Manifesto Against Labour

John F. Bargh ja at
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!

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.

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?

John F. Bargh
"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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