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Yes we can

Posted by: Barry Stoller on February 02, 19100 at 01:41:54:

In Reply to: We can invent the world. posted by MDG on February 01, 19100 at 10:39:58:

: I suppose as a committed Marxist you'd reject a fusion system, or any other system besides communism, and in the end you might be right. But that's why we're all yakking on this board, right? To find the strenghts and weaknesses of ideas. I believe that's what you reds call dialectics.

Dialectics, according to Marx is 'the co-existence of two contradictory sides, their conflict and their fusion into a new category' (The Poverty of Philosophy, International n.d., p. 95). Most pertninent when you see the mode of production (industrial activity) and the social relations (private property) as two distinct things.

I do not believe in a 'third way.' Either the socialized labor that is industrial activity remains private or it becomes public. To have 'some' private ownership of the means of production is to either retard the internal logic of industrial activity (centralization) and / or to invite the re-emergence of capital.

Because I believe this, reform obviously doesn't romance me very much.

Other than annoying you, my presence here (I hope) is to show you just HOW left ideas can be...

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