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Weltschmerz [message #199] Fri, 08 February 2019 13:32 Go to next message
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I love the term "Weltschmerz" it implies that one isn't wrong but the world is the one that is wrong.
It's really hard to not feel this way in the condition we're now, fascism and global warming are looming over while rablibs are getting in the way to accomplish anything for good.
Re: Weltschmerz [message #208 is a reply to message #199] Mon, 11 February 2019 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TheFinnishBolshevik
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Finnish has the same word "Maailmantuska" (world-suffering/suffering of the world).

I basically became a Marxist because of that feeling. Originally I was a pessimist because I thought the world was shit. Then I started to wonder if I should do something about it. First I looked at all the animals being slaughtered and abused for human consumption and I stopped eating meat. Then eventually I started to think more about global poverty, and ended up looking into Marxism.
Re: Weltschmerz [message #213 is a reply to message #208] Mon, 11 February 2019 14:10 Go to previous message
Peebles
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I was raised in a frugal household, so from a very young age society just seemed wasteful to me, I thought of how much time and money goes into advertising for example, how much food gets thrown away, and how much waste is made by consumerism. How much money is wasted by competition. Capitalism both encourages frugality and maintains excess, and that contradiction was very apparent to be before I could even understand anything else. I was also a Catholic at the time, and christian love for one's neighbor was in direct contradiction to the dog eat dog world that capitalism advocates.
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