Silence is golden …

So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me because I, too, am fluent in silence.

But an avid reader, and this for sure!

Hegel’s Weltgeist, or “world spirit,” is a complex idea that refers to the unfolding of reason and consciousness throughout history. He believed that history progresses through a series of conflicts and contradictions, ultimately leading to a state of greater freedom and self-awareness. Marx, a young Hegelian, initially adopted this concept but reinterpreted it in a more materialist way. He saw the Weltgeist as not a spiritual force but as the collective activity of humans, driven by economic and social conditions. This shift laid the foundation for Marx’s critique of capitalism and his vision of a communist society.

Karl Marx and Hegel (Reception) to be continued …

Marx’s visions of communism have been debated for centuries, with various factors cited as contributing to their shortcomings in practice in Western Societies. Here are some key points to consider plus the intercultural Gaps:

Economic Challenges:

  • Central planning: Implementing large-scale central planning proved difficult, often leading to inefficiencies and shortages.
  • Individual incentives: Critics have argued that communist systems lacked mechanisms to effectively motivate individuals and encourage innovation.

Political Challenges:

  • Authoritarianism: The transition to a stateless, classless society envisioned by Marx often resulted in authoritarian regimes, contradicting the principles of individual freedom and democracy.
  • Power imbalances: The concentration of power in the hands of the state or one ruling party created opportunities for abuse and exploitation.

Social challenges:

  • Human nature: Some argue that Marx’s vision underestimated the complexities of human nature, including individual desires for autonomy, recognition, and material possessions.
  • Adaptability: Communist systems often struggled to adapt to changing social and economic circumstances.

Pls take into account and remember that these are pretty simple generalizations, and specific historical contexts played a significant role in the successes and failures of various communist states like Russia and China. You should research more and on your own, why these rather optimistic visions of Karl Marx have failed so far. Hegel might have argued, the Weltgeist takes more time than thought or Die Rechnung ohne den Wirt gemacht: Der Wirt ist eben ein Mensch, und kein Weltgeist …

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Das muss ich erneut lesen, faszinierend …Mit Dank an den Autor David Proud! Immer wieder voller Energie und selbst ein Freigeist wie Hegel und andere …

Ich lese auch seine Posts ueber den Deutschen Idealismus! Danke Mr David Proud – Nomen Est Omen.

From Australia with my best wishes yours


Last not least a poem:

Success as the fruit of hard work:
A prize earned, not given in vain.
Wealth as a reward for the soil of labor,
But not the real goal.

Hard work, a key to open doors
And unimagined possibilities.
Success, the sweet reward that pours,
For those who were brave in the right place at the right time.

Wealth always fleeting, that fades with time,
Only passing pleasure,
Only passing glamour.
But the legacy of hard work remains forever,
Etched in the annals of a person’s history.

Success, a measure of an individual’s worth,
But hard work and integrity are the true wealth.

Beatles Golden Slumbers