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Started by bossab2 on May 5, 2018 12:27:36 PM
Karl Marx's 200th birthday...

https://www.rt.com/uk/425906-marx-mason-bastani-harvey/

Washed up relic from the past - or still "relevent" ?

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cozzer - 05 May 2018 12:28:37 (#1 of 68)

Washed up relic from the past - or still "relevent" ?

But enough about you, what about Marx?

Bromio - 05 May 2018 13:11:18 (#2 of 68)

To cap it all; relevant, ffs.

Delighted_User - 05 May 2018 13:19:23 (#3 of 68)

There's a Karl Marx bicentenary thread already. It didn't get very far. If we combine them, perhaps there's enough for a small party. Get the drinks in.

http://notthetalk.com/discussion/list/43739?start=
6#post_7707371

uranrising - 05 May 2018 14:43:49 (#4 of 68)

Ah, it seems the Beeb is marking it after all with a play

Das Kapital... this dramatization of his iconic work imagines what he would make of our 21st Century global economy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b1hwwj

Just started, lasts an hour.

browserbutton - 05 May 2018 14:50:27 (#5 of 68)

Does Slavoj Žižek want to say something on the subject? Oh yes.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/karl-marx-200-years-uk-politics-elections-working-class-slavoj-zizek-a8335931.html

AdrianNTierney - 05 May 2018 15:43:36 (#6 of 68)

Rather a bit of straining there in your link, browser.

solomongursky - 05 May 2018 16:50:49 (#7 of 68)

RIP Marx, forever with the Engels.

xbod72 - 05 May 2018 21:12:51 (#8 of 68)

https://twitter.com/HumansOfLate/status/9928573610
17638913

raymie - 06 May 2018 07:56:57 (#9 of 68)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may
/05/karl-marx-200th-birthday-communist-manifesto-revolutionary

virgil5 - 06 May 2018 08:41:06 (#10 of 68)

Millions of deaths later: "Good riddance!"

TRaney - 06 May 2018 08:44:01 (#11 of 68)

There are those here who deny him in their words but remain believers in their hearts.

virgil5 - 06 May 2018 08:47:37 (#12 of 68)

Suicide hasn't proved to have evolutionary potential.

RosyLovelady - 06 May 2018 08:56:29 (#13 of 68)

How so? It surely eliminates some of the unfittest.

virgil5 - 06 May 2018 09:02:53 (#14 of 68)

Might have seemed like a good idea at the time: following Marx over a cliff.

RosyLovelady - 06 May 2018 09:03:45 (#15 of 68)

Ye-e-e-e-es.

virgil5 - 06 May 2018 09:06:03 (#16 of 68)

Marx and Darwin: who would win in a fight?

FishPaste - 06 May 2018 09:22:46 (#17 of 68)

He was plagued by genital boils.

Even as he was working on three volumes of Das Kapital, he was complaining to friends about the ‘carbuncles on my posterior and near the penis, the final traces of which are now fading, but which made it extremely painful for me to adopt a sitting and hence a writing posture’.

Ha ha ha , you bearded communist cunt.

raymie - 06 May 2018 09:23:59 (#18 of 68)

Ha ha, very relevant, you new poster cunt

bossab2 - 06 May 2018 10:56:07 (#19 of 68)

carbuncles on my posterior

Compromised immune system

uranrising - 06 May 2018 11:13:48 (#20 of 68)

I was wondering how such a thread gets to have so many hostile oppositional posters, and then I remembered that that's how most threads start.

Listening to this play, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b1hwwj, a dramatization of Das Kapital and a fascinating listen, I was reminded that the book is about a lot more than just economics. Iow, that Marx had insight into many aspects of the world, iPhones.

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