(OPE-L) Re: CP India-Marxist Pushes Hi-Tech

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Oct 18 2004 - 12:38:20 EDT

>>Let's use the definition given by M & E in _The Communist
>>Manifesto_:  "By proletariat is meant the class of modern
>>wage-workers who, having no means of production of their
>>own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to
> Very quickly. Just a quick request for clarification.  Are you saying
> that anyone who not having means of production must sell their labor
> power in order to live is a wage worker?


No, I am not saying that.  Nor were Marx and Engels, I
believe.  Clearly, slaves don't own means of production
but they don't sell labor power in exchange for a wage.
Also, just as clearly, if we use the definition of M & E
slaves aren't proletarians.

In solidarity, Jerry

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