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Marxist psychology: whatever works, eh?

Posted by: MDG on February 15, 19100 at 18:40:12:

In Reply to: 'Beyond' Marx (some more)(better) posted by Barry Stoller on February 15, 19100 at 13:33:16:

[snip a rather interesting and lively debate between F & B]

: Stoller: 'Beyond Marx' I suspect is a code term for spontaneous, peaceful revolution---a fairy tale concocted by middle class 'radicals' to assuage their middle class guilt-trips.

Is this what they teach you in Marxism school? That middle class people, or even rich people, are devoid of feeling for their fellow man because they have a bit more money than others? I suppose any psychological profile which serves your political philosophy helps YOU, but do the rest of us a favor and don't tell us what and how and why we think.

: : Barry, are you not allowed to be a revolutionary unless you're covered in coaldust? And are you continuing to judge people solely by their class?

: Are you suggesting that class difference (and affiliation) is not the paramount difference between people?

There are innumerable factors which create differences between people; give me a wealthy green devote to helping others over a violent worker devoted to getting drunk and beating the crap out of queers any day.
To say that it's only class, or even primarily class, is substituting opinion for fact.

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