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(en) Czech, AFED: A3: Who's afraid? the May issue of the A3 wall paper! [machine translation]

Date Sat, 2 Jun 2018 07:43:50 +0300

Charles had his birthday. Wish and flower? No, I'd rather take a look. ---- The beginning of this May was commemorated two hundred years after the birth of Karl Marx. In his hometown in Trier, Germany, where he spent the first seventeen years of his life, he revealed a statue of great glory, emphasizing the fact that he did not need to take the big figures of the past seriously, even with his figure decorating the traffic lights in the city. Red Marx means stop! Our anti-Communists, who have noticed that ordinary people worry about things other than alleged disagreements with the past, have come to terms with the supposed reaction that can be summed up in the shouting "Red Marx means". ---- How about two centuries since someone's birth can the relationship to him be so controversial? How about celebrating his anniversary in the West, while two minutes of hatred are celebrated in our country? What, in fact, brought the world positive and what did it do? Why do you need to make such a scarecrow? And how do these anarchists stand up to this personality, which today's mixture of frightened extremists, natives and falcons of all kinds, including Archbishop Dominique Duke, belongs to a box of "neo-Marxists" who are easily able to snap anyone who comes up with some progressive ideas?

Karel Marx was primarily a social scientist. Until today, no textbook of economics, sociology or philosophy is available. As a philosopher he develops the materialist conception of the world and history. We see its greatest importance in the description of the functioning of the capitalist system, wage labor, exploitation, class divisions of society, and other manifestations of social ordering, in which virtually everything is governed by the needs of capital.

Marx continued to write down the history of the workers' movement as an organizer and a theorist. With their colleague Bedrich Engels they wrote a well-known Communist Manifesto in 1848 . Whoever read it certainly found out that most of the ten requests of the manifest had already been more or less filled.

Marx then had a significant say in the First Workers' International, which formed the policy of workers' political parties and various directions of the workers' movement. There was also a confrontation between Marx and the most liberal of workers' movements - the anarchists. They did not find common ground. Although the anarchists appreciated Marx's analysis of capitalist order, they could no longer agree with his insights, which were selflessly leaning on their theory of inevitable history. But he did not describe reality, but he confused concepts with impressions.

The Workers' Movement accepted socialism for its demand. His different currents, however, have been interpreted by him as differently as the paths to him. The Social Democrats came out of the idea of seizing power through parliamentary channels and improving the lives of the working people through gradual reforms. However, their struggle ended soon that the newly-created "working class nobility" had assembled their asses for parliamentary chairs and actually enjoyed the status quo, that is, things are the way they are, and there is no need to change them, especially to be sure.

A more radical stream desiring to grasp power, followed by a "dictatorship of the proletariat" led by enlightened party leadership, gained great influence after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Bolshevik leadership, in the first place, stripped all opposition within the workers' movement, quite violently. Ignorance of the true nature of such a system has led the workers into the arms of the Communist parties around the world, some of whom have been able to take power in their own countries and prepare all, including those whose rights they allegedly were building, for freedom.

The anarchists represented those desires of workers who did not look only after dealing with their exploiters and the certainty of their work, but also after the free, all-round development of oneself in a society where any unnatural authority and hierarchy is being destroyed. It is no wonder that colleagues are "socialists" and communists, including Marx, so hate, slander, and bloody persecution when they came to power.

After the economic crisis of 2008, Karl Marx's work began to be popular again, especially because, despite considerable time span, it probably corresponded best with what was happening with the capitalist economy. Rather than accepting (though critically) the tools that Marx has access to the economy, we must constantly read and listen to what a criminal was. And whoever looks at him, the coma blows. In fact, Marx can not do what his followers have done in his name, who often often misrepresent his thoughts. It is the same as to attribute to Jesus the genocide of the Indians, the burning of "witches", or the Duke's klero-fascist speeches.

Do not be afraid! Fear is the brother of ignorance. And with frightened and unconscious individuals it is best manipulated. The fact that we, the anarchists, Marx do not have to do twice, does not mean we can not take anything from his analysis of capitalism, just as we take some of Jesus' love for our neighbor (unlike some bigot Christians).

A3 ( May 2018) HERE to download. http://www.afed.cz/A3/A3-2018-05.pdf

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The A3 wall paper is published annually by the Anarchist Federation. They are intended primarily for spreading through street lifts or posting in workplaces and schools.

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