View Poll Results: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    How many examples do you need of the children of the ruling classes playing Leftist before you realize that hereditary power is the real enemy of civilization? Before finding a cause to assert his unearned feeling of superiority, Marx was a drunken preppy fraternity snob just like Bush. Bush ran away from his innate evil by hiding behind God, while Marx hid behind turning government into Godzilla.
    Marx no way "hid behind turning government into Godzilla"... Marx's vision was not a "big government"...


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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Do you think Karl Marx was a bad person for devising Marxist-style communism?

    I'm not endorsing his viewpoints with this thread, I'm just seeing what everyone's opinion is.

    I don't know enough about the man's personal life to say.

    As for his public works, I feel reasonably sure he didn't have the USSR and Red China in mind when he was writing, and if he'd somehow had a premonition about Stalin he might well have burned all his first drafts and set his pen aside forever for all I know.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Marx's writings were more of a critique of the type of capitalism he saw during the Industurial Revolution. That doesn't make him a bad person, and if Marx had lived now rather than then, his book might not have been written because working conditions are so much better now.
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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    What's the criteria for good and bad?
    There is none

    Good and bad is entirely subjective

    Therefore it is up to you
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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    I voted "misguided" in that no one should ever entrust that kind of power to any human being(s).

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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    There is none

    Good and bad is entirely subjective

    Therefore it is up to you
    Then I don't know him well enough to say. He's likely no worse and no better than most of us.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Drink coffee then.
    I'm on a caffeine drug holiday right now.
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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Well, may be so, but in Ancient Greece sophist were just teachers for pay, much like those yoga teachers or motivating speakers today. I think very few of them were hypocrites and deceivers, most being just sincere ignorants.
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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Do you think Karl Marx was a bad person for devising Marxist-style communism?
    I believe he meant well, and even though I disagree with his ideals, I don't think it makes him a bad person.
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    Re: Was Karl Marx a bad person?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Do you think Karl Marx was a bad person for devising Marxist-style communism?

    I'm not endorsing his viewpoints with this thread, I'm just seeing what everyone's opinion is.
    I don't think he was a bad person- I just think he was misguided, had no long-term vision, and failed to take human nature into account with his beliefs of the way things should/could be. He was an intellectual without much real-world sense, and without any real heart.
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