The delusional Karl Marx
by Jon Rappoport
October 2, 2017
Prepare yourself for a fantastical Karl Marx quote.
It’s the sort of statement a young person in college might find inspiring, if he had the ability to read it and understand it.
An increasing number of young college students want to believe in a better, more attractive future, in which little or no work will be required of them.
They’ll be provided a “free life.” Housing, food, clothing, an array of consumer items.
They want something resembling college life forever.
Here is the Karl Marx quote:
“For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a shepherd, or a critical critic and must remain so if he does not wish to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, to fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.” (The German Ideology, 1845-46)
I’ll break down Marx’s stunning assertion, section by section.
First, he claims the “division of labor” brings on unwanted consequences. What…Read More