[CrashList] Re: clarifications
CharlesB at cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us
Tue Sep 26 12:01:49 MDT 2000
>>> cbcox at ilstu.edu 09/26/00 01:38PM >>>
P.S. U.S. capital will destroy the human species before it
allows itself to be voted out of power. It is either violent
socialist revolution or Rosa's barbarianism. If insurrection
is permanently impossible, then the only question facing us
is how to best limp through to our personal deaths.
P.S. 2. Oil Shortages, economic disaster, and global waming
will never produce the forces necessary for insurrection. If
we don't have time to build a revolutionary force without
that appeal, then the only question facing us is how to best
limp through to our personal deaths.
CB: I think Carrol's wisdom is showing in his advice in this post.
However, a slight disagreement with P.S. 2. Oil shortages, economic disaster and global warming ( caused by the capitalist system) ALONE will not produce insurrection. However, if capitalism didn't do something horrible like these things, there would be no reason to get rid of it. So, these shortages and disasters are necessary but not sufficient to insurrection and revolution. Their negative effects on people are fundamentally necessary to making people turn against the system and to making abolition of capitalism rational.
Reference to some kinds of serious problems must be part of the appeal for revolution.
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