Some say reading theory is not as important to organizing as direct action. This way of thinking is both rightwing and capitalist.
Electoralism and Reformism are not inherently the same thing. One is about base building to build power, the other is about appeasing the powers that be.
Do not throw that word around lightly, it needs to be used to call out genuinely damaging behavior.
Strategy and ideology are equally important but when one gets put ahead of the other you run into problems. Put ideology ahead of strategy you end up doing stupid shit like not voting or joining cultish fraud left groups. If all you care about is validating your analysis instead of thinking tactically to gain theContinue reading “A Quick Note About Leftist Strategy”
Self care is not the same thing as self indulgence.
It’s all well and good to say, “Smash the system!” I support and agree with that statement whole heartedly. However if we are not offering a genuine alternative to the status quo and the systems we are attacking then Leftists are screwing over ourselves by weakening our argument and, more importantly, we are screwing over the people we areContinue reading “Leftists, You Don’t Need to Have All The Answers, But You Need to Have Some Answers”
Sometimes one has to wonder, what is the point of it all? Of course many argue there is no room for existentialism in a Marxist’s life style, and I am inclined to agree. But when left alone with a hyperactive mind, one can’t help but be tempted to wonder. Since embracing my Communist identity IContinue reading “The Soul of a Socialist”