200 years ago today Karl Marx was born in Trier Germany into a solid Middle Class family of Jewish background
While the Marx Family was comfortably well off he himself never really settled at anything and drifted into Revolutionary Politics
A wise fellow he chose to wage Revolutionary War with the Pen rather than the Sword or the Musket.
All this spilling of ink got him into trouble with the Powers that be and eventually he ended up in London where he and his family ended up in poverty due to his chronic unemployment
He is of course best known for The Communist Manifesto that he wrote with Frederich Engels and his latter monumental but virtually unreadable work Das Kapital.
An intelligent man no doubt but one with very little experience of life outside the closed circle of revolutionary politics
Today he is considered one of the Great Men of History
Some admire him
- others loath him.
But no one could deny his influence for better or worse on the Modern World
Karl & Fred