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Marxism, The NEW.

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Carlos Baladez Yuan Yuan LTWR 300B 24 May 2002 Marxism The NEW In the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of their material forces of production. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which arises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness. The mode of production of material life conditions the general process of social, political and intellectual life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their conciousness. -Karl Marx In Marxism there is no aspect of individuality, the reliance of Marxism is the idea of being, for a social good. ...read more.


It would seem that a government such this must make its followers believe in a greater common good, and would go to any length to obtain permission from any and all followers. In the segment from Minima Moralia, by Theodor W. Adorno, it is written with a certain communist slant in mind. The central idea of Marxism is to elimate any class distinction in favor of a classless society, on which every individual exists on the same plane, hence denying individuality in its entirety. Adorno argues that the idea of the new is to blame, or rather the catalyst that started the Marxist movement. The idea of the new started the demolition of the upstanding government, sending fourth Marxism. Adorno describes the new as, "...a blank place in conciousness, awaited as if with shut eyes, seems the formula by means of which a stimulus is exptrated from dread and despair" (Richter 1124). ...read more.


It is my understanding that without a class system a society cannot function. There needs to be people that make informed decisions for a general public. The idea of having every indivudual on the same plane seems to stifle any idea of decision. It is inevitable that there will be separate camps when it comes to making a grand decision that will effect an entire population, so how then would the idea of Marxism exist in any form of success. The idea of the new only exist to frighten those that would exist outside of the realm of what is accepted. It is a scaring mechanism whose only purpose is to scare individuals in to complying with the majority. Also to omit all classes in favor of one large class, is to stifle creativity, which in many cases is what a society is based on. If indivudals cannot exist then, art, and creativity will cease to exist, leaving a drone like society in a Marxist wake. Baladez 1 ...read more.

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