Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Yad Ahmed (Section 11) 3rd post
“Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
Karl Marx is a very benevolent man and always seeks for the synergetic happiness in humanity. With this will to help the needy, Marx strives to diagnose the problems within capitalism. Marx finds it infuriating that the U.S. could provide every single a person a house, a car, a decent house, and the privilege of a school and hospital, yet capitalists and other greedy figures repent that from happening. Although this infuriates him, he still finds hope in this scenario. Marx describes the U.S. as a highly efficient nation and does not really need everyone to work. To Marx, this meant others who don’t have jobs are basically “free” and shouldn't consider themselves unemployed.
“Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.”
Capitalism is bad for capitalists; at least, that’s what Karl Marx thinks. Marx feels bad for the capitalists due to their lack of healthy decision making. In Marx’s opinion, capitalists have to reach their financial standards in order to maintain good relations with those they interact with. If capitalists were to actually stop focusing so much on their financial status, then they will most likely improve the health of their relations with those whom they love.
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
These opinions of Marx show how deeply important of a man not only to want the replacement of capitalism, but as someone who could easily diagnose the many problems that lie within it. Although a very brilliant man at his time, Marx wasn’t very popular at his own time. Only slightly after his death did the strength in his ideology become vital to the powerful leaders around the world. His works are now considered the theoretical base for modern communism.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.