When this capitalism>feudalism meme started?
It's bullshit. Since when working all day is something better than working three months a year? From now on never see your kids is more fine than raising dozens of children? Galaxy-brain: beg a rich asshole in order to survive is a monstrous improvement in the human condition from plowing the same comfy piece of earth on which your family lived for centuries.
And what we obtained from the exchange? Technology that helps our masters to screw us more easily? Wow so great!
Faudalism wasn't even so oppressive for the most part. i.e. where I live almost all land was communal land.
Fuck off capitalism.
Marx was an idiot, only a rich student that never worked could have said something so wrong.
When this capitalism>feudalism meme started?
When this capitalism>feudalism meme started?
Low Autism Level right wing idiot spotted
Forgot to sage.
The "people never worked under feudalism" thing is literally a clickbait meme. The "three months a year" is just the work that was required of a peasant by the landlord. They also had to work for themselves and run their households, look after animals, produce their own tools etc. Have you ever been in a rural area? I have family that lives in underdeveloped rural Russia, and they work 10-12 hours a day looking after plants and animals, chopping wood, repairing shit and such. Now imagine if they didn't have modern technology, and were also required to do extra labor to pay dues to the lord.
Also capitalism isn't better or worse than feudalism. It's simply the next historical step once feudalism exhausts itself, new material conditions are developed and so on. You might say that primitive communism was "good" or "better" in subjective terms than slave society, but it had to be inevitably replaced. That's how history works.
Have you noticed that every socialist revolution took place in feudal countries and moved directly toward socialism, like Russia, China, Korea?
Not only capitalism sucks, it seems also that you can't escape from it.
nah, his negative critiques of capitalism are fair, but his actual positive ideas/recommendations/solutions are unworkable and illogical, and his class struggle thing is really just fetishism of social stratification; that's why most marxist theorists these days just stick to critique and deconstruction, rather than providing actual solutions.
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Holy wow commit suicide. Technocrat purge WHEN.
But seriously, you haven't read Marx. You couldn't say this with a straight face if you read (any) of Marx's work and understood it. He creates basically an entire critique of society based in objective reality and you get mad when he says Feudalism was bad as if that is representative of his character OR a special claim showing idiocy.
It started with Marx, he believed that capitalism was the best socio-economic system in the history of humanity
you say this
but also you say this
You should Das Kapital, specifically the section on the relationship of labour to the machine, if I remember correctly its chapter 15 but I could be wrong, anyway he basically explains, unautistically, in great depth, and for the first time in history, the half assed idea you just shit out.
Well done faggot
actually he just parroted Adam Smith and Ricardo and the division of labor phenomena within industrialization, but got a lot of math and logic wrong and made up some unnecessary jargon/terms for fun.
Interesting: all you care about is to defend your idol.
And btw I've read that stuff, it's precisely where Marx goes full retard. What is his answer to the problem? ATRONOMICAL centrism.
Wow so much for the genius of the proletariat.
Oh, really user? Wow, you sure are knowledgeable. See, I'm actually reading chapter 15 right now, care to quote the sections you have a problem with? He seems pretty spot on, but if you have great insight, it would be as easy as copy and pasting a section of chapter 15 with your criticisms.
I'm an anarchist.
No, you fucking haven't. Tell me what Marx says about automation then?
He literally predicted exactly what is happening RIGHT NOW
so you're saying he DIDN'T predict that the automation of industry would put the worker out of work, and force down the wages of the workers still in work, and wages generally have not been stagnant since the 70's, and we haven't automated to any degree production since about the 60's, and wages didn't take about 80 years to increase meaningfully after the industrial revolution, and Foxconn the maker of MUH IPHONES is not planning to automate 90% of its work force over the next ten years, so all those didn't go to MUH CHINA and they won't be Automated.
Okay, champ. Why pretend to have read something on the internet? Really why? Why not just listen and learn.
literally what. Quote the part of Marx that says this about automation.
"Oh yeah, machines suck for the workers, but nevertheless all is going to be ok. It's inevitable anyway, forget about it."
…so he says both that the answer is astronomical "centrism".. (centrism?…centralism…centralisation?) and also "just forget about it" and his analysis of the effect of machinery on labour is "it sucks for the worker"
wow. Kill your fucking self.
you mean he developed their theory into his own framework, as every economist/thinker/scientist/artist/inventor/creator does?
which jargon. Which terms. Which math.
Is this Nazi poster?
We've had the ability since the 70's to directly implement Marx's plan for communism from Critique of the Gotha Program, eat a dick you dumb fuck.
Probably some reactionary catholicuck that dreams of a return to the Middle Ages and Scholasticism.
ITT Marxist butthurt.
Nice lifestyle, I'm aiming to live like that.
You can create new technology that eases existing burdens, saves time and energy and simplifies life without creating new technology that creates new burdens, consumes time and energy and complexifies life.
This why the peasants revolted throughout the Middle Ages in an attempt to replace feudalism with agrarian peasant socialism, only for such revolts to come to an end with the industrial revolution.
Ah yes history works independently of people's actions. It's not as if people can just stop inventing new technologies or stop enslaving other people if enough people decide to put a stop to it. It's human nature historical necessity afterall.
They could have avoided capitalism by not industrializing.
This is the problem with you Marxists, you actually believe your ideology is a completely objective view when that's impossible. Obviously every worldview tries to be as factual as possible but ultimately it's values are based in subjective feelings. Marx valued technological progress in itself and the collective luxurious lifestyle that comes with it and presumed that everyone was also a greedy hedonist like him. Marxism is literally the "right side of history": the ideology.
It was since he subjectively valued capitalism over feudalism and considered the Luddite workers who opposed industrialisation as reactionaries.
Yeah but Spain, tho.
Frequent famines are FUN!
Direct unobscured subjugation is FUN!
Religious ignorance is FUN!
Spain wasn't a near feudal country
It is preferable, in my mind, than to be subjugated indirectly by an obscured beyond-human, godly force.
You're misusing the word fetishism, and classes are defined through relation to the process of production.
Don't confuse Marxist with the post-structuralist obsession with power-dynamics, which is really just a "fetish" for the modes of stratification in general, rather than a particular form of "stratification", class.
Famines aren't nearly as common and more people have food than ever did in fuedalism. In the first world people enjoy living standards better than the kings in fuedalism. Religion has much less control over society.
Internal contradiction: you cannot all raise "dozens" off children and yet maintain a low level of technology. You enter a malthusian trap. You give a recipe for fluctuating famine, war, disease and misery. Comfy piece of earth my ass. And so on.
You're a piece of shit romantic who does not even realize how nasty, brutish, and short the premodern life is. Go larp elsewhere.
What, exactly, is stopping you from taking up subsistence farming? Sell everything you own, buy a couple acres of land and some gardening stuff and then plop down a prefab shed and get cracking.
This, while I’d rather be a medieval peasant than a factory worker in 1850, I would sure as shit rather be a modern first world prole than either of those things.
Property taxes are literally designed to prevent this sort of behavior.
I was quoting him you moron, Marx most certainly did not say ot write that "machinery sucks for the workers"
I'm British. Find me a couple of acres of productive land somebody doesn't already own that I can afford on just above minimum wage and I will do this. Seriously are you an idiot?
you'd be still subject to capitalism
Everybody is bashing OP yet nobody is self-aware that attacking him they're willingly or not defending their position as a parasitic noblemen caste upon the global poor achieved thorough imperialism. Ironic.
You are retarded.
And supposedly these are the people who will sacrifice their lives in a bloody revolution. Yeah no, only truly financially desperate people or people who are not motivated by the promise of material wealth are able to revolt (the later type being the only one capable of actually revolutionizing people's mindset and values).
Correct. This why the pre-industrial era was superior: there weren't so many morons walking around the planet. Pro-natalists rightists that prefer feudalism over industrial capitalism are idiots since it was their precious western civilization that invented industrial capitalism and it was industrial capitalism that allowed an unprecedented population growth.
Modern life is much more nasty and brutish social-psychologically and physically (social media, urban hellscapes, mass destruction weaponary, etc) except that it is long.
t. first world labor aristocrat
>And what we obtained from the exchange? Technology that helps our masters to screw us more easily? Wow so great!
>You should Das Kapital, specifically the section on the relationship of labour to the machine, if I remember correctly its chapter 15 but I could be wrong, anyway he basically explains, unautistically, in great depth, and for the first time in history, the half assed idea you just shit out.
Don't blame OP and me for misunderstanding you, blame your shitty writing.
I disagree, this is a very narrow view. Pre-modern childbirth, mother and infant death alone was so horrific and so universal that the things you list don't even stack up when taken together.
As an anti-natalist I consider this to be the best feature of pre-modern life.