Monday, April 18, 2016

No True Marxman

Way back in the day, I knew this singer of a slightly-famous goth band and his younger girlfriend. At some point, I heard through the rumor mill that she only allowed him to have anal sex with her so that she could technically still claim to be a virgin for whatever reason. (Hey, I don't know; it wasn't like I was asking to be kept apprised of this stuff.)

I wonder what made me think of that after all these years...

Zimmer begins by insisting that self-described Marxist regimes such as the Soviet Union, Maoist China, Cuba, North Korea, etc., all of whose leaders were immersed in Marxist thought, were not real Marxists at all. (Zimmer: “[T]hese authoritarian monstrosities had virtually nothing to do with [what] Marx himself said or did.”)

Ohhh, yeah. It's amazing the rationalizations people come up with to claim that Marx's moral virginity remains pure. Entire nations may have gotten brutally reamed, but true Marxism was never officially consummated.