[Marxism] Marxism and Shi'ism as Theology of Discontent

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 19 17:48:56 MDT 2006

>Like Shi'ism, Marxism, too, is "a religion of protest. It can only
>speak truth to power and destabilize it. It can never be 'in power.'
>As soon as it is 'in power' it contradicts itself" (Dabashi, p. 91).
>The career of Marxism as the official philosophy of socialist states
>has been, if anything, sadder than that of Shi'ism as the official
>philosophy of a theocratic state.  Communism, when it becomes the
>opium for the people administered by a state, tends to narcotize and
>depoliticize them more than any religion can.

It seems that Yoshie is racing 90 miles an hour down the road away from 
Marxism. I wonder whether she will end up in the postmodernist camp or 
simply convert to Islam the way in which Kent State professor Julio Pino 
did. Pino was on Marxmail for about a year preaching the superiority of 
Islam to Marxism until he followed his own ineluctable logic and became an 
intellectual jihadist. What a waste of humanity.

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