echoes of our DMNC…would jacobin publish a version of our DMNC? obviously not, …why? not at their snob level//We Need to Say What Socialism Will Look Like

echoes of our DMNC…would jacobin publish a version of our DMNC? obviously not, …why? not at their snob level//We Need to Say What Socialism Will Look Like

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=democratic+market+neo-communism
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=utopian+scientific+socialism
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/03/06/lo-the-lowly-debugger-remorphing-incrementally/
https://redfortyeight.com/2019/03/06/dictatorship-of-proletariat-hal-draper-9780853457268-amazon-com-books/

Reading this article I have to wonder if they haven’t been influenced by our DMNC. Perhaps also, not, since they haven’t understood our approach. Nonetheless this article makes me feel like the Jacobin crowd is ripping off my critique of marxism, even as they reintroduce marx on the surface. The author is confused completely and the more he worships marx the worse he gets…

Consider this confusion: the basic error of Marx/Engels is externalized to others while they end up right all along. The fixation of Marx on an ‘unknowable’ abstraction, communism, was the source of disaster…But now he is the source of a correct view ripped off from elsewhere.
A future socialism needs to forget marx and start over…marx’s idiocy will enter to confuse everything…

The utopian versus scientific socialism issue we have discussed many times here…

We could go through this whole piece but the probability is that incompetent people with a will to power with a pastiche will determine the result, an obvious critique of Lenin/Stalin. That’s a reminder that celebrities and power types will end up with flawed concoctions. Still another disaster socialism will be the result….
This essay is still useful, but I could find no clear statement as to a reformist or revolutionary perspective. Jacobin thinking.

Our DMNC is no doubt flawed but it at least focuses on multiple things in tandem: the full combination ….all at the same time…
democracy, authority, anarchism, communism versus/and/or a Commons, planning, markets, internationals, socialism in one country… parliaments, presedents, one party states, many party states, the calculation debate, market clearing, civil liberties, economic rights, three sector systems,…
and much else…

Actually this essay is useful, somehow our line of thinking is in the air: we can pick off its flaws easily, along with our own. But I doubt if we can ever make to the snob level of the Jacobin clique. Who needs it? Our take is also flawed, no doubt.

 

Looking back, the warnings of Marx and Engels against fixation on an unknowable future have a convincing air about them.

Source: We Need to Say What Socialism Will Look Like

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