July 19, 2002
Stupid Letters Entry

From today's Seattle Post Intelligencer comes this screed, straight from Karl Marx's decomposing brain. I doubt that commentary will be needed on this one.

The source of corporate corruption is not greed, dishonesty, fraud or plain highway robbery. The source is the capitalist system.
The system itself is based upon exploitation of workers for the sake of profit. It steals a share of what labor produces and pockets it as profit. If there is any other explanation for the source of profit, it is yet to be discovered.
Just ask yourself, where would profit come from without labor? It's obvious there would be no production, no market, no money and no profit. The system would cease to function. Yet, under the profit system the critical role of labor in the system is disrespected.
The evil is the system. It takes part of labor's production in the form of profit without compensation. This thievery amounts to two or more hours of uncompensated labor. There is no other source of profit.
Why should capitalists be reluctant to engage in fraud, deception and manifold ways of stealing for more profit at the expense of workers, shareholders, pensioners and the public? After all, they are acting strictly under the rules of the system.
Del Castle

Pardon me while I wash my hands; I feel soiled.

posted on July 19, 2002 04:50 PM


Posting that's going to net you a lot of search hits you probably don't want.

How much you wanna bet that Del Castle is either (a) a university student living off his parents who's never had an electric bill to pay in his life or (b) a tenured professor who has never had a real job in the private sector because he gets to peddle this tripe to the likes of Option (a) for a living?

I'm guessing (a), myself, since it's pure regurgitation - the professor types usually can't help but reprocess it some to demonstrate their own "brilliance."

posted by The Dodd on July 19, 2002 11:58 PM

Oh, no, Dodd. It's much better. Del Harris is an old-timer. He was brought before the House Un-American Activities committee in 1954, as a suspected Communist. He showed up at the hearing with his "Joe Must Go" button. See here. According to this news item, the retired longshoreman picketed outside the Seattle Post-Intelligencer during a strike against both Seattle papers in 2000. It also notes that he was King County Chairman of the notoriously Communistic Workers' Alliance in 1936, the last time the paper's employees went on strike.

posted by Timekeeper on July 20, 2002 09:53 AM

Ugg, pardon me while I wash my EYES. They're covered in a thin layer of stupid.

posted by Sean Kirby on July 20, 2002 10:42 AM

Thin? That layer of stupid they're wearing goes TO THE BONE.

posted by Kevin McGehee on July 20, 2002 03:20 PM

You're right, that is much better. This screed proves he hasn't rethought a single thing in 66 years. He's still peddling the same Party Line that got him going in the years before Stalin's purges. Delicious.

posted by The Dodd on July 21, 2002 10:03 AM

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