Why Marx' "Das Kapital" Was Wrong...

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Why Marx' "Das Kapital" Was Wrong...

Post  News Hawk on Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:35 am

The Golden Goose story seems to be lost on the Progs, so here's the latest attempt.


2014 Version —The Ant and the Grasshopper

This one is a little different....

Two Different Versions ...

Two Different Morals  



OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.  

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and
laughs and dances and plays the summer away.  

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.


MORAL  OF THE OLD STORY: Be  responsible for yourself!



MODERN VERSION  


The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.  Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving..  


CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide  pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.  

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.


How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?


Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper

and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green ...'  


"Occupy the Anthill" stages a demonstration in front
of the ant's house where the news stations film the SEIU Union singing, "We shall overcome".


Then Rev Al Sharpton's assistant has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ants.  The Reverend Al cannot attend,  as he has contractual commitments to appear on his MSNBC show for which he is paid over two million dollars a year to complain that rich people do not care.                          

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President  Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight….  


Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview on The View that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Affordable Economic Equity & Anti-Ant Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, and his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize then ramshackle,
a once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses, bringing the rest of the free world with it.




MORAL  OF THE STORY:

Be  careful how you vote in 2014 and 2016!!

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I'm retelling this story because I believe that you are an ant—not a grasshopper! But do tell the other ants!

(Don't bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they won't understand it).

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Re: Why Marx' "Das Kapital" Was Wrong...

Post  WHL on Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:51 am

Good one. That is an updated version of one that has been around for a long time and was what I was referring to in a past post.
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Re: Why Marx' "Das Kapital" Was Wrong...

Post  Achigan on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:14 am

Yes good one.
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Post  News Hawk on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:53 am

Achigan wrote:Yes good one.

Thank you for reading.

BTW: Never put your spare tube of Superglue® on your computer seat!

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Post  Achigan on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:55 am

OK, I'll try to remember that.
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N.Y. Times article...

Post  News Hawk on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Achigan wrote:OK, I'll try to remember that.

Remembering is lost with those who smoke marijuana.

"Dawn was 12 when she started smoking marijuana with her friends. It was just something the cool kids did to relax and forget their problems, she says.

But, after a while, the cigar-shaped ''blunts'' she smoked also seemed to make learning difficult. ''I would just forget school stuff,'' said Dawn, now 17. ''I'd learn something one day and the next day I'd have no idea what the teacher was talking about.''

At first Dawn, a Long Islander, limited her marijuana smoking to the weekends, but soon it became an everyday habit that ultimately landed her in a residential treatment program run by Phoenix House..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/29/health/marijuana-s-effects-more-than-munchies.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

If that's considered "old news" by you and your buddies, try an article that's newer:

"...Marijuana impairs working memory—the short-term memory we use to hold on to and process thoughts. Think of the classic stoner who, midsentence, forgets the point he was making. Although such stupor might give recreational users the giggles, people using the drug for medical reasons might prefer to maintain their cognitive capacity.

To study how marijuana impairs working memory, Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux in France and his colleagues removed cannabinoid receptors—proteins that respond to marijuana's psychoactive ingredient THC..."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=marijuana-reveals-memory-mechanism

"Those who can't remember history, are certain to repeat it".

(Italy is on the road to a Fascist/Socialist government, with 85% collections of one's income!)

http://crookedtimber.org/2013/02/26/italian-voters-are-revolting/


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Post  Achigan on Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:22 pm

News Hawk wrote:
Achigan wrote:OK, I'll try to remember that.

Remembering is lost with those who smoke marijuana.

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NH is working on legalizing weed. The governor said she will veto it though.

I have a good memory and I also giggle and get hungry a lot.  Laughing Laughing Laughing 
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Post  WHL on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:30 am

I forget what I am saying in mid sentence and I have never smoked marijuana in my life.
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Post  Achigan on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:50 am

WHL wrote:I forget what I am saying in mid sentence and I have never smoked marijuana in my life.

You should try it at least once in your life. It also helps you with your libido. It makes you laugh, makes you hungry, and helps your libido. I don't see a thing wrong with that. Alcohol makes some people mean and depressed and we keep selling that.
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Re: Why Marx' "Das Kapital" Was Wrong...

Post  WHL on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:04 am

I have no interest.
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Post  Achigan on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:17 am

WHL wrote:I have no interest.

You must like our Governor because she is against it. I would use it regularly if it was legal...if I could afford it that is.

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Post  News Hawk on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:44 pm

Achigan wrote:"...You must like our Governor because she is against it.  I would use it regularly if it was legal...if I could afford it that is..."

To forget even more?

I've always said that the Progs have short memories—and now you know why!

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Post  WHL on Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:36 am

I didn't say I was against it. I really don't know what I feel about it. I think since it seems everybody that wants it gets it, that we might as well make it legal and tax it. So I guess it is like prohibition. There seems no point in keeping it illegal. And don't forget, the Libertarian in me believes the gov. doesn't need to control our lives. But of course they do.
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Post  Achigan on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:39 pm

WHL wrote:I didn't say I was against it.  I really don't know what I feel about it.  I think since it seems everybody that wants it gets it, that we might as well make it legal and tax it.  So I guess it is like prohibition.  There seems no point in keeping it illegal.  And don't forget, the Libertarian in me believes the gov. doesn't need to control our lives.  But of course they do.

If you try it sometime I think you might like it. It could revive something that's been missing for a while. Not saying that you have something missing, but if you do then I think it will make you happy in more ways then one.  Cool 
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Post  WHL on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:41 pm

I am perfectly happy without it, thank you very much.
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