Criticizing Fukuyama is one thing, but the total boycott reigns on the left as well. Since putting out Last and First Men, not a single leftist will even exchange an email with the author. I find that puzzling, despite the constant danger of plants, divisive outsiders, and the rest of it. It ought to be obvious I am not in that category. Worse, the threats…
My complaints are a little off: this site gets one million visits a year, with five million page views. I think my work has already registered in most parts of the world, whatever the result.
Next to the question of false heresy, the fear would be ‘idealist’ deviationism, quaint designation, but I think the work speaks for itself there. I am not a theist or atheist, idealist or materialist (although I study both), and I think any charger of reactionary would fail despite contact with reactionary (and hidden leftist) ‘sufis’, etc.. I risked my life to warn the left of sufi sharks who will try to fry them with occult methods. This misperception should be dispelled once we realize that it is the stalinists, and thence marxists, who are reactionaries. The question of historical materialism is not one of religious ideology. Once that is clear the grounds for rigid censorship fail, and bespeak those stuck in the past.
To be sure, I don’t need a lot of friends on the left. Chumminess would make it hard to tell it straight.
This hostility is absolutely stupid, and shows the old left is too entrenched to even think, or to meet new people.
But at this point I think the crypto-Stalinist left is in the way, and their rigid adherence to stale marxism is almost impossible to counter. This spectrum of diehards can’t even manage simple communism so we are justified in taking them off the pedestal called ‘we represent communism’.
I hope it won’t happen, but given the response such as this the message is clear to me: we will kill you for dissent on marxist dogmas. I fear it is true, thus, and worse and one should be mindful that the archaic marxist left is going to let left liberals (by their definition) with sweet words to promote postcapitalism so that the ‘stalinists’ can then stage a coup to initiate a general liquidation sequence…. That was the Leninist outcome…so this is not exaggeration.
My response to that is that I am highly idealistic as a neo-communist, but acknowledge the grim reality of a transition to postcapitalism and am fully prepared (I hope you are shocked) to put the current marxist deadbeat circuit into the, yes, general liquidation sequence. Meaning that it is going to be a fight, against reactionaries and against stalinist psycopaths.
Anyway, I got the message: the asshole marxist cadre wishes to ignore me, failing that, kill me. Not very good example of solidarity, comrades.
Anyway, I will relabel this as ‘excessively melodramatic’. But confronting with leftist infantilism, I think a counterpunch will be necessary.
I will nonetheless continue reading the useful ‘petty bourgeois’ faux marxist rags at Counterpunch. Good stuff up to the liquidation point.
As far as the general liquidation sequence is concerned we will be faster on the draw…