Marxism: a near total record of failure
July 23rd, 2018 •
In early 1845, shortly after he had been expelled from France, Marx penned his famous “Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach”: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”
Source: Marx’s materialist conception? of history revisited | International Socialist Review
Over 150 years after marx made this famous statement we confront a world no closer to communism/socialism than it was in the wake of 1848. We are immersed in marxist boilerplate syndrome by marxist groups stuck in the nineteenth century. Not a single initiative by communists has ever succeeded, and that includes cuba, china, etc…, cancerated pseudo-communism. Marxism has proved the greatest gift to the right one could imagine allowing the conclusion that there is no alternative to capitalism…
We should include ‘social democracy’ in this indictment so that we don’t end up simply fueling even worse compromised distortions.
Noone with new insight can break through this monolithic bastion of boilerplate bullshit.
Every single initiative on the left toward creating a postcapitalist society has failed.
What is worse is the closed mind syndrome that makes any discussion whatsoever impossible.
We have tried to suggest many reasons for this, one of them the completely useless ‘materialist conception of history’ and the stolid and indifferent rote repetition of its tenets in an age where such a theory simple dries away potential recruits in droves.