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hopelessyly Capitalist that is...

Posted by: Frenchy on December 14, 1999 at 10:31:00:

In Reply to: You're hopeless posted by Stoller on December 12, 1999 at 18:17:28:

: : Wrongo Bucko, if you re-read my post you'll see that laziness is endorsed by P. Lafargue, son-in-law of Karl Marx, in his brochure The Right to be Lazy. Lafargue, quoting Lessing, says "Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy". And besides, by agreeing that labor ought to be reduced to it's barest necessity, isn't that the same as saying that it shouldn't be valued?

: No Marxist takes Lafargue's utopian utterances seriously.

Yes, but Lafargue is quoting Lessing. Does that ring a bell?

: No Marxist EVER claims that 'labor ought to be reduced to it's barest necessity.'

: You're just making stuff up as you go along---like a certain ex-President who eventually lost his marbles.

Well, that's a convincing defense, I just make stuff up.

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