Dude what the fucking hell, I hate Twitter. I’m a fucking moron, a total dipshit, I take Ritalin, play video games and stare at my filthy apartment that I can’t seem to keep clean, and I read this and I feel like I’m being made fun of or something. How was this a revelation, why do people like this have podcasts that pay them thousands a month? What the fuck. I thought this tweet was a joke but then I realized he is serious. The epiphany here looks obvious. How did he read all of the big texts by Marx and not come to a conclusion like that earlier?
I wouldn’t care at all if it wasn’t the case that this guy has been on my timeline fairly frequently criticizing other people’s interpretations of Marx, or recommending secondary texts for understanding Marx, and then he just says some shit like that. Did he think Marx wrote 3 volumes of material analyzing and modeling capitalist political economy and introduced changes to Ricardo’s theory as a joke? Just because he thought it was all bullshit? Of course he though political economy as such was bullshit to rationalize the present society, but he used his analysis of capitalism through the lense of political economy to show how unstable and exposed to social upheaval it was. Like, how is it not blindingly fucking obvious that Marx was both an advocate/activist for communism and theoretician of political strategy, AND effectively an economist that criticized the myopia of political economy by using the language of the discipline as it existed at the time?