tv Arts.21 - Revolutionary and Hip as Ever Karl Marx Deutsche Welle November 24, 2018 10:30pm-11:00pm CET
don't look too soon to me she needs to be a good. action. to. discover the way to. subscribe to a documentary. welcome to arts twenty one. this time around we focus on a very famous man with a beard and a vision karl marx revolutionary thinker hero of the working class pop icon he was born two hundred years ago. it what it does mind says that
unimaginable credibly completely different worse than our marx denounced the power of capital and lived in poverty he wanted to start a revolution and wanted the workers of the world to free themselves from the chains of capitalism today he himself is a commodity mark sells so how relevant are his theories today the. depth as over the hedge fund managers and captains of industry i've met a starting to read marx again in the oxford is and why is that the twenty one takes a look at what col marx can tell us today and how he became who he was. all revolutions of so far only proven one thing namely that much can be changed but not human nature and that goes for myself as well how exasperating.
was karl marx this man of many contradictions he was born in eighteen eighteen in a small german town a trio the son of a lawyer his start in life was hardly proletarian the young coral soon stood out as a vain non-conformist and a broody outsider. while studying law in berlin he soon realised how much more exciting philosophy was he thinking fascinated him what if mankind could truly influence the course of history and nothing was god given he joined rebellious student groups and became a foreign in the side of the prussians state in eight hundred forty three he married his childhood sweetheart jennifer invest although she adored his revolutionary ideas marx was less of a genius when it came to handling money he was constantly broke and not terribly faithful either. in the same year the young couple had to leave their home as mark says works were censored here so they headed for paris here marks met up with.
the wealthy son of an industrialist the two inspired one another enters his loyal admirer marks the shining light. how practical that angle is had money to fund them both marx himself much preferred thinking to working. in eight hundred forty eight his great work the communist manifesto was published as an angry response to industrialization in the one nine hundred centuries it called for an end to the exploitation of workers who were being killed toiling in capitalist factories and included his rallying cry working men of the world unite you have nothing to lose but your chains. marks the trouble maker one year later he was expelled from france and moved to england the heart of capitalism marx analyzed and scrutinized the mechanisms of this. system only he
who knows his enemy can defeat him in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven marks published a huge book death cut his heart he recognized that the work of many benefits the profit of the few down with this evil system but what should take its place even marx had no definitive answer to that question. marks died in eight hundred eighty three a nineteenth century philosopher whose bold theories are today as exciting and controversial as ever. the country that is more developed industrially only shows to the last developed the image of its own future. what would happen if karl marx rose from the dead and woke up in modern day london would he recognize the city where he lived in exile it may be
a dream destination for well heeled tourists but with all its luxury shops and flats it's a nightmare for the working classes. could marks afford to live in the inner city absolutely not they'd likely wind up sleeping in a phone booth so what would marx have to say today exploitation commodity fetishism and the power of money which of his theories are still relevant. at piccadilly circus i meet marx research. she came to london a decade ago to study marxist writings in the libraries where he once read and conducted research pradelle it takes us on a walking tour through soho the area where marx once lived of first stop a former red lion pub birthplace of a communist manifesto today it's a cocktail lounge what marks be shocked surely he would be surprised to see so offered today because i think the army it was the. if it was
a very poor. lot of german and european that if you actually lived here but i don't think you would be surprised to see capitalism today i think of that actually he predicted many of the processes that we are witnessing today from you know the kind of a globalization of production and. increasing migration and internationalizing issue and not only of capital but those of the working class. comics himself has become a product marketed around the globe there's even a hassle in chinatown named after him well i guess even philosophers have to get a haircut sometimes. this is dean street where marx lived with his wife jenny and their children in a two room flat they barely had enough money for rent and food three of their children died during that time and so. marcus knew about the daily struggle for
survival in his day people were literally worked to death in factories that still happens today in places like china and bangladesh but in europe too exploitation remains common and has gotten worse in the wake of the economic crisis the crisis has led to increasing exploitation because one of the effect of the kaiser's doesn't been just like cutting on social services lowering wages and so on but also lengthening of the working time working hours the number of people that work more than forty eight hours so we has increased by mean years after the crisis when we talk about exploitation with to talk about the working conditions of chinese workers in bangladesh seamstresses if we look at the struggles of workers. at the fox scorn in china who protested against the new month conditions in the factories they actually kind of made. kid these are relations that are behind our commodities
but if we go to an opposite door here or above the people in that they are always saw the overworked so the awareness can actually link together people from different parts of the ward i don't think it's something that concerns on ali conscious in the south facing kids it's a kind of globalized experience that's actually marks a pretty. believes in the communist ideal of international solidarity and the policy of the collective but are we really ready to do without to consume less so others have more from life. i'm on my way to the south of london to meet me not power she's a renowned expert on marx and a staunch feminist watch what marx have to say about the gender pay gap and gender inequality why are men still paid more than women for the same work. patriarchy and
capitalism is a very you know a happy fit they love each other and that she will have to listen does is to reinforce the differences between men and women and to treat women as property. on the basis of their capacity to reproduce. both singles most recognize this let's take a look into the future worlds where there's artificial intelligence doing labor for us. could it be that there won't be such a thing as a working class anymore we're not yet to the point at which you would say that robots in the car after our babies or that we should be like employ robots to take care of older people is let me this you know they have trial these things in parts of the world rights of free enterprise for example they might be a distraction but they're not replacement for human contact on the one hand i'd be quite happy if women and men didn't have to so say if we could replace it with sex robots or something like that and if you could generate an ai did you you know.
it's a job like that would be better in the sense that if he were human beings would be straighted. but at the same time i'm not sure this is like what we should be aiming for if it can help us be more together and more solidarity and help each other find other ways not inches. kamarck lies buried in highgate cemetery marks is dead long live marks we need visionary thinkers like you more than ever as the problems of exploitation poverty and inequality remain unsolved kamarck outlined a vision of a better world but it's up to us to created. vanity might be flattering but he who surrenders to fame. a mere shadow of himself.
his ideas the revolutionary change society and altered the course of world history . but is that enough to make someone an icon. or a poster boy for communism a cult figure a cartoon character no for that you have to have something more certain something under bush the main plus plenty of facial hair contests either. you're. for all your marks this community spirit or i don't march the new step by. karl karl marx buddha heart and tar. and so if you ask your to exist there's a. good. part of it and two peter. was his looks. became his trademark draws them
circles draw santa the code and draw the hat add a dark moustache presto calm arcs everyone knows him if not his works. night is indeed a unique occasion in the history of television we are very privileged and deeply honored to have with us in the studio comox founder of modern socialism and also of the communist manifesto. the development of the industrial polar terry out is conditioned by what other development. yes today's analyses have been degraded to catchy slogans and marx himself has become almost a comic figure both eccentric and unworldly brave mom kamaishi final question. who won the cup final in one hundred forty. knots has become the ultimate pop icon he's among the famous faces featured on the beatles listen to a album cover for sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band. and as soon
as there's any talk of revolution. man and wife bits are sure to follow. blogs has come to stand for rebellion and nonconformity. the pop industry knows this and profits from its. last year the life of the young called came to the big screen the film depicts him as a firebrand who gave rousing speeches about the plight of the crowd terry at different times what. type christians you. mean i'm sure you don't need to be good as my. father to go nuts and two good friends too cool nineteenth century revolutionaries who aren't afraid of a run in with feel sorry she's. dancing to access to. the social mission exemption . seasoned exemption from. the advertising
industry loves provocative people who stand out from the crowd like fidel castro visiting an old age home for revolutionaries people who fought against the power of money. take a dollar and cull mugs are among those here who. are. now mugs himself has been degraded to an instrument of capital a means to sell us. much of what he stood for maybe dead but part of mogs does live on in modern hipsters what they lack in manifestos they make up for with facial hair his bit could be mugs as most lost in taxi. i don't want to hear any critique critique homes my spirit even if it sometimes is
beneficial. it's time to celebrate calm monks and web better to do it. is best placed mugs can be found here on every street corner and in every shape and size several exhibitions are celebrating the town's made famous sun. the avoidant come on we want to place karl marx and his era and his century as well as a bed him in the discussions of our time so he's not isolated up there on a lonely pedestal. taken down from his pedestal he has an invitation to get to know someone who has previously just been ideology. like this drawing a scene in public for the first time trains a young scene that's what friends are. not system used as a projection screen searching for traces in the communist manifesto i have been a bit two hundred editions translated into almost sixty languages. and each has its
own interpretation of. the manifesto in chinese. the country has a particular relationship with its idol karl marx the liberator the critic of capitalism this is how the communist party in china most likes to see him they send travel groups to tree house where marx was born is a hot spot of red tourism b.s. is a very great man you know. it's what we were taught in school i think he's a very famous and excellent revolutionary. forces records. there with his from time marx comments expressed many important opinions and is very important for china also for the revolution. which is why a modern interpretation is called for a marx rap anthem commissioned by chinese state television or tools for the.
coolest people top yet listening to hip beats relevant reading tried bulks that's how marx can appeal to the young chinese system the masses a lot in common with a generation that was born post ninety's. this is chinese quote that translates as marx is a post ninety's kid to kid the cool guy you can relate to and have stuff in common with that's what's behind this relaunch of his image of tibet. image grooming in a country which could not be further removed from the idea of a classless society a country where hard core captain isn't rules and censorship human rights violations is this the freedom mark streamed on. the communist but i communist party of china has always officially referred to marx but not always this explicitly. basically china sees the financial crisis of two thousand and eight two thousand and nine as an opportunity to promote the chinese system or. this means if the communist party of. inner talks about marxism today it doesn't necessarily have
a great deal to do with his works. in his anniversary year marks is also available in x x al created by an artist loyal to the party the statue was a gift from china to the city of korea. you could dress excess the china is how this is a validation of marxism back preaching or. the ideology of karl marx is correct and should be protected as the heritage of all of mankind he is in our hearts in a huge way point. this figure is also here five and a half meters of hero worship for the city of accept such a gift or does this mean the city is paying homage to a communist system there is a hefty criticism from dissidents. in she now in china millions and millions of people have been killed in the name of marxism. this regime this past
instead of coming to terms with the past it is foisting such a huge outdated monstrosity onto the city of tria. leeson whilst home that. runs giant is a political issue and planted right in the heart of korea. that what. caused this statue is not a work of art or a historical figure it's an instrument of propaganda from the chinese government you or. me as decided it is a welcome gift now comics has been placed on the pedestal he was meant to come down from had a solid communist ideology. that this means that the ideology is also being honored of course it's problematic but on the other hand it's part of what we have to go along with today or. one more tourist
attraction for chinese pilgrims. mark says not only been claimed by dubious state ideologies but is also a darling of merchandising would have to wonder what the critical philosophy of really have been flattered. the worker becomes all the poorer the more wealthy produces the devaluation of the world a man is in direct proportion to be increasing value of the world of things. in an age of turbo capitalism high frequency trading and hedge funds some are wondering was karl marx right after all the documentary system era looks at the state of the world and probes their obsession with unlimited economic growth. is a very good a difficult thing. to offer so how much is it to satisfy human capital is to learn
is mentioned to do from is a verb is what is how does you know in the cost. growth at any price is that the new religion directive florian all that says film delves into the world of high finance meets global players and looks for the era in this system. required for a long and very i ask myself why politicians business people and even ordinary citizens are so obsessed with economic growth even though we've known for forty years that this growth is harmful in the end that infinite growth isn't possible on a finite planet by. both its looks back to the time of germany's post-war economic miracle. back then no one was talking about a crisis of capitalism. if we look at the history of west germany it's clear that economic growth practically gave it
a night density after the second world war a positive identity. because. then came the oil crisis of the seventy's and the boom times look set to end financial controls were loose and the era of unfettered capitalism began so the so-called big bang. the city was all about financial deregulation let's go let the market decide where money now talks now money wins money rules the world all that shows how the pressure to create growth keeps increasing shows the insanity of the numbers involved. it's been fun for click for six hundred million. to see instinct just getting what i want. to you don't know what the market is for testing i already seem to sign. you myself as a capital on the system. to that system. if.
everyone realizes that we've entered a new level of capitalism with one that's pushing its own limits even stock market traders in new york even high frequency traders who deal in this heart of darkness every day say they don't understand it anymore. the first in. the number of those who don't understand it is growing along with the cost of this unlimited growth in china markets are expanding at a mind boggling rate. every year in a range of ten or fifteen and you have to be real that's why when i look around to every time well i'm asking about the perspective of the market i can not the measures a dime ation of this market when i have the reference of one point four billion which is even more important than the horror of europe. take much of it also brazil's third largest state the rain forest is being destroyed to make the state one of the world's biggest food produces. was advanced newsreels.
use for a song over the same spot are going to. convene set a new cancer. you know. i just don't believe. that think you. think. to understand the power of the markets julian travelled the world to talk with brokers and bank has many disturbing admissions. so this idea that. the markets are. somehow going to support. a very very large base of the population and kind of produce returns for them when in our space all we do is try
to eliminate those returns i mean that's the job. and his way col knocks comes in. because. i think the rideable number of the things he analyzed and on highly topical today he predicted a lot of things happen for a while and even the hedge fund managers and captains of industry i've met are starting to read marx again to understand what's going on around them. i think will be seen over the last few years is cracks in the in the shiny surface of capitalism and as you look look more closely. you see this you see that these cracks go right to the heart of the model. in this film is a cool to take a closer look at those cracks to search for the era inherent in the system just as
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