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?
The question of the future is an important one, and amongst those who are Marxists there is a question as to how understand the role of revolutionary politics and action. There are a rare few that still believe the communist revolution is a historical inevitability, an idea that dominated the Second International prior to the […]
"Revisionist." If you have ever visited an online Leftist community, chances are you have been called this at one point or another. For the unfamiliar, 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 perhaps even "a… Continue reading In Support of Revisionism
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
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
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