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After reading through Marxs German Ideology I came to realize that it was not actually a critique on the faults of German thinkers or philosophers It was more a critique on the nature of history as we know it For the most part people see history reflected through ideologies that distorts reality These ideologies exists in many forms but they all sustain the false consciousness he argues history is Some of the factors that he attributes to this are the sexual religious educational occupational political economic and technological aspects of our lives Because of our need to fill or measure up to these concepts we remain dependent upon those who control their production Therefore in essence we see history in the form of objects that we produce because in order to meet our personal physical needs we must enter into labor This in turn generates our needs into cultural and social action Further the person and society with thought and action define history upon the premise of past generations The basic argument that he makes is man needs sustenance to survive Therefore his first stage of man is that he must live in order to make history Nevertheless man cannot live without providing for himself Through the process of providing man encounters others and propagates Thus Marx describes the formation of the family unit After that he goes into the development of means of production and the way that this ends up The eventual formation of history based on materialistic goals came to focus on civil society commerce and industry Marx called this the first historical act it all began with means of production being placed on top Therefore all of history neglects real relationships and confines itself to high sounding dramas of princes and states These powers become the foundation of importance and thought which in turn ends up as dogma This hero history adds to the thoughts of future generations which will write
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