[Marxism] Do you agree or disagree with the following proposition ?

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Thu Mar 30 22:56:42 MST 2006


Charles Brown discusses capitalism as "natural," to which I wrote, "The
genius of Marx, Engels (and all the earlier socialists, as well, if the
truth be told) was the recognition that there is absolutely nothing
'natural' about the capitalist system."

His rejoinder is that "even the capitalist system can't be absolutely
not 'natural' , because people have got to survive biologically even in
capitalism."

The translation of his earlier assertion into a double negative is sheer
sophistry, but seeing every circumstance in which humans survive
biologically as "natural" makes the term meaningless.

And that about sums up his argument pretty well.  Meaningless.

ML









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