[OPE-L:2573] Re: multiple periods?

Gil Skillman (gskillman@wesleyan.edu)
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 12:05:27 -0700 (PDT)

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Apropos of something else, Michael P. writes:

>.... This is comparable to the Gil
>phenomenon: You can find all sorts of exploitation, just as the identity
>politics people argued in the 70s. Marx need not deny these other
>exploitations, but he wants to focus on the central exploitation vis a
>vis class.

What? I'm *only* talking about class exploitation, have never talked about
any other form of exploitation on this net, or in any paper I've written.
What's more, my focus on this net and in the paper Michael read is more
specifically on *capitalist* exploitation, and in so doing I strictly
follow *Marx's* usage, since he redundantly affirms that usury and
merchant's capital extended to small producers constitutes "capitalist
exploitation without the capitalist mode of production."

[Also, for what it's worth, I've always thought that the identity politics
people missed the necessary primacy of class.]

In light of this I am mystified by Michael's characterization. Michael,
what gave you the impression that I've ever been talking about any form of
exploitation *other* than class exploitation?