Is This What a Proletarian Revolution Looks Like?

Posted by on September 26, 2008 at 7:16 am.

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As I was completing my last post, I realized that what scares me more than those near-term impacts is the long-term cost of added government regulation and spending in the wake of this meltdown — and a bold new chorus of socialist attacks on free markets and capitalism.  The $700B being considered by congress will be a drop in the bucket of American losses if this event sparks the proletarian revolution many here and abroad yearn for in America.
From Wikipedia: Karl Marx posited that socialism would be achieved via class struggle and a proletarian revolution, it being the transitional stage between capitalism and communism.
“My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism” & “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” — Karl Marx
On a lighter note, as I was looking for John Galt’s response to the Marx quotes above, I ran across this parody of Atlas Shrugged in 1000 words.  It’s my favorite book, but I couldn’t help chuckling at the critique — in a mocking sort of way 😉  If you haven’t read Atlas Shrugged yet, buy it now and I’ll see you at Galt’s Gulch!

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