, so the division of labour brands the manufacturing workman as the property of capital.
    • Volume I, Chapter 14, Section 5, pg.396
  • An organised system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automation, is the most developed form of production by machinery.
    • Volume I, Chapter 15, Section 1, pg.416
  • The tool, as we have seen, is not exterminated by the machine. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 15, Section 2, pg.422
  • In England women are still occasionally used instead of horses for hauling canal boats, because the labour required to produce horses and machines is an accurately known quantity, while that required to maintain the women of the surplus population is below all calculation.^ And the division of labour which required the carpenter and the shoemaker and the rest of the citizens to be doing each his own business, and not another’s, was a shadow of justice, and for that reason it was of use?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RE: Doyle's devilock toupee > > > instead of using all the hair products like spray and gel.
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    ^ President Kennedy [snickering] I have a few for ya: RE: Doyle's devilock toupee > > instead of using all the hair products like spray and gel.
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    • Volume I, Chapter 15, Section 2, pg.430
Karl Marx
  • Die Technologie enthüllt das aktive Verhalten des Menschen zur Natur, den unmittelbaren Produktionsprozesss seines Lebens, damit auch seiner gesellschaftlichen Lebensverhältnisse und der ihnen entquellenden geistigen Vorstellungen. .
    • Technology discloses the active relation of man towards nature, as well as the direct process of production of his very life, and thereby the process of production of his basic societal relations, of his own mentality, and his images of society, too.
    • Volume I, Chapter 13: "Machinery and Big Industry"
  • But, suppose, besides, that the making of the new machinery affords employment to a greater number of mechanics, can that be called compensation to the carpet makers, thrown on the streets?^ And this unity of feeling we admitted to be the greatest good, as was implied in our own comparison of a well-ordered State to the relation of the body and the members, when affected by pleasure or pain?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Or suppose a better sort of man who is attracted towards philosophy, will they not 495 make Herculean efforts to spoil and corrupt him?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suppose now that you suddenly turn them round and make them look with pain and grief to themselves at the real images; will they believe them to be real?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 15, Section 6, pg.479
  • Unlimited exploitation of cheap labour-power is the sole foundation of their power to compete. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 15, Section 8, pg.520
  • Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth — the soil and the labourer.^ And not only did men pass into animals, but I must also mention that there were animals tame and wild who changed into one another and into corresponding human natures—the good into the gentle and the evil into the savage, in all sorts of combinations.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And shall we receive into our State all the three styles, or one only of the two unmixed styles?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He should know all the combinations which occur in life—of beauty with poverty or with wealth,—of knowledge with external goods,—and at last choose with reference to the nature of the soul, regarding that only as the better life which makes men better, and leaving the rest.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 15 (last sentence), pg.556
  • In capitalist society spare time is acquired for one class by converting the whole life-time of the masses into labour-time.^ The population is divided into two classes—one of husbandmen, and the other of warriors; from this latter is taken a third class of counsellors and rulers of the state.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Genius has been defined as ‘the power of taking pains’; but hardly any one keeps up his interest in knowledge throughout a whole life.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I only mean that some men are changed by persuasion and that others forget; argument steals away the hearts of one class, and time of the other; and this I call theft.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 17, Section IV, pg.581
  • Classical political economy nearly touches the true relation of things,without, however,consciously formulating it.^ But will you let me assume, without reciting them, that these things are true?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    This it cannot so long as it sticks in its bourgeois skin.
    • Volume I, Chapter 19, pg.594
  • If production be capitalistic in form, so, too, will be reproduction.
    • Volume I, Chapter 23, pg.620
  • In reality, the labourer belongs to capital before he has sold himself to capital.
    • Volume I, Chapter 23, pg.633
  • Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!
    • Volume I, Chapter 24, Section 3, pg.652
  • But if the labourers could live on air they could not be bought at any price. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 24, Section 4, pg.657
  • Capital grows in one place to a huge mass in a single hand, because it has in another place been lost by many.^ In cities there are many great slaveowners, and they help to protect one another.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And may not the many which are doubles be also halves?—doubles, that is, of one thing, and halves of another?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One man will have the whole in his mind before he begins; to another the processes of mind and hand will be simultaneous.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    This is centralisation proper, as distinct from accumulation and concentration. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 25, Section 2, pg.686
  • In its beginnings, the credit system sneaks in as a modest helper of accumulation and draws by invisible threads the money resources scattered all over the surface of society into the hands of individual or associated capitalists.^ The sphere of the intelligible will also have two divisions,—one of mathematics, in which there is no ascent but all is descent; no inquiring into premises, but only drawing of inferences.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Link Continued to Joe T and all the other uniformed believers of imaginary US communists and any imaginary sky gods backing our fiat money system… .
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Campanella takes note of Aristotle’s answer to Plato’s community of property, that in a society where all things are common, no individual would have any motive to work (Arist.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    But soon it becomes a new and formidable weapon in the competitive struggle, and finally it transforms itself into an immense social mechanism for the centralisation of capitals. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 25, Section 2, pg.687
  • Of all the animals kept by the farmer, the labourer, the instrumentum vocale, was,thenceforth, the most oppressed, the worst nourished, the most brutally treated.^ When we had seen all the individuals, and finally agreed as to who was the best and who was the worst of them, we were to consider whether the best was not also the happiest, and the worst the most miserable.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Volume I, Chapter 25, Section 4(e), pg.742
  • The Irish famine of 1846 killed more than 1,000,000 people, but it killed poor devils only.^ My question is only whether the just man, while refusing to have more than another just man, would wish and claim to have more than the unjust?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And as for your opinion of = Jerry Only-you must not have gone to their show-cause if you did you'd = know what I and many other people know-Jerry is more concerned about his = fans than probably any other performer out there.
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    ^ He's stuck to his guns for years, and he's still down to earth enough to talk to people without a big ego trip on his part, which is more than I can say for Glenn.
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    To the wealth of the country it did not the slightest damage. .
    • Volume I, Chapter 25, Section 4(f), pg.774
  • Every one knows that there are no real forests in England.The deer in the parks of the great are demurely domestic cattle, fat as London alderman.^ (No offense to you Justin, you know what kind of shit it caused for you) chances are, there is at least one fiend who'll disagree with any kind of comment on religion or other personal belief related topics.
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    ^ And for you Steele-sympathetic = > > geeks out there-NO I DON'T KNOW HIM-but that doesn't mean I have to Way to go, Scott!
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    ^ It is more likely to be false then true (since there are more false ideas then true ones, being that their is only one reality).
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Volume I, Chapter 27, pg.803
  • The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage, in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy.^ Heated words were exchanged, and Dr. Roadkill was out of the band (I don't know all the politics of it and don't care).
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    ^ And, for all these reasons, arithmetic is a kind of knowledge in which the best natures should be trained, and which must not be given up.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Volume I, Chapter 31, pg.827
  • A great deal of capital, which appears to-day in the United States without any certificate of birth, was yesterday, in England, the capitalised blood of children.^ A single State which is her equal you will hardly find, either among Hellenes or barbarians, though many that appear to be as great and many times greater.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Where AIDS can legally be injected into the United States military, yet the Spit Brigade is without either blemish or fault.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Volume I, Chapter 31, pg.829
  • One capitalist always kills many.^ But if you deal with them as many, and give the wealth or power or persons of the one to the others, you will always have a great many friends and not many enemies.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Volume I, Chapter 32, p. 836
  • The monopoly of capital becomes a fetter upon the mode of production, which has sprung up and flourished along with, and under it. .Centralisation of the means of production and socialisation of labour at last reach a point where they become incompatible with there capitalist integument.^ I mean that they remain in the upper world: but this must not be allowed; they must be made to descend again among the prisoners in the den, and partake of their labours and honours, whether they are worth having or not.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And if a State [or Church] were composed entirely of good men, they would be affected by the last motive only; and there would be as much ‘nolo episcopari’ as there is at present of the opposite.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If they imitate they should imitate, not any meanness or baseness, but the good only; for the mask which the actor wears is apt to become his face.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    This integument is burst asunder. .The knell of capitalist private property sounds. The expropriators are expropriated.
    • Volume I, Chapter 32, pg.837
  • But capitalist production begets,with the inexorability of a law of Nature,its own negation.^ Intervals of sound and number are to him sacred things which have a law of their own, not dependent on the variations of sense.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    It is the negation of negation.
    • Volume I, Chapter 32, p. 837
  • The battle of competition is fought by the cheapening of commodities.
    • Volume II, Chapter 10

Miscellaneous

  • Your favourite virtue ... Simplicity
    Your favourite virtue in man ... Strength
    Your favourite virtue in woman ... Weakness
    Your chief characteristic ... Singleness of purpose
    Your idea of happiness ... To fight
    Your idea of misery ... Submission
    The vice you excuse most ... Gullibility
    The vice you detest most ... Servility
    Your aversion ... Martin Tupper
    Favourite occupation ... Book-worming
    Favourite poet ... Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Goethe
    Favourite prose-writer ... Diderot
    Favourite hero ... Spartacus, Kepler
    Favourite heroine ... Gretchen [Heroine of Goethe's Faust]
    Favourite flower ... Daphne
    Favourite colour ... Red
    Favourite name ... Laura, Jenny
    Favourite dish ... Fish
    Favourite maxim ... Nihil humani a me alienum puto [Nothing human is alien to me]
    Favourite motto ... De omnibus dubitandum [Everything must be doubted]. .
    • Marx's replies to a set of questions given to him by his daughters Jenny and Laura in 1865 [2]
  • There is something in human history like retribution; and it is a rule of historical retribution that its instrument be forged not by the offended, but by the offender himself.^ Yes, certainly.’ Then there is something ludicrous about Palamedes in the tragedy, coming in and saying that he had invented number, and had counted the ranks and set them in order.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that they have, and for the reasons which I have given; but still I should like to examine further, for no light matter is at stake, nothing less than the rule of human life.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we should like to ask him a question: Does he who has knowledge know something or nothing?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    The first blow dealt to the French monarchy proceeded from the nobility, not from the peasants. .The Indian revolt does not commence with the ryots, tortured, dishonoured and stripped naked by the British, but with the sepoys, clad, fed and petted, fatted and pampered by them.
    • In an article written for the New York Daily Tribune, September 16, 1857 [3]
  • If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist
    • Original: Ce qu'il y a de certain c'est que moi, je ne suis pas Marxiste.
    • Marx quoted and translated by Engels (in a letter to Eduard Bernstein) about the peculiar Marxism which arose in France 1882. Original: "Ce qu'il y a de certain c'est que moi, je ne suis pas Marxiste" [4]
  • The product of mental labor — science — always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.^ And as unskilful players of draughts are at last shut up by their more skilful adversaries and have no piece to move, so they too find themselves shut up at last; for they have nothing to say in this new game of which words are the counters; and yet all the time they are in the right.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The most certain and necessary truth was to Plato the universal; and to this he was always seeking to refer all knowledge or opinion, just as in modern times we seek to rest them on the opposite pole of induction and experience.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then again, maybe Miami is not as large as New York after all I could be mistaken.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Addenda, "Relative and Absolute Surplus Value" in Economic Manuscripts (1861-63)
  • Mit allen ihren Mängeln erscheint diese Konstitution mitten in der russisch−preußisch−österreichischen Barbarei als das einzige Freiheitswerk, das Osteuropa je selbständig hervorgebracht hat. Und sie ging ausschließlich von der bevorrechteten Klasse, dem Adel, aus. Die Weltgeschichte bietet kein andres Beispiel von ähnlichem Adel des Adels.
    • Despite all its shortcomings, this Constitution looms against the background of Russo-Prusso-Austrian barbarism as the only work of liberty which Eastern Europe has ever created independently, and it emerged exclusively from the privileged class, from the nobility. .The history of the world has never seen another example of such nobility of the nobility.
    • On the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.
    • "Poland, Prussia and Russia" (1863 manuscript).^ Such a state had never been seen, and therefore could not be conceived by them.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Primitive society offered many examples of land held in common, either by a tribe or by a township, and such may probably have been the original form of landed tenure.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For, as we may be allowed to say, a little parodying the words of Plato, ‘they have seen bad imitations of the philosopher-statesman.’ But a man in whom the power of thought and action are perfectly balanced, equal to the present, reaching forward to the future, ‘such a one,’ ruling in a constitutional state, ‘they have never seen.’ .
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      In Werner Conze and Dieter Hertz-Eichenrode (ed.) Manuskripte über die polnische Frage (1863-1864). Hague: Mouton, 1961
  • It's possible that I shall make an ass of myself. .But in that case one can always get out of it with a little dialectic.^ In fact, thanks for helping out the little ones in the front (myself included -- do you have any idea who I am yet?
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I have, of course, so worded my proposition as to be right either way.
    • In a letter to Engels regarding the Indian Mutiny, from p.^ Secondly, no extraneous word must be introduced into either of the terms in which the contradictory proposition is expressed: for example, thirst is of drink, not of warm drink.
      • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I wouldn't go out of my way for someone I hate either so who knows.
      • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      152, Vol. 40, of the Collected Works, (Lawrence and Wishart).

Quotes About Karl Marx

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  • However, if Marx had not been more than a purveyor of phraseology, he would be dead by now.^ My question is only whether the just man, while refusing to have more than another just man, would wish and claim to have more than the unjust?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He would not have his citizens waste their time in the consideration of what he calls ‘the dead signs of things.’ He remarks that he who knows one science only, does not really know that one any more than the rest, and insists strongly on the necessity of a variety of knowledge.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would rather be a serf on the land of a poor and portionless man than rule over all the dead who have come to nought 1 .’ .
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • If we agree that the Bible is a work of collective authorship, only Mohammed rivals Marx in the number of professed and devoted followers recruited by a single authour.^ Whilst many on the left claim to be socialists, they are only trying to reform capitalism to make it work better.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A great work, too, will have been accomplished by them.’ Great, yes, but not the greatest; for man is a social being, and can only attain his highest development in the society which is best suited to him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    And the competition is not really very close. The followers of Marx far outnumber the sons of the Prophet. .
  • In yet another aspect he is the last of the great system-builders, the successor of Hegel, a believer, like him, in a rational formula summing up the evolution of mankind.^ I agree in what you are saying, he replied, which may be hard to believe, yet, from another point of view, is harder still to deny.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there is another artist,—I should like to know what you would say of him.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Loving Homer as I do 6 , I hardly like to say that in attributing these feelings to Achilles, or in believing that they are truly attributed to him, he is guilty of downright impiety.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

Attributed

  • Marx ... died in 1883, at the age of sixty-five, his great work incomplete. .Worn out and embittered when a servant asked him whether he had any advice for posterity, he roared: 'Go on, get out!^ And for you Steele-sympathetic = > > geeks out there-NO I DON'T KNOW HIM-but that doesn't mean I have to Way to go, Scott!
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No, he said; there you are wrong, for I was going to ask another question—whether it is the State of which we are the founders and inventors, or some other?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We asked him to sign autographs, but he didn't have a pen and he said he was going to go look for one.
    • onethirtyeight.com - archives - misfits bible - issues 221 - 230 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC www.onethirtyeight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.'^ But, said I, one is enough; let there be one man who has a city obedient to his will, and he might bring into existence the ideal polity about which the world is so incredulous.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Peter Bushell, London's Secret History (1983)
  • He was a loving, gentle and indulgent father. ."Children should educate their parents," he used to say.^ We were saying that the parents should be in the prime of life?
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Truth should have a high place among the virtues, for falsehood, as we were saying, is useless to the gods, and only useful to men as a medicine.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    • In Reminiscences of Marx and Engels. Moscow: Institute of Marxism-Leninism, 1956.

Misattributed

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  • The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament.^ Cowards and deserters shall be degraded to the class of husbandmen; gentlemen who allow themselves to be taken prisoners, may be presented to the enemy.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Actually from State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin
      • Instead of deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament, universal suffrage was to serve the people, constituted in Communes, as individual suffrage serves every other employer in the search for the workmen and managers in his business.^ And so by reason of the smallest part or class, and of the knowledge which resides in this presiding and ruling part of itself, the whole State, being thus constituted according 429 to nature, will be wise; and this, which has the only knowledge worthy to be called wisdom, has been ordained by nature to be of all classes the least.
        • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

        ^ For in every state there are two hostile nations, rich and poor, which you may set one against the other.
        • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

        ^ Every psychotic Christian Fascist weasel I have encountered in person or on line for years now uses this same disgusting tactic that attacks INDIVIDUALS AND NOT ISSUES. .
        • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

        Karl Marx: The Civil War in France. The Third Address May, 1871.
        • Statt einmal in drei oder sechs Jahren zu entscheiden, welches Mitglied der herrschenden Klasse das Volk im Parlament ver- und zertreten soll, sollte das allgemeine Stimmrecht dem in Kommunen konstituierten Volk dienen, wie das individuelle Stimmrecht jedem andern Arbeitgeber dazu dient, Arbeiter, Aufseher und Buchhalter in seinem Geschäft auszusuchen. Karl Marx: Der Bürgerkrieg in Frankreich. Adresse des Generalrats der Internationalen Arbeiterassoziation, 1871. MEW 17, S.340.
  • The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
    • Actually attributed to Leo Tolstoy, e.g., in Romance and Reality by Holbrook Jackson (1912).
  • Democracy is the road to socialism. .
    • A characterization of the Communist Manifesto.
  • Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable.^ The reality is any given authoritarian govt, be it communist left or fascist right, will attempt to take away the more powerful weapons of its populace they rule over from fear of overthrow if pushing their despotic centralized control too far.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For good nurture and education implant good constitutions, and these good constitutions taking root in a good education improve more and more, and this improvement affects the breed in man as in other animals.
    • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.
    • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

    The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks which will have to be nationalized and State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.
    • Said to be a quote from 'Das Kapital'[1], actually taken from a satiric website [2][3]

References

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  2. http://www.newsmutiny.com/pages/Communist_Reeducation.html
  3. Author of article on the satiric website says that he is not author of the quote

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Wikispecies

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From Wikispecies

Taxon author Marx may refer to:
  • George Marx — U.S. arachnologist
  • Hymen Marx — U.S. herpetologist

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

Marx' makes his first appearance in "Milky Way Wishes" within the game Kirby Super Star. .When the sun and moon start fighting each other, a jester-like person named Marx told Kirby that the only way to stop the fight between the two was to gather the stars from nearby planets and use them to summon NOVA, a planet-sized machine that can grant wishes.^ Rather told Russia Today that the best way of improving the relationship is more talk between both sides.
  • Windows to Russia!: March 2008 15 September 2009 5:35 UTC kylekeeton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So lets find other ways to decimate any other group you don’t like–”Immigrants” (illegal or not) as you ignorantly like to call them.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In other cases this person has used aliases like “Freedom Now Lies” and “Freedom Now Still Lies”.
  • Obama’s Communist Mentor 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

.After gathering the stars and summoning NOVA, Kirby was then knocked away by Marx, who then made his own wish: to dominate Pop Star.^ Instead, take that money away and use it here to reduce our national debt, pay our OWN people who are poor and help them!
  • Obama’s Communist Cover-up Continues 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It would be like a farmer who farmed every food he needed from his land, had his own solar grid, water sources, made his own clothing etc.
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.He actually tricked the sun and moon to fight each other, and used them to initiate his plan to take over the planet.^ Sometimes they use the absurd argument that the planet has too many people which it cannot sustain, and at other occasions they misus… .
  • Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

Afterwards, NOVA began movement towards Pop Star, leaving Kirby alone in space. The stars Kirby gathered, however, created a spacecraft for him to chase after them with. .NOVA was suddenly stopped by the sun and moon, giving Kirby the chance to enter NOVA. After destroying it's core, NOVA was wounded, infuriating Marx who then proceeded to attack Kirby.^ For light is the noble bond between the perceiving faculty and the thing perceived, and the god who gives us light is the sun, who is the eye of the day, but is not to be confounded with the eye of man.
  • Online Library of Liberty - THE REPUBLIC. - Dialogues, vol. 3 - Republic, Timaeus, Critias 16 January 2010 13:013 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

Kirby won, however, sending Marx flying in to the remains of NOVA, destroying them in the process.
Marx's battle theme was remixed for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
It is assumed that Marx will reappear in Kirby Super Star Ultra, a remake of the original Kirby Super Star.

This article uses material from the "Marx" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Citable sentences

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