A problem with a lot of Marxism Lincolnism stuff online is that it just goes "haha funny Lincoln" without putting much thought into the joke. Like, they have joke ML banners but they just add Lincoln after Engels or after Lenin (if he's in it), the latter of which doesn't even make sense since Lenin was after Lincoln. It's a huge missed opportunity to put other figures before Marx such as Thomas Paine (proto-socialist and starter of the American Revolution, as he wrote Common Sense and The American Crisis) and John Brown (agrarian socialist and radical abolitionist activist from the antebellum period). Really a shame how people didn't think hard enough about the joke smh.
Me: “Oof. I can’t really be productive at work today. I wonder why”
My brain: “Maybe because all the work you are doing is not going to benefit you as a person, but someone else instead, and you are not going to receive appreciation for it anyway. The only thing you get in return is monetary compensation, and while being paid is appreciated, this frames the activity as a mere transaction and reduces most of your waking time to a commodity.”
Me: “It is a mystery indeed”
Marxist-Lincolnist; I like bideo games, capeshit, and cartoons; Please call me out on my bullshit; epic gamer
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