BLM, socialism, and revolution

Source: [Marxism] Bernie Sanders Predicted Revolution, Just Not This One

There is a lot to consider here, but in the end our critique of Sanders in 2016 still makes sense, and this situation perhaps confirms that. Revolution? We often pointed out that the social democracy of Sanders coopted the term ‘revolution’ and we can see here that the term has no real meaning. Is the BLM movement revolutionary? In the Sanders lingo, perhaps, but in the more traditional sense we can see that the current protests provoke revolution without realizing it, and yet this will evoke the contradiction in a movement that is trying to move blacks to the middle class, perhaps…

Our red forty-eight group concept adopts an idea of the ‘universal class’ beyond the working class to create space for multiple social formations at the threshold of social transformation. Everyone ends up frustrated here as the working class proves more like a gang of Trump fans that a revolutionary class. The rise of black protest as to racism is thus entirely appropriate. But by what definition is the BLM revolutionary? The irony here is that ending racism will indeed evoke revolutionary change, and that moves into a more general set of demands, why not just say it, ‘socialism’.

This upsurge of protests therefore just might prove revolutionary, or evoke the prospect of a revolution, but at that point the conditions of economic injustice emerge to demand a more universal scope…