Friday, February 12, 2010

In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; that is just what we intend. From the moment when labor can no longer be converted into capital, money, or rent, into a social power capable of being monopolized, i.e. from the moment when individual property can no longer be transformed into Bourgeois property, into capital, from that moment, you say, individuality vanishes. You must, therefore, confess that by " individual" you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle- class owner of property. This person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible. - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto.

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