icy waters

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The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his “natural superiors”, and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous “cash payment”. It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom — Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.

The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage labourers.

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  1. Yes. They have bought our souls. Why have we allowed them to do this? Because it proved to be awfully comfy, with all those so-called ‘paid services’… We, modern people, will go to hell voluntarily, via ‘convenience of clients’, offering by ruling class or just ‘elite’…
    We could save ourselves if we rejected to use those ‘services’, if we remembered that we were God’s children made in the image and likeness of the Creator.

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