: I've read through these threads with interest. Not being a Marxist myself, nor conversant with Marxism, I consider your exchanges and debates learning opportunity. However, I have a question: Do any of you truly believe that the United States (or your respective country) will convert to Marxism, either through revolution or some other means?
I really, really hope not. The athiestic zealotry of Marx was a product of the obsession people in the nineteenth century had with science I prefer the liberal secularism of post modernity myself.
: It seems to me that Marxism -- as a viable practice -- is dead.
Viable practice? What do you get practicing Marxists like you get practicing Catholics? Do they have to sit through long boring sermons where the congregation feel the spokesman has missed the jist entirely?
:It may make for interesting conversation, and is a stimulating theory to contemplate, but at the dawn of the 21st century, it seems as irrelevant as medieval feudalism.
What was Fuedalism a religion as well, this is enthralling really friend tell me more.
(You wherent by chance taking all varieties of anti-capitalist thought that pervade this room, anarchist, liberal, green, socialist, Christian, and mistakenly lumping them together then making a bit of a muddeled critic of the odds of countries abandoning the unaccountable privately owned command economy as an ideal for the organisation of national, local and international wealth where you?)