[lbo-talk] Speculation

Dennis Redmond metalslorg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 23:10:02 PST 2018

Can't speak for the rest of the planet, but here in India, I'm seeing massive new wealth being created, as well as massive proletarianization, and all sorts of remarkable new (and digitally-mediated) mobilizations for economic justice, social dignity and equality -- a landscape of social change on the scale of China.

-- Dennis

On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:46 AM, Cox, Carrol <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

> The future is opaque, and one can never assume the correctness of
> propositions of the form "Action A in the present will have B results in
> the future." Mao: "Marxists have no crystal ball." Marx: The anatomy of man
> is clue to the anatomy of the ape." That is, only because we know homo
> already can we look back and discover in the "ape" the potential for the
> appearance of humanity.
> Given that primary premise of historical thought, the following has little
> content, but I put it here as interesting speculation
> Given human history, 1945 to 2018, The Class War is ended, and capital has
> triumphed. Nevertheless, it is best to go down fighting.
> Carrol
> P.S. The definition of right opportunism is an over-estimation of the
> strength of the working class, an underestimation of the strength of the
> working class.
> The definition of left opportunism is an overestimation of the strength of
> capital, an underestimation of the strength of the working class.
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