Marxism’s ‘missed opportunity’ syndrome…//1920: when Britain came close to revolution often produces interesting historical essays as here, although no doubt such a subject is likely to elude simple explanations, but the period described here seems to confirm the frequent view stated here that Marxist-based movements have repeatedly come to the ‘tipping point’ and then failed. And the case, Bolshevism, where they did succeed ended in Stalinist nightmare. This missed opportunity syndrome needs careful reflection by Marxists but unfortunately the ‘ism’ is a frozen corpus and discussion is almost impossible.
Marxists can debate all they want here but the record shows failure in all cases. To me the reason is that Marxism is flawed from the start and can not resolve the issues of history, economics, human nature or dialectic and blunders into failure simply because they cannot offer a believable account on subjects, many of them secondary to the practical task of constructing socialism. It might help to simply skip those aspects in a new kind of platform. Here our discussions of the eonic effect can help to repair the problem with a kind of neutrality about many subjects that are not easily reduced to a formula.

The site here also has another piece once again on Marxism and philosophy, a subject that has drawn our critical ire several times, and we will link to the other article in the next post. But the stance of Marxism on philosophy is so hopelessly flawed that it ends up alienating a multitude of those who have an interest in socialism.

102 years ago, British workers struck in solidarity with the Russian Revolution. Conditions were ripe for revolution, though the opportunity was missed.

Source: 1920: when Britain came close to revolution | The British Labour movement | History & Theory

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