Topics: Marxism, Capitalism, Karl Marx Pages: 2 (639 words) Published: August 12, 2013
Kenny Pangilinan

Before reading this paper, let’s first play pretend. Let’s say that you are a 5-year old child. You don’t conceive nor discern anything other than dragons getting beaten or damsels in distress being rescued by handsome princes. You are a 5-year old child, seeking and wondering how this unknown world can be conquered. I, on the other hand, will try my best to explain to you in the simplest of ways. But of course, given that fact that you are young (in fact, a kid) you must know how the boundaries work. And first I tell you this thing (just to see what effect it can have on you). This thing called parasitism: the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it. And of course you stare at me in complete awe, wondering what on earth was I thinking in trying to make you understand this thing. In retrospect on the context of fairy tales and children scenarios, imagine a bully. This bully gets free lunch every single day in school. He does this because he in fact, is a bully and people get scared of him because he has the “power.” He takes advantage of people that can do things for him and does not care about anything as long as he had this ground to conquer. According to Jason Read “People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism.

A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. 

Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.” But of course to make you understand further, what is capitalism? Think about Rumpelstiltskin. Think about how he gets everything he wants by giving people what they desperately need and wish for in exchange for something that would benefit him even more and burden those people in a much different level. Rumpelstiltksin may appear to have “capitalist ideas”. Think of...
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