[Marxism] [Pen-l] Convert to the Drachma – Piece of Cake. Right… | naked capitalism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 16 07:40:56 MDT 2015

On 7/16/15 9:24 AM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
> But Louis's logic STILL argues against a revolution anywhere, anytime.
> As the country with the most, and most complex, IT systems, a socialist
> revolution in the US would by his logic be forever impossible.

Not really.

That being said, Andrew's tendency to superimpose his hopes for 
socialism on Greece is a mistake. Syriza got elected because it 
reflected the mood of the voters and even now there is little evidence 
of a revolutionary situation. Demanding that pensions not be cut is not 
the same thing as what Lenin wrote about in "State and Revolution". Keep 
in mind that dual power often constitutes the basis for a revolutionary 
transformation such as workers taking over factories in Catalonia in 
1938. I understand that Marxists would like to think that something like 
that is happening in Greece but I prefer to base my hopes on reality 
rather than fantasy.

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