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Mr_Shad0w516 karma

Did you guys ever have a West Side Story-style snap-and-dance battle with the Franciscans?

Mr_Shad0w148 karma

4) there are these machines that pull moisture from air and give you water.

But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!

Mr_Shad0w40 karma

It's been awhile since school, so forgive me if I'm mis-remembering the key tenets in Das Kapital and whatnot, but is Marxism even relevant today? As much as any other system (including capitalism)?

One of the keystones of Marxism IIRC is that "the workers" should seize the means of production - but it was concocted back when the world was an agrarian / industrial place. Today, workers in the West are producing harvesting data and the means to process data - some might argue that we aren't "producing" anything. It's not as though we can all march down to Google HQ and walk off with their algorithm. Or even their data on physical hardware.

Why should I consider Marxist ideas (or any other antiquated ideas) in 21st Century America? Wouldn't it be better to create a new economic philosophy that is more relevant to our current situation?

Edit: decided that "harvesting" fit better than "producing"

Mr_Shad0w39 karma

So you've been to Iraq - why do you think Westerners were mostly ambivalent (at best) to the sprawling system of torture / murder / state-sponsored rape in Iraq, in the lead up to the invasion (and after when even more evidence came out)? How does that compare / contrast to the attitudes in the West now, regarding your discoveries in Syria?

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Based on your research, do you think increased tribalism is a driving / motivating factor here? Why or why not?