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Chasing Karl
October 30, 2003 10:16 AM   Subscribe

Wonderful system of government. Fake democracy, fake elections, fake political system surrounded by humbug and greedy lawyers. This allows business to get on with its tasks, buying candidates, a bribe here, a bribe there. An interview with Karl Marx.
posted by monju_bosatsu (13 comments total)

 
Whoa, an interview with a long-dead dude! The power of the internet!

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
posted by xmutex at 10:30 AM on October 30, 2003


Don't forget the cheap dialogue and cheap scenery.
posted by trondant at 10:38 AM on October 30, 2003


Very well-written article with great language! A little bit like Das Kapital, long but worth the time it takes to read it. And quite funny in places.
posted by Triplanetary at 10:56 AM on October 30, 2003


hegel schmegel! great link, monju.
posted by moz at 10:56 AM on October 30, 2003


Read fake interview in fake magazine. Will now post fake comment here on fake message board. Later will go to fake night club, pick up fake hippie chick. Keep it real, bro.
posted by jfuller at 10:58 AM on October 30, 2003


Advice from dead philosophers.
posted by homunculus at 12:08 PM on October 30, 2003


When did Marx start writing for the Spectator?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:18 PM on October 30, 2003


homunculus, how did you know i have lots of important work to do? you bastard!
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:31 PM on October 30, 2003


That's a great link homunculus! Thanks!

Not to slight the FPP link or anything....it was great too monju_bosatsu...
posted by nofundy at 1:00 PM on October 30, 2003


Wow! It's like a transcript from a seance, only we marxists don't believe in supernatural hocus pocus (more poppyseed for the masses). This is brilliant. Thanks monju_bosatsu...
posted by talos at 5:46 PM on October 30, 2003


The FFP may be misleading regarding Karl Marx's view point regarding America (err... I mean the author's impression of Karl Marx's view point):

"Always liked the Yankees: no feudalism, no hallowed traditions. Of course, a lot of cant and religion. But somehow they come out of every capitalist crisis stronger and stronger...

I moved the headquarters of the first international of workers to New York not just to control it better but also because America was becoming the workers' country par excellence. It is really the only working-class country in the world. Their games, their culture, their manners, their food; everything about Americans is working class. Of course, old Europe remains rather snobby about them, a consolation prize for lost supremacy.
"
posted by VeGiTo at 8:04 PM on October 30, 2003


"Just go to the annual convention of the American Social Science History Association, which I attend regularly as a ghost."

Pretty funny. Sometimes hard to elaqueate the elementary linguistics, but funny nonethess.
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:13 AM on October 31, 2003


Wow...I wish I'd written this. :) Great find!
posted by dejah420 at 7:29 AM on October 31, 2003


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