By: Fernando Guzmán Cavero
The Marxism Adage
As in the 19th Century when Marx proclaimed: " Proletariat of the world unite" against the oppressor capitalism system. Now the adage is the opposite "Capital" of the World Unite".
Let's remember that workers-including children- in those days had no rights, with labor days of 15 to 18 hours, that just only allowed them to survive in miserable life conditions . People died everyday, due to the Industrial Revolution who killed millions of people. Is under this situation that the only way out in accordance with Karl Marx, was to proclaim the "Proletariat Dictatorship" as the only path for workers to free themselves.
2.- TODAY'S PARADOX
Today the capitalists, or more properly speaking :" The Capital", and within this category, the greatest amount in hands of a relative few entrepreneurs or corporations in the world, discovered in fraudulent schemes, to increase their wealth and by inference their share of world power , proclaim: Capital of the World Unite, read,:Buffett Defends Goldman; Berkshire Posts Profi
3.- THE GAP
The difference is notorious. Marx made an intellectual effort to explain the rationale of capitalism with an ethical purpose : free workers from an unfair oppression.
I am not a Marxist, but I also have to recognized the immense intellectual and rational work to create a doctrine with an ethical purpose- I am not saying that the Marxism is the solution or that Marx was right in his political theory". My personal point of view is that he was wrong, but this fact, does not invalidate his ethical purpose or objective to charge the status-quo.
From there, to recognize the same values in the prevailing capitalist system, in hands of the so called neo-Liberalists, exist a sidereal space, that I can not accept nor recognize. What do you think??