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Saturday, 17 February 2018

17 February 2018. A Marxist Deliberation…

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All too often, the Left in the West simply forgot that it actually has to convince people. It conflates any attempt to do so with the Liberal idea of the “free market of ideas” and believes that you can morally shame people into better politics. It doesn’t work. Demonstrably. You have to demonstrate that your politics can meet the material interests and change the horizons of possibility for people. You HAVE to engage people.

15 February 2018

Marxist Memes

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I was a college student; now, I’m a union construction worker. I can say the average worker has a better head for discussing the world than the average academic. You can’t swindle or shame the working-class into following your ideas; you have to earn leadership. Mao wrote about the mass line because a proletarian method of leadership is necessary to organise our class. Instead, we have a Left that abandoned the trade-unions and holed itself up in academia, non-profits, and declassed radicals, so we get these petty-bourgeois methods of misleadership.

16 February 2018

Tadafar Sourov

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