The emmerdization thesis

Part of orthodox Marxist derptheory is the “immiseration thesis” according to which

in proportion as capital accumulates, the situation of the worker, be his payment high or low, must grow worse. […] Accumulation of wealth at one pole is, therefore, at the same time accumulation of misery, the torment of labour, slavery, ignorance, brutalization and moral degradation at the opposite pole, i.e. on the side of the class that produces its own product as capital.

Karl Marx, “Das Kapital”

In “tribute”, I now offer the “emmerdization thesis”. Emmerder quelqu’un, in French, literally means “pushing somebody into the sh*t” [merde]; idiomatically it’s the equivalent of “to p*ss somebody off”. This is the process going on in modern wokeocracy, as the Anointed Brahmandarins, as full of themselves as they are full of “merde”, push the Benighted rest of us ever deeper into the “merde” — and eventually will succeed in “emmerder” the Benighted to such a degree that an explosion of the whole cesspool becomes inevitable.

“let us not allow ourselves to be s**t upon by little c***s” (illustrative picture from a French Yellow Vests website)

The classical immiseration thesis, of course, hasn’t aged well in the 20th century. The process of emmerdization, however, is all around us.

3 thoughts on “The emmerdization thesis

  1. Bravo! Anything the left touches turns to sh*t. Has been proven over and over, but the left does not learn from past mistakes. Mierdas touch (mierda in Spanish means sh*t) is a perfect metaphor..

  2. Various social theorists have addressed the “immiseration” thesis. I think Lenin was first to advocate it as a way to bring on the socialist revolution. However, the “immiserators” are roughly balanced by the “knee-jerkers,” who claim that what causes a socialist upheaval is “a knee in the satisfactions curve:” i.e., a decline in a previously rising condition of prosperity. Of course both schools of thought, being utterly arbitrary and tendentious in their pseudo-analytical formulations of “misery” and “prosperity,” are “plein de merde.” But that’s too long an essay for this comment section.

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