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Friday, April 8, 2011


Marxism is an economic and socio-political worldview that centers around a political ideology for how to change and improve society by implementing socialism. Originally developed in the early to mid 19th century by two Germans, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Marxism is based upon a materialist interpretation of history. Taking the idea that social change occurs because of the struggle between different classes within society who are under contradiction one against the other, the Marxist analysis leads to the conclusion that capitalism, the currently dominant form of economic management, leads to the oppression of the proletariat, who not only make up the majority of the world's populace but who also spend their lives working for the benefit of the bourgeoisie, or the wealthy ruling class in society.

To correct this inequality between the bourgeoisie, who are the wealthy minority, and the proletariat, who are the poorer majority, Marxism advocates, and believes in the historical inevitability of, a proletarian revolution, when the proletariat take control of government, and then implement reforms to benefit their class, namely the confiscation of private property which is then taken under state control and run for the benefit of the people rather than for the interests of private profit. Such a system is known as socialism, although Marxists believe that eventually a socialist society would develop into an entirely classless system, which is known as communism in Marxist thought.

"Marxism" -

colloquially  refers to generally anti-capitalism and pro-Redistribution-ism [because of the Marx quote "From each according to his ability to each according to his need"].

The nature of attempted implementations of 'Marxism' demonstrating its nature as being the [impossible] politically authoritarian design/control of economics.
The Nature of a free market necessitating a govt.'s protection of property and free trade.
Keynesianism being a "Mixture Economy"

Politics and Economics by nature are interrelated; It is supremely incomplete to talk about a govt. structure without mentioning how its funded or discussing an economic structure without mentioning if a govt. is subsidizing industries [or certain Companies!].

Any philosophy that does not take the interrelation into account [as a primary point of reference], cannot very well impart perspective on either the key natures of political and economic systems, a failing which by nature aligns with the promotion of redistributionism and Govt. Economic interference; ignoring the source of Government's revenue, The People.

Cuba - 

The Marxist vision of Communism being impossible [by way of inevitable Oligarchy and impossible universal economic equality, excepting universal poverty and notable deviation of Oligarchs]; Cuba is not "Socialist", but what has always been recognized as "Communist" [at least since the start of the cold war]; that is, within the extremes of State Run, Controlled Economy.

Taking coffee off of infants' ration cards IS NO DEVIATION FROM IT.

Lawrence O'Donnell's Epic America is Socialist Rant - 



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