[Marxism] Formulating a path to abolish the working class -isn't it already too late?
lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jul 6 08:42:53 MDT 2010
S. Artesian wrote:
> If others want to play the fool... that only proves that Marxism is no
> inoculation against foolishness.
But Angelus is not interested in the transition period, which involves
proletarian dictatorships like the Paris Commune with its commodity
production. With its bakery employees continuing to receive a wage
although winning the right to not have to work at nights. This is the
same Paris Commune that Marx wrote about as follows:
"The working class did not expect miracles from the Commune. They have
no ready-made utopias to introduce par décret du peuple. They know that
in order to work out their own emancipation, and along with it that
higher form to which present society is irresistably tending by its own
economical agencies, they will have to pass through long struggles,
through a series of historic processes, transforming circumstances and
men. They have no ideals to realize, but to set free the elements of the
new society with which old collapsing bourgeois society itself is
pregnant. In the full consciousness of their historic mission, and with
the heroic resolve to act up to it, the working class can afford to
smile at the coarse invective of the gentlemen’s gentlemen with pen and
inkhorn, and at the didactic patronage of well-wishing
bourgeois-doctrinaires, pouring forth their ignorant platitudes and
sectarian crotchets in the oracular tone of scientific infallibility."
I would suggest that the term "ready-made utopias" describes Mr. Novus
to a tee.
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