1 thought on “Marx’s Flight from Reality (Part 2)”

  1. Posted 28/04/2017 at 14:00 | Permalink

    Absolutely spot on in every respect. Marx was just a boorish self-infatuated rentier with an entitled consumerist’s approach to life – the very attitude which. in his fellow “bourgeois”, he or his acolytes would sneer at as hypocrisy and escapism. We can also see that his theory’s pretensions to the status of “science” was false, for it implicitly rejects the notion of objective, unyielding reality – brute fact – which is the foundation of any scientific enquiry. No wonder the Marxists of today are holed up in departments of literary study, busily denying reason. They are the final poison fruit of a silly, secularised mysticism. As conscious beings we are naturally “alienated” from our surroundings because we have desires which they resist – we wish to be warm when it’s cold, cool when it’s hot, alone when in company, accompanied when alone and so on. In such a setting, our choices are always constrained and often enforced; indeed, what would “choice” mean without it? Mere fancy and whim. Oddly enough, Oscar Wilde understood all this at once, and touted “socialism” as the gate way to aestheticism as a way of life. What he failed to grasp is that aesthetics are insufficient as a basis for living; we are built to grapple with the stony face of the world and great art is the record of our experience – our struggle.

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