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Reminds me to go whore myself out for pennies on the local Karl Marx street, fortunately it's 40 minutes of walk from here.

There, or on the nearby Engels and Rosa Luxemburg streets i'm gonna find me a paying dick to suck.

Focking bourgeoisie

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@chenGODive got a Mark’s Work Wearhouse meme for this thread rolling around in my brain but I don’t know how to execute it.

Marx... something to do with work... wear(only one or two colours available) house... Man I’m tired. lol 

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4 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

@chenGODive got a Mark’s Work Wearhouse meme for this thread rolling around in my brain but I don’t know how to execute it.

Marx... something to do with work... wear(only one or two colours available) house... Man I’m tired. lol 

Mark's Workwear House

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8 hours ago, Satans Little Helper said:

Sheep = proletariat

*old timey southern gentleman in a white suit voice* See now the the humble lamb, left to his own devices, becomes weighed down by his own productive output. That woolen coat, so profitable in the hands of he for whom the percuniary instincts have fully developed, serves as little more than a nuissance for our ruminant friend here, a sweltering entrapment he must carry wherver he goes beneath this cruel Virginia Sun *pours another shot of whiskey, stares off at the distant trees rustling in the breeze*...Gentlemen, I offer up to you the hypothesis that the humble workmen we take into our proprietorship are of a similar nature. Left to their own devices, they abound with a certain animal virility which knows no purpose, and for that reason is wont to seek out every kind of lowly vice & toxic rumination. Under our overseeing guidance, however, the workman finally knows peace - his talents are put to productive ends, and he himself is finally free of the torments of that demon known as Idle Thought. He knows only the contented exhaustion of a man who has put in a good day's work

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“I have, which will surprise you not a little, been speculating … in English stocks, which are springing up like mushrooms this year … and are forced up to quite an unreasonable level and then, for the most part, collapse. In this way, I have made over £400. ...

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“… now that the complexity of the political situation affords greater scope, I shall begin all over again. It’s a type of operation that makes demands on one’s time, [but] it’s worthwhile running some risk in order to relieve the enemy of his money.”

“The minor panic in the money market appears to be over, consols [a type of government bond] and railway shares are again rising merrily, money is easier. ... I don’t believe that the crisis will this time be preceded by a rage for speculation … crucial ill-tidings from overstocked markets must surely come soon. Massive shipments continue to leave for China and India … Calcutta is decidedly overstocked … I don’t believe prosperity will continue beyond October.…”

“I am not so simple as to look to the socialist press for advice on these operations. Anyone who does so will burn [their] fingers and serve [them] right!” 

 

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15 minutes ago, xox said:

is marx relevant?

Yes, as a guide, though not necessarily as a destination. Honestly, It's a little disappointing how many Marxists are unwilling to break through the confines of 150 year old commentaries on economies of the time. Marx can't answer a lot of questions about the modern world, which isn't saying anything about his work, It's just recognizing the fact that he is a product of his time. 

That being said, you can't forget your history

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25 minutes ago, mngosx said:

Yes, as a guide, though not necessarily as a destination. Honestly, It's a little disappointing how many Marxists are unwilling to break through the confines of 150 year old commentaries on economies of the time. Marx can't answer a lot of questions about the modern world, which isn't saying anything about his work, It's just recognizing the fact that he is a product of his time.

yeah this. marx did one of the most thorough examinations of capitalist society of all time, and it's a testament to his work how much of it holds up today. but it is still a body of work from the mid 19th century, so if your goal is to really get familiar with the nitty gritty of economics it'd be silly to limit yourself to marx or his disciples (just like imo it would be silly to totally ignore him). my frustration with some communists (and obviously you could apply this to most kinds of political ideologue) is when they engage in vague utopianism, spinning yarns about the perfect society that's going to emerge after the fall of the capitalist engine (especially if they suggest that china is going to spearhead this effort). to me it's the societal equivalent of when a guy talks about all the stuff he'll accomplish once he "gets his shit together", but nothing ever changes in his day to day life.

As stated in previous threads I'm certainly open to socialism as a societal model but I harbour no illusions about it being the ultimate solution to humanity's woes

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