KARL MARX WAS A LOSER
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU CALL A MAN WHO DIDN'T SUPPORT HIS FAMILY?
His wife bore 7 children. Only 3 of those children lived to be adults. The other 4 died young from the effects of living in poverty.
Karl Marx was a 'thinker'. He sat in a chair and thought about what it must be like to be a working man.
Rather than experiencing the world as it was, Marx thought about how he wished it would be.
Though he had never worked, Marx concluded that a working man was selling his soul to his boss.
In particular, Marx thought about the new process of making cotton thread by machine, in a factory. What he concluded is that the owners of the factories became wealthy while the workers made wages barely enough to live on. He did not consider that men were leaving the farms to work in the factories because the pay was steady and there was one day off a week, much better conditions than on the farm.
Marx decided the workers should own the factories. He wrote loftily of the toil of the workers, without seeming to have any understanding of investment in order to construct the factory. Nor did he bother his mind to consider all that goes into managing a factory. He just saw men working and found it so repulsive he decided they should at the least own the factory so as to save their souls.
The fact that Marx never worked in itself makes his 'thinking' suspect, but much worse is how Marx provided for his family.
For most of his adult life, and in particular while his children were young, Karl Marx's main source of income came from his friend, Engels, who periodically sent money to support the family.
Engels, in turn, received his money from - cotton mills! His family were owners of a mill in Manchester, England. Engels himself lived off the workers, and the money he sent to his friend Karl Marx was from the profits of the factory.
Karl Marx lived off the toil of factory workers while bemoaning their fate and 'thinking' of how it ought to be.
Karl Marx was a parasite. What sort of man can watch his children go hungry and bury four of them but refuse to work in order to provide for them? The money he received from Engels was never enough to raise the Marx family out of poverty. Certainly their circumstances were worse than those of the factory workers. And Marx was an educated man. He certainly could have found work had he wanted to.
Marx's philosophy of a worker selling his soul seems to be his own excuse for his negligence toward his wife and children.
Did he think it was better for his children to die than for him to get a job and provide for them?
What's astonishing is that a loser such as Karl Marx is taken seriously, his philosophy touted as the working man's utopia.
Of course, wherever Marxism has been instituted, be it in Cuba, in North Korea, in China, in Russia, the workers have never found themselves better off. In fact, Marxism brings with it famine, starvation, and death.
Marx had no experience in the world, no experience working. His experience seems confined to sitting in a chair 'thinking'. And as he thought he contrived a theory which was no more than his own excuse for not working.
Those people who espouse Marxism as the way the world ought to be are no better than Marx himself. Chances are they too are parasites. They're certainly not people who truly care about others. They just want to do like Marx, live off someone else's toil.
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Trump on June 27, 2020:
anyone else just feel, Marxism is nothing more than hating on capitalism, without offering a better, more productive system? Let the lowest tier people run things, you mean like they do in all those failed socialists countries? Hierarchies work because they allow the most competent to run things. Sorry, but most low tier people, the bottom of the barrel, while human and deserve respect, simply do not have the intelligence (book smart or emotional intelligence) do to a better job then their managers. If you are a burger flipper, its because you lack the hustle, education, people skills, interview skills or something else to move up in the world.
Stephanie on May 04, 2020:
Karl Marx, editor of Deutsch–Französische Jahrbücher, journalist for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung and founder of the Communist League, was living in a slum in Soho, under an occupational ban and under the surveillance of prussian spies after being expelled from three different countries for defending the abolition of child labour.
Marx tried to make a living day trading and writing articles for the New york daily tribune. He also tried to get a job at a post office but they didn’t want him because his handwriting was horrible. He also was spending day and night in the British Museum writing a groundbreaking critique of political economy, so that didn’t give him much time to get a job. Also, as a loving father he kept bowing to the whims of his daughters.
His baby Henrich Guido Marx died at the end of 1850 suddenly after a fit of convulsions.
In Easter 1852 shortly after her first birthday, his daughter Franziaka had a severe attack of bronchitis. At first the family could not afford to hire an undertaker but a neighbour took pity on them and lent them two pounds.
Marx’s son Edgar, that he loved more than anything, died of tuberculosis afterwards.
Let me remind you that Mark Twain’s children died too, and Lincoln’s son died when he was 11.
Meanwhile, Engels was not even "a mill owner" but an employee of a mill part-owned by his father. There he endured a job he hated. For someone of his intellectual calibre and vitality, sitting at a desk each day, adding up columns of figures and dealing with the firm's multilingual correspondence would have been extremely tedious and left little time for political activity or research.
Engels never inherited the mill - when his father died, his family feared he would squander the legacy "on his communist friends", and he was unable to withdraw any capital from the firm for 20 years. He left the mill in 1869 but retained shares and invested in the stockmarket, to provide an income that allowed him to continue supporting Marx and to write and work for the cause of socialism. (Source : John Green‘s Engels - A Revolutionary Life)
Karl Marx became the leader of the International Workingsmen Association. He was also the main inspiration behind the German Social Democratic Party and collaboratored with them.
Paul Lafargue, marxist french founder of the French Section of the Workers International, wrote :
“Karl Marx was one of the rare men who could be leaders in science and public life at the same time: these two aspects were so closely united in him that one can understand him only by taking into account both the scholar and the socialist fighter. [...] Das Kapital is really today what it was called by the Congress of the International – the Bible of the working class.”
Marx was no hero. Sometimes he was kind of a dick. But he wasn’t a loser who never worked.
Source : Karl Marx - A Life by Francis Wheen