DMNC: definitional complexification

The claim that bolshevism’s ‘communism’ wasn’t the real thing is essential for future action, but unfortunately if you never specified in advance what it was to be and then fail to abjure the false/failed outcome, the very use of the terms (socialism,communism) ends up on the defensive.

We have attempted with our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ to put four things together as mutual failsafes: the issues need to be crafted together into a complex definitional complex that generates a warning at the point of mistaken realization…

Source: …the problem with bolshevism is not that it was communist but that it wasn’t communist! – 1848+: The End(s) of History

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