Why can't Marxists just get over themselves?

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by Lambert Simnel, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    Trust me your life will be a lot better if you stop fretting about the lizards extracting surplus value from your labour.

    Take a chill pill, focus on the good things in life and maybe even accumulate a diversified share portfolio so you can take a slice of the pie.
     
  2. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    2/10.
     
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  3. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Shares are old hat dude. We're all playing cryptocurrencies these days.
     
  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    pork belly futures and dogecoin here
     
  5. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    I mean, Marx didn't say anything like "thou shall not invest".
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    will it be as good as your miserable life?
     
  7. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    I have, which will surprise you not a little, been speculating — partly in American funds, but more especially in English stocks, which are springing up like mushrooms this year (in furtherance of every imaginable and unimaginable joint stock enterprise), are forced up to quite an unreasonable level and then, for the most part, collapse. In this way, I have made over £400 and, now that the complexity of the political situation affords greater scope, I shall begin all over again. It’s a type of operation that makes demands on one’s time, and it’s worth while running some risk in order to relieve the enemy of his money.

    Karl Marx, letter to an uncle, 1864
     
  9. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    You can aspire to my level of misery at least. In fact the sky's the limit when you're not scrabbling about in the mire moping about everything from the police to Theresa May's trousers.
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    we're all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars
     
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  11. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    That's why I read the gutter press
     
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  12. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    A more relevant question might be "why can't repeatedly banned posters just get over themselves and stop returning in a flurry of tedious and attention seeking new threads?".

    I believe the OP may be particularly qualified to address that one...
     
  13. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Too banal to be decent trolling, too.
     
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  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Marxists are always in the process of getting over themselves. What do you think the dialectic is?
     
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  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I've always been in two minds about that.
     
  16. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Something about the OP makes me think he's actually more familiar with the Nietzschean concept of eternal return than with Marxist dialectics
     
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  17. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    2??? :hmm:
     
  18. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Nah, Nietzsche is far too high concept for that wanker to deal with.
     
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  19. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    I dunno what Marxists you've been talking to, but lizards are a conspiranut thing. Would you like to try again?

    Also, the fact that you do not dispute that surplus value is extracted, but simply tell us to stop worrying about it as if that will somehow make it go away, tells us that you haven't exactly "got over" Marxism yourself.

    Maybe if you keep telling yourself that throwing your money down the black hole of capitalism's casino (the house always wins) will somehow make you rich enough to not rely on wages or benefits for a living, you might one day actually believe that.
     
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  20. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    I don't know why you're addressing me directly, since in the previous post you referred to me in the third person as a wanker. Are you expecting some kind of response? At least I'm not rude to people on here.
     
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    not to people on here, perhaps, but don't think all of us have forgotten your ready use of of the p word.

    e2a: throughout your time as ls and indeed your time as auld bo wells you've been rude to people. perhaps you should reread your contributions and imagine someone else had posted them. you'd soon reassess your view, chuck.
     
  22. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Who was lambert then? I'm crap at this game . Awesome Wells?
     
  23. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Thats what the lizards want us to think
     
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  24. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    Was?

    Who are you anyway? Should I ask for further details on your identity to satisfy my idle curiosity, or would that be a breach of your privacy?
     
  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the man who was awesome bo wells
     
  26. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Oh I've only ever had the one stupid username, you silly man.
     
  27. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    I am flattered that everyone is so obsessed with me tbh. But it's a bit creepy.
     
  28. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    How's this all working out for you so far then? :)
     
  29. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Relieving the enemy of his money :thumbs::hmm:
     
  30. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Rest assured that however curious some of us are about you, none of us are as obsessed as you clearly are about all of us and continuing to post here among us, as your serial returner status demonstrates :thumbs:
     

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