ROTHERHAM MARXIST DISCUSSION GROUP 2nd DECEMBER – Topic, Karl Marx. Is his Communist Manifesto relevant today?
The meeting was addressed by John Dunn (ex. Miner), whose initial contribution compared the accuracy of the polemic – written 165 years ago – with the attempts by other philosophers to discredit Marx, and portray the Capitalist system as the highest stage of development the human race will achieve.
The discussion developed into a point by point exposé of the utter failings of capitalism to develop society in general, and its inability to provide even the basic needs of the majority of people around the world, who are gripped in poverty and disease, whilst a small minority enjoy – and control – 99% of all the wealth, which is created by the majority.
Globalisation of capital, nation states no longer viable, and the impasse of the system to expand the world’s productive forces, and the organic downward spiral of capitalism; was predicted by Marx.
Our next meeting is on the 13th of January 7.30 Bridge Inn. The topic will be – Workers Control. Do we need the bosses? All welcome.