Remember the Marxist ideal - which arguably has never been pursued anywhere for very long - is to have a classless society. This is what made the Manifesto so revolutionary, he wanted to propose a very different way of going about doing things for society.
Part of my challenge is that Marx seems to be discussing granular externalities, e.g. classes. These are conceptual handles for swaths of people. Yet people remain individuals, from birth to death. Thus, societal alteration would seem to require some kind of internal renewal, not just a fresh set of labels. There's something of a top-down "Rousseau" flavor to Marx's ideas.
I wouldn't say he's trying to make them into "villains", he is trying rather to show what happens when one class of people has unchecked dominance over another and the dominated class has close to no opportunity to change it on their own. This may, again, be human nature - but that is what made the idea of communism so revolutionary as it hadn't been done before (and arguably still hasn't been done).
Again, I'm sort of rolling with "one class of people has unchecked dominance over another and the dominated class has close to no opportunity to change it on their own". One has to suspend disbelief, and allow Marx his say.
I just don't grasp how any empirically valid model of secular human behavior can ever deliver on "arguably still hasn't been done". Ain't got that kind of faith, boss.
This means that, for example, a disaster like ObamaCare, or Prohibition, takes massive effort both to insert and extract.
I find cheer in technology allowing a remnant of non-statist thought to cling to life. The lies are not without power, but they are certainly mortal.
Or maybe I'm just incapable of despair.
I've got opinions too. Like that your opinions about people sharing their opinions are dull.
You're saying what we're all thinking when we read your opinions.
No, if you actually believed in "liberty", you would be working it more generically with unbiased advocacy for all.
Fascinating. Do break your handwaving down to specific actions. WTF is "unbiased advocacy" in a subjective existence where absolute bias-freedom is just impossible?
Ever charge you level is symmetric, by your own rules. I see your laughter, and return a guffaw.
God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly, and the default meaning of words is the obvious one. Occam razed!
US/UK middle east policy of creating monsters to destroy
I rejoice that you didn't, I don't know, oversimplify matters, or something.