The Symbolism of the GDR Flag

Given the nature of my recent posts, the following may surprise you.

The flag of the German Democratic Republic suddenly makes a whole lot more sense to me. Take a look:

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What you have is the hammer, representing hand work. The compass represents science, and the whole thing is surrounded by civilisations other essential: food.

These are the three essential tools for what the American declaration of independence calls ‘the pursuit of happiness’.

This week I have been reading ‘Nineteen eighty-four’ by George Orwell, a man not renowned for his love of communism. But as Winston reads the book by Emmanuel Goldstein, he becomes aware of the blunt reality that advances in machinery and science cause a spread of wealth. The reality of industry is, and ever will be, that the more our understanding advances, the less laborious work will need doing. There will be enough to satisfy all, and an abundance too.

The present day class distinctions are unbalanced, because actually it isn’t right that the person lucky enough to own the means of production get’s to keep all the wealth it produces. How is it right that the young men, processing thousands of pounds of transactions at ASDA takes £50 in a day. While the managers bully their subordinates, and the board of directors, who have never done an honest days work in their lives take the biggest share.

The German Democratic Republic flag represents the goal of unity between food producers, scientists and workers. Each of them is equally essential for life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. It is actually only right that as the means of wealth production develop, the fruits thereof are properly shared amongst humanity.

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Tony Blair Part II: The Marxist Approach

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This is in response to my previous post, ‘Tony Blair: A Modern Day Hero’, in which I pooped on Mr Blair’s PR campaign that paints him and his deeds as good as gold, while he sponges off public money to peddle an agenda that conveniently makes him rich.

Your thoughts Karl Marx?

A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances in order to secure the continued existence of bourgeois society.

To this section belong economists, philanthropists, humanitarians, improvers of the condition of the working class, organisers of charity, members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, temperance fanatics, hole-and-corner reformers of every imaginable kind. This form of socialism has, moreover, been worked out into complete systems.

In requiring the proletariat to carry out such a system, and thereby to march straightway into the social New Jerusalem, it but requires in reality, that the proletariat should remain within the bounds of existing society, but should cast away all its hateful ideas concerning the bourgeoisie.

By changes in the material conditions of existence, this form of Socialism, however, by no means understands abolition of the bourgeois relations of production, an abolition that can be affected only by a revolution, but administrative reforms, based on the continued existence of these relations; reforms, therefore, that in no respect affect the relations between capital and labour, but, at the best, lessen the cost, and simplify the administrative work, of bourgeois government.

Free trade: for the benefit of the working class. Protective duties: for the benefit of the working class. Prison Reform: for the benefit of the working class. This is the last word and the only seriously meant word of bourgeois socialism.

Marx & Engels (1888)

So basically, you are cordially invited to remain where you are in society under the promise that these rich folk will make those rich folk share their wealth with you. You aren’t entitled to your equal share of the nations wealth, and you’ve relinquished numerous freedoms that could have given you the capacity to produce wealth for yourself. Now big government is in control, and is swallowing the responsibilities of taking care of everybody elses affairs, presenting the front of a humanitarian mission. Conveniently this really creates extra work to keep the political class minted for a lifetime. And noone dare speak against it, because that would be inhumane and unequalitable. But they keep the top buck, while thousands of ordinary people, the very people that the social biourgeois claim to help, come under ever tighter pressure to have a comfortable life, never mind accruing wealth.

What is commonly referred to today as socialism and communism has little connection or unanimity to the manifesto written by Marx and Engels. Think for yourself, discover what the political class’ real agenda is.