Alienation Of Karl Marx

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Karl Marx believed that there were different categories of socio-economic conditions that correlate with historical periods of time. Each category has its own level of alienation because their means of production were different. The workers worked differently under each of the socio-economic conditions. In addition, each category is a level closer to what Marx called “true communism,” which is the ultimate goal that can be reached for mankind. The first socio-economic society was what Marx referred to as a tribal society. In a tribal society, Marx pointed out that each member contributed to labor and production in an equivalent sense. Marx believed that tribal society was a form of mild communism in which everybody chipped in to work…show more content…
Capitalism created a society that was driven by profit, even at the expense of the workers. During the industrial revolution, a key period of the capitalistic society, People would work long hours in factories in harsh conditions. As a result, Karl Marx believed that capitalism was the most alienating of all of the socio-economic categories. People would be used as a means to gain capital for employers. The end goal was to create money, which would benefit the people at the top and the shareholders of companies. People would work in jobs that they did not care much about. They did it because they were paid, giving them the illusion of freedom and the illusion that they were getting compensated fairly for their work. The worker was merely treated as a commodity in a system which aim was to maximize profits for the…show more content…
Unlike crude communism, true communism’s main aim is humanity. Its aim is to benefit all of mankind without the burden of worrying about economic liabilities of paid labor by abolishing society of money and private property. It is the complete abolishment of the state in which the individual is controlled, and social classes are non-existent. People participate in work as they wish, and do so for the benefit of others. Karl Marx called communism the absolute realization of ourselves because communism creates humans that live like humans were supposes to, producing human beings that are beyond all forms of
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