The left needs to act now, but…
At a time of social crisis it needs to be said, we don’t have a left. The Marxist cadre is dysfunctional, incompetent, hidebound, and armed with a whole set of fallacies, failed histories, and nothing that is viable for a future evolutionary/revolutionary path. The phase of Leninism is not a viable source of imitation.
Do we have to start over…?
R48G: beyond the Marxist straight jacket to a new strategy of ‘constructivist neo-communism’
August 17th, 2017 •
The core ideas of Marxism are actually viable extracted from their brittle theory wrapper: class struggle, capitalist critique, etc…But the issue of ‘stages of production’ has created a dubious theory of history which critics can use to challenge any concept of a postcapitalist futurism.
The whole thing can be redone in a way that frees Marxists from their own straight jacket and allow a new strategy of ‘constructivist neo-communism’ in the sense of free agents in history applying a critique to social capitalism and thence freely creating a successor. And this will roust passive leftism from its doldrums of teleological fantasies of theory about their circumstance.