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It's only a disastrous intellectual fraud that's lasting, still

It only just so happens that Marx theories are among the last, chronologically (~ 150 year old) but also the most lasting still to date, completely fraudulent, and that led many times to disastrous and inhumane conditions of the people who subjected themselves to those, not very different from what tyrannical kings and oligarchies of the past would do.

I'll make a post of its own some time later to deconstruct this specific lie, its pivot, and how it came to stick and overwhelm so many inattentive, reckless minds :

"The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labor produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity -- and does so in the proportion in which it produces commodities generally."

(Marx, 1844)


To explain the normality of exploitation, Marx describes capitalism as having an institutional framework in which a small minority (the capitalists) oligopolize the means of production. The workers cannot survive except by working for capitalists, and the state preserves this inequality of power. In normal role of force is structural, part of the usual workings of the system. The reserve army of unemployed workers continually threatens employed workers, pushing them to work hard to produce for the capitalists.

Exercise for the reader : find the common, shared fatal flaw (or rather, gross deception) which appears in the statements made in every of the four English sentences (of last quote).

Background clue #1 :

Background clue #2 :

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius