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Kid tries to figure out what p*rn is but comes up with something worse. [NSFW]: A argumate Our descendants will find our songs about butts and preference for thick ones ridiculously quaint, much like the Victorians going apeshit over visible ankles. argumate #god knows what they will be into #livers maybe e alkthash Our constant exposure to pornography and easy smut will numb us to nudity. Eventually the hot new fetish will be gastro shows, where a live holographic display of the performers internal organs. argumate did you just invent vore shedoesnotcomprehend When I was a little kid being allowed to look things up on the internet for the first time, my mom gave me a Talk on Internet Safety. There were Things On The Internet, she explained. Inappropriate Things. Things I Was Too Young To See. Little me felt that I was a Girl Of The World. I had Seen Things, I pointed out. We had gone to the art museum; we had visited the part with the ancient Greek and Roman statues. I had seen (sotto voce) naked people. Not just in skimpy clothing, or underwear, or even a fig leaf, but entirely naked! There was nothing left for me to see! My (poor, patient) mother sighed. No, she explained, there were Other Things. Things I Had Not Seen. Things Of Which I Did Not Know. They were on the internet, and I was to avoid them. It was clear that this was the Parental Final World. But Small Me was left terribly, terribly curious. I'd thought l'd understood how things worked – a picture of a person in regular clothes was modest; a picture of a person in a little less than that, like Marilyn Monroe with her skirt being blown up, was a little bit racy; a picture of a person in underwear was pretty much a sex thing; and a picture of a totally naked person was (if it wasn't art or anatomy) pornography. So how could there be something more so than a totally naked person? What could this wrong forbidden inappropriate unnatural thing be? The sequence so far had made sense! Less clothes, more inappropriate! And eventually you got down to nothing at all at which point you'd seen everything there was to see and nothing was left private anymore and married people could engage in baby-producing activities! So I mulled this over for a long time. And finally, I came to a conclusion: Clearly, the next step in the sequence had to be taking off your skin. This was extremely explanatory! No wonder this Secret Thing was so wrong - you had to skin someone alive to produce it! No wonder they didn't want kids seeing it – how traumatic! This really was a Perverted Deviance Of Modern Society! Small Me proceeded to make the obvious series of extrapolations from this. There would be videos of people slowly and sexily removing their own skin, or other people's skin, of course. There'd be images arranged to look like someone was removing their skin when they really weren't. Some truly disturbed perverts would be watching videos where the muscle was stripped off, to show organs and bones. And no wonder sex slavery and prostitution were so horrifying, if women were being forced into that. (Yes. Yes, I was familiar with the concept of prostitution but couldn't figure out the concept of porn. What can I say; I had a classical education. Turns out one of those comes up in Great Literature a lot more often than the other.) In any case, Small Me continued to operate under this assumption for quite some time, happy in its explanatory power, and feeling Terribly World-Wise And Jaded. (And occasionally feeling vaguely guilty that clearly I was not nearly so innocent as my mother thought.) Finding out what pornography actually involved was kind of anticlimactic, really. argumate good lord. Source:argumate 26.573 notes Kid tries to figure out what p*rn is but comes up with something worse. [NSFW]
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Tumblr user learns about porn: A argumate Our descendants will find our songs about butts and preference for thick ones ridiculously quaint, much like the Victorians going apeshit over visible ankles. argumate #god knows what they will be into #livers maybe e alkthash Our constant exposure to pornography and easy smut will numb us to nudity. Eventually the hot new fetish will be gastro shows, where a live holographic display of the performers internal organs. argumate did you just invent vore shedoesnotcomprehend When I was a little kid being allowed to look things up on the internet for the first time, my mom gave me a Talk on Internet Safety. There were Things On The Internet, she explained. Inappropriate Things. Things I Was Too Young To See. Little me felt that I was a Girl Of The World. I had Seen Things, I pointed out. We had gone to the art museum; we had visited the part with the ancient Greek and Roman statues. I had seen (sotto voce) naked people. Not just in skimpy clothing, or underwear, or even a fig leaf, but entirely naked! There was nothing left for me to see! My (poor, patient) mother sighed. No, she explained, there were Other Things. Things I Had Not Seen. Things Of Which I Did Not Know. They were on the internet, and I was to avoid them. It was clear that this was the Parental Final World. But Small Me was left terribly, terribly curious. I'd thought l'd understood how things worked – a picture of a person in regular clothes was modest; a picture of a person in a little less than that, like Marilyn Monroe with her skirt being blown up, was a little bit racy; a picture of a person in underwear was pretty much a sex thing; and a picture of a totally naked person was (if it wasn't art or anatomy) pornography. So how could there be something more so than a totally naked person? What could this wrong forbidden inappropriate unnatural thing be? The sequence so far had made sense! Less clothes, more inappropriate! And eventually you got down to nothing at all at which point you'd seen everything there was to see and nothing was left private anymore and married people could engage in baby-producing activities! So I mulled this over for a long time. And finally, I came to a conclusion: Clearly, the next step in the sequence had to be taking off your skin. This was extremely explanatory! No wonder this Secret Thing was so wrong - you had to skin someone alive to produce it! No wonder they didn't want kids seeing it – how traumatic! This really was a Perverted Deviance Of Modern Society! Small Me proceeded to make the obvious series of extrapolations from this. There would be videos of people slowly and sexily removing their own skin, or other people's skin, of course. There'd be images arranged to look like someone was removing their skin when they really weren't. Some truly disturbed perverts would be watching videos where the muscle was stripped off, to show organs and bones. And no wonder sex slavery and prostitution were so horrifying, if women were being forced into that. (Yes. Yes, I was familiar with the concept of prostitution but couldn't figure out the concept of porn. What can I say; I had a classical education. Turns out one of those comes up in Great Literature a lot more often than the other.) In any case, Small Me continued to operate under this assumption for quite some time, happy in its explanatory power, and feeling Terribly World-Wise And Jaded. (And occasionally feeling vaguely guilty that clearly I was not nearly so innocent as my mother thought.) Finding out what pornography actually involved was kind of anticlimactic, really. argumate good lord. Source:argumate 26.573 notes Tumblr user learns about porn
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As By Popular request, Just Zoom In COMRADES.: bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new fo rms of struggle in place of the old ones. * By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labour. By proletariat, the class of modern wage labourers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labour power in order to live. [Engels, 1888 English edition] t That is, all written histo ry. In 1847, the pre-history of society, the social organisation splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other - Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. From the serfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns. From these burgesses the first elements of the bourgeoisie were developed. The discovery of America, the rounding of the Cape, opened up fresh g round for the rising bourgeoisie. The East-Indian and Chinese markets, the colonisation of America, trade with the colonies, the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally, gave to commerce, to navigation, to industry, an impulse never befo re known, and bourgeoisie developed, increased its capital, and pyshed into the background every class handed down from the Middle Ages. We see, the refore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes of production and of exchange. Each step in the develop ment of the bourgeoisie was accompanied by a corresponding political advance of that class. An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the medieval commune* : here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany); there taxable "third estate" of upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his "natural superiors", and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked selfinterest, than callous "cash payment". It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious This was the name given their urban communities by the townsmen of Italy and France, after they had purchased or conquered their initial rights of self-govern ment from their feudal lords. [Engels, 1890 German edition] "Commune" was the name ta ken in France by the nascent to wn s even befo re they must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connexions everywhere. The bourgeoisie has through its exploitation of the world market given a cos mopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. but raw material drawn from the remotest zones; industries whose products are consumed, not only at home, but in every quarter of the globe. n place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, unive rsal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrowmindedness become more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together. Subjection of Nature's forces to man, machinery, application of chemistry to industry and agriculture, steam-navigation, railways, electric telegraphs, clearing of who le continents for cultivation, canalisation of rivers, whole populations conjured out of the ground-what earlier century had even a presentiment that such productive forces slumbered in the lap of social labour? We see then: the means of production and of exchange, on whose foundation the bourgeoisie built itself up, were generated in feudal society. At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agricultu re and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters. They had to be burst asunder; they were burst asunder. Into the ir place stepped free competition, accompanied by a social and political constitution adapted in it, and the economic and political sway of the bourgeois class. A similar movement is going on before our own eyes. Modern their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeois. Thus, the whole histo rical movement is concentrated in the hands of the bourgeoisie; every victo ry so obtained is a victory for the bourgeoisie. But with the development of industry, the proletariat not only increases in number; it becomes concentrated in greater masses, its strength grows, and it feels that strength more. The various interests and conditions of life within the ranks of the proletariat are more and more equalised, in proportion as machinery obliterates all distinctions of labour, and nearly everywhe re country must, of course, first of all settle matters with its own bourgeoisie. In depicting the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point whe re that war brea ks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat. Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes. But in order to oppress a class, certain conditions mu st be assured to it under which it can, at least, continue its Communist Party an over-riding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state, that it has to feed him, instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie, in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society. The essential conditions for the existence and for the sway of the bourgeois class is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labour. Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the labourers. The advance of industry, whose represent the interests of the movement as a whole. The Communists, therefo re, are on the one hand, practically, the most advanced and resolute section of the working-class parties of every country, that section which pushes forward all others; on the other hand, theoretically, they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the line of march, the conditions, and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement. The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, at is to do away with the status of women as me re instruments of production. For the rest, nothing is more ridiculous than the virtuous indignation of our bourgeois at the community of women which, they pretend, is to be openly and officially established by the Communists. The Communists have no need to introduce community of women; it has existed almost from time immemorial. Our bourgeois, not content with having wives and daughters of their proleta rians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, take the greatest pleasure in seducing each othe r's wives. Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production. These measures will, of course, be different in different countries. Neve rthe less, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable. 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated inco me tax. 3. Abolition of all rights of in heritance. 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 class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swe pt away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class. In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association, in whi ch the free develop ment of each is the condition for the free development of all. IlII. Socialist and Communist Literature 1. Reactionary Socialism A. Feudal Socialism Owing to their histo rical position, it became the vo cation of the aristo cracies of F rance spirits.t As the parson has ever gone hand in hand with the landlord, so has Clerical Socialism with Feudal Socialism. * Not the English Resto ration (1660-1689), but the French Restoration (1814-1830). [Note by Engels to the English edition of 1888.] t This applies chiefly to Germany, where the landed aristocracy and squirearchy have large portions of their estates cultivated for their own account by stewards, and are, moreover, extensive beetroot-sugar manufacture rs and distillers of potato spirits. The wealthier British aristo cracy are, as yet, rather above that; but they, too, know how to make up for declining rents by lending their names society. The individual members of this class, however, are being constantly hurled down into the proletariat by the action of competition, and, as modern industry develops, they even see the moment approaching when they will co mpletely disappear as an independent section of modern society, to be replaced in manufactures, agriculture and commerce, by overlooke rs, bailiffs and shopmen. In countries like France, where the peasants constitu te far more than half of the population, it was natural that writers who sided with the proletariat against the bourgeoisie s hould use, in their criticism of the bourgeois régime, the standard of And on its part German Socialism recognised, more and more, its own calling as the bombastic representative of the petty-bourgeois Philistine. It proclaimed the German nation to be the model nation, and the German petty Philistine to be the typical man. To every villainous meanness of this model man, it gave a hidden, hig her, Socialistic interpretation, the exact contrary of its real character. It went to the extreme length of directly opposing the "brutally destru ctive " tendency of Communism, and of proclaiming its supreme and impartial contempt of all class struggles. With very few exceptions, all the so-called Socialist and Communist publications that now (1847) circulate in Germany belong to the domain of this foul and enervating literature. 2. Conservative or Bourgeois Socialism A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances in order to secure the continued existence of bourgeois society. To this section belong economists, philanthro pists, humanitarians, improve rs of the condition of the wo rking class, organisers of charity, members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, temperance fanatics, hole-and-corner reforme rs of every imaginable kind. This form of socialism has, mo reover, been wo rked out into complete syste ms. We may cite Proudhon's Philosophie de la Misère as an exa mple of this fo rm. The Socialistic bourgeois want all the advantages of modern social conditions without the struggles and dangers necessarily resulting therefrom. They desire the existing state of society, minus its revolutionary and disintegrating elements. T hey wish for a bourgeoisie without a proletariat. The bourgeoisie naturally conceives the world in which it is supreme to be the best; and bourgeois Socialism develops this comfortable conception into various more or less complete systems. In requiring the proletariat to carry out such a system, and edition of 1890.] 32 Chapter Ill: Socialist and Communist Literatu re Bourgeois Socialism attains adequate exp ression when, and only when, it becomes a mere figure of speech. Free trade: for the benefit of the working class. Protective duties: for the benefit of the working class. Prison Reform: for the benefit of the working class. This is the last word and the only seriously meant word of bourgeois so cialism. It is summed up in the phrase: the bourgeois is a bourgeois - for the benefit of the wo rking class. 3. Critical-Utopian Socialism and Communism We do not here re fer to that literatu re which, in every great modern revolution, has eyes, into the propaganda and the practical carrying out of their social plans. In the formation of their plans, they are conscious of caring chiefly for the inte rests of the wo rking class, as being the most suffering class. Only from the point of view of being the most suffering class does the proletariat exist for the m. The undeveloped state of the class struggle, as well as their own surroundings, causes Socialists of this kind to consider themselves far superior to all class antagonisms. They want to improve the condition of every member of society, even that of the most favoured. Hence, they habitually appeal to society at large, without possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introdu ce along with its suprema cy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin. The Communists turn their attention chiefly to Germany, because that country is on the eve of a bourgeois revolution that is bound to be carried out under more advanced conditions of European civilisation countries. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. 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