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alex_ wrote

Haven’t read any of their stuff but I loved Duck Soup and Monkey Business

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ctuyed wrote

This is unironically what every anarchist thinks when they hear the name Marx.

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selver wrote (edited )

Maybe I should read Das Kapital just to find the confidence to shitpost as horribly as you do. Were you such a terrible shithead before Marx, or did all that dialectical materialism irreversibly damage your brain?

I've read a handful of his works. Not all that interesting.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Your comment is kind of obtuse as well. You can’t just write off Marx and call him “not that interesting” just because it’s a good dunk on some random internet marxist. Marx is incredibly important for leftists to read and understand

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foggymorn wrote

I don't think selver is a leftist.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Is anti-capitalism not inherently leftist?

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ctuyed wrote

Were you such a terrible shithead

I first read Marx when I was 14.

Not all that interesting.

So what does interest you?

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selver wrote (edited )

I first read Marx when I was 14.

So what, a year ago? Or did it just stunt your development?

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ctuyed wrote

Both ableism and ageism in 2 comments. Shouldn't the idpol police be dragging you out right about now?

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Witchman05 wrote

Guessing from the comments, the only reason you asked this was to feel intellectually superior to other people.

Did you manage to fit in a quick skimming of social skills and "How To Not Be A Smug Shithead For Dummies" between all that heavy shit?

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ctuyed wrote

It's not hard when the other people are anarchists.

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Witchman05 wrote (edited )

And there's only one type of anarchist?

I couldn't even care less about all this, I'm just here to hang out, and even I know Marx wasn't an influential character to bear the title "anarchist" in any situation.

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ctuyed wrote

You actually think Marx was an anarchist. My god man.

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Witchman05 wrote (edited )

No, I'm saying, Marx is not. Marx is not, others are, reading Marx is not a requirement for a political leaning. Edited for clarity.

And am I really? Am I really your god man?

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ConquestOfToast wrote

You're right, he was an unabashed loyalist given his activities and who he supported at various points in history. But like news flash Marxist anarchism exists.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

Not me, why? I mean, aside from the Communist Manifesto.

The closest I've read to Marx is probably Deleuze, and the Situationists.

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ctuyed wrote

Just testing a theory that anarchists have such piss poor understanding of theory because they don't have the attention span for Marx.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

damn, that's really condescending. I know it can be difficult to talk to people you deeply disagree with, and I really relate to that, but if you think we're the enemy I think you may be genuinely confused on who you're trying to fight... but do you, don't let me stop ya

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emma wrote

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little liberal? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class at Harvard, and I’ve been involved in numerous chapters of the DSA, and I have over 300 books about Marx. I have read Che's Gorilla Warfare and I’m the top scholar on the entire Soviet Armed Forces. You are nothing to me but just another idealist. I will wipe you the fuck out with dialectics the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words.

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Notech wrote

Nah but I've used Das Kapital as toilet paper.

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conseil wrote

Have you read Stirner?

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

Which is harder between stirner and marx? I started the ego and his own but dropped it halfway in.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Stirner is harder depending on which translation you get. The original is super dense and a lot of the playful jabs against Hegel get lost in translation, but the one by Wolfie is way easier to read.

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conseil wrote

Ego and Its Own sucks, the Unique and Its Property is much better. The old translation is shit.

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SorosBucks161 wrote

I have read the communist manifesto, critique of the Gotha program and some of Capital.

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betterletter wrote

that fuckin username lmao

dude my soros check didnt come in this week and im $3000 short on rent :( send help

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betterletter wrote

I've read and own the Communist Manifesto and an abridged version of Das Kapital. I agree with about 40% of his writing.

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ctuyed wrote

Which parts?

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Freux wrote

I haven't read religious literature does that mean I can't understand morals and ethics? What's your point?

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I've read capital and the communist manifesto. I found it boring. Not necessarily wrong just incomplete.

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Dumai wrote

i've read marx in my free time and been taught his work in an academic context. i find his work historically interesting but generally uninspiring. important to the founding of the fields of political economy and sociology, hugely influential on radical politics, generally outdated in both.

doesn't mean i think marx isn't important to read for leftists! but god i'd really like the left to be rid of his metaphysical assumptions

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I HAVE MISSED YOU DUMAI OMG

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Dumai wrote

you were right i really can't escape this place

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

There's been fun things while you were gone! Have you been lurking? People are using the chat rooms more these days; we got a few of the regulars to get on board. We've had listening parties for this new live weekly anarchist podcast. We did stuff!

Today's turning out to be such a nice day! I managed not to be arrested after being caught red handed by some cops doing some things, and I went on an adventure, and you're back :)

How are you? Maybe you should have a Dumai returns! post in f/lobby.

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ctuyed wrote

I wouldn't be able to understand Marx if I didn't have a high reading comprehension.

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selver wrote

Do you watch Rick & Morty? I think you might like it.

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ctuyed wrote

It's one of my favorite shows.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I've only read the manifesto and selections from capital-- i have a lot of books to read, and I feel I've absorbed the main ideas from him & Engles through what I've read so far. If there are specific selections from non-antiauthoritarian communists like him that someone wants me to respond to, i try to do so, but tbh I'm trying to self-direct my own reading selections for the most part, and Marx doesn't really seem like the best use of my time

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10th_planet wrote

I had to read it at school. That was a Philosophy subject. Reading Marx is not following his ideas. It may be even useful for those who wanna know more.

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ctuyed wrote

And I don't mean the Karl_Marx wikipedia entry.