Marxism and Insects: Slave-Making Ants

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Are you drunk again?
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What the fuck is a "Hegel"?
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What the fuck is a "grund"?
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Wasn't this "Animal Farm"?
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Why do they keep letting you post?
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I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
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Well, my pizza isn't going to deliver itself
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Even more interesting is the next section, in which the slave ants become aware of this inversion of dependence and develop a version of stoic philosophy.

Could you say a little more about where you see Marx jumping off here? If the slave is the proletariat, does the rest of Hegel's narrative explain anything interesting?
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Anthropomorphizing insects. Jeebus.
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Hegel was a philosophical hack hired by the Prince of Prussia to lend philosophical legitimacy to his reign.

Interestingly enough, enslaved ants also can revolt and go on to slaughter their captors children:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discob…
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If the ants do it it must be OK.
And Natural.
And Normal.....
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You guys are so defensive, does it bother you to be called a slave?
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Technically, the Queen Ant is a slave to the colony. And those "free" male ants (drones) don't have very long lifespans ... think of them as football players of the ant world.

Lots of sex and then they die.
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omg it's like the world we live in I see what you did there
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As a protest against the Man, I refuse to "note" any propinquity for the rest of my natural life.

I know, its just a small thing, but just think- if everyone did it, what a huge difference it would make...
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some days one regrets the past, some days one longs for it.

the past cannot return, the present is a poor substitute.

i miss my own mortal coil dearly.