06 January 2018
- Last edited 06 January 2018
Originally posted by Cobham Saint
In which case Pap is Karl still on the money? I was ever an indifferent student of politics (& it shows before you say it...). :
You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.
KARL MARX, The Communist Manifesto
Right on a lot of things, didn't see other events coming. The Communist Manifesto also called for nations to be abolished, but I doubt Marx would find too much comfort in the EU, apart from as a handy mechanism to bring a lot of nations under a Communist system. Even that would seem unlikely.
Its all a big con. My preference would be for everyone to get a six billionth of the planet, allowing folks to pool allocations if they want to live together.
When you think of all the resources people spend on just having the right to use a piece of land, you gotta wonder how good our economy would be with all that disposable income.