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  1. Communism sounds good in theory but in reality it cannot work. Communism is a bunch of fucking lies. Nazis hated communism including Adolf Hitler. Primitive Communism didn’t exist in that society only hunters and gatherers society existed. Capitalism is the best system we got so far. National Socialism is different from Marxist socialism it’s a form of fascism a far-right for the Nazis. What society existed instead of Primitive Communism?

  2. Styx, he DID understand human nature. They don’t actually believe that Communism or Socialism will lead to everyone being happy. When are you going to realize that these ideologies are used by people that cannot compete in a meritocracy and so use ideology to wrest power from the gullible to rule over their betters.
    Here endeth the lesson.

  3. It's purpose is the transference of power to the state. It's a trick and not intended to work. The first step is the abolition of private property. No property equals no rights.

  4. 1. Primitive communism definitely DID exist. There is no evidence of property deeds among hunter-gathers or communal farmers.
    2. Humans are NOT innately competitive, biologically. They are innately COOPERATIVE in gathering resources, helping each other. They are weak, naked apes with no natural defenses except intelligence and strength in numbers. Any animal will resort to competition in crises of scarcity, but will also cooperate for mutual survival.
    3. As per Kropotkin, humans evolved to COOPERATE SOCIALLY in order to survive. Otherwise they'd all be eaten by lions (the physically stronger species).
    4. Capitalism is NOT a competitive system. It is a production process that BEGINS with a brief period of frenzied competition followed by the establishment of parasitic monopolies and a rentier class who thwart innovation and real competition. See Silicon Valley, globalized conglomerates, telecom, fossil fuels, and other "competitive" capitalists.

  5. I have seen the face of God in the patterns woven into his creations. Good is emergence, and though he is static, his whims are not, for through our trial and error he forms order and structure out of chaos. Cast aside the primitive layers of existence as outdated or unnecessary if you will, but when your perfect order fails to the very emergent forces you sought to control or suppress, you will know that God's will cannot be so easily displaced. Much better to build upon what has come before, forged and hardened by the trials of ancestors. Yes you might still err, but the foundations shall be firm. Cast aside traditions only for their failings, not for trends or fashion. In this way you shall conserve wisdoms without needing to again pay the price for learning them anew,. For though emergence (and thus God's will) requires change and adaptation, just as in biology, must mutations are detrimental to survival, it is the selection process that turns the rare success into the new normal. But culture can be copied more readily than created. Let the fools and futurists chase visions of what could or "should" be, and adopt their ways only if they have been proven. So does the corporation survive on the innovations of smaller companies it aquires. So do the conservatives embrace new social norms only after they are widespread. Yes, any reflective person will guide a certain portion of their actions by introspection and evidence, but no one can investigate all of life. We need defaults. We need heuristics. So let your default state be one of following the path well laid by trial and error, and raise your children not according to the whims of the day, but by those standards that have endured, for they reflect the more solid foundations upon which emergence has wrought us, and emergence is God's will.

  6. Somehow I missed this one. I didn’t follow through with academic degree. It was too narrow minded. Self taught is so much better . You learn more and try to learn from anthropological history. People never learn.

  7. If you debated a "communist" they would just turn and call it fascism and use the semantics dome to hold themselves up. Find one please a make a spectacle of them, it would be much entertaining.

  8. I tried to read the communist manifesto once and stopped after I read this really dull part where Marx went on and on about how many people were producing so many textile thingies from home…that personal property needs to be abolished. That was his solution to an economy changed by manufacturing. The guy was a fucking fool.

  9. It's a great ideology for exploiting people by promising them sweet nothings in exchange for power.

  10. met a communist party member in Germany once. Sold a flyer about their Ideology for 2€ to me. Made my Day XD

  11. His social theory is useful for hermeneutics but his social policies are useless,i am a law student and i can tell you from studying his writtings that his views on morality are useful.

  12. I was at the GDR museum in Berlin yesterday. In the gift shop is a machine that for 2 Euros gives you a Euro note with Marx on it. The note is valued at 0 Euros. Basically worthless, but a great representation of communism.

  13. Communism works on a small voluntary scale, but can't work large scale without authoritatiansm.

  14. Could you recommend some books on anthropology and perhaps linguistics? I appreciate your using those disciplines in your analyses. Thanks for your work.

  15. Family over collective community? dude without a collective community, no family, without a family, no community. A family in itself is a collective community. How people is buried have nothing to do with the collective way of life, nor even the opposite of it. Biological competition wtf? All this is the first few minutes.

  16. If Marxism actually worked, the lock and key would have not been needed, thus, it never would've been invented.

  17. Lol Styx. You prolly will never read thism but ah well…

    I saw a piece of vid from you a few times last year. It popped up in suggested. It didnt ring home.. dunno why.

    Then today i saw smth and kept at it. And the next. And the next. And i agree with most you say. Also noticed you have a bright mind, quick on your feet/words and analytically skillfull. So i kept watching more and more.

    Then i see this one. Nice one sir! Im far older than you are (58) and ive been trying to explain specific things you say here aswell for decades. So few people understand. It was nice to see someone else actually understands. Chapeau!
    The reason they dont understand these concepts is because most ppl (even with uni degrees) are locked up in their 'bubbles', be it political ideology, religion, etc. If you cannot let go, which also includes letting go of yourself (our morals are dear to us), you simply cannot grasp, what are basically easy concepts, once you have stepped away.
    So again Chapeau!

  18. So what you're saying is, a privileged punk regurgitates and/or extrapolates a bunch of BS while sitting around drinking and agonizing over the fact that pretty soon, dad's money is gonna run out and he might have to get a job, so he dreams up some "utopia", which subsequent generations of privileged punks suck up like mother's milk because they don't want to work either? I find it hard to believe.

  19. Back here for a re-cap

    Need more styx content!
    Love the channel, and the older, longer videos.. really great stuff

  20. Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810-1858), a German economist, realized as early as 1854, that without a free market and the price signals that it provides, no centrally planned economy would know how much of anything to produce.
    The result was the Soviet Union, which could produce tanks and machine guns in abundance, but not lingerie.

  21. I recommend everyone to check out John David Ebert's YouTube channel. He talks about all of the ancient cultures and myths and mythology and just about everything really! He has a dry style similar to Styx so if you like Styx you might like him. Also, communism sucks
    That's about all. Peace out. 😛

  22. Check out Karl Marx and the Close of his System by Bawerk.

    https://mises.org/library/karl-marx-and-close-his-system

  23. Marx was an idiot, and the dribble that came out of him and Engels is laughable. Marx was basically what Sanders is today…

  24. Armchair anthropologist.  Explains it all.  Reminds me of safety people: can't do the job, but can tell you how to do it safely.

  25. Here is how i refute all that you asserted here.
    Marx was not opposed to competition, nor dose his or any other communist vision of communism oppose competition.
    I see no contradiction between all means of production being owned by the people who work there and the society at large democratically, there being no states, no money and there being competition for who is going to be in the public office, who is gonna be the manager of a cooperative that the workers elect, competitive sports, competition for views on social media, competitive fitness, dancing, bodybuilding, Racing, E sports, writing etc.

    I am so confused, you seem to misunderstand or be ignorant of Marx's thesis, your try and refute his notion of primitive communism by pointing to things that don't contradict Marx's notion of a primitive communist society, such as family graves, or family structures, tribal/group consciousness, or individual awareness.

    Here is what Primitive communism is:
    In a primitive communist society, all able bodied persons would have engaged in obtaining food, and everyone would share in what was produced by hunting and gathering. There would be no private property, which is distinguished from personal property[6] such as articles of clothing and similar personal items, because primitive society produced no surplus; what was produced was quickly consumed. The few things that existed for any length of time (tools, housing) were held communally,[7] in Engels' view in association with matrilocal residence and matrilineal descent.[8] There would have been no state.

    it seems like anthropologists seem to agree with Marx and Engels on this one:
    "Egalitarian and communist-like hunter gatherer societies have been studied and described by many well-known social anthropologists including James Woodburn,[9] Richard Lee,[10] Alan Barnard[11] and, more recently, Jerome Lewis.[12] Anthropologists such as Christopher Boehm,[13] Chris Knight[14] and Jerome Lewis[15] offer theoretical accounts to explain how communistic, assertively egalitarian social arrangements might have emerged in the prehistoric past. Despite differences in emphasis, these and other anthropologists follow Engels in arguing that evolutionary change—resistance to primate-style sexual and political dominance—culminated eventually in a revolutionary transition. Richard Borshay Lee criticizes the mainstream and dominant culture's long-time bias against the possible existence of primitive communism, deriding "Bourgeois ideology [that] would have us believe that primitive communism doesn't exist. In popular consciousness it is lumped with romanticism, exoticism: the noble savage."[16]"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_communism

    Also Marx was not an egalitarian nor a collectivist:
    "However, Marxism rejected egalitarianism in the sense of greater equality between classes, clearly distinguishing it from the socialist notion of the abolition of classes based on the division between workers and owners of productive property. Marx's view of classlessness was not the subordination of society to a universal interest (such as a universal notion of "equality"), but was about the creation of the conditions that would enable individuals to pursue their true interests and desires—thus Marx's notion of communist society is radically individualistic.[29]

    Marx was a proponent of two principles, the first applied to socialism and the second to an advanced communist society: "To each according to his contribution" and "From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs". Although Marx's position is often confused or conflated with distributive egalitarianism in which only the goods and services resulting from production are distributed according to a notional equality, in reality Marx eschewed the entire concept of equality as abstract and bourgeois in nature, preferring to focus on more concrete principles such as opposition to exploitation on materialist grounds and economic logic.[30]"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egalitarianism#Marxism

  26. Communism is the atomic bomb but its political cultural and stuff it’s just launch at the one you want to destroy !

  27. Yup, the only way forward until " Until I find someone dead or I find someone better " is the Heinlein model of government. It is literally the only theory that remotely speaks to me, put up or shut up.

  28. To me, tribes look a lot like extended families. There is naturally a lot of sharing and community among the members of a blood-related family, but you can't turn a whole land mass full of different families into one big family.

  29. Taking on dogpile of 10 commies at once is hilarious, they cant argue and just get pissed off when you slap them with facts

  30. I figured this out when I was 14 by reading the 10000 odd years of recorded history regarding human tribalism.

    It's simply not based in reality.

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