This is my answer to the Filipino Freethinkers who appear to be clueless of what the Reproductive Health bill is all about.
The bill is founded upon an idea. “We” need this bill not only because it’s good for the proletariats, but also because it’s good for our revolution.
So why is this bill not good for the greedy, rapacious capitalists? Freethinkers, it doesn’t take a genius to understand what this bill is all about. You only have to have that science of logic you love to brandish!
Why is this bill a zero-sum game and why we love it?!
Why will it not benefit the greedy capitalists of big corporations and firms? Continue reading
The Communist Manifesto is too long to be a concise declaration of principles and too short to be a book. It is composed of about 17,000 words including various introductions by Friedrich Engels.
It is arranged, basically, in four sections. The first section introduces the Marxian idea of history as a class struggle. It juxtaposes the conditions and development of various strata of society, “freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf…in a word, oppressor and oppressed.” It hypothesizes how the development of each of these in history gave rise to the next step in an inevitable historical process culminating ultimately in the rise of one working class.
Marx and Engels put forward the notion that the working class is exploited by the bourgeoisie. Positing a labor theory of value where the value of goods and services is based strictly on the amount of labor that is put into them, The Manifesto, says that all the surplus that goes to the capitalist as profits is in reality the “property” of the working class who created that wealth.
The second section of the Communist Manifesto addresses the nature of the new working class which he calls the proletariate. He reviews its implications for the advancement of society, including the abolition of property and family. This section also stresses a kind of Continue reading