What was the early American state? What was an early Greek slave republic? Both were “democracies”, yes, but for who? For the ruling class which in those times consisted of male property/ slave owners to the forceful exclusion of everyone else. No democracy has ever been without a class dictatorship. Today this has been “formally” […]Read More The U.S. is as much a dictatorship as it is a democracy!
Terrorism is a touchy subject these days, and I have wanted to avoid the topic of revolutionary terror for that reason. But I feel that what I have to say is important. I have, for the record, condemned all acts of individual terrorism in another post. I do not consider what we call in everyday life, […]Read More In Defense of The French and Soviet Revolutionary Terror, and A New Dialectical Formula For Change
To kill with fists is more humane than to kill by starvation. To kill with stones is more humane than to kill with fists. To kill with swords is more humane than to kill with stones. To kill with arrows is more humane than to kill with swords. To kill with guns is more humane […]Read More Very briefly, have the basic tools of warfare not gotten more humane over the ages?
I have to agree with the position of Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou in that I support the idea of the cultural revolution in the sense that I support the workers and peasants of Shanghai who took Mao too literally and seized the city and created the Shanghai Commune. I support the idea of cultural […]Read More Very briefly, my stance on The Cultural Revolution
My old political science professor once pointed to someone’s laptop as an example of private property and said to the class that this was what the cold war was about. “Wouldn’t you want to live in a society where your laptop, phone, and house belongs to you?” Yes! Of course, I, as a Marxist, would! But […]Read More On the intentional obfuscation of the explanation of Marxism practiced by bourgeois educators
Recently Trump gave a speech about the massive alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead of unilaterally condemning the racist violence, hatred, and bigotry of the alt-right, Trump claimed that “there was blame on both sides”, and coined the term “the alt-left” to refer to the leftist counter-protestors. Despite the outbreak of racist violence at the […]Read More Who does the “Alt-Left” hate?