[Marxism] The criticism of religion [was: RE: Vnzla:reasonstobe optimistic]

Joaquin Bustelo jbustelo at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 09:07:00 MDT 2007

Howard Beeth: "Joaquin seems to be arguing that when it comes to progress,
part of a loaf is worse than no loaf--if the progress comes as a result of
voluntarist reformism that substitutes for revolution-making and gives the
surface appearance of improvement while actually strengthening the
capitalist system--and that such reformistism also weakens
revolution-making by providing an illusory alternative to it. Hence, Joaquin
appears to be arguing that voluntarist reformism is doubly bad by
strengthening capitalism and weakening revolution-making--a feel-good
activity that is worth less than doing nothing at all. Hmmm."

Not even close. And I don't mean just a little bit outside the strike zone.
You missed not just the ballpark, but even the planet.


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