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the greedy tenacity of the peasant

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on November 10, 1999 at 14:32:53:

In Reply to: Which leads us to... posted by Stoller on November 09, 1999 at 10:41:48:

: IMHO Marx, Engels, AND Lenin underestimated the land-grabbing, greedy tenacity of the peasant.

: Capital, however, has been doing a splendid job of eradicating the peasant. The problems of the past will not be repeated in the future. The means of production---thanks to capital's immutable tendency towards concentration---is becoming more and more socialized (centralized) every day.

I think the 'problems' with 'greedy peasants' are the same now as they ever were and the likelihood of revolution made less by the comparative comfort and satisfaction in which modern day western 'proles' exist

: This makes the communist's task easier.

Hence I think the chances are less now than they ever were

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