Manifesto Against Labour

John F. Bargh ja at jbargh.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Sep 5 10:01:53 MDT 2002


For someone who "seems to have little respect for Marx", the following
paragraph seems strikingly like the first in the Communist Manifesto: 

> 1. The rule of dead labour
> 
> A corpse rules society - the corpse of labour. All
> powers around the globe formed an alliance to
> defend its rule: the Pope and the World Bank, Tony
> Blair and Jörg Haider, trade unions and
> entrepreneurs, German ecologists and French
> socialists. They don't know but one slogan: jobs,
> jobs, jobs!
> 

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The Communist Manifesto's opening paragraph:

A spectre is haunting Europe -- the spectre of communism. All the powers
of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this
spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and
German police-spies.
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Is this just a coincidence? Or is the author of that article yet another
leftist who claims on one hand to disagree with and dislike Marx, and
trots out quote after quote of his regardless?


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John F. Bargh
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"Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."
- Karl Marx's Last Words, to his Housekeeper.
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