[Marxism] The two souls of socialism

rrubinelli rrubinelli at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 19 18:25:17 MDT 2005

 Oligarchy seizing power?  Where, when is that?

What reason to believe that a revolutionary movement seizing power
will keep its commitments?  

Only in the institutions that are created for developing that economic, political,
cultural development.   Only in the steps taken to organize the economy to
support that self-development.  

Lenin wasn't asking for a vote of faith.  The measures and measurements are


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Pace <ian at ianpace.com>
> 'Act first, then we'll see.'
What possible reason is there for thinking that an oligarchy that seizes 
power in this respect will follow through its commitments in this respect? 
And who determines when the workers 'are equipped to take power'? This 
sounds like the worst type of 'socialism from above' to me.


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