inevitability

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Mon Jan 1 19:25:10 MST 2001


Charls,

it seems to me that we do not get very far always refering back to quotes
from Marx and Engels. for every quote one person finds to justify an idea,
someone else can find two that refute the first. which quotations are the
real Marxism. this is my primary problem with your method of argument.
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Brown <CharlesB at CNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: inevitability


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> Charles, I know what I wrote, and what you wrote. I realise that the
> Stalinist world view can be propped up with selective quotation from Marx,
> and it is precisely in the nature of the Stalinist mind to do that.
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> CB: No , it is just that you didn't remember or realize that what you were
calling a Stalinist idea was not a Stalinist idea , but an idea of Marx and
Engels. So, you can't cover up that in using "Stalinist" as a sort of knee
jerk and namecalling way to through dirt on an idea, you inadvertently
called a fundamental and famous Marxist idea a Stalinist idea, which is sort
of plagerism for Stalin, since he didn't originate the idea, but merely
repeated it. It is not an issue of propping up Stalin's ideas but your
realizing that you disgree with Marx and Engels on the issue being
discussed: the "inevitability of the transition from capitalism to
socialism. Forget Stalin, and deal with Marx and Engels
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