Sorry, Dave, if my level of theoretical reflection is not high enough for you.
David talks here about bribe of a certain (aristoctratic) layer within working class, and not of working class in general. These statements of David do not support the conclusions you make.
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Verschickt: Di., 29. Dez. 2009, 17:41
Thema: Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment
On 2009-12-29 16:23, Dogan wrote:
Canyou plase indicate passages where David might have implied such views?
These are corollaries in the paragraphs that mention 'labouraristocracy' or 'oppressed and oppressor nation'. For instance,
the world between oppressed and
oppressor nations; at the same time it
brings about class differentiation within
both the bourgeoisie and the proletariat
ñ the existence of purely parasitic finan-
ciers [rentier class] and the labour aris-
tocracy bribed out of the superprofits of
"the existence of high
monopoly profits drawn out of the
underdeveloped world as the material
basis of a privileged layer of the work-
ing class in the imperialist countries." (p.2)
and especially the entire section starting from p.9 that implies thatthe entire British economy is parasitic.
Note the asymmetry in replies between us. I keep replying to the issuesand questions you raise, yet you fail to address most of thetheoretical problems that I raised in this series of posts, confidentthat it is sufficient assert that the article is 'well-argued'.
The asymmetry indicates to me that I better stop for now.
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