Marx's Hometown Celebrates His 200th Birthday With "Zero Euro" Note

What better way to honor the founder of communism on the 200th anniversary of his birth than by shamelessly merchandising his likeness?

That's exactly how the city of Trier, Germany is commemorating cashing in on this historic anniversary, which is certain to bring about a resurgence of interest in Marx's legacy and a flock of tourists to the city (especially considering how popular socialism is with the young and hip these days).

As tourists flock to the city for Marx-themed events, it will be selling various Marx-themed knicknacks like rubber ducks bearing Marx's signature beard and "zero euro" notes bearing Marx's likeliness (remember, according to Marx's theories, both money and the state would be abolished once communism had been achieved).

And here is just the kind of capitalism that would get ole' Karl spinning in his grave: the price for the zero-euro notes? Three euros.

Marx

"The souvenir plays on Marx's criticism of capitalism and of course the 0-euro note fits perfectly with Marx as a motif," said Norbert Kaethler, managing director of Triers' tourism office, per Reuters.

So far, the office has old more than 5,000 of the notes, and has plans to print 20,000 more. Marx was born in Trier in the year 1818.

Kapital

The city has also altered several traffic signals to feature Marx, who missed the invention of the first automobile by two years (Marx died in 1883).

But perhaps the biggest project is a three-tonne bronze statue of Marx that will be unveiled this year.

Statue

The gift to the city was paid for by the Chinese government, which started the process of abandoning communism as an economic system (though it has held on to some of its other vestiges) shortly after the death of its founder, Mao Zedong.

Comments

keep the basta… nmewn Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

Marx was not a socialist. His system as he discussed with a Rabbi who agreed, allowed transfer of individual assets to central control where {{they}} or as the rabbi wrote {{we}} can take it all, as per talmud teachings.

Hence the {oligaths} hiding out in London form Putin, and the loss of 85% of UUSR assets after its broke down in 1991  to US UK and olis.

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keep the basta… Glassport Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:53 Permalink

I was in Trier decades ago, a lovely little city. It was the northern outpost of the roman empire, the city was walled and on the north is the Porta Nigra, big black carved gates out to the wilderness. Trier has a small roman ampitheatre for Roman Games, with a stage which could be dropped and lifted to allow access to the tunnels beneath.

Good on them Marx was a creation of filth but nice if that little city gets  some benefit.

Germany threw him out but he got into Russia and palled up with the kazarians sadly for many millions of goyim who have since died. Fitting the  marz head is worth zero.

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yvhmer keep the basta… Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:26 Permalink

I am afraid your monniker of the city of trier is somewhat very wrong. 

köln is more to the north and was an important Roman governmental city. 

Nijmegen, more to the northwest from Köln,  could be considered an outpost, as the 10th legion had it's hq there.

And then there is the castellum trajectum currently known as Utrecht, a bit more north but West from Nijmegen, as the Rhine was the Roman border. And in comparison with that, Trier and Köln were quite luxurious.  

 

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Endgame Napoleon GunnyG Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

Marx played the stock market. How do you know he wouldn’t beat you day-trader guys at your own game, playing global stock chess incognito, with his beloved proletariat in the USA and Europe sinking closer to lumpen proletariat territory every year? If he did, it would be just like the neoliberal Democrats: pretending to be on the side of the people, while cashing in.

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DisorderlyConduct Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

Stephan Molyneaux did a great piece on Marx. A must - watch on YouTube.

I can only brace myself for the upcoming surge of Marx worship. It'll probably be bigger than the whole Che Guavara shirt thing. Barf.

Twee Surgeon Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:30 Permalink

Karl Marx never had a job in his life, they were just not hiring 'Experts' in the Industrial futuristic boom-town of Manchester that dragged entire continents out of the 'piss in your drinking water, stone age paradise' of hell on Earth for most, at the time when Marx wrote his 'Irrational gobbledygook for thickos'.

If you have clothes on your back that were not hand woven from wool and wood bark, it's because of places like Manchester, where people working their asses off made shit happen and  losers like Marx got paid to sit around and write theoretical shit that never worked anywhere, ever. The Industrial Boom going on around him was of no concern and he went into the Human Rights dialogue but never produced so much as a lace doily while humanity exploded and the 'Middle Class' was invented.

http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/walks-tours/political-manchester/enge…

https://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution

Karl has managed to get billions killed and counting with his bullshit. The fucker couldn't change a tire or run a light switch if he was around today. A skid mark considered as an intellectual. Marvelous.