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    Karl Marx

    i found it intresting thought to share.

    With Friedrich Engels, a founder of modern socialism and communism. The son of a lawyer, he studied law and philosophy; he rejected the idealism of Hegel but was influenced by Ludwig Feuerbach and Moses Hess. His editorship (1842-43) of the Rheinische Zeitung ended when the paper was suppressed. In 1844 he met Engels in Paris, beginning a lifelong collaboration. With Engels he wrote the Communist Manifesto (1848) and other works that broke with the tradition of appealing to natural rights to justify social reform, invoking instead the laws of history leading inevitably to the triumph of the working class. Exiled from Europe after the Revolutions of 1848, Marx lived in London, earning some money as a correspondent for the New York Tribune but dependent on Engels's financial help while working on his monumental work Das Kapital (3 vol., 1867-94), in which he used dialectical materialism to analyze economic and social history; Engels edited vol. 2 and 3 after Marx's death. With Engels, Marx helped found (1864) the International Workingmen's Association, but his disputes with the anarchist Mikhail Babuknin eventually led to its breakup. Marxism has greatly influenced the development of socialist thought; further, many scholars have considered Marx a great economic theoretician and the founder of economic history and sociology.
    Keep in mind to understand the diffrense between what we call communism now and what was called communist in Marxs time.
    Todays words for communism is a term for the 1917 revolutionary ideas from lenin.

    The root word of communism is now called Marxism, and has replaced the original defintion of communism.
    The case right now is that many communists call them self also for Marxists, but few marxists call them selves communists.

    #2
    Have you read his manifesto?

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      #3
      He's a plonker, and his manifesto is worse (this coming from a left winger!)
      So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
      Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.

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        #4
        The Communist Manifesto
        Marx, together with his collaborator and friend, Friedrich Engels, developed not only an analysis of current conditions but also a plan for political action, together with a theory about the historical inevitability of its success. In the Communist Manifesto (1848), Marx and Engels presented their practical proposals for changing the world.
        Social history is nothing other than a record of past struggles between social classes in the society. In the modern, industrial world, the most significant classes are the bourgeoisie, people who own land, resources, factories, and other means of production, and the proletariat, people who work for wages. In its efforts to succeed, the bourgeoisie must constantly revise and renew the means of production, ensuring a constant infusion of capital by building larger cities, promoting new products, and securing cheaper commodities.
        As capital increases and production expand, the labor of the proletariat becomes ever less valuable. Alienated from themselves and each other, workers have little political influence. Even small shopkeepers and skilled laborers are encouraged to join with the bourgeoisie in its drive for capital, instead of expressing their natural alliance with wage workers. Marx and Engels noted, the proletariat constitutes a majority of the population, and the prospect of its organization for effective political action is what raised the "spectre" of Communism in industrial Europe.
        Thus, Part II of the Manifesto declares the intention of communism to overthrow the bourgeoisie and to situate all political power in the proletariat instead. This would have lots of practical consequences: Although the surplus value of capital would be undermined, individual property interest in one's own labor would be restored, so that alienation can be avoided. Child labor would be ended, and universal provision for education would guarantee that future generations have greater control of their own destiny.]Women would be empowered in their own right as workers, instead of being subject to domination by male bourgeois. Progressive taxation would provide for a re-distribution of capital, and the struggle between classes would be ended. The list of practical aims at the end of Part II is impressive, and many of its features have been implemented throughout the world during the past century.
        The Manifesto continues with an effort to position the Communist Party favorably in relation to other social and political movements of the nineteenth century. Its conclusion is a stirring call for political action by the great, sleeping giant of the proletariat.

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          #5
          i think Marx had a great legacy...and the steps he set out towards a communist society are very well thought over. Even now, I think that theoretically communism is as good as tool to build society as is capitalism. Problem with the former being that the inherent greed of humans will destroy the poor more easily and rapidly than in the latter.
          Why so serious ... ?

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            #6
            Well, you'd be interested to know that Engels' son was actually Marx's child...

            Marx's children with his own wife died, but he was in an affair with his maid...When the maid became pregnant with Marx's child, Engels' being the die-hard friend that he was, claimed paternity so that this notorious deed of Marx does not become his undoing...

            It was Engels who supported Marx monetarily and it was also Engels who really published the manifesto posthumously...
            Focus not on who you are but what you do...
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              #7
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              is Karl Marx no good. brother Groucho, also Marx, real man.

              real man have moustache, shape is nice. I like Groucho.

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                #8
                i always thought groucho marx was the best in terms of spoken comedy, but harpo was the best in terms of acting followed closely by zeppo.
                The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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