Give the guy a fucking break, kid. Geez.Originally Posted by Kid Of The Black Hole
Only a couple of years ago, I had all the same reservations. It's hard to undo the brainwashing we get growing up in this time and place, particularly for folks who are such good students that they can be immersed entirely and not just brainwashed. The dude's a lawyer. THAT is a lot to try and push out of mind while attempting to see things with fresh eyes.
You should offer him up the David Harvey gig (which I am enjoying immensely, thanks).
The real danger of thinking like m pyres is that he'll wind up as one of them lefties who is all for leftism except when it has ever been attempted. The way out of that danger is not dismiss everything he asks, but rather to make just the point you made above - sans the reaming.
I was very much affected by you once making a similar point to ME. Something along the lines of "There will never be 'You didn't work enough so no food for you.'" along with some really beautiful sentiments about what kind of world it could be and what is worth pursuing.
And it is abundantly clear I have deserved getting wailed on much more and many more times than our participant who is addled by his education and working hard to see through the fog.
I see that the manifesto thread seems to keep petering out. I am sad for that, but I am also not terribly interested in keeping it alive by any effort of mine either.
We need to - YOU yourself admitted this - do Capital. The first three chapters. Line by fucking line.
Anax - as usual - was fucking right.
I think m pyre would benefit from this as well. What Marx did is a far cry from all the blather we all have fallen into at one time or another about hierarchy and authoritarianism blah blah blah.