- Capitalism and Alternatives -

I'd like to have an argument, please.

Posted by: MDG on February 09, 19100 at 11:10:08:

In Reply to: Marxism by numbers... posted by Farinata on February 07, 19100 at 12:59:09:

: : Piper: So your going to 'deliver' the revolution eh. Isn't that called despotism?

: Sorry guys, but this whole thread reminds me of the old joke...

: One Marxist is a cell.
: Two Marxists are a faction.
: Three Marxists are a schism.
: Four Marxists are a civil war.
: Five Marxists are a government.

: I mean; we have a few people here with zero real and effective power getting ready to jump down each others' throats because of their own precise interpretation of Marx.

: Meanwhile, our common opposition are laughing in their boots and entrenching their positions, secure in the knowledge that any revolution will come after one faction has finally succeeded in kicking the goohulog heads of the other 97 factions in.

: I dunno; lighten up a bit; this is far too serious to be taken seriously; just because someone disagrees with you, it doesn't mean that they are doing it on purpose.


BRIAN: Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together!

: FRANCIS: We are! Ohh.

: BRIAN: We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy!

: EVERYONE: The Judean People's Front?!

: BRIAN: No, no! The Romans!

: Farinata.

: (Who now expects to get roundly savaged from all corners for being a fainthearted liberal scumbag)

I've been arguing that since jump street and was smeared with the "liberal" label like cream cheese on a bagel (however, calling me a "liberal" hurts about as much as giving me a good massage). It is ridiculous to engage in a purer-than-thou contest when a common enemy exists -- international, corporate capitalism and the tyranny of the wealthy elite.

Of course, once the ICC&TWE is overthrown, the purity war can rage anew; as with jello, there's always room for a new enemy.

You make a lot of sense, Farinata (unlike the fainthearted liberal scumbag, Gideon).

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