[Marxism] Rosa L. replies to RL and LK

Tom Cod tcod at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 7 03:06:46 MDT 2009

So folks who do not subscribe to Marxism and "dialectics" are hidebound formalists incapable of any kind of nuanced or dynamic thinking?  I remember Tim Wohlforth was big on these pretentions during his career as a sectarian cult leader.  But what did he know about this stuff in reality?  C'mon, only people with the mentality of simple minded religious believers subscribe to such formalism or are impressed with that critique of it.  actually all that mumbo-jumbo reminded me a kind of extreme, ossified formalism, memorized cant. Maybe Dr. Irwin Corey can expound on this, he certainly would make more sense than Wohlforth did.  What do they take people for? But then again, without subscribing to all of H.L. Mencken's reactionary views, this kinda brings to mind comment about Bible Thumpers, Prohibitionists, Patent Medicine Quacks and Socialists.

> logic is *dialectic*, as anyone who has read Platon and his pupil  
> Aristoteles cannot be unaware.  Formal logic's propositions apply to  
> *one* side of reality--the reality of unchanging, atemporal,  
> structure.  They are thus inherently in tension with the other side of  
> reality--the reality of constant flux in which all material "things"  
> participate.  Dialectical logic unites these two "opposite" sides of  
> reality.  From that all else follows.
> Shane Mage
> > This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> > always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> > kindling in measures and going out in measures."
> >
> > Herakleitos of Ephesos
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