- Capitalism and Alternatives -

I supposed I asked for this.

Posted by: MDG on December 22, 1999 at 22:29:57:

In Reply to: Maybe this metaphor is getting old posted by Stoller on December 22, 1999 at 20:46:37:

: Or was that too much 'boring' theory? Take a Marx Brothers break if you're starting to fall asleep...


:Making more money than most people and having a better job than most people doesn't exactly encourage a CONSISTENT proletarian outlook.

I'm sorry, I was just figuring out how to pay all my bills when the boss called me in. Did you say something?

: A lawyer can always defend the other side (after 'putting up with a lot of shit' from ungrateful proletarians, for example). A proletariat, however, REMAINS a proletariat.*

But a communist or fascist proletariat: isn't that the issue?

: Stoller:
: [L]et Lois Lane speak for herself.

: : Sorry, Lois is on assignment in the real world. As it is, she believes that Clark spends too much time on-line anyway.

: Then, by all means, stop wasting your afternoons with 'cult-like Trostkyites handing out leaflets on the street corner and blathering on a electronic chatboard'; go save a forest or something.

I'll take half of your advice. Your study of [dull, dreary, dense, antiquated, omonotonous, convoluted] Marxist theory, such as ALIENATION, seems to have only resulted in a talent for alienating others. Take a vacation, Barry. Really, you need a break.

Fight the urge to insult me now, Barry, for both our sakes. I'll leave you alone from now on, and I'm sure you'll be happy to return the favor.

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