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Re: Jordan Peterson

Post by Turdacious » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:25 pm

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I can't speak for Turd, but the whole "that wasn't real communism" shtick is a very tired stratagem in the apologetics of Marxism. If the Soviet Union, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, Angola, Ethiopia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Yemen, China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam all represent failed attempts at Marxism in action, and none of them represent the real article, it's probably fair to say that it is because the idea itself is a failure.
To be honest, I don't want to argue about Marxism, Communism, Socialism and Leninism. I had more than my - obligatory - share of studying all of this in my growing up years in USSR. Communism is a strictly theoretical system imagined by Marx. Some tenets of which are: abolition of the state and private property in favour of common ownership of the means of production. Obviously, this was not the case in USSR and other countries on your list. What Peterson fails to mention is Leninism, the practical application of the ideas of Marx in order to make work in real life. In the process he broke basic principles on which Marx based his theory of social evolution to Communist society, effectively establishing the dictatorship of the Communist Party. The mix up of USSR and Marxism reminds me in a way of the Nazis highjacking the philosophy of Nietzsche. Curiously, some coined Peterson's critique of the left as Nietzschean.
That's a really oblique way of calling Peterson a Nazi. You're better than this.
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Re: Jordan Peterson

Post by Turdacious » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:19 am

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Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 am
No animals were harmed as the result of my posts. Though many will argue that wasting my breath replying to you has contributed to the unnecessary carbon emission into the atmosphere.
This post works best if read in the proper voice.

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