[Marxism] Behind 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Scotlive at aol.com Scotlive at aol.com
Mon Jul 5 16:19:26 MDT 2004

I couldn't agree more.

Some of the intellectual masturbation that goes on in the far-Left speaks to 
me of a cult of irrelevancy rather than a forward thinking, strategic movement 
leading towards social and economic justice, and hopefully revolution. 
However, it is vitally important to recognize where we are at any given point along 
the way. Moore's genius, whether he is a full on Marxist or not, is that with 
his movie he's potentially planted the first seed of consciousness within 
millions of otherwise patriotic Americans. In this alone he's achieved more than 
any far-left marxist organization within the US has in decades. We should 
understand his movie as a step forward towards where we want to go, rather than as 
a flawed vehicle based on some pure and, to the masses, abstract and 
irrelevant Marxist doctrine. Marx himself, along with Lenin, Connolly, and other great 
thinkers and revolutionaries, recognized the long and torturous process 
towards revolution as a spontaneous, unpredictable, sometimes smooth, sometimes 
fast, usually painfully slow and ponderous journey. 

The first requirement before even setting off on that journey is an ability 
to connect with the people you are trying to recruit to your cause and/or 
ideology. To do that means you have to engage with them at the political level they 
are at, and not at the level you want or expect them to be. To do otherwise 
speaks of elitism and intellectual snobbery. 

Theory means nothing at this stage in the game. Praxis is everything.  

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