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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    As a matter of fact, Karl Marx had Jewish ancestors.

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Honestly, given the era in which he lived, I would have simply assumed he was probably a racist. Almost everyone was.

    Did I know? No. But no one with any concept of 19th century history should be surprised.


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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Guy, in the 19th century most people certainly were racist, if compared to our modern standards. One of the most famous poems of the time was "White Man's Burden". You should read it sometime.
    I have no idea what you mean by modern standards.

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Since when is describing how the capitalist misuse such things as race to divide people a racist thought? I suppose since he was against all religious doctrine he was anti Semitic too

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Since when is describing how the capitalist misuse such things as race to divide people a racist thought? I suppose since he was against all religion doctrine he was anti Semitic too
    Karl Marx advocated wide scale genocide of peoples.. Not sure how you don't grasp that. Much of the racial genocide ideology of Marx was adopted by both Hitler and Stalin. Goebbels is quoted numerous times as saying that Nazism is basically Marxism and Goebbels himself was a Marxist initially.

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    If someone could prove that Edison was a racist would that make electricity a bad thing?

    Any thoughts on that?


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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Karl Marx advocated wide scale genocide of peoples.. Not sure how you don't grasp that.
    Say what!?

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Say what!?
    In this quote he's talking about mass killing of said peoples he's describing..


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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    In this quote he's talking about mass killing of said peoples he's describing..

    Please better educate yourself. Marx was not a racist. I left a link from an educational site that describes His beliefs about race, the working class and how the capitalist use race to divide the working class.

    Here it is again: Marxist theory of Racism and

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    Re: Karl Marx the Racist. Do most people know?

    Santa Marx is still more famous than hitler
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