: About Marx/Engels and democracy:
: I did a word-search of the MECW on the Web of the word "democracy"...
I'm pretty underawed by THAT sort of scholarship, Sam.
: I am glad that Stoller and I agree about the importance of a broad-based socialist movement, keeping in mind that Marx didtry to get Bakunin kicked out of the International for setting himself up as its vanguard.
Because Bakunin was no communist!
Marx was fine with a vanguard---as my previous quotations from the 'First Address of the Central Committee' make perfectly clear---as long as it was a Communist vanguard.
: Frankly, I don't see some global mass movement waiting for Stoller to take command..
DID I EVER CLAIM TO BE SEEKING POWER?
: About "equality":
: Reread "Critique of the Gotha Programme". Still haven't found an endorsement of the word "equality".
'From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs' ring a bell?
Remember the famous passage in The German Ideology about job rotation? The same argument championed again in Engels' Anti-Dühring?
The target is NOT moving, you are.
: Peasant landholdings? I thought it was about owning your toothbrush!
Did Gee help you finish this post?