[Marxism] What if fuzziness is historically determined [Re: Michael Moore interview with Bill Maher]
nmgoro at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 17:40:34 MDT 2009
On 2009/9/27 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>:
> I am watching these two on HBO now. Maher is actually more incisive than
> Moore, reminding him that democracy is not an economic system. In the
> end of his movie, Moore says that we need to replace capitalism with
> democracy--a point that Maher found fuzzy to say the least.
Yes, I am nobody to lecture anyone on this list on US American issues.
Sorry. Maybe someone can find what follows useful.
But socialism can be defined as "freedom, equality and fraternity"
(liberté, égalité, fraternité) in economic life. So that if by
"democracy " replacing "capitalism", Moore is thinking of (a) the
French Revolution tercet, and (b) economic life, well, maybe he si
spelling "socialism" in his own, concrete, American actually existing
working class language. And as to fuzziness, perhaps it is as fuzzy,
to say the least, as the language of the working class (white working
class by the way) can be in the hegemonic power of the global
imperialist system. Not that I would take bets on the issue. Least of
all debate on it. But maybe this is something worth thinking over for
a couple of minutes.
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