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Damn dogs.............thanx......

Posted by: Frenchy on December 10, 1999 at 22:00:07:

In Reply to: Frenchy---there's something stuck to your shoe. . . posted by Stoller on December 10, 1999 at 15:07:52:

: E.C.L. Schulze:


: "To the Socialist labor is an evil to be minimized to the utmost. The man who works at his trade or avocation more than necessity compels him, or who accumulates more than he can enjoy, is not a hero, but a fool from the Socialist's standpoint. . ."

: Preposterous.

: The ENTIRE CONCEPT of (Marxian) socialism is that labor is the most important thing humans do---therefore it should NEVER be alienated from those who do it.

: 'And what do we find. . .as the characteristic difference between the band of monkeys and human society? Labor.'
: ----Engels, Dialectics of Nature, International 1940, p. 285.

If that were true, why would Marxists hate guys like Gates and Jobs et al. so much? Surely the message of Marx is that if you do work to your potential you will be penalized for it. Besides, Red Deathy is with me on this one. So there...

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