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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

From 'The Theroy and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' by Emmanual Goldstein

Chapter 1:

"Ignorance is Strength details the perpetual class struggle characteristic of human societies; beginning with the historical observation that societies always have hierarchically divided themselves into social classes and castes: the High (who rule); the Middle (who work for, and yearn to supplant the High), and the Low (whose goal is quotidian survival). Cyclically, the Middle deposed the High, by enlisting the Low. Upon assuming power, however, the Middle (the new High class) recast the Low into their usual servitude. In the event, the classes perpetually repeat the cycle, when the Middle class speaks to the Low class of "justice" and of "human brotherhood" in aid of becoming the High class rulers."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Theory_and_Practice_of_Oligarchical_Collectivism

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smccarter Dec 2012 OP
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #1
pscot Dec 2012 #2
intaglio Dec 2012 #3
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #4
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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. Hey, we have a Goldstein that posts here on DU

Wouldn't it be weird if they were related?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. It would be even weirder if our Manny Goldstein

were THE Manny Goldstein.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. I have observed to our MG that his name is that of a stalking horse

but I really don't think he is truly an "agent provocateur"

...

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. What I heard about Goldstein is that he was Leon Trotsky......

to Stalin's Big Brother. Also, Snowball the pig in Animal Farm was supposed to be Lev Davidovich.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:22 PM

5. Sounds like the Chicago School of Economic approach to the marketplace...

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