Marxist Impact Of Marxism

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"What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, is its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable" (Marx, 1848). Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famous work ‘ The communist manifesto’ is on of the most influential doctrines on the theory of Marxism. Marxism, as concluded from Marx and Engels is a conflict theory, which means that it believes that society is based on inequality and unequal distribution of power and wealth. The Marxist methodology uses economic and sociopolitical inquiry and employs that to the critique and analyse the development of capitalism and the role of class struggle in systemic economic change. Capitalism according to Marx is a mode of production based on private ownership…show more content…
The most significant impact that Marx theory of Marxism is his emphasis on class struggle a division between classes who clash in the pursuit of class interests. The first class, The Bourgeoisie or the materialist class owns and controls the means of production in society. The bourgeoisie developed hegemonic rule by using their economic power to centralise political power and to control all aspects of production including ideology, culture, state apparatuses. The state thus emerged as a repressive instrument, controlled by capitalist interests, to foster the reproduction of a society with a strict social hierarchy and hegemony one that fosters the maintenance of the bipolar class structure. The bourgeoisie has control of industry, or the economic engine of society, but also because those within this class seized state power by creating and controlling the post-feudal political system. Consequently, Marx and Engels explain, the state (or, government) reflects the world views and interests of the bourgeoisie class the wealthy and powerful minority and not those of the proletariat, who are actually the majority of…show more content…
A main assumption of the conflict perspective is that human beings are inherently selfish and uncooperative. Additionally, Marxism creates the ability to predict the general course of development within the economy and society the theory demonstrates the superiority of foresight over astonishment. Another strength identified with Marxism is that it explains why there is such an uneven distribution of power and wealth between social classes (bourgeoisie & proletariat). Another one of the major strengths of Marxism as Marx believed, there should be equality of the law and societal services, where everyone has an equal stance and opportunity with no dominance. This means that every person would be able to get access to the most important things he needs regardless of whatever he does, wherever he lives or how much he makes to provide a better living for those depending on him. Marx defines this as communism, communism represents the practice of Marxist idealism: the actual implementation or activation of a society based on the practice of Marxist idealism: a stateless selfless society, established through rebellion, where all resources are communally owned and all productive energies are channeled for the collective good. In the Caribbean region Cuba stands out as being communist (Excellent free healthcare and education system — high literacy rate, there is a very little serious crime and Cuba rates
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