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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Whoever had the brilliant idea to move our production output from the U.S. to the rest of the world, ie. Mexico, Korea, China, Bangladesh, most countries in the Middle East (oil) is responsible for the U.S. economy and OUR JOBS disappearing. And that was NO Ones fault but those responsible for the NWO. That was total B.S.

    Or maybe we should have done what CHINA did under communism...regulate family size. And execute any violators...particularly the female gender. That would have certainly helped TODAY'S economy by reducing the number of "poor".

    Yeah, I guess Marx was right.
    That was a stupid idea to outsource the nation's manufacturing capacity like that. Unless, of course, you are one of the greedy bastards that got extremely wealthy from doing so.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    It's a shame Marx never lived under Stalin.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I might compromise and give you the mule.
    I'll take that bad boy. But I ain't giving up my job and my business!

    Pony up!!!!

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I'll take that bad boy. But I ain't giving up my job and my business!

    Pony up!!!!
    You mean "mule up".

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Awesome

    A thread of people who have never read Marx
    I have read the Communist Manifesto. I thought the whole thing read like a prediction of causes and effects. I didn't think it appeared to be Marx's vision for the world as it is often portrayed. He seemed to predict a constant cycle of capitalistic tendencies that would lead to communistic tendencies which would lead to capitalistic tendencies which would lead to communistic tendencies and on and on indefinitely.

    Some people equate Marx with creating communism. When I read the Communist Manifesto I thought he was predicting communism rather than advocating it.

    Was I using too much imagination?

    Although I find it funny that Bill Clinton and Joe Biden both quoted the Communist Manifesto during the 2012 election.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I have read the Communist Manifesto. I thought the whole thing read like a prediction of causes and effects. I didn't think it appeared to be Marx's vision for the world as it is often portrayed. He seemed to predict a constant cycle of capitalistic tendencies that would lead to communistic tendencies which would lead to capitalistic tendencies which would lead to communistic tendencies and on and on indefinitely.

    Some people equate Marx with creating communism. When I read the Communist Manifesto I thought he was predicting communism rather than advocating it.

    Was I using too much imagination?

    Although I find it funny that Bill Clinton and Joe Biden both quoted the Communist Manifesto during the 2012 election.
    His vision didn't seem cyclical, but it's rather plain as day that he intended the advocation of capitalism to inspire the proletariat to "rise up" against the means-owners. I'm pretty sure that once his socialist utopia was created, it would stay in place through...well, let's face it - indoctrination and scare tactics.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism has put more people in poverty in terms of stealing indigenous lands, ruining the environment, denying people access to natural resources, and making people dependent on industrialized labor that rather than focusing on the production of necessities like food, places a focus on the production of various types of machinery that cannot be consumed for sustenance.
    So instead of answering my question you just go on an anti-capitalist rant. Thanks for wasting my time.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Any system where the richest 85 people have as much wealth as the poorest 3 billion is unstable.
    Its been pretty stable since it was introduced. China would still be wasteland if it wasnt for capitalism, now its the #2 economy in the world.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    His vision didn't seem cyclical, but it's rather plain as day that he intended the advocation of capitalism to inspire the proletariat to "rise up" against the means-owners. I'm pretty sure that once his socialist utopia was created, it would stay in place through...well, let's face it - indoctrination and scare tactics.
    My reading skills are not that good. I'll probably need to read it again. I think he was writing it at a time that was ripe for the proletariat to take their turn to rule the bourgeois. Do you really think that he was advocating an Utopia that would last indefinitely? I'd have to read it again.

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    Re: Was Karl Marx Right About Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You mean "mule up".
    Fair enough. I'll take it! Hell, don't start me! I'll show ya how to do it!!

    Tell em what I'm talking about hommies!!!!


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