[Marxism] Robin Hahnel on economic suicide
daniel.lindvall at filmint.nu
Wed Feb 29 00:17:02 MST 2012
It seems to me that Hahnel's article describes the actual, honest
world view of the ruling class today behind the ideological smoke
screens. Today's ruling class IMO believes less in its own official
ideology than perhaps any ruling class ever before (except in those
"final moments" when they have very obviously been about to lose
power). And, based on recent decades, this understanding of the two-
nests world unfortunately seems rather realistic in the short term
future which is all most people care about. If in the longer term this
is a two-nests or one-tree world surely is up to the class struggle
(or environmental catastrophe) to decide?
On 29 feb 2012, at 07.47, Gary MacLennan wrote:
> Rule #1: YOU MUST clip all extraneous text when replying to a message.
> Hahnel's metaphor is that of two nests - one for the ruling class
> and one
> for the rest of us. Theirs is in pretty good shape while our nest is
> distinctly shabby.
> I prefer the metaphor of the tree with the ruling class sitting on a
> and busily sawing away at where it joins on to the tree.
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