Step 1: Make a stupid arse "point"
Step 2: Get blasted
Step 3: Claim that your genius just can't be understood by plebians.
It is par for the course from him. I have laid out past threads where he was owned more than a used Cadillac. he is in DENIAL.
quote:I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean Marxism=Capitalism?
I mean materialism in the metaphysical sense.
I think there the confusion was based on my title, which was the title of the blog post. I never meant to suggest that Republicans actually have a substantially marxian ideology.
quote:Then I disagree with your opinion that certain forms of libertarianism are even more materialist and relativist than the most leftist of Marxist.
I mean materialism, as in: everything is reducible to some material cause.
quote:Republicans don't behave this way, it just happens to be the opinion of a majority of them that progressives and populists do so.
So, for instance, someone ascribes to an ideology because said ideology is just an expression of their "economic class interest."
The term is too fluid, and often too broad, to make this kind of statement.
Neither you nor the OP did anything to establish a foundation to demonstrate how Republicans are in favor of the goverment controlling the markets by government agencies.
quote:Probably technical, but Marxism usually refers to Marx's sociologic and economic theories of determination. Marxist communism is stateless egalitarianism
In Marxism the state does not own the means of production because in the worker's utopia there is no ownership - AND THERE IS NO STATE.
Many confuse the interim period of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, which occurs as the workers seize the means of production after the revolution, with Marxism.
Perhaps you can say why it's stupid?
the fantasy that politics is simply about everybody getting the best deal for themselves is absurd. We have an instinct for solidarity, not just self interest.
quote:Marxism in simplest terms is the repudiation of private property, and as a result market based capitalism, in favor of a collectivist worker's utopia.
The term has a very specific meaning
Now that's ironic.
The term has a very specific meaning, it's just that American conservatives use it to describe everything they don't agree with, so it loses its meaning to them.