Leftism, Practice, Theory

What Is to Be Done in General for Change?

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?

Leftism, Theory

Integralism Is Not Fascism

Much discussion about fascism has been had lately. "What is fascism's definition?" "Is [X] representative of it?" Discussions like those are appreciated, but there is a lack  on a grasp of social, political and economical processes. Definitions are discussed; interpretations are made; individuals are judged. All ideologies, politically and socially determined, are not dependent on an individual's… Continue reading Integralism Is Not Fascism

Leftism, Practice, Theory

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

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

Leftism, Practice, Theory

Populism, Politeness, and the Moral Majority

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

Leftism, Theory

Capitalism as Theological Idealism

Capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt. —Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1, Ch. 36 From a human perspective, capitalism can be seen as evil on a level which in prior history was unthinkable: evil in an objective, impersonal, and emotionless sense. Capitalism as a system seems to rise up… Continue reading Capitalism as Theological Idealism