I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave.
But they all died to serve The Collective, so it's all good, right?
His view that all human relations are shaped by economics and that
everything we do is measured in purely material terms reduced the
individual to a pawn in a historic war between competing classes. You're
not a person – you're either an exploiter or an alienated peasant. At
least the crowned tyrants who preceded him had some sense of the value
of the human soul; at least they saw their power as limited by God,
tradition and a passing respect for conscience. After Marx, all these
things stood in the way of progress and could be brushed aside with the
swish of a signature on a death list. Throw into the mix Karl's belief
that the working-class could not lose – historical determinism – and you
get the kind of fanatical, anti-human view of life that would end
inevitably in gulags. "To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no
loss," said the teenage vanguard of the Cambodian communists. Compelling
logic to the intellectually unformed.
Insty keeps pointing out that defenders of and apologists for communism are just as disgusting as defenders of and apologists for the nazis; we need to keep pointing that out to the idiots.
So, at the least, Moms Demand Action are arguing from a position of high-level ignorance.
Or stupidity, take your pick.
Obama says he's 'really good at killing people'. Yeah, like "I got bin Laden!" The troops, the techs, the intel, they're nothing; HE'S it because "It's ALL about ME!"
Especially when you consider, from what we've found out, the chickenshit refused to ok the bin Laden mission, what, twice?, before some adults told Jarrett to shut up and pushed it through.
On the brass cleaning front, after it dried looked it over, and the stuff didn't strip off every trace of the lube, only about 85-90% of it. Which is a lot better than soap & water did. I think using a little more degreaser, or a little more time, would've gotten just about all of it.