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Questions for Marxists

jimtimmy
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10/23/2011 12:03:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
1.) How Important is the Labor Theory of Value to Marxism?
(In other words, Is the Labor Theory of Value Necessary for Marxism?)

2.) Is a Tabula Rasa (Blank Slate) Nature of Man Necessary for Marxism?

3.) Marx Wrote Most of His Work in the Mid 19th Century. Have His Predictions Been Correct or Incorrect, How So?

4.) Was Marx Predicting What Would happen or What he Hoped Would Happen?

5.) Was the Communist Manifesto a Call to Action or a Prediction?

6.) What Do Marxists Say about the Utter failure of State Communism and Socialism on a Large Scale?

7.) How Do Marxists Get Around the Economic Calculation Problem?

8.) How Do Marxists Get Around the Incentive Problem?

9.) Why Do Marxists Not Support the Immediate Abolition of the State, if Man has a Communal, Cooperative Nature?

10.) Has Modern Science, particularly Sociobiology, Genetics, and Research on the Genetic Origin of Human Traits, Weakened or Bolstered Marx, and Why?
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10/23/2011 12:18:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/23/2011 12:03:12 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
1.) How Important is the Labor Theory of Value to Marxism?
(In other words, Is the Labor Theory of Value Necessary for Marxism?)

2.) Is a Tabula Rasa (Blank Slate) Nature of Man Necessary for Marxism?

3.) Marx Wrote Most of His Work in the Mid 19th Century. Have His Predictions Been Correct or Incorrect, How So?

4.) Was Marx Predicting What Would happen or What he Hoped Would Happen?

5.) Was the Communist Manifesto a Call to Action or a Prediction?

6.) What Do Marxists Say about the Utter failure of State Communism and Socialism on a Large Scale?

7.) How Do Marxists Get Around the Economic Calculation Problem?

8.) How Do Marxists Get Around the Incentive Problem?

9.) Why Do Marxists Not Support the Immediate Abolition of the State, if Man has a Communal, Cooperative Nature?

10.) Has Modern Science, particularly Sociobiology, Genetics, and Research on the Genetic Origin of Human Traits, Weakened or Bolstered Marx, and Why?

I don't know that we have any Marxists, real hard core Marxists, on the site; perhaps Charlesb, but he'd never respond.
Thaddeus
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10/23/2011 12:50:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am not a marxist, and I don't see this thread getting many replies from marxists, which is a frightful pity as it has such marvellous legs. Therefore I shall answer the questions as they pertain to my new political philosophy, which I am sure many of you will find quite compelling.

At 10/23/2011 12:03:12 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
1.) How Important is the Labor Theory of Value to Gorffleorffleloppolism?

My good sir, no! We Gorffleorffleloppolists posit the RPG theory of value. Somewhere, somehow, some sort of digital overlord or force has established certain numerical values for each object, regardless of place and demand is given to each object usually proportional to the level required obtain such an object. These universal constants can be manipulated by some sort of arbitary attributes however, such as charisma, which can lower the cost of purchasing that epic sword of Dimbleby +3 by small amounts, even if all you do is go into a menu and spam the buy button without any discourse or intercourse occurring. However, seeing as everyone made characters who have no charisma at all, as they believed it to be the worst attribute, we can safely ignore this modifier.

2.) Is a Tabula Rasa (Blank Slate) Nature of Man Necessary for Gorffleorffleloppolism?

We prefer to believe that we come into life the proportional skills, strength, and love of penguins as a cranberry. Not all cranberries are equal. Some have been blessed by the gnome gods to enhance our jeans. That is; our denim and de - man wearing capacities. Also what hats we can pull off.
3.) Marx Wrote Most of His Work in the Mid 19th Century. Have His Predictions Been Correct or Incorrect, How So?

4.) Was Marx Predicting What Would happen or What he Hoped Would Happen?
Girraffes mostly. Isn't spoon such a funny word? Spoon. Spooon. SPOOOOOOOOOON!

5.) Was the Gorffleorffleloppolism Manifesto a Call to Action or a Prediction?
It was a recipe book. Hasn't anyone read it? It's like arguing with five year olds. Honestly, if you haven't read the book, how can you know anything ever, so your entire world view is invalid.

6.) What Do Gorffleorffleloppolisms Say about the Utter failure of State Communism and Socialism on a Large Scale?
Would have gone better on toast, possibly with a dash of white wine.

7.) How Do Gorffleorffleloppolists Get Around the Economic Calculation Problem?
Cranes to build bridges. Not the vehicles. Gigantic Bird Cranes. Its almost as brilliant an invention of mine as the door-hat.
8.) How Do Gorffleorffleloppolists Get Around the Incentive Problem?

See 7 but with eskimoes.

9.) Why Do Gorffleorffleloppolists Not Support the Immediate Abolition of the State, if Man has a Communal, Cooperative Nature?

We can't be bothered, and we don't care about that sort of thing. We are more dragon-type people than gravity type people or government type people. We definitely are not grass type. Who the hell chose Bulbasaur. Own up.

10.) Has Modern Science, particularly Sociobiology, Genetics, and Research on the Genetic Origin of Human Traits, Weakened or Bolstered Thaddeus, and Why?
THEY HAVE MADE ME A GOD! AND I TASTE .... DELICIOUS!