A revolutionary moment, but no revolutionaries… 

The moment is ripe for a deep social transformation but the way to go about is stuck in marxist ideology, which is not entirely without points of value but it is insufficient to the task at hand. The Bolshevik revolution made the point obvious despite efforts to save Lenin and blame Stalin.

The problem lies in the incomplete nature of socialist thinking and its cult of Marx/Engels, brilliant fellows but somehow derailed by their own theoretical confusions.
As a result the left has no real socialist project, no good foundation in world history, not system of ethics or social action, no real grasp of modern economics (and its frauds), etc…
The transition to socialism, or communism, needs to be a complex operation the public, if not capitalists, can trust, find helpful and able to construct a new type of economy more robust yet ecologically sound than the clunking idiocy of the bolshevik era. Zero amounts of this immense task have been done and it might remind the left of the void it stares at if the marxist canon were set aside and the faithful made to start over and actually come up with something like socialism…

Source:   A revolutionary moment, but no revolutionaries… – 1848+: The End(s) of History