discussion/mode of production: socialism - reply to CB

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Thu Nov 13 15:35:06 MST 2003


In a message dated 11/13/03 1:32:28 PM Pacific Standard Time,
cbrown at michiganlegal.org writes:

>CB:  I guess we could look at the actual text of _The Manifesto_.  From
memory Marx and Engels start out listing the various oppressor and oppressed
classes from slavery and feudalism and capitalism. The title of the first
section is "Bourgeois and Proletarians" not "Factory Machinery".  Why would
the working class be the gravediggers of the bourgeoisie ? Why would the
proletariat be referred to as  revolutionary ?<


Reply

Wrong . ..  wrong  . . . wrong . . .

The workers are not refereed to as the grave digger of capital. Here you are
grievously mistaken and here is the crux of the problem. Here is what Marx
states and it is something to thing about.

"The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie,
replaces the isolation of the laborers, due to competition, by their revolutionary
combination, due to association. The development of Modern Industry,
therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie
produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces,
above all, are its own gravediggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat
are equally inevitable."

The gravedigger is the advance of history and the agent is the proletariat.


More later.

Have a funeral or body viewing to do. An old friend Bonnie Brooks pasted and
the funeral tomorrow - the viewing of the body is now - Swansons Funeral Home.

Melvin P.


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