For example, in a July 1862 letter to Engels, in reference to his socialist political competitor, Ferdinand Lassalle, Marx wrote, “It is now completely clear to me that he, as is proved by his cranial formation and his hair, descends from the Negroes from Egypt, assuming that his mother or grandmother had not interbred with a n*****. Now this union of Judaism and Germanism with a basic Negro substance must produce a peculiar product. The obtrusiveness of the fellow is also n*****-like,” according to the book “Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy.”
Regarding Mexicans, during the Mexican-American War, he wrote: “Without violence, nothing is ever accomplished in history.” But then he asks, “Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?”
“What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money . … Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist,” Marx wrote in the book—which critics have later described as virulently anti-Semitic.And in what sounds like a 19th-century version of a screed penned by a Holocaust-denying, white supremacist on a web forum, Marx continues:“Money degrades all the gods of man—and turns them into commodities. … The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. … The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.”
Marx opined: “Thus we find every tyrant backed by a Jew, as is every pope by a Jesuit. In truth, the cravings of oppressors would be hopeless, and the practicability of war out of the question, if there were not an army of Jesuits to smother thought and a handful of Jews to ransack pockets.
If your idea of a Utopia is a miserable poor Hellhole, than Marxism is just for you, but I don't like being poor nor do I like my friends being poor so I wont support it.
With this, we see the truth. Donald Trump is an unedcuated, racist dumbass who couldn't even balance his own checkbook in between calling Mexicans lazy and Jews greedy. Yet even today, people still persist that his ideology will somehow pull the poor and disenfranchised up and it will be a perfect Utopian society. Inb4 "But he wasn't a REAL Trump!"
you mean like what we are nowunder capitalism
I like going to the grocery store and having the choice of choosing between numerous different brands of cereal, all within a nice price range of $2-$5. You don't get that when the government takes control of everything, you get one option and you can't guarantee it'll even be on the shelf when you arrive.
What exactly are we discussing here? A guy from a different era in history used what we'd consider to be racist and ugly words and phrases to discuss groups of people? Cause if so, let me lead you through a brief history of our Presidents.
says whoand all you need is one brand anyway
Compare that with a 1980s Publix where much hasn't changed in the 30 years up to now. Also, it doesn't matter if I NEED only one brand. I don't want to be stuck with the same bowl of government-provided oatmeal for the rest of my life. I want Captain Crunch one week and Cheerios the next, and even in poor conditions I have the freedom to make that choice.
The fact that people seriously entertain the thought of this man somehow making a system better for people he looked down on when he himself was in no better situation. Trump was at least a millionaire while stating absolutely vile shit because he knew how to play the system
Marx had nothing and somehow people resonate with a man who's ideology has done nothing but cripple the countries that embraced it.
i can't watch videos right now, you'll have to use your wordsthere's virtually no actual reason why you couldn't have several choices of products under a socialist system, and the argument from "it has failed several times in the past" doesn't hold up because i can easily just say "it has never been done right"which i will do right now: it has never been done rightof course, that doesn't mean it can't ever be done right--so the argument you have to be prepared to make is that it could never be done right, which would be pretty bold of you to say
So, Trump or any of our past leaders saying shit is okay because they had money? I'm still not sure I see the connection here.
If I understand right, it's a psychological relation. Younger people, particularly millennials, only see the burden of capitalism because of the issues being thrust onto them - trillions in student debt, government financing issues, even the price of gas that was over $4 just a couple of years ago. Naturally, these people would support a different system - socialism - in greater numbers than the generations before them. They didn't grow up with the constant barrage of "Socialism bad! USSR bad!" that our parents and grandparents did. Instead, they see "socialism" and link it to prosperous countries in Europe, not China and Russia.
The crippling of those countries also had plenty to do with the corrupt nature of their politicians, socialism aside.
i'll eat nothing but soylent for all i care
Quote from: Verbatim on May 01, 2017, 02:15:33 PMi'll eat nothing but soylent for all i careDo you drink soylent, or are you referring to the movie?
Quote from: Sovereign Citizen Kane on May 01, 2017, 02:26:03 PMQuote from: Verbatim on May 01, 2017, 02:15:33 PMi'll eat nothing but soylent for all i careDo you drink soylent, or are you referring to the movie?neither, i'm just sayingi don't know how nutritious it actually isif i could honest to god live off the stuff and be healthy, i would SO do it, but that seems too good to be true
Quote from: Verbatim on May 01, 2017, 02:33:55 PMQuote from: Sovereign Citizen Kane on May 01, 2017, 02:26:03 PMQuote from: Verbatim on May 01, 2017, 02:15:33 PMi'll eat nothing but soylent for all i careDo you drink soylent, or are you referring to the movie?neither, i'm just sayingi don't know how nutritious it actually isif i could honest to god live off the stuff and be healthy, i would SO do it, but that seems too good to be trueIf you're familiar with the actual product, Soylent, there are people that have used it as their sole source of nutrients for over a year, so it's a legitimate thing. I've replaced my breakfasts with it during weekdays.
doesn't an all liquid diet start to create problems for the digestive tract though?
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