Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

From: Paul Bullock <>
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 15:40:38 EST

well we will have to disagree of the 'theoretical aand empirical
weaknesses', but I should remind you of the ditty/parody, still common
amongst some of us, and to the tune of the 'Red Flag' (as sung by the
British Labour party in Conference)

'The working class can kiss my arse, I've got the foreman's job at last'



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From: "Dave Zachariah" <>
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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

> On 2010-01-16 20:32, Paul Bullock wrote:
>> does not mean that we can abandon Marx's materialist analysis because
>> tenuous or plainly idiotic associations are falsely made between it and
>> palpably reactionary ideas.
> Agreed. Let me just remind you that my criticism of the theory of labour
> aristocracy was against its theoretical and empirical weakness (those
> points were enumerated in a list not long ago which has yet to be
> addressed). The fact that the theory has reactionary political corollaries
> was a secondary issue, and possibly irrelevant to the discussion but I
> felt it had to be made clear.
> (Moreover, the theory in question was not Marx's.)
> //Dave Z
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