Carl Marx Untouchable Dream Analysis

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Carl Marx; The Untouchable Dream
Carl Marx has been criticized and slandered due to his views on the economy and how it should be approached. The disdain towards his beliefs are understandable with all the corrupt political systems that have risen in the name of Marxism. Marx’s views, however, are not as terrible as society makes them out to be. Marx thoughts on the economy are a dream that even he did not know how to achieve. Marx saw how the world worked based on historical patterns and only wished to propose a way to make the world he lived in a better place. Although Marx had the best intentions, his dreams can never be realized with the presence of the current systems based on profit.
In his many writings, Marx speaks of a class system
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The world continues to go further forward, however society is still based on profit and increasing ones net worth. This need for profit is ingrained in the human instinct to survive, which eventually was termed greed. David Levine references Joan Riviera in his article "The Attachment Of Greed To Self-Interest." Joan states that “represents an aspect of the desire to live... By its very nature it is endless and never assuaged; and being a form of the impulse to live, it ceases only with death” (Levine 131). Greed was present in the very building blocks of human DNA. Greed itself is not a flaw, in fact it has been one of the many building blocks that created a world in which we can over produce. However this need to climb a social latter and gain economic position has poisoned how society works (Seuntjens 917). In Marx’s view, the janitor and the brain surgeon both earn the same (Marx). Due to the current system, people put a value on their work. It would seem that they are justified in doing so, the work involved in becoming a brain surgeon is significantly more difficult than that of becoming a janitor. In a world like this though, there cannot be equality across the board. There will always be winners and losers, “Bourgeoisie” and “Proletarians” …show more content…
So it would seem greed must exist in order for humankind to continue to move forward.
If it were possible to find a balanced amount of greed then it could be possible, however then greed would have to be quantified and regulated. Greed being an internal construct of the human psyche and being a part of our very DNA this be a difficult thing to track. More than that, this would effectively make internal thoughts and wants illegal. Then there is the question of who tracks those who regulate the populous. These kinds of problems have been imagined by many writers, all who theorized how Marx perfect society would fail. 1984, the Giver, Brave New World, and Divergent are all perfect examples of fictional failed utopias. In 1984 a society under the iron fist of its leader, “Big brother”, people live for their country, and each citizen is treated equally, however, thought crime is brutally punished. Those who don’t conform are brutally reeducated, and disloyalty is not tolerated (Orwell). Each have their own tragic story of how freed got to those in power, or greed caused some sort of

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