No, as long as fair-weather 'socialists' keep supporting 'some' private ownership of the means of production, 'some' inequality after the revolution, AND keep making centrist deals with opportunists and self-seekers in the name of 'tactical' alliances, then the prospect of hierarchal socialism (i.e. Stalinism) will continue to haunt the socialist program into the NEXT century.
: Fine. I'll look for you on the fringe margins, along with all the other zealots who are running in place.
Is that a 'tactical' defense of 'some' private ownership of the means of production? Is that a 'tactical' defense of 'some' inequality after the revolution? If you think THOSE issues are 'fringe' margins, then you are part of the problem.
In thispost, you say: 'I haven't read Marx and am not about to.'
What an open mind!
Without theory, my impetuous friend, you will fight without really knowing WHY or HOW.
Knock yourself out.
But: when the next stock market crash or the next armed trade war erupts and the real tasks of the revolutionary proletariat begin, please step out of the 'fringes' and let the fighters do what they do best.