[Marxism] Which prophets really existed ?

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 07:48:24 MDT 2012


Human societies existed for thousands of years without leaving
anything in terms of documentary sources.  After documentation became
a norm among "the people who matter," it remained entirely possible
for the poor, people in subsistence communities, colonial status,
frontier conditions, or societies that just don't have or use literacy
with these kinds of priorities to live their lives without brushing up
with something that would leave sources.

By modern bourgeois measures, most of us are entirely descendant from
people who didn't exist either.  So none of can be here having this
exchange, :-)

As a general rule of thumb, we should expect only sources that are
appropriate to what the circumstances would be likely to generate.

ML




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