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Definitions and lobotomies

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 15, 1999 at 16:48:12:

In Reply to: False consciousness/surplus value/alienation... posted by Frenchy on November 15, 1999 at 11:31:12:

: Nah, actually I didn't want to be bothered anymore with your gibberish. False consciousness, isn't that one of those made up labels that Marx invented? Something like 'alienation' and 'surplus value'...if it sounds technical it may fool people into thinking your on the ball. False consciousness, that's a good one. I'll have to remember that.

SDF: False consciousness, in your case, is an inability to debate seriously. I'm sure we could develop a correlation between pro-capitalist toadying and wilful ignorance of the problems of capitalism, something along the lines of "social amnesia" as described in Anthony Woodiwiss' POSTMODERNITY USA. You DID claim to be lobotomized...

Alienation and surplus value have been defined here. Care to debate the real existence of these things?

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