Started by Shiranu, August 18, 2018, 01:43:15 AM
Quote from: Hydra009 on August 18, 2018, 01:54:22 AMTo American conservatives of the red-capped variety, Marxism is like George Soros - he's underneath every bed and in every closet.Apparently, Marxism existed long before Marx and even today is still as strong as ever despite the collapse of the Soviet Union and the gradual transitioning of the few communist countries that remained to mixed economies.In a couple years, these geniuses may even try to produce a list of 205 suspected cultural marxists working for the State Department.
Quote from: Atheon on August 18, 2018, 01:59:11 AMThere is, of course, no such thing as "cultural Marxism". It's just a term made up to make gullible idiots scared of people with dark skinned and who speak scary-sounding languages.
Quote from: Cavebear on September 12, 2018, 01:28:32 AMThe term comes from German dissidents uncomfortable with existing capitalist, fascist or communist systems. Many of these theorists believed that traditional theory could not adequately explain the turbulent and unexpected development of capitalist societies in the 20th century. Critical of both capitalism and Soviet socialism, their writings pointed to the possibility of an alternative path to social development. Note that they weren't fascist, either. I think what they were trying to get at was "social democracy", where basic requirements such as utilities, communications, roads, schools, etc were out of the control of capitalists, but not also handed off to communistic 5-year plans and such. Sort of betwixt and between capitalism and communism, but they hadn't developed the details of an ideology.
Quote from: Baruch on October 05, 2018, 07:13:56 PMThe ancients on lawlessness ...â€œOh where is the noble face of modesty, or the strength of virtue, now that blasphemy is in power and men have put justice behind them, and there is no law but lawlessness, and none act with fear of the gods?â€ Euripides, Iphigenia in AulisThis is what we are becoming.
Quote from: Cavebear on October 07, 2018, 03:01:01 AMQuote from people who thought slavery was good, thought Gods created mayhem and tortured people with their power, and considered anyone who didn't speak their language were "bar-bar-ians" (as an insult) because they didn't make sense to THEM!
Quote from: Jason Harvestdancer on October 12, 2018, 08:55:24 PMFunny this should come up now. I've been re-reading Plato's Socratic writings trying to discern a common theme throughout them.