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German Ideology

German Ideology - by those in power This is fundamentally...

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Warren Bales Assignment #9 Prof. Everett February 17 th , 2011 In “German Ideology” Marx discusses the idea of communism, and how it relates to the struggle between those in power and those who have been separated from the fruits of their labor. He views the communist ideal as something inherent in the fabric of humanity, a state of being that reality must eventually move towards. He views the centralization of power and resources as something contrary to what is natural in the human condition. The people who form the groundwork of society are often overlooked in the dealings of those with power, and are forcibly separated from the work that they produce. Therefore in order to form a more natural, humanistic state there must be a change in the order of things. Marx sees a society where the individual creates the collective, and the individual must therefore be properly recognized and taken care of. The current state is one in which history is “written by the victor”, where the heart and soul of a society (arts, culture, history) are controlled
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Unformatted text preview: by those in power. This is fundamentally wrong in Marx’s view as it creates a “history”, not a “world history”. The view that Marx and his colleagues held was that communism was a state that human reality must eventually drift towards. It is not a form of control or government that must be established, it is the embodiment of the equality that is fundamental to a balanced society. In his view, the idea of communism is that all people are connected, and in communism form a sort of “world history” whereby all people share the fruits of their labor, where people can share a mutual history and connection. He argues against the views of Feuerbacher that all things compensate each other, and each person is just living up to the standards of the society in which they are in. There is no idealism in Marx’s view, he highlights the struggle in which the natural order must be brought back into place, and communism is the realization of that natural order....
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