Paper: The Impact of the Marxist Ideas on the Modern World

. ..The more the worker expends himself in work the more powerful becomes the world of objects which he creates in face of himself, the poorer he becomes in his inner life, and the less he belongs to himself. However, alienation appears not merely in the result but also in the process of production, within productive activity itself. . . . If the product of labor is alienation, production itself must be active alienation. . . . The alienation of the object of labor merely summarizes the alienation in the work activity itself. Being alienated from the objects of his labor and from the process of production, man is also alienated from himself--he cannot fully develop the many sides of his personality. "Work is external to the worker. . . . It is not part of his nature; consequently he does not fulfill himself in his work but denies himself." . . . Marx also emphasized under the social realm of capitalism workers have no control over the process and production of products they produces, because they do not own the means to produces these good. Simple put, Capitalistic societies exploit its working population by the cheapest means possible for maximum profits. I'm a firm believer in the notion that, nothing happens by chance, everything happens for a reason. There's a reason why unions are pathetically weak, there's a reason why the federal government hasn't raised the minimum wage in damn near, what 10 years. Exploitation of society, plan and simple. Marx also touched on how alienation caused worker to become estranged from themselves. I'm assuming Marx is saying when an individual doesn't have control over the things necessary for his or her survival that alienates them from there inner self or human nature. Karl Marx without a doubt was truly one of the greatest sociological thinkers and visionaries that ever lived. His sociology, if you look at America is still relevant, and is continuously exploiting the masses....