All that is rational is actual, and all that is actual is rational. —Hegel, Philosphy of Right I'm going to borrow, at least to jump off, from Pinkard's great explanation of what this widely misunderstood phrase means according to Hegel. Now, I like Hegel and have another blog that just happens to be mostly about his… Continue reading All That Is Actual Is Rational—The Left’s Practical Idealism
The question to all theorists from both the theoretically interested and the practically minded alike is this: Given the state of wordly affairs is dismal and not what it should be, what am I as an individual to do about it? What should we do? To this question every theorist who is honest can only bow their heads… Continue reading What Is to Be Done in General for Change?
"Revisionist." If you have ever visited an online Leftist community, chances are you have been called this at one point or another. For those unfamiliar with the term, revisionist is somewhat of a pejorative which is common among the Leftist communities meant to express that the recipient is "not Leftist enough," "not my comrade," or… Continue reading In Support of Revisionism
Marx is famous for theorizing capital's contradictions and putting forth the theory of its downfall as the ground for the greater society to follow. Hegel famously did no such thing to critique his society, something for which the Young Hegelians endlessly critiqued him. Hegel, it is said, was all too happy to theorize what is without putting forth… Continue reading The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized
Many have forgotten that the Left is supposed to be populist. Lenin knew this; he was a pragmatist. He understood Hegel's famous aphorism "the real is rational and the rational is real." This does not mean that what already exists is rational and requires nothing to be changed. It simply means that if we want… Continue reading Populism, Politeness, and the Moral Majority
/leftypol/ is a great place, full of fun and 'interesting' people. They recently this year collectively sponsored Richard D. Wolff's monthly economic update, and lots of normies were made of aware of this titan leftist board on the internet. A fortress of leftist freedom on a Mongolian picture site, surrounded by degenerate weirdos below it… Continue reading Against Idiotic Discourse: /Leftypol/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV_hCWaIolg&t=1s Life isn't a safe space. It cannot be. The world exists to make us neither comfortable nor happy, and no one else has a duty to ensure that we feel that way. Liberals and the identitarian* "progressive" Left have been obsessed with the notion of "safe spaces" for about the last decade. I'm not… Continue reading Safe Spaces, Political Spaces, and Infantilization
On the coddling of the masses by the left. The left makes excuses for the failure of people to stand up for themselves, this is ultimately a bad thing for actual political consciousness.
They say that there is strength in numbers and in raising our voices. What good ol’ liberals forgot to tell you is that no one cares, especially our beloved politicians. A loud and clear message is but the first step of rational social change, however, it never is supposed to be the only step. Gathering […]
Leftists have a problem, a BIG one. Besides being today mostly drawing in awkward teens and tweens who are trying ideologies like fashion, or focusing on appealing to 'oppressed' peoples by casting the net of social activism and theory wide because inclusion is just nice, the Left has a more important and basic problem. That problem is the self-presentation and communication of the Left towards those who are not part of the Left. […]