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Wednesday, April 14, 2004
 
Maxism: The Master Plan

It's a great program, a narrowly-focused social welfare system that doesn't have its head up its ass. What the world needs now is a Maxist party. I'd sign up in a heartbeat.

My fundamental organizing principle is class, though not of the Marxian variety, of which my knowledge is not deep. Perhaps it's bowdlerized marx. To me the working class is not a group of people. It's a role. There are those who play productive roles (will play, did play, or would play if not for physical adversities), and those who leach off the rest of us. Society progresses as the productive process expands, coincident with the human development of all. Universal human development is the condition of freedom. All would eventually join the working class, if conditions made alternative roles of moochery and scumbaggery impossible to maintain.


I agree that a lack of attention to the blight of moochery and scumbagerry is intolerable, and it's gone on too long.

Update:Not that I take the position that any of the other utopians had his/her head up his/her ass. I just like Max's vision.