Marxist.com picks up this article on which we commented already. Let us note the remark of Trotsky: Kautsky wasn’t always a social democrat: he was revolutionary socialist until the calamity of bolshevism appeared: he saw correctly that it was not had been intended.
I am no fan of Kautsky but he has been proved right as the whole era of bolshevism has fallen away into nothing… Continue reading “Kautsky, originally a revolutionary, correctly saw the bolshevik calamity for what it was”
The quoted passage is typical marxist bullshit. Marx’s delusion that he had created a science was a bad mistake and the result is the useless distinction of utopian and scientific socialism. The utopians get bad rap: the simple requirement of defining what communism should be is omitted as marxist boilerplate takes over and people assume that communism has been defined. To call people ‘utopian’ because they try to define what they are doing in terms of the values needed is the grossest of Marx’s idiotic errors and the result was value-free stalinist ‘science’.
These communist groups are packs of idiots who are currenly put huge obstacles in the way of a true what I would call a ‘neo-communism’ to avoid the tissue of errors taken from Marx by these stalinist dupes.
Scientific socialism as we know it today developed out of the early 19th century critique, by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and their comrades and followers of what they called utopian socialism.The term “utopian” refers to the book Utopia, published in the year 1516 by the 16th Century English philosopher and statesman Sir Thomas More.The utopian socialists expressed beautiful ideas about a better world, but their plans fell short because they were not rooted in the material reality of early industrial Europe and its growing class struggle between capitalists and workers.In the context of the expansion of industry and the industrial proletariat in Europe, Marx and Engels came on the scene.
Source: A brief history of the world communist movement – People’s World
We have suggested many times that Venezuela shows the way the left has failed to produce any viable models of socialist reconstruction. Venezuela is thus turning in circles trying to find a path that doesn’t exist because noone can build a workable socialist economy.
It is not that hard and all the elements are there, but the opportunity could slip away. Continue reading ” Venezuela turning in circles of socialist incoherence: our DMNC type model can resolve the contradictions almost at a glance…”
Speaking from the left one is nonetheless aware of the complete dissociation of the general public on issues with the label ‘socialist’ and ‘communist’. These terms have lost a number of semantic wars to the general discredit of their implications, or so it seems. The problem is almost transparent: they are indicted in all the problems of bolshevism. Continue reading ” After the CIA it seems like the biggest obstacle to socialism/communism is marxist dogma and its obsessive promoters living in the past…”
We noted that the issue of transitional socialism, instead of the cockeyed idiocy of bolshevism, should be easy and relaxed…The left, dominated by marxism, has made the whole q…
Source: Marx’s ‘stages of production’ theory was a myth of ‘evolution’: the ‘end of history’ requires free agents… – Darwiniana
We have been consistently critical of marxism here, even as we transmit the core of its legacy, but in the form of an independent ‘neo-communist’ perspective that doesn’t have to answer to the whole range of Marx dogmas. Marxists often don’t get it: in ’emperor with no clothes’ fashion they fail to realize what the general public knows: bolshevism was a total failure and the fault probably lies with marxism itself. Continue reading “marxism/leninism is almost a bigger obstacle than capitalism…//Should leftists disown the Bolshevik lagacy? “