[Marxism] Fwd: The Realities of Power

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Apr 28 12:28:50 MDT 2015

Overcoming the fears associated with seizing power will be one of the 
biggest obstacles for the American Left to overcome. All measures 
enacted by the State require the backing of force. The illusion that 
power is somehow inherently devious or obtrusive to human freedom is 
ridiculously childish. Without power, no decisions can be made, nothing 
can be done by any party or class- regardless of whether it is 
capitalists or workers who act as “dictators” within the system. 
Socialists have to seize power with the assent of the public in order to 
make our demands a reality.

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=12260

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