[Marxism] Glorification of struggle

Paddy Hackett paraichackett at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 08:34:35 MDT 2016


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

Hi Mark 

You may misunderstand.

By glorification of economic struggle I mean the confinement of struggle within the framework of capitalism. The struggle at the economic level means that these demands for increased wages are realisable within capitalism. It is not a struggle that requires social revolution. Consequently to suggest that economic struggles are revolutionary is to glorify and even fetishise them. In a sense, then, they are not political in character. This being so they don't necessarily entail the transformation of working class politics. 

Fake Leftists by misleadingly investing economic struggles with a political character are endeavouring to circumscribe struggle within a capitalist paradigm. In that sense, then, this Left is containing struggle and obstructing the development of revolutionary politics.

Given this the same cannot be said for the glorification of political struggle.

Take Care
Paddy


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