[Marxism] Is economic struggle subversive?

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 09:14:23 MDT 2016


Well, the same could be said for the "glorification" of political struggle,
too, couldn't it?  :-)

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Paddy Hackett <paraichackett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Mark
>
> My point is political. In some ways, perhaps, my perspective is tangential
> to that of Lenin's What Is To Be Done.
>
> The glorification of economic struggle is to incarcerate politics in the
> capitalist cage. The struggle must break free from that cage by challenging
> the latter. This means that economic struggle must be transcended. But this
> does mean that economic struggle must be abandoned.
>
> Take Care
> Paddy
>
> On 14 Oct 2016, at 14:34, Mark Lause <markalause at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The essence of a class struggle perspective makes it rather difficult to
> draw these kind of hard and fast lines.  Yes, you can might that a
> particular struggle is "economic" rather than "political" or vice versa.
> What's important is that the participants and observers may all see it
> shades.  The challenge is to formulate a very fluid approach to anything
> that involves numbers of people significant enough to create an interesting
> dynamic.
>
> ML
>



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