[Marxism] Hegel : 'hopeless baggage'?

Charlie charles1848 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 10 13:00:17 MST 2014

Mark Lause wrote:
Saying that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west is hardly a 
predictive science.

People were burned at the stake over the reason why the sun rises and 
sets. And communists are slaughtered over the reasons why capitalism 
makes people's lives hell, since the reasons have a lot to do with the 


Mark Lause rejected the claim:
"that Marxism can, in some serious alchemical way, be a predictive science."

* Class struggle is inevitable under capitalism, no matter what reforms 
are achieved.
* Cycles of downturn and recovery are inherent in capitalist accumulation.

These are not predictions? They are serious although they do fall short 
of being alchemical. :)

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