Marx wanted everyone to accept his philosophies about society. The best population to indoctrinate are the ones that are suffering at the hands of the rich and powerful. So Marx created a philosophy that catered to the part of society that he believed through his writings would rise up and end all that he despised. It is classic social manipulation. Much like rallying a population behind patriotism or religion. Which is something that Marx talked about and knew well. It must of pained him to need to tell the world that religion is a opiate while knowing the he needed the opiate of blind anger to bolster support for his philosophies.2. Preyed on them? What are you talking about? '
I am not in a debate with Karl Marx, I am actually typing to a what I suspect is a living being (you).3. I can tell you that Marx was right, and I can give examples, can you give any examples on Capital or where he was wrong? (I can), or can you show that his overall thesis was wrong? So far you haven't shown anything other than making ad hominum attacks on him.
Let me point out that Marx always talked about unfettered Capitalism. So to his credit unfettered Capitalism is dead. But he failed to note that Capitalism can be regulated. Which is understandable since he couldnt acknowledge something that undermines the Communist Party. You must know that Marx's goal was for Communism to spread right? Why do you think that Marx and Engels wrote the Communist manifesto? The manifesto was for a political party. Political parties do what?
But the biggest folly of Marx is Communism itself. See for Communism to exist in the way that Marx predicted Marx needed Capitalism to exist as unfettered and unregulated. In Marx's time that seemed to be the direction that Capitalism was going. But Capitalism has never actually existed in modern society as a unfettered unregulated economic system. SO in order for anyone to accept Marx's predictions about Capitalism one would need to disconnect from history and replace it with the antiqued meanderings of a dead man that never saw or understood modern society. Its much like Americas forefathers could not fathom the complexities of modern America using their antiqued knowledge that they had while lived so long a go. That isnt to say though that Marx and this countries forefathers didnt get some thing correct in their predictions. Marx makes a lot of sense if we frame Capitalism as being unfettered instead of regulated. Though his predictions of the eventual slide into Socialism and Communism are silly since we could just regulate Capitalism instead. it certainly isnt social science law that Capitalism will take the path that Marx predicted. More like wishful thinking. I mean it is possible that something other than Socialism/Communism could be invented that replaces Capitalism. It was extremely short sighted and biased of Marx to assume that his model could be the only model.
So in that context I am not a strong supporter of Capitalism because certainly a better economic system could be invented in the future. But Socialism and Communism are poor replacements that are not any better than Capitalism, no reason to go there.