Energy and Strategy
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Fri Dec 6 05:49:54 MST 2002
> But this completely misses the point. We are not going to win socialism
> on the basis of a superior happy-clappy vision of a future socialist
> utopia. As shouldn't need saying again but obviously does, if the
> socialist revolution was winnable solely on the basis of superior
> rational argument then we would have arrived there a long time ago.
Who said solely? Yes, vision in not sufficient. But, is vision necessary?
Does it help?
> But, like Marx
> and Engels, we need to remember that our historical responsibility is
> not idle naval-gazing speculation on what wonders the socialist age of
> humanity might bring forth, but how the hell we can open up the very
> possibility of getting there in the first place.(?)
How? One part of getting there is by having good ideas. Is it just
naval-gazing to consider how to solve problems? Maybe socialism has
been delayed by the shortage of socialists who have a positive program
that addresses today's problems.
If the socialist revolution was winnable solely on the basis of hating
capitalism then we would have arrived there a long time ago.
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