One has to pay a fee to see the Marx memorial. No kidding.
In another life I read a good bit of Marx. What’s interesting to me is the number of “Marxists” (they do still exist) who appear to have never read a word written by the man.
This is the beauty of the marketplace. And by the way I’m all for veganism. I wish I could do it.
Trudeau’s mom liked Castro too. (The baby is the Prime Minister’s little brother Michael.)
Noam, Noam, Noam, I can understand why you are upset. But “the most dangerous organization in world history”? C’mon that’s hysterical – in both senses of the word.
Trump in many (many) ways is the anti-Chomsky, blowing holes right through the political correctness linguistic critique which was to a large degree pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Now the critique (or is it a facade) is falling apart right before the world’s eyes. It’s got to be difficult for the professor.*
Hans-Hermann Hoppe shares his insight on the nature of the European Union, the future of the world economy, and the danger of the USA embracing a European type economy – which basically it has.
Socialism, the Marxist disposition, is absolutely a religion. It is a faith system. It has its saints and sacraments. It is a worldview which offers answers. (If typically the wrong ones.) We have touched on this issue in the past but today Martin Kettle at The Guardian discusses his experience with the faith having been raised as a “red diaper baby” in the UK.
He warns of the reemergence of the materialist opium eaters in his country.
“It’s such a bourgeois monument,” said Andrew Carroll, a former cemetery worker, as he looked up at a severe-looking bust of Marx’s giant head.
“I turned around [and saw it] and I was like ‘Oh, come on.’ ”
I wonder how many times people leave something “special” at the grave.
And all fees go to the Libertarian Free Market Society of the United Kingdom. (OK that’s not true.)
But how fantastic is it that one must pay a fee to see Marx’s grave?
Every once in a while we have a reader assert that the government is in fact US, you and me. That to try to rein in government, to see the state with caution, to recognize the reality that government fundamentally is coercion and more often than not does not work in the interests of the people is to see things incorrectly. The government is composed of people. As such the government is a tool of the people.
I live near Charlottesville, home of UVA and Monticello. Though I am not a Virginia grad I have a special place in my heart for the place. C-Ville is my home and I was very sorry to hear of the rape allegations levied in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone.
Without going into detail rape is an issue I don’t take lightly. It can destroy a life.
As I read the article however the vibe did not feel genuine to me.
Look, MSNBC continues to fail and fail. Its ratings are as one commenter put it, short of “Youtube videos of tweens playing video games.” And even though the channel is basically 24/7 propaganda – the channel employs Al Sharpton one must remember, huckster extraordinaire, and few people expect at this point to glean much of value (except the true believers), there are standards. Even though for the most part the MSNBC hosts are propagandists, they have in the past seemed to be reasonably smart propagandists.
The “winner” is Mao. Stalin and Hitler round out the top 3.