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Not until the workers rule.


The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas; hence of the relationships which make the one class the ruling one, therefore, the ideas of its dominance. The individuals composing the ruling class possess among other things consciousness, and therefore think. Insofar, therefore, as they rule as a class and determine the extent and compass of an epoch, it is self-evident that they do this in its whole range, hence among other things rule also as thinkers, as producers of ideas, and regulate the production and distribution of the ideas of their age: thus their ideas are the ruling ideas of the epoch. For instance, in an age and in a country where royal power, aristocracy, and bourgeoisie are contending for mastery and where, therefore, mastery is shared, the doctrine of the separation of powers proves to be the dominant idea and is expressed as an “eternal law.”

Comment Read some Engels (Score 0, Interesting) 504

It is interesting to note that even some bourgeois intellectuals are recognizing the bankruptcy of the capitalist system.

This is not socialism or communism.

The only way to communism is through the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.


Comment Hi everyone (Score -1, Offtopic) 67

Who cares about this shit? Let's talk about homelessness. Have you ever noticed the huge gulf separating the material prerequisites for ending homelessness, which exist in society now, and the pathetically inadequate "solutions" offered by the few capitalist politicians who even claim to be concerned about the problem?

The obstacle is private property. The dying capitalist system is choking the world. The workers must rule!

Comment Choice? (Score 0) 96

What choice you apologist?

Choice implies an alternative.

The alternative necessarily lies outside the ideal, imaginary realm of "discourse." It is a matter of class struggle.

The workers are making their choice, but it will not be free or "popular" until they prevail over the class enemy, whose weapons against this "choice" are not limited to newsprint, but also include prisons, aircraft carriers, and atom bombs.

Comment Apologist (Score 0) 96

Oh get off it. Since when has the content of the bourgeois press been directed by what "we" want?

The "free" press says what the bourgeoisie wants it to say.

Then it says that this is what "we" want.

Then pseudo-intellectuals elevate themselves by repeating this condescending, arrogant ideology that the mouthpieces of the CIA and Wall Street are the result of "public opinion" rather than its manufacturers.

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