Saturday, October 01, 2016

You Are Your Aspirations

If "Christian" means aspiring to be "Christ-like" , do Marxists want to be Marx-like? From a new biography of Karl Marx:
Marx was often impossible to deal with, as one of his fellow radicals wrote: “Everyone who contradicted him, he treated with abject contempt; every argument that he did not like he answered either with biting scorn at the unfathomable ignorance that had prompted it, or with opprobrious aspersions upon the motives of him who had advanced it.”
If Marxists are trying to be like their hero, I'd say many of them are succeeding. (Tip: practice saying "middle America" or "bourgeois values" with dripping scorn and you're halfway there.)

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