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Marxist Revolution In Time Warning
Time Magazine warned this week that ordinary people could soon rise up and overthrow the global elite, suggesting that revolutionary philosopher and anti-capitalist Karl Marx might well have been right.
“Marx’s biting critique of capitalism — that the system is inherently unjust and self-destructive — cannot be so easily dismissed,” the hugely influential US magazine suggested, going on approvingly regurgitate one of his most famous quotes.
“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,” said Time.
Time magazine’s warning came just as wine expert Denis Saverot, editor of La Revue des Vins de France magazine, linked the decline of wine drinking in France to class conflict, accusing its ‘bourgeois, technocratic elite’ of manipulating culture in France.
“Just look at the figures. In the 1960s, we were drinking 160 litres each a year and weren’t taking any pills. Today we consume 80 million packets of anti-depressants, and wine sales are collapsing,” he told the BBC.
“Our elites prefer to keep the country on chemical anti-depressants and wean us off wine,” he said.
Karl Marx also stressed the importance of socialising, famously advising people to concentrate on enjoying life and pursuing their interests and enthusiasms.
“The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being,” said Marx.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through,” he recommended.
http://ti.me/105AKqE (Time Magazine; ‘Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle Is Shaping the World . . .)
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