Manic stupidity about Marx

This is one area at least where Marx certainly knew what he was talking about. In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Japan\’s harbours threatening military force if Japan did not open its borders to free trade

Yes, yes, I know Mark is supposed to have been some sort of prophet but the communist Manifesto was written in 1848 you twat, 6 years before Perry turned up to shout at the sons of Nippon.

2 thoughts on “Manic stupidity about Marx”

  1. Surreptitious Evil

    I also though this:

    The Opium Wars had perhaps also given Marx the idea about religion as the opium of the people.

    could have been better written as

    the idea about opium as the religion of the people“.

    But then I’m a cynical old git …

  2. Surely is he arguing that Marx got that bit right, as proven six years later? He can’t think it was before, as he mentions both dates within a few lines of each other.

    Tim adds: He actually says ” as he knew very well”. Past tense.

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