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    Its an utter embarrassment to this country that an ultra marxist was elected to the Aras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsieur chat View Post
    Isn't 'social justice warrior' used only as a term of abuse? Does anyone actually refer to themselves as a SJW?
    Of course. The term was coined by the group itself, not by critics.

    Edit: Have a look at Colm O Gorman's Twitter profile.
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    Can anyone cite an example of marxism being successfully implemented in a democracy ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsieur chat View Post
    Isn't 'social justice warrior' used only as a term of abuse? Does anyone actually refer to themselves as a SJW?
    a bit like neo-liberalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    .. that an ultra marxist was elected to the Aras.
    and placed in a gilded cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    Can anyone cite an example of marxism being successfully implemented in a democracy ?
    Well, plenty of states got the terror part of Marxism right.

    Of course the Paul Murphys of this world would tell you that wasn't the kind of terror Marx had in mind; his was righteous terror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffc View Post
    Marx was an economist, who critiqued 19th century capitalism, a capitalism which was killing millions, even in this country where the forefathers of P.ie were starving to death on the roadside.
    His definition of how capitalism works was an essential platform by which it was, eventually, civilised by socialism.
    Without Marx, capitalism would have died long ago. Ironically, the formation of unions and labour movements, inspired by Marx, allowed the workers to form collectives. These collectives, trade unions, socialist political parties civilized capitalism and forced the redistribution of wealth, which capitalists vehemently opposed at every turn. Without that redistribution capitalism would have failed long ago.
    Even more ironically these unions and collectives were the first targets of the Bolsheviks. The first target of revolutionaries has historically been the existing Left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Even more ironically these unions and collectives were the first targets of the Bolsheviks. The first target of revolutionaries has historically been the existing Left.
    How true. I was at a Labour party function many years ago when Joe Higgins was a member and present. Even late at night, he was still boring the arse off anybody who was prepared to listen as he explained how things would be different after the revolution. A man who would go on to serve in government interrupted the proceedings by telling Joe that, if the revolution ever did take place, Higgins would be one of the first to be put up against the wall and shot. Joe smiled, weakly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    How true. I was at a Labour party function many years ago when Joe Higgins was a member and present. Even late at night, he was still boring the arse off anybody who was prepared to listen as he explained how things would be different after the revolution. A man who would go on to serve in government interrupted the proceedings by telling Joe that, if the revolution ever did take place, Higgins would be one of the first to be put up against the wall and shot. Joe smiled, weakly.
    I think Joe would do the shooting, tbh. As would Paul Murphy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyFoley View Post
    I think Joe would do the shooting, tbh. As would Paul Murphy.
    Whatever about Higgins, Murphy wouldn't get his hands dirty. He's surely have a servant to do it for him.
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