Sure, I get surplus value and alienation of the self from one’s labor. But what is it that the Marxists want for the individual? Wholeness? Please, there is no such thing, and they know it. And what of the Christians who know of surplus value and alienation? Certainly we know better than to believe in wholeness as well. But is our utopia any better or any more real?
I tend to agree with Peter Rollins about our collective brokenness, so I’m afraid the quest for the Marxist utopia is just as an absurd quest as the Christian one is for the Kingdom. But then again, who doesn’t love an absurd quest? Cheers.