Mrs. Carl Marx

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Mrs. Carl Marx

 Since a civil war is brewing, I have decided it is best to understand one's enemy. So I watched a video on the life of Carl Marx. My one big question about him is Why the hell didn't he ever look in the mirror and his own family to understand why their is poverty? Why is it always blame others?

He was certainly intelligent enough that if he applied himself he could have been a successful doctor, engineer, businessmand, etc... and never been poor. But he choose to follow his heart and be a writer. Mrs. Marx was warned by her family that he couldn't provide for her and she and her children would live in poverty. But she followed her heart anyways.

Seems if one believes healthcare, food and housing are all human rights, people shouild be working in these fields and not being a writer. Any why should any woman believe that the government needs to provide for her and her children if she is in love with a man like Marx that doesn't really work? Isn't the essese of women of the left, fuck any man you please then have the government pay your bills?

Is this coming war going to just be a war against the insane?

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wow, whose biography of marx

wow, whose biography of marx did you read? because it must be one i'm not familiar with. did bill o'reilly "write" another book? "killing mrs. marx," perhaps?

 

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 What? Marx was not wrong

 

What?

 

Marx was not wrong about the value of labor. He certainly was wrong about just about everything else.

 

 

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i've always loved how this

i've always loved how this forum is full of experts on marx who have probably never got beyond a cursory reading of the manifesto in high school poli sci, supplemented by 10-minute youtube videos and sound bites from talking heads, and maybe a few wikipedia skims.

 

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
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 I'm opened minded on the

 I'm opened minded on the subject. Please point me to an alternative history.

It seems to me to be a typical story of poverty. Marx makes a career choice to be a writer instead of a career in something people really need. Mrs. Marx was warned by her family she'd be poor if she married such a man. They have a baby they can't really take care of, so they have to rely on the charity of Engles whose wealth came from a bourgeoisie family(the hypocrisy). That was the only way they could avoid starvation and homelessness and he could still write.

It seems like a prototypical story of why there is poverty. Young people following their heart, then refusing their entire lives to admit they made a mistake and get re-educated to work in the economy of needed products and services. Instead blaming others.

If you really believe healtcare, housing and food are all human rights, shouldn't the government force someone like Mr. Marx to be a doctor, farmer or home builder instead of a poor writer? Shouldn't Mrs. Marx be prevented from having a baby until they can prove they can take care of it?

 

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"useful"... i've seen the

"useful"... i've seen the light now. screw writers and artists. nothing more than parasites. but what to do? the best thing for humans to do would be to get lobotomies and live on nutritional paste. in that world, of course, the humanities are totally superfluous, since lobotomized humans would be totally apathetic to things like music, art, and literature. they also wouldn't care about travelling or visiting loved ones, so that cuts back a lot of wasted resources right there. everybody can make money doing "useful" work--they wouldn't be bothered much by what they do anyway--and when their skills become automated and no longer useful, we can semd them back to school if they're, say, under 40 or so. otherwise, we can chuck them into big vats to be rendered into more nutritional paste. lobotomized humans probably also won't care too much about love or sex, so there's your population problem solved right there. computers with eugenics databases can decide which males' DNA is most valuable (those most likely to survive infant lobotomization, most efficient at metabolizing nutritional paste, etc.), and those selected can have their prostates milked by robotic probes. the semen extracted can artificially inseminate similarly selected females. of course, human concern for their offspring would be nonexistant by now as well, so no one will be distressed when newborns rejected by the computers also get chucked into the rendering vats. maximum cost efficiency vis-a-vis longterm survival of the species vs. allocation of limited resources.

 

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson