[Marxism] Real societal justice

Mehmet Cagatay mehmetcagatayaydin at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 14 06:00:45 MST 2006

Gilles d'Aymery wrote:

WHY NOT GET a bit creative and deal with the problems where the problems
actually lay? For instance, in Cunningham's case, like so many in our
society, greed, sheer, obscene greed, was and is the culprit. So, why not
teach a greed lesson to the greedies? I'd keep Cunningham out of prison
and 1) confiscate all his belongings that he stole from the people, and 2)
give him a new job cleaning the bathrooms of the august house he abused,
Congress, all the while paying him the so-called decent minimum wage he
was so intent not to raise.

As a Marxist, I have some ideas as regards the nature of the ultimate
subject of the bourgeois social order but although there were a few
experiences to form a socialist ground, we do not yet know how the human
nature will be moulded when all the performers in the society play a role
in the act of transforming the human nature while they are transforming
the material world. Unquestionably, adjustments of legislation would
affect the mechanism of society but as long as this society remains as
civil society, its actual subject reveals his greedy merchant nature under
the veil of laws. Mr. d'Aymery correctly pointed out that, judge drinks
from the same fountain where Cunningham got his daily elixir. So, as those
two are the reflections of the same non-natural subject, I think our
attention should intensify upon the rights of real producers to
materialize their human nature. And of course this will not be in the form
of commodities but perhaps in the form of a legislation system in which
the use value that is produced by the social subject serves as a ground to
judge worth of human deeds, but not the ethical reflections springing from
the brains of masters. As Lenin stated, when once the classes in the
society is abolished, the politics lose its mystical complexity and
becomes the day-to-day occupation of the every single individual of the
society. And here comes the nature of the new subject. But who exactly
knows its qualities beforehand. 


Mehmet Çagatay

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