: It has been several months since I last posted to this forum, This is the post which created such negativity among the liberal socialists, and there were others.
I checked out your 5 imperatives.
I agree UNCONDITIONALLY with all of them---except I personally would soften the morality section a bit---as I recall Engels approving of permanent love matches providing both lovers were economically independent. (Obviously day care centers, laundries, dining halls, etc. should be ubiquitous...)
: It is only with the courage of the revolutionary soldier of communism that it can be placed in power - the power of the proleteriat over the vile kings of capital cannot come about without the vanguard for as Lenin knew - the working class only has the trade union consiousness - not the mass consciousness required for our socialist future!
What's ANOTHER RAISE going to do for the worker as the prices of commodities go up in tandem?
I think you are hip to the fact that in this debate room almost all self-advertised 'socialists' are nothing more than liberals who dislike the property relations of capital yet (for a variety of reasons) wish to retain some arbitrary hierarchy as they see fit. This sentimentality for the old, corrupt ways, as I see it, could only lead to bureaucratic privilege in the socialist future.
Your kind words are most appreciated.
: I shall post again on this matter!!
Please do. I had hoped you would reappear.