we’ll discuss this further tomorrow but this piece appears on the day that my The Last Revolution enters publication and it is no coincidence that displaced attacks on the ‘Marxism isn’t scientific’ thesis appears at Marxmail. I have sent links on the book to Farmelanat and Marxmail several times, but I am banned from that discussion group, a fairly good indication of its cultic crypto-Stalinist. Rehashing Popper and the Analytical Marxists at this point is so tiresome as to be almost dumbkoffery. These are stale and almost archaic debates that can be used as part of the cancel culture of sites like Marxmail. Marxism, in the sense of historical materialism has been challenged for over a century as pseudo-science and the issue at this point is not still more theological apologetics but a serious effort to move on to something that can help in the path toward socialism. Marxism at this point is almost an obstacle to any such hope. The issue of science and Marxism is really about the place of the economic factor in history and there Marx simply got it wrong. His analysis is one
of the most amateurish reductionist pieces of bad science from the type common in the early nineteenth-century era of post-Hegelian scientism. We are out of time for this debate: the whole Marxist shtick is crap and we need to conserve energies for more productive efforts. The Popper on Marx legacy is still useful but the critique in The Last Revolution is far more effective because it asks how we can move beyond the Marx cult to something practical.
Meanwhile, it would be nice if after a year’s work to help Marxists out a simple link to The Last Revolution could be placed at that list. But no such hope. Marxists dare not face their critics except in the cliche mode of fifty-year-old sophistical idiocy from the Analytical Marxists.
The phony scientific status of Marxism has been pointed to over and over and over again, and the failure to grasp the issue at Marxmail is pathetic and warns us that attempts to consider socialism is a cultic monopoly of chapter and verse Marx morons and true believers.
We are running out of time. We should have left Marxism behind after 1989 but instead, we are stuck with idiot Marxism as a church in search of its Constantine. Ain’t going to happen. It is my judgment that the best thing to do is just leave Marxism behind and start over.
Muddled Marxism is a free gift to capitalists laughing up their sleeves that such idiocy guarantees their persistence.