Marx and the lumpenproletariat.

In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1852), Marx gives this description of the lumpenproletariat:

Alongside decayed roués with dubious means of subsistence and of dubious origin, alongside ruined and adventurous offshoots of the bourgeoisie, were vagabonds, discharged soldiers, discharged jailbirds, escaped galley slaves, swindlers, mountebanks, lazzaroni, pickpockets, tricksters, gamblers, maquereaux [pimps], brothel keepers, porters, literati, organ grinders, ragpickers, knife grinders, tinkers, beggars—in short, the whole indefinite, disintegrated mass, thrown hither and thither, which the French call la bohème.[3]

Slavery

I am interested in modern day slavery, in Australia
Our government has our young, our old, our sick and our indigenous people on compulsory/voluntary work - Slavery

It costs a cool billion dollars and seems to have no appreciable effect on the unemployment rate, how could we imagine a pool of free labor would?
Social Security payments were never seen as a "wage" so people are working for no pay - Slavery

Even if we were to argue that the payments were a "wage" they are 30% below the poverty level and below the minimum wage, so illegal.
Working for less than subsistence is still - Slavery

There are no holidays.

There is no accident compensation insurance.

No rights, entitlements or choice.

Slavery..................

handcuff

What do you think about this?………………

Are you comfortable about calling it Slavery?…………………………………………….

What should I do about it?……………………

Integrating Facebook

Most of my work in social media has been using Facebook so I need to leverage those resouces and integrate with FB

There seems to be an official Facebook plugin, feedback is mixed and there doesn’t seem to have been any maintenance for the last couple of years.
I gave this plugin a miss and went for this one https://smashballoon.com/

SO WHAT I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT IS TO UPDATE THIS POST (I HAVE USED CAPS TO MARK THE NEW MATERIAL

I WILL CHANGE THE DATE TO TODAY 22ND OF JANUARY, SO AS TO BUMP IT TO THE TOP

I AM ALSO GOING TO INSTALL THE FB PLUGIN TO EXPLORE

It works go see the page

looking at formats
https://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats

 

 

..a minor setback

I put the wrong powerplug into the back of my computer
5volts reversed polarity
the laptop died without a whimper.

So so I bought two new recycled ones from Australian Computer Traders and i’m getting back to business

I enjoyed my experience with Australian Computer Traders so much I bought another one for a friend
Takes a bit of setting up but he has a useable laptop for $135

Today

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Today i’m working on the site structure:

Everything I post here is included in a category of posts, You can see the categories that have posts in them in the sidebar under the heading PROJECTS, to the right.

Categories have subcategories, I used a plugin called

I have built pages for each project and example is

The idea is that when I make a post I can publish that post to a variety of places that are part of that project and participate in

The idea is that I can participate in conversations in a number of other place using post from here

one model might be a package the contains:

  • A meme which get across one point
  • the meme contains a link to a post
  • the information includes an archive of past discussion
  • the post is undated to include new information
  • and there are places for discussion

https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-visibility/

 

CAN I BUMP UPDATED POSTS – yes change the time stamp

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