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  •  Maybe most people don't care about "class" (4+ / 0-)
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    JohnnyBoston, erush1345, ozsea1, Wham Bam

    as much as you.  Some people want to constantly be categorizing people into classes, often pitting one class against another.

    Some of us simply don't give a shit.  I work.. but really don't want to be part of any class.. much less have to worry about some solidarity with others in this artificial "class".

    •  and some people are quite happy in their (15+ / 0-)

      ignorance but that does not mean that we stop trying to educate them. I find it humorous that you seem to think that it is class analysis rather than the classes themselves that are responsible for constant class contradictions and class warfare. Denying reality and pretending that class does not exist does not produce class harmony as much as people espousing that line would like to pretend this is so; all what happens is that you have no explanations for reality as you are caught in the fantasy-land of your own construction. So much of the failure of mainstream economic theory to explain anything of value is due to the elimination of class from the theory itself.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 10:09:45 AM PDT

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      •  there's no class warfare without classes.. (2+ / 0-)
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        Assigning people to classes is an attempt to gain power over them.  I reject that now as I rejected it back in the 60's growing up.

        I will not allow you nor anyone else to define my "reality".  My reality is mine alone.. I can deny yours very easily, thank you.

        So much of the failure of mainstream economic theory to explain anything of value is due to the elimination of class from the theory itself.

        Right there shows just how far off you are..  "anything of value"?  I value a sunny day.. the wind in my hair.. a peaceful conversation.  It is not up to you to tell me or anyone else what is valuable and what is not.  But without drumming into people how miserable they are (or should be) where is your power over them?

        •  so everything would be perfect if we stop (0+ / 0-)

          talking about class ... you forgot to say that this is the best of all possible worlds ...

          "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

          by NY brit expat on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 02:53:23 PM PDT

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    •  some hate waking up too. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Pelosi was the only damn one of the entire lot who showed any ounce of leadership the last two years"-- The Dead Man

      by musicalhair on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 11:45:33 AM PDT

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