[lbo-talk] Blue Dogs cashing in

Miles Jackson cqmv at pdx.edu
Sun Jul 26 21:30:32 PDT 2009

Julio Huato wrote:

> My point is not that morality or a particular set of moral precepts
> *should be* the basis for the political struggle.
> My point is that morality (the distinction between right and wrong,
> good and bad in human relations) *is* a source and element of the
> actually existing collective struggles that constitute what we call
> the working-class or left-wing movement or socialism or what have you.

I know we've had this discussion before, but I will offer my opposing perspective for consideration: moral distinctions are the product of collective struggles, not the source of them. To attribute the causes of complex social movements to individual moral beliefs is capitalist ideology through and through.


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