It does seem so simple now. Writing in Rolling Stone Friday, Jesse A. Myerson breaks down the “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For.” Just five?

Well, along with guaranteed work for everybody, Myerson argues that millennials should “take back the land” from landlords (“landlords blow”) and “make everything owned by everybody” (because “hoarders blow”). For the record, unemployment and Wall Street also blow.

Many are wondering: is Myerson simply paraphrasing Karl Marx, or is the piece an elaborate parody of Karl Marx?

https://twitter.com/thisisdemocracy/status/419198517760884736

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/419300680809984000

Heh.

Myerson popped up on Twitter to defend his piece, suggesting it’s not a parody at all.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • oleg zeltser

    Why are Cuban people risking life to come over to the States if it is so great to live in a socialist state? This tool need to be put on a raft and sent to Cuba so he can live in his version of paradise.

    • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

      Needs to watch The Killing Fields with his eyes taped open and Beethoven blasting.

      • NRPax

        Lovely Lovely Ludwig!

      • supplyguy

        Was it Beethoven’s 9th that they played? It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie.

        • Clete Torres

          IIRC, it was Nessun Dorma from the Puccini opera Turandot.

          • Suzyqpie

            Luciano Pavarotti, no one ever sang it like he did, ever.

          • Clete Torres

            Kinda the same way I feel about Jussi Björling and I Pagliacci. Particularly Vesti la giubba.

    • arrow2010

      Yeah I wonder. Also why did so many Soviet citizens gladly flee the worker’s paradise if it was so wonderful?

      • bonnieblue2A

        How many millions of Ukrainians were not able to escape when Stalin nationalized the farms and starved the farmers to death in the genocide known as the Holomador?

        • http://www.dangerouspolitics.com/ Dangerous Politics

          According to the New York Times’ Pulitzer prize winner Walter Duranty, nobody starved.

        • J Lew

          He “let” the landowners leave to go to Siberian Gulags. Then closed the borders and confiscated their food to feed others.

          Look at pictures of the Berlin Wall. The barbed wire, no-mans land and trenches were built to keep people in the communist utopia.

    • http://www.dangerouspolitics.com/ Dangerous Politics

      My parents and grandparents were one, er, four of those people who left Cuba. Not on a raft (a plane), but nonetheless, they left to get away from the commie garbage.

      • conservative hispanic

        My wife came from Cuba as a Pedro Pan child. Her parents eventually joined her, along with most of their families.

        • http://www.dangerouspolitics.com/ Dangerous Politics

          I recently worked at a Pedro Pan commemoration event, as part of my day job. I was glad and proud to be a small part of it, even though neither myself (I was born in the US after my parents came over) nor any of my relatives was a Pedro Pan.

          • conservative hispanic

            So you know how much those children suffered. She was lucky: she went to live with an aunt she remembered and had a cousin her age.

      • Charles Hammond Jr

        My mother’s ancestors risked life and limb to escape Communist North Korea.

        There’s no denying that my mother (who is an avowed anti-communist to this day) has not forgotten this fact.

    • supplyguy

      Because, squirrel!

    • Paige Jackson

      I lived in mainland China for a year awhile back. The conditions in which most people lived are indescribable. By no means are all Chinese scratching to get to the US (nationalism is a much more powerful force there than communism), but the vast majority I met were. These were people working harder than most Americans ever have, just to claw out subsistence in the workers’ paradise. The gap between the haves and the have-nots was wider than any I’ve seen in the US, but it was based on guan xi (connections) and Party membership. In other words, what our future will apparently look like, only with more diversity in hair color.

    • rennyangel2

      Nothing is free. Ever. Something leftist cannot comprehend, even after 160 years of failure and millions of deaths.

    • jorionwood

      These morons have no idea that a socialist utopia requires a totalitarian government in order to get people to comply. No one would take any part of this crap unless they had the threat of armed federal agents raiding their houses and arresting them over their heads.

  • Maxx

    Good lord, this article reminds me I need to renew my subscription to the relevant magazine Rolling Stone.

    Give me a minute, I’m trying to locate my phone.

    http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mkcM0-CeekbQYFtJjmDxYjw.jpg

    • CR

      Hey, that looks just like the phone I used to try to sign up for BOzoCare since that whole interwebz thing didn’t work to get me my free guvmint insurance!

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      The article is a total fail if it doesn’t mention the Luddites. They are the key to success of all things.

    • IBXNJ

      This is the same rag that moved from San Francisco to New York in order to be closer to Madison Av advertisers.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So much blows these days, this article is just one more little fart out of the universe’s ash.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Just when you think some halfwit couldn’t possibly beclown Rolling Stoned any further…

      They dig up a NY communist..so if he throws his landlord in prison so he doesn’t pay rent,.. A. What’s he going to do when a bigger guy decides that he wants chuckle heads apartment and throws him out the window?… B. with nobody to maintain the building, it’ll look like a set in the game Fallout 3 in about a year as the trash piles up and the walls crumble..

      I take great pleasure in knowing I spent my youth learning various methods for sending communists to the promised land.. One of the few good things about the cold war… No American magazine had the guts to openly shill for the communist lifestyle… and communists were roundly shamed when outed.. They DESERVE to be treated like traitors.. every last one of them.

      • ForTheRepublicOfDave

        Speaking of Fallout 3, have you heard any news about Fallout 4? I know it’s set in The Commonwealth, but that’s about it.

        • Justin Levesque

          Bethesda is holding tight to any Fallout 3 info. It’s real, but that’s about it.

  • SpaceRacer423

    and since this is Rolling Stone,
    Im sure this story was wedged in between and ad for Rolex and an ad for Cadillac with no sense of irony or self awareness at all.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      If irony were fatal… we wouldn’t be talking about liberals any more than about Pixies, fairies and gremlins..

      These people never, never see the contradictions..

  • Tugger – ✓unamused

    This is what happens when you legalize marijuana.

    I hear the government has this car that runs on water, man…

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Dude, its a bong-mobile…SWEET!!!

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yeah, the oil companies have had cars which get 100 miles per gallon for the last 50 years, they’re just hiding them to keep making obscene profits on gasoline. Dude, quit Bogarting that jay man.

  • 0bamasnought

    Wow.
    Someone really wants me to read Rolling Stone.
    No.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Income inequality, job insecurity, credit problems– (*snaps fingers*) Hey! I know what we can do, kids! We’ll put on a show! Yeah! Me and Judy here can star in it, and, and, you can do the costumes, Sally– and Billy, he’ll do the scenery…”

    Makes just about as much sense, and would have roughly about the same likelihood of success in real life as Mickey Rooney would have had.

  • CR

    Public Service Announcement: If you get your economic or political advice from ROLLING STONE you deserve everything that happens to you as a result. End of Message.

    • Paige Jackson

      Very good point. Faulty appeal to authority is a popular tactic with the left. “Sean Penn did a good job playing a buttnugget in that movie once. I bet he’s got some great insights on economic justice.”

    • bonnieblue2A

      That pretty much explains why Obama won the youth vote, twice.

  • waltzingmtilda

    Do yourselves a favor and read the comments section on the article. I am crying laughing…almost as good as the PIV thread here…

    • Catchance

      Oh, yes, definitely laugh-out-loud comments. One of my favs, from Matthieas: “What about number 6, magic ponies for everyone?”

  • waltzingmtilda

    I had to tweet him. I am LMAO so hard I almost feel bad for him.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwag42 Swagner

    Ironically, this reminds me of a book written by a different guy from the rolling stones: P. J. O’Rourke’s “Eat the rich”. It told the story of him starting out as a dumb Marxist in college and growing out of it around the same time he began to actually study it, as well as his travels to different countries and first-hand confirmation that, yes, socialism sucks.

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Jesse, sounds like a great idea. Now give me everything you own.

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hey Jesse, since everything belongs to everyone, you won’t mind me selling your article to another magazine, right? Oh, you do? Hypocrite!

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Why not, he plagiarized from Marx anyway.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Once upon a time there was a magazine that was respected in the world of musicians and music lovers. Where did it go?

    • grais

      It was taken over by juicebox jeenyuses.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They can handle juiceboxes?

  • Zach Smith

    This same genius wrote this in an article for Salon.com, “Investors aren’t doing the U.S. a favor by buying treasury securities; the U.S. is doing investors a favor by selling them.”

    What’s scary is that there are a lot of people who believe this kind of garbage. That’s why we end up with the likes of Obama and DeBlasio in office.

    • Suzyqpie

      “Poor people have been voting democrat for 50 years and they are still poor,” Chris Rock.

  • operanerd1986

    Over at Rolling Stone, nearly all of the comments are either mocking the article or helpfully pointing out that the Soviet Union already tried all of its suggestions, and they failed miserably.

  • Expat61

    Wow, great ideas. Until you become a business owner, or a land owner, or a person with private property. Once you become a have, then your perspective changes. Now ask that same guy to give his stash away to the have-nots, I am pretty sure that would harsh his mellow big time.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    You know what else blows? All that wind between JAMyerson’s ears. Doofus.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl Follow
    Google Translate did a pretty good Russian-to-English translation of this recently discovered Karl Marx column. http://ekdahl.co/1bF0aiC
    10:03 PM – 3 Jan 2014

    The only problem with this comment is that Karl Marx was German.

    • Zach Smith

      Maybe he wrote a column for a Russian newspaper.

    • NRPax

      True, but the Russians embraced his idiotic philosophy more than the Germans did so fewer people would have understood the joke if he said German.

    • Paige Jackson

      Didn’t Karl Marx let his own children starve, rather than work to support them? Because that’s the kind of thinker we need to emulate, right?

      • NRPax

        Looks like Downtwinkles the Troll is unhappy with our thoughts about Marx.

        • Paige Jackson

          Yeah, I’m all choked up.

          • NRPax

            I’ll find it in my heart to go on.

            Hey, Downtwinkles? I don’t mind you giving me a negative vote. But why not try challenging my ideas at the same time? Have some courage to go with your ideology.

          • Paige Jackson

            Courage totally clashes with that ideology.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Courage? What is this courage thing you speak of?

  • Kabong30

    Is it April already? How many bongs were harmed in the production of this story?

  • LegalizeShemp

    RS is a Communist rag which also put a terrorist on their cover with a Tiger Beat photo and wrote a glowing piece about how misunderstood he was. Filthy pot smoking Commies. That’s Trolling Stoned.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    I wish I had a dollar for every time some idiot told me that communist ideology was dead.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Read the rest of his stream. The guy’s actually proud of himself for coming out of the closet as a full-blown Marxist.

  • tjp77

    He forgot Economic Reform #6: If anyone disagrees with these measures, they are to be sent for immediate reeducation. If reeducation fails, they are to be shot as enemies of the proletariat.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Excerpt: But let’s think even bigger. Because as much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn’t have to work to survive? Enter the jaw-droppingly simple idea of a universal basic income, in which the government would just add a sum sufficient for subsistence to everyone’s bank account every month. A proposal along these lines has been gaining traction in Switzerland, and it’s starting to get a lot of attention here, too.

    We live in the age of 3D printers and self-replicating robots. Actual human workers are increasingly surplus to requirement – that’s one major reason why we have such a big unemployment problem. A universal basic income would address this epidemic at the root and provide everyone, in the words of Duke professor Kathi Weeks, “time to cultivate new needs for pleasures, activities, senses, passions, affects, and socialities that exceed the options of working and saving, producing and accumulating.”

    It was delusional enough when Marx came up with this BS. But how delusional do you have to be to imagine there are a bunch of self-capitalizing, self-maintaining and self-upgrading robots running on free (in every sense) energy? IOW they think that Marx was not just right about the future he predicted but that its time has arrived.

    Idiots. Absolutely stunning in their stupidity.

    • NRPax

      “err…Professor?”
      *sigh* “Yes?”
      “OK, that all sounds great, but who builds the robots? Who fixes the 3D printers? Who is going to deliver them? And if we have a population sitting around and doing nothing but drawing a check, where is the government going to get the money?”

      • objectivefactsmatter

        You don’t need money any longer. You just take stuff when you need it and the robots replenish it.

        The greedy capitalists confuse them with complicated narratives about adding value and productivity, depreciation, unknown variables and so forth. Anyone who has seen enough Hollywood films knows that you simply keep the good ideas from AI (the film) without adopting the bad stuff.

        It’s as simple as a 5-point plan. Come on you guys. You’re just stuck on oppression. You must be white or something and not enlightened by progressive thought. We might need to send you to a camp to help you make progress.

        His plan seems more like a 5-pint plan.

        • NRPax

          I am starting to think that he had a marathon of Star Trek The Next Generation on and realized that things can be made like magic.

    • Paige Jackson

      Leftists are resolutely ignorant when it comes to many, MANY facts and principles; first and foremost among those principles is TANSTAAFL. “The government should provide X and Y and Z for free, the government should give people…” As though the government’s money were somehow separate from ours. Maybe the government has magical purple money, with pictures of chickens on it or something. It’s the same type of thinking that spawned the sign, “Who needs fossil fuel? I ride the bus”, or words to that effect.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Their answer is not that we’re more rational, realistic or pragmatic (or competent, capable, etc.) but that we are simply greedy and unwilling to share the bounty of all that “self-perpetuating profit.”

        They think we’re ignorant, selfish and stuck in the past. Pretty ironic for a bunch of delusional Marxists to think that way.

    • Debra Blouin

      Remember what happened to the Tower of Babel? Stand back!

  • Wag_a_muffin

    One does not “refute” drivel.

  • alanstorm

    No one’s refuted him? History doesn’t count?

    Oh, sorry. He’s a leftie. No knowledge of history.

    My bad – carry on.

  • NRPax

    So basically, “Life is hard and I want other people to pay for me.”

    There. I summed up your points in one easily understood sentence. Now give me my payment!

  • Watcher3568

    Common core in action

  • supplyguy

    Hey, where’s mabele to defend this and tell us it’s not really communism if we vote for it? We can start our discussion all over again w/ him using his wife from the former Soviet Union as the end all be all to any debate on communism.

  • Clete Torres

    Yeah, because communism worked so well in the former (note the word former) USSR.

    Myerson = douchecanoe.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    So this means absolutely anyone off the street can now write for Rollingstone.

    Sorry Rollingstone I have my own facebook wall, I don’t need to read yours lol!

  • URGR82

    Does George Soros buy all the magazines to fund this rag? Who the hell still wastes their time with it?

  • Paige Jackson

    I LOOOOVE Harriet Baldwin!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Yeah, communism has only murdered 83 million people over the past 110 years! Let’s give it another chance.

    • truckee22

      Those inconvient and unpleasant facts will be ignored sir. Our Dear Leaders vision for America will not be hindered.
      The saddest part about this is the fact that there are that many morons out there who don’t see anything wrong with what he wrote, and think, like, that, like, makes total sense dude.

  • $84598387

    Well, things are happening in America I never thought I would live to see. They elected a communist in NYC.

    This story pushing communism. Legal weed and illegal firearm magazines.

    Illegal aliens now licensed to practice law but I need a license and get fingerprinted to purchase a regulated firearm in my state.

    A marriage license of 2 men married in Mass. is recognized in Maryland but my Florida concealed carry license is not recognized in Maryland. So much for equal protection of the law.

    • Jane Dough

      It’s all part of the new KKKK — Kool Kids Kommie Klub. (I’m trying to start a meme …)

  • jeanie6

    He conveniently ignores that the collapse of the old Soviet Union was directly attributed to his ‘rules’.

  • capisce

    “universal basic income, in which the
    government would just add a sum sufficient for subsistence to everyone’s bank
    account every month. ”

    Hypothetically, we all live happily ever after.
    Realistically, some people will be dead broke, month after month, by week one.
    Some people, by their own ingenuity, will grow their fair share into a fortune by providing a service or product that others will be willing to purchase with their fair share.
    The former will eventually take to the streets, railing against an unfair system that needs to be reformed by forcing the latter to give up their profits in the name of social justice and income equality.
    Well, that sounds familiar.
    No matter how many times you press the reset button – we will always end up with the haves and the have-nots.
    It’s human nature and progressives keep ignoring the history that repeatedly shows human nature cannot be legislated, regulated or socially-engineered to the point where conformity wins out over individualism.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      A point made by Robert Nozick in the book Anarchy, State and Utopia; he assumes that a Rawlsian redistribution (i.e., a Pareto-optimal one which does not eventually leave those least-well-off at the beginning even worse off than they started) would have to be continuous in order to work as designed and so would kill any incentive for anyone to want to do better than they are, if it means that it would only be taken from Peter to pay Paul– everyone would want to be Paul, not Peter. (Cf. Ayn Rand’s “Starnesville.”)

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      Exactly. Some people just can’t accept the fact that they just plain don’t have any unique skills to be entrepreneurial with, and being fabulously wealthy just isn’t going to be in the cards for them. Instead of living with it and doing what they can for their children, they just bitch that it’s unfair.

      I’ve accepted that I have no unique skills to provide. Why can’t they?

  • AmericanLass

    Liberals are incapable of an original thought. Trotting out old ideologies that were responsible for so much suffering, they prove just how evil man can be.

  • gregl311

    Okay, liberals. Name one place where Marxism has worked?…. That’s what I thought. Crickets.

    • WhoDat

      Name one place where pure capitalism has worked.

      • SutureSelf

        Well, you are obviously aware of capitalism’s success in the United States and virtually all other English-speaking nations and, generally, throughout Europe. That’s why you included the magical qualifier “pure” to your question. That way you can refute any example by claiming that it is insufficiently “pure.” Also, since “pure capitalism” is an undefined term, you can assign it any ad hoc meaning that may advance your point or obstruct a counterpoint at any convenient time.

        Also, the post to which you are responding made no mention of “pure” Marxism, so your invocation of the qualifier underscores even more transparently the bad faith of your argument.

        • Jane Dough

          Ouch, gonna need some Solarcaine for that burn! :)

        • WhoDat

          Someone who didn’t bite. Bravo.

        • Debra Blouin

          Well done!

      • gregl311

        Gee I don’t know. Everywhere.

      • Scott Carroll

        Name one place where pure capitalism has been tried.

      • FaithColeridge33

        Every single place that it’s ever been tried.

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        America.

        Next.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Define pure capitalism. Define capitalism if you can.

    • NRPax

      Doesn’t matter. Their acolytes will insist that they will succeed because now the right people will be in charge.

      • $59154503

        They’ll just claim that when it fails that it isn’t Socialism.

        • NRPax

          The only time I’ve ever seen Communism work as a well-functioning system was a Science Fiction novel. And the only explanation for why it worked was “It does, OK?”

          • $59154503

            It should speak volumes that the national socialist left has to change the name of it’s ideology at every turn.

            If it were functional it would be know by one name and not Marxism/Fascism/Stalinism/collectivism/Leniniam/collectivism/Communism/ etc.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      They’d probably say it worked for Chico, Harpo, and Groucho. :-)

      • gregl311

        Harpo was always my favorite.

        • Debra Blouin

          I see it on a tshirt:
          What kind of Marxist are you? (Check all that apply)
          __Groucho
          __Harpo (ps. Not Oprah’s production company, but maybe)
          __Chico
          OR
          ___Zeppo

          Karl kant make it; he had to move descartes into a special neitzsche!

  • Jim Denney

    Communications “gun” needs to learn, among everything else, the difference between “breaks” and “brakes.”

  • TocksNedlog

    If you venture into the deep waters and actually read the article, it reads as if written by a high school sophomore who has just discovered the wonders and inherent ‘fairness’ of collectivism.
    SHORTER: He drank the Kool-Aid and he liked it.

  • whateverdear

    I wouldn’t have believed it, but I daresay this piece has won the “Dumbest Thing I’ve EVER Read In My Life” award. And I’ve read some stupid stuff. Wow.

    • NRPax

      Oh come on; you’re telling me that this beat out the “all intercourse is rape” essay from yesterday? I question your judgment. -:-)

      • whateverdear

        LOL. I chalked that up to the writer being mentally ill. Also, it’s internally consistent. (Hee, I said ‘internally’.)

        This one is just a moron. His ‘suggestions’ don’t even make sense in the context of their own rationalizations.

        • NRPax

          Ah, gotcha. So your standard for something like that is if the writer otherwise seems to be mentally healthy and should know better. That makes sense.

  • Markward

    2014 is off to be the year of stupid!

  • Jake Bradford

    Rolling Stone is still in business? I thought those moldy old hippies died out ages ago…

  • $59154503

    One of the perennial talking points of national socialist left is that they aren’t Socialist – and their proof that they aren’t socialist is that they say they aren’t socialist…

    But just take a gander at this old list of the Manifesto of the Communist Party and try to find how the national socialist left parts company with the commies:

    Manifesto of the Communist Party
    Chapter II. Proletarians and Communists
    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.

  • GulfPundit

    Sure, communism slaughtered 100 million in the 20th century alone, but this time it’s on Twitter and stuff. We’ll do a hip 21st century version that will totally work and finally repeal those unjust laws of economics.

    • Paige Jackson

      Exactly. “The only reason it never worked before was because it wasn’t us doing it! This time for SURE!” It wasn’t so bad when it was Rocky and Bullwinkle thinking that way, but when people die as a result of this kind of demonic stupidity, the laughter stops.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The audacity of arrogance believing that something failed because “you” weren’t the person leading the charge.

        Unfortunately, with our everyone gets a trophy society, this belief is becoming more pervasive.

        • Paige Jackson

          The audacity of hubris.

  • Paige Jackson

    I think socioeconomic wisdom would actually be more believable coming from SHARON Stone than that rag.

  • http://leatherpenguin.com/ TC_LeatherPenguin

    “Quisqueyana Heights, NYC” doesn’t exist, hipsterdouchebag.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I think he was referring to the many tens nay hundreds of thousands of members of the “Dominican diaspora” in the NYC area, who magically become Puerto Ricans when the Immigration Department shows up.

  • FaithColeridge33

    Well I want my cut to be all the property of Rolling Stone. I’m gonna bet though that they don’t agree with that particular confiscation.

  • ICOYAR

    If only the public knew EXACTLY what communism did, then Marx would be discredited as soon as possible, and all communists condemned. All socialism and its offshoots ever did was mass murder hundreds of millions of people, impoverished the rest, and did nothing but destroy all for no reason, except to empower the government.

    • http://ikokujin.blogspot.com/ Photios

      The public as a whole will not know because 1) leftist public school “teachers” are sympathetic to Marx, 2) most voters are low info voters and cannot be bothered to learn anything – witness Obama’s reelection, 3) the entertainment industry, from which low info voters get what little information they have, is sympathetic to and will not show anything critical of socialism or Marxism.

      So, society does not learn. Marxist ideas would otherwise have died long ago.

  • icanhazconservative?

    Myerson has successfully trolled the wingnuts – lulz

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      So he trolled himself?

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    I have this hypothesis. I think there was a missing page in “The Communist Manifesto” which included the following disclaimer:

    The following is a work of satirical fiction and should not be enacted in any way, shape, or form.

  • heyheythere

    Stop I’ve been reading that PIV blog since yesterday. Truly fascinating. My favorite is the comment in which she addresses that she does not allow dissenting comments to be published. Also the way she states her thoughts as incontrovertible facts. THERE ARE NO OTHER VIEWPOINTS. NONE.

    • Debra Blouin

      I posted it to my FB with MY comments! What a sad excuse of a woman.

  • TDWilson

    William Bradford, Plymouth Colony Governor:

    “The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years, and that amongst the Godly and sober men, may well convince of the vanity and conceit of Plato’s and other ancients; — that the taking away of property, and bringing into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.”

  • Tom Ehret

    Guaranteed job for all? No problem. I need a swamp drained; all you Gender Studies majors grab a shovel.

  • $59154503

    Nationalize Rolling Stone
    One of the great intellects at Rolling Stone magazine has joined us in our call for universal misery. Jesse A. Myerson is calling on “millennials” to fight for five key economic reforms.

    1. Guaranteed work for everybody.
    2. Social Security for all.
    3. Take back the land.
    4. Make everything owned by everybody.
    5. A public bank in every state.

    As a result of Mr. Myerson’s call for universal free stuff, the editors at Rolling Stone have announced universal subscriptions for all! No more will Rolling Stone magazine participate in the outdated out of vogue economic policy of capitalism. As a sign of solidarity, from this day “FORWARD” Rolling Stone magazine and the artists it covers will give away the product of their efforts at no charge, from each according to his willingness, to each according to their desires.The iTunes library will be halting all mandatory payments for songs, movies, books, and etc. All future Hollywood actors will not receive compensation for their efforts and all future propaganda films will be universally distributed at no charge to the people’s.
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/nationalize-rolling-stone-t12766.html

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  • Im_Rick_James

    He’s a liar, too. I took his a@# to task on Twitter and refuted every single one of his points, one by one. Guess he was too smug to respond.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Call Rolling Stone and ask them how much they charge for advertising space. CAPITALIST PIGS!

  • Charles Hammond Jr

    Even Karl Marx admitted that Pure Communism was impossible in the long term and admitted that Communism doesn’t even work on paper.

    Every implementation of communism hasn’t even gotten as far as Karl Marx theorized it could.

    So why is it that some people still chase after a goal that is described by it’s founding author as impossible?

    • NRPax

      Because life is hard and religions like Marxism promise that if you just accept them, we’ll have paradise on Earth.

  • Mad Dog

    It’s Monday morning. Time to report for my guaranteed job for my guaranteed income. I think I’ll work at Rolling Sone Magazine. I’ve always wanted to be a jurnoliszt.

  • Chris Hightower

    Somebody get this guy a diaper and a wet-nurse. He’s obviously not ready to be a big-boy and take care of himself.

  • Alex

    Let’s remember where this idiot’s ideas lead: Communist regimes turn mass crime into a full-blown system of government. The breakdown of the number of deaths in these “for the people” scams:

    65 million in the People’s Republic of China

    20 million in the Soviet Union

    2 million in Cambodia

    2 million in North Korea

    1.7 million in Africa

    1.5 million in Afghanistan

    1 million in the Communist states of Eastern Europe

    1 million in Vietnam

    150,000 in Latin America (mainly Cuba)

    10,000 deaths “resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power”

  • jorionwood

    I refuse to believe that this article wasn’t written by a troll who some how conned their way into joining the staff at rolling stone. I can think of no other explanation as to why someone would write this immature twaddle.

    • StellaMoon

      As much as I’d like to believe this is satire or trolling, this kind of “thinking” is typical of many associated with the Occupy movement, which Myerson was very involved in.