''Marx the Monster''

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Jul 20 2005 20:34
''Marx the Monster''

Na not the ltitle of the latest hysterical afed pamphlet on the role pf the revolutionary organisation wink But the mails response to marx getting voted best philosopher of all time (minor quibbles of terminology aside) with nearly 30% of the vote. The daily mail have apparently published a two page spread on the subject! Which is a hilarious over-reaction.

The only question is why oh why can I not find a copy of this article online cry

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Jul 20 2005 20:54

i could post it to you if you want, the actual copy, read the whole turgid thing, it basically says 'Marx....indirectly killed 150million....Marx=evil misanthropist mass murderer'. Some dudes wrote a whole book on the subject and this was just a little snippet. Marx is responsible for Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao oh and Mugabe, apparently by talking of the inevitability of revolution and the dictatorship of the prole he gave them a free hand to kill as many people as they wished. It follows that Nietzsche=Hitler and Friedman=George Bush.

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Jul 21 2005 00:28

He did get the help pregnant, you know. How terribly vulgar angry

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Jul 21 2005 11:25

Mr. T

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Jul 21 2005 11:31

yeah and i think they actually mentioned his fling with the servant, oh and to show his grasp of marx's politics the author suggested that Marx having a servant (it is just a tad hypocritical) made him a member of the bourgeoisie.

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Jul 21 2005 11:57

Letter from Marx to Engels (quoted in Francis Wheen biog). Something like

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The children are hungry and the bailiffs are at the door. Send 2 cases of claret at once.

You gotta love him. grin

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Jul 21 2005 12:04

The fact that Marx can piss off the Daily Mail so long after his death shows that he is still deeply relevant to our situation, in my opinion.

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Jul 21 2005 13:02
Vaneigemappreciationclub wrote:
Marx is responsible for Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao oh and Mugabe, apparently by talking of the inevitability of revolution and the dictatorship of the prole he gave them a free hand to kill as many people as they wished. It follows that Nietzsche=Hitler and Friedman=George Bush.

Ricky Gervais talking about the Nietzche - Hitler thing on "Politics" is pretty funny.

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Jul 22 2005 17:07

I thought it was Engles who lived with Mary Burns and then her sister in Manchester and it was Marx, who showing his class predjudice, chastized the fiesty young Friedrick for messing about with working class Irish girls? After all Marx was married to a minor Prussian aristo and was quite proud of the fact.

Nevertheless, the Mail never ceases to amaze with it's reactionary nonsense. Try trying to explain to their average reader the concept of telos, those bigots. Even Karl Popper had a better pop at Marx (groan...) red n black star