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  • Again, I’ve read Marx and you’re putting words in my mouth.

    And again, Marx did not in any way advocate for an aristocracy that own private capital (call it fictitious if you like, China does not) and run publicly traded corporations where the workers do not own the means of production. That was literally everything he was fighting against.

    There is simply nothing communist about an aristocracy. You can say “read Marx” all you like. Marx was 100% against such things. I know because I read Marx.

    By the way, some of those private companies are real estate companies that rent property to Chinese workers for a profit. And if I just read Marx, I’ll know he was in favor of such arrangements.

    I’m sure Marx would never write anything like:

    You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.

    In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so: that is just what we intend.

    That’s clearly some Westen imperialist capitalist scum who thinks that way.