Archive: The marxist foundation is dead, time to start over, time is short…//Building a Mass Socialist Party: Class Independence vs. the “Party Surrogate” Strategy 

Consider how different 2020 would have been if there had been a mass working-class party in existence intervening in events with a program that transcended the bounds of capitalism. The pandemic exposed the capitalists’ willingness to sacrifice human lives at the altar of profits, provoking a strike wave across numerous industries last spring. A mass socialist party could have given a coordinated expression to these struggles and unified them around a program of demands to defeat the virus and save countless lives.A mass party of, by, and for the working class would have cut across the rise of Trumpism and its distorted class polarization by tapping into the deep discontent in society and channeling it against capitalism.

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Two Manifestos
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We are over a century past the great surge of the Second International and the emergence of a global audience for marxism. So what happened and why is a repeat seemingly so impossible? The obvious answer is the legacy of Bolshevism and Stalinism. That and the failure to construct a viable socialist economy anywhere at all (exceptions?) in addition a mountain of books by critics have ‘exposed’ the issue of socialism and still others, and this is key, have critiqued Marx’s theories. Leftists express a knee-jerk defense at all points but they are a club or cult of the converted. There is no real public anymore for Marxism. But times change and socialism is making a comeback, it seems. Continue reading “Archive: The marxist foundation is dead, time to start over, time is short…//Building a Mass Socialist Party: Class Independence vs. the “Party Surrogate” Strategy “

Cognitive dissonance with left terminology

We need to be clear that China is not a communist system and that the attempt to influence Marxist parties will corrupt them and make Stalinism a norm.
Time to move on to something real. Chinese communism should have collapsed in 1989 along with Russia. The left needs to start over without help from CPC gangster Stalinism plus new forms of capitalist exploitation.

The Communist Party of China stands ready to work with Marxist political parties throughout the world to jointly promote human progress and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said on Thursday.Xi, who is also the Chinese president, made the remark in a congratulatory letter delivered to the virtual World Symposium for Marxist Political Parties hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Source: Marxist Parties Urged to Strive for Progress of Humankind | Portside

Chinese gangster stalinism can only corrupt global marxism///Marxist Parties Urged to Strive for Progress of Humankind | Portside

We need to be clear that China is not a communist system and that the attempt to influence Marxist parties will corrupt them and make Stalinism a norm.
Time to move on to something real. Chinese communism should have collapsed in 1989 along with Russia. The left needs to start over without help from CPC gangster Stalinism plus new forms of capitalist exploitation.

The Communist Party of China stands ready to work with Marxist political parties throughout the world to jointly promote human progress and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said on Thursday.Xi, who is also the Chinese president, made the remark in a congratulatory letter delivered to the virtual World Symposium for Marxist Political Parties hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Source: Marxist Parties Urged to Strive for Progress of Humankind | Portside