As Karl Marx observed, "The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas."
Speaking of which:
He peered out through his glasses sat snugly above his mustache to the small classroom at Strafford Junior High School. In a serious tone, Mr. Bill Jeffries asked, “People, do you know why Papa Smurf wears a red hat?” Some of the class smiled, some rolled their eyes, and some remained asleep. In seventh grade, the smurfs are a little above you, but he was about to make a brilliant comparison that most seventh graders would understand.No doubt. But maybe Parkview was an unrelenting snake pit of Marxism-Smurfism, and stood in greater need of Mr. Jeffries' services. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need!
Clint Maples had a sarcastic wit about him. “Because he’s a communist!” I know he said it jokingly or may be not, but Mr. Jeffries exclaimed at an even more exciting tone, “That’s exactly right Mr. Maples. He’s a communist.” Mr. Jeffries went on to explain how the little smurf village resembled the vision that Karl Marx laid out. As an adult, I don’t think I had a better teacher for the rest of my years at Strafford. Mr. Jeffries landed a job at Parkview High School the next year, which was a loss for Strafford.
Assuming that Mr. Bill Jeffries hasn't put the dull care of this world behind him, in order to tend to his own inviolable acre of Heaven, I'm sure he'd be glad to know that he's made a convert of my fellow Atriot Jay C.
Yes! The red hat!
And the communal society of shirtless dwarves with only one female!
It might as well be called "The Dialectic Hour With Generalissimo Smurf."