A cunting please for these would-be socialist hippies who didn’t know what Marx and the Soviet Union actually wanted.
There seem to be a lot of millennials who are living in a fantasy world where Marx said ‘from each according to his ability to each according to his desire’, translated as I get to play video games, bake cupcakes and blog about the patriarchy (and why daddy didn’t give me a bike/pony), while all of you serfs break your backs and subsidise me.
I think what Marx actually said was from each according to his ability, to each according to his NEED.
That means people who can work, being sent to work, whether by the state or their fellow workers dragging them out of bed, once they own the means of production.
I seem to remember the Soviet Union being represented by the hammer of industry and the sickle of agriculture were hard manual work was constantly valorised and romanticised. None of those soft-handed students who call themselves communists think they’d be the ones given a hi-vis bib and a hard hat, but unless they were incredibly well-connected they’d be sent to a Welsh slate quarry in the new British Soviet.
Perhaps it’s about time they were.
Nominated by Cuntamus Prime