i suspect from the other answers here that you and i are the only ones that actually read marx
Smart people read everything and make there own opinions. Ants follow.
ants are a bad analogy here because they are all workers... here in the west we would use the term sheep that blindly follow another sheep that doesn't really know what its doing ;)
True that. Anyway what lead u to read Marx theories
i was brought up in poverty in the deprived north of england back in the 70s when most people were socialists
Very rare to meet intellectual among sheep's.
thats because sheeep are told not to wonder... i was always a black sheep, certainly wouldn't describe myself as intellectual
Black sheep knowing Marx theories is an intellectual. Don't undermine yourself :) just because you wondered.
not undermining myself but i also read guy debords 'the spectacle' so i hate adulation just because i question shit
So what do you think are Marx's crises of capitalism essentially crises for the working class?
well as he suggested if trikle down actually happened it wouldn't be so bad but what we atually see is a huge disparity between hard working people who struggle to feed their families and the elites who want for nothing. in todays world we have a situation where bezos can hold enough money to actually end the water crisis for everyone but people dont care because he can give you next day shipping on more plastic crap we dont need
So if the real power is in the hands of the working class to keep making the global rich more richer. Now let's say a rich guy gives 37% percent tax in USA and the government collects it but instead of contribution to roads and manufacturing jobs etc it depends on defense. Rich will say they did there part. They paid the taxes poor gets nothing. No roads even and expensive healthcare. Wouldn't it be so governments are equally a player in this game. Even if elected by population.
deception is easy and governments have become the tools of multinational corporations so those rules no longer apply. as i intimated at the start of this marx was commenting on a world long ago. as for taxes being collected aren't they then given straight back... the us subsidises the fossil fuellers to the tune of billions of dollars each year yet ignores the fact many people want to see action on climate change
What's the story in UK? Similar to US or is this a global problem as we speak.
its a global issue and we see it in the uk though our tory government are now trying to lie rather than deny so they are saying they are going to do more for the people but still we see no results. same with climate change... aiming to be carbon nuetral within 30 years but still allowing their party donors to frack or build on green belt land... people protest but then those same people are berated as extremists by the media... and who controls the media? im sure you guessed it.
Feels like a Broadway show where the people are being fooled and yet they give a stand-up ovation.
yes and thats where 'hypernormalisation' comes into play... just accept the lies and stop caring because the truth is just so alarming
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