redheadguy saidI'm sure we'll deal with it. The world has been stuck with Bush for 4 years I'm sure it won't be much different. More war. More money being spent on foreign battles. More money funnelled to the rich.
Wrong Wrong and more wrong. Is there anywhere on this site or the gay community for that matter where there is no marxism?!?
Ironic that the conditions for class conflict that Marx discussed, especially the uneven distribution of wealth, have worsened during the Bush years. The middle class has declined, the poor have increased, and the rich have acquired a greater percentage of the total wealth.
The Republicans have therefore generated new interest in the same Marxist theories that you decry. When there is some sense of fairness in our society and economy, the theories of Marx are of merely academic interest. When people see their own welfare declining according to Marxist models of exploitation, then interest in Marx increases.
Of course, since a key element of Marxism is that the workers should control the means of production, then George Bush and his Treasury Secretary are more Marxist than anyone since the FDR Administration during the Great Depression. Assuming that in a Democracy the government is the people, then federal takeovers of failed businesses on behalf of the workers is Marxism.
Or is that socialism? Maybe fascism, since it IS the government. What it ain't is capitalism, and it was engineered by Republicans, who on the one hand slander the Democrats as Socialists, while moving the US closer to Socialism themselves on the other.