[OPE-L:4704] Re: Re: Re: Re: SV and the F of D

From: Rakesh Narpat Bhandari (rakeshb@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 20:52:11 EST

>  But the sense of the argument above is
>plain:  dare to suggest that even a portion of Marx's argument is logically
>suspect, and you are engaged in the sort of thinking that leads to the
>Gil Skillman

Gil, I just don't get what you are saying. Have you never met anyone 
who finds  Marx's value theoretic critique of political economy, as a 
systematization of the everyday ideas of agents caught in bourgeois 
economy, the most powerful weapon ever created to do battle with the 
representatives of a decaying bourgeois order? You obviously think 
the whole of Marx's value theory is suspect. I react because you are 
trying to take away on manifestly spurious grounds the conceptual 
arsenal needed to rebel against and understand critically bourgeois 
society--e.g., that since merchants' profit and banking interest are 
primarily derived out of the surplus value produced in the circuit of 
industrial capital in which the working class is directly exploited, 
it is impossible to follow the Nazi claim that there is fundamental 
distinction between predatory (Jewish) and productive (Aryan) 
capital.  I consider you, Ajit and Steve class enemies just as you 
all openly and proudly think of yourselves as freeing socialism from 
its ridiculous charlatans and fundamentalist Marxist popes.


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