A Peter Camejo-Cynthia McKinney ticket?

Jurriaan Bendien bendien at tomaatnet.nl
Tue Jul 22 03:04:53 MDT 2003

Johannes wrote:

"Whats the difference is the idea what can bring real change. All these
benevolent individual socialists dream that they are needed at the helm of
the capitalist change and things will change. As a Marxist I am convinced
this is an illusion and only the self-activity of the working class can brig
any real change."

I recall reading an article in an obscure theoretical magazine by the UK
Revolutionary Communist Tendency, years ago, called "self-activity makes you
blind". "Selbst-tatigkeit" is one thing, self-organisation is another. I
don't think the lack of self-activity is really a problem of the modern
working class, I'm amazed at what so-called "ordinary workers" get up to, I
suspect the problem is more collective self-organisation for clear political
goals, along a route, and with a liveable political culture of integrity,
which respects human subjectivities, without being co-opted or derailed - a
culture which can respond very rapidly and with great intellectual acumen to
very rapid changes in the political situation.

On that note, I am off to do some housework !



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