Leftism, Practice

All That Is Actual Is Rational—The Left’s Practical Idealism

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

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Why I Left Marxism

Perhaps one day I shall have thought sufficiently well and far enough to feel the confidence to write a kind of manifesto or theoretical plank list of just what I hope to see realized in the world. There were the days in which I was a hotheaded moral and abstract idealist who found it so… Continue reading Why I Left Marxism

Theory

Surplus, Nature, & The Nature of Surplus-Value and Property

Disclaimer: This essay does not present my personal views on property or value, nor is the concluding suggestion reflective of my own political stances. This was written in curiosity of what the basic thesis of exploitation and the claims on surplus lead to, and whether Marxists are being consistent with their end goals in making… Continue reading Surplus, Nature, & The Nature of Surplus-Value and Property

Leftism, Theory

Against Class Reductionism: Some Advice

A comment and response to a response made by Xexizy (also known and henceforth referred to as Muke) in reply to a comment on one of his videos focused on class and identity politics a long while ago here: https://twitter.com/xexizy11/status/844161769899806721 Identity politics is still a big issue among us, and the Left in general is… Continue reading Against Class Reductionism: Some Advice

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 was not a 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 whim: a concept can only be reflective of society if and only if it is derived from society itself—for the inverse relies on a method that abstracts the concept into the concrete.