Energy and Strategy

Barry Brooks durable at earthlink.net
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.

Barry





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