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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 09:03 PM
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69. Marxism posits revolution, not reform.
Edited on Sat Oct-06-07 09:47 PM by leftist_not_liberal
In an era of capitalist globalization, the means of production needed for a just future society are laid down and the nature of oppression is, like everything else, rendered more uniform.

Eventually the reaction of the masses to that oppression will also be uniform. Then its game over for the rich fuckers.

That's what Marx seems to have said to this observer.

Are we close? Seems to me that almost all Marxists have made the mistake of thinking so, if those were mistakes (I am not developed enough as one to field that yet); I do think a point made by the author of the OP is salient to that question though. He comments that in every major city of the world people now dress alike. That was not the case just a few decades ago. Like scientific knowledge, the spread of capitalism is exponential. The faster it goes the closer we get.

As for my personal opinions and concerns, I worry the old man did not give consideration to the ecocidal consequences of globalization. How could he though? It would be like expecting fax machines to be mentioned in ten commandments.

So to answer your questions, NO I do not thing regulation or reform are really possible. I mean shit, look at the Hillary scandal today. I work for progress and of course I vote democratic; actually I was a state delegate in '04. But the fantasy that reform will ever work is exactly that, a fantasy. Even the New Deal, bled for by socialists/communists like me, has been systematically dismantled by both parties. People now are far less inclined to Fight and Bleed for the necessary change. That is why the events of Seattle and Miami and recently in Europe now too are seen even by most liberals as ineffective fringe efforts. Compared with the class movements - and class consciousness - of people in the early part of the last century, the people of the same ideological bent are indeed a fringe today.

I think Marxism is however alive and well. It mostly speaks Spanish, which of course is why the Nazi-infested CIA has been on a killing spree for decades in the Global South.
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