China’s pseudo-socialism…//Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners

Chinese pseudo-communism should be disowned by real socialists so that a new analysis and framework can work toward a real social transition to post-capitalism. Marxists are incompetent on such a subject and their perspective essentially forestalls any future for socialism in countries such as the US, always a hard case to be sure. We have a lot of posts on this here: we have constructed a new model: democratic market neo-communism, breaking with the failed legacies using Marxism/Bolshevism. The Chinese case is a failure: it cannot achieve democracy, it is a stooge of capitalist global powers despite its appearance, and is a dangerous exemplar attempting to spread its own version/propaganda to global Marxist movements. China murdered a million capitalists at the start. Is that the model for the rest of the socialist left? Clearly, a new socialism must disconnect with the whole morass of naive confused Marx idiots who promote the way into a new system at which point they are liquidated.
The realm of Marxist movements in the West is played out, and Cuba apart has no successes of any kind, with Cuba being itself anomalous.
We have suggested the need for failsafed terminology next to a complete break with Marxist and its failed theories: you must work at once in multiple categories: democracy and authority, socialist markets and planning, creating a Commons beyond state capitalism and a Marxist/Communist bourgeoisie, and an ecological context with legal definitions and ecological courts.
The Chinese example with its cognitive dissonance of terminology is beyond the realm of Marxist comprehension which is a latent Stalinist perspective.
The Chinese almost discovered our idea of socialist markets (next to planning sectors) but the result is still inside the global capitalist nexus.

Socialism with Chinese CharacteristicsA Guide for ForeignersRoland BoerSpringerISBN: 978-981-16-1621-1

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