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No it's not

Posted by: Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 14:38:18:

In Reply to: class is an arbitrary construct posted by David on November 03, 1999 at 13:07:15:

: I disagree, class is an arbitrary construct, it is simply a way to group together similar components.

Please see this post then this post.

: One example I can think of pertaining to class interests would relate to a farmer in the 4th century B.C. who keeps having his crops ransacked by nasty barbarians.

But if the 'barbarian' is in fact the LANDLORD, then ransacking the crops is LEGAL. See, the specific mode of production WILL determine the rights of the farmer...

: Yes, and that standard is life.

Very vague...

: The standard applies to every class. A proletariat cannot survive if he is robbed every day...

I would argue that the proletariat IS robbed every (working) day...

: Modes of production may change it, like I pointed out with intellectual property, but the basis remains the same. Life.


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