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“Words” and “Fail” and “Me” June 19, 2012

Posted by Tomboktu in Art, Business, Communism, Imagery, Uncategorized.
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MasterCard issued by Sparkasse Chemnitz using image of Karl Marx

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1. WorldbyStorm - June 19, 2012

Yep!

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2. Jim Monaghan - June 19, 2012

As long as Engels paid the debt. Wish In had a friend like that.

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3. Starkadder - June 19, 2012

Next week: the Mohandas Gandhi K-8 Military Drone. ;)

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4. Des Derwin - June 19, 2012

So Germany is following Greece out of euros and back to to deutsche marx

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Mark P - June 19, 2012

That’s truly terrible, Des.

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5. Paddy M - June 19, 2012

Chemnitz was renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 to 1990 during the GDR period.

Another picture of the bust of Marx is here.

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Pope Lottie - June 19, 2012

And that’s probably the point – it’s the most well-known Chemnitz city landmark.

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6. FergusD - June 19, 2012

Capitalism will use anything to sell anything. Che Guevara T-shirts and posters anyone?

I checked the credit card out as I wasn’t sure it was real – it is.

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7. Pope Lottie - June 19, 2012

Ah lads lads lads – get your story right.

There was an internet vote for customers of the Chemnitz Sparrkasse – a kind of local Savings Bank and they chose this image.

Who knows why? Perhaps because this massive bust of Marx is the best known landmark of the city of Chemnitz, or perhaps because they were wanted to make a satirical point about the capitalism and commodity fetishism.

Read some informed comment here.

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Tomboktu - June 19, 2012

Ah lads lads lads – get your story right.

Where, pray tell, is the story wrong in the post and comments?

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