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    What does Karl Marx mean here:

    A similar movement is going on before our own eyes. Modern bourgeois society with its
    relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such
    gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able
    to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells. For many
    a decade past the history of industry and commerce is but the history of the revolt of
    modern productive forces against modern conditions of production, against the property
    relations that are the conditions for the existence of the bourgeoisie and of its rule. It is
    enough to mention the commercial crises that by their periodical return put on its trial,
    each time more threateningly, the existence of the entire bourgeois society. In these crises
    a great part not only of the existing products, but also of the previously created
    productive forces, are periodically destroyed. In these crises there breaks out an epidemic
    that, in all earlier epochs, would have seemed an absurdity -- the epidemic of overproduction. Society suddenly finds itself put back into a state of momentary barbarism; it
    appears as if a famine, a universal war of devastation had cut off the supply of every
    means of subsistence; industry and commerce seem to be destroyed; and why? Because
    there is too much civilisation, too much means of subsistence, too much industry, too
    much commerce. The productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to
    further the development of the conditions of bourgeois property; on the contrary, they
    have become too powerful for these conditions, by which they are fettered, and so soon


    I wasn't sure which section to post this in, but communism forms aspects of UK politics.
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    He's saying that the internal logic of capitalism means that it produces crises that are beyond anyone's control and that the seeds of capitalism's destruction are sowed in these crises. That capitalism will destroy itself.
 
 
 
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