[CrashList] FWD: Re: Barnesites, revolutionary parties etc
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Sep 11 10:33:46 MDT 2000
Mark Jones wrote:
> James Farmelant wrote:
> > Mark,
> > I think you miss the point of both the post that I
> > forwarded to this list as well as the point that
> > Carrol has been attempting to make here for some time
> > now. And that is that we cannot expect to see such
> > problems the energy crisis, global warming, or ecocide
> > dealt with in a progressive manner unless there is
> > in place a mass movement that is dedicated to resisting
> > the ruling classes. And such a movement is most likely
> > to appear under conditions of relative economic
> > prosperity when it possible for workers to resist
> > capital from a relatively favorable position.
> This is just daydreaming. Capitalism has entered its most serious crisis.
Mark, the daydreamers are those who think we can get to socialism on
a rocking chair -- which is what this touching faith in the sheer political
magic of crash amounts to. Crisis is simply the name of the process
through which capitalism renews itself.
Mao: If we don't hit it, it won't fall. And it takes a huge mass movement
to do the hitting.
I too hope for great things from the Seattle movement -- but it won't
happen automatically (that movement was too dominated by anarchists
on the one hand and racist labor bureaucrats on the other), and whatever
happens has to be well underway (and have roots in broader segments
of the population) before disaster of one sort or another destroys the
will to resist.
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