[A-List] Sino-Soviet Split - 1st installment
cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Mon Jan 30 11:50:47 MST 2006
* From: "Henry C.K. Liu" <hliu at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
This new proletariat class, not having existed
before the revolution, had not had the experience of being oppressed by
capitalists. In fact there was a shortage of capitalists to realize the
triumphant class struggle that was supposed to be the victorious outcome
of the revolution. Yet it was problematic for the new proletariat class
to be a new antithesis against a nonexistence thesis of capitalism.
CB: And I'm thinking, a group, gigantica mass, of workers cannot really
become a proletariat without having to struggle against a real bourgeoisie.
And , I've been thinking for a while, the Chinese Party's experience may
have taught them that there is no theoretical , "classroom" path to teaching
tens of millions of peasants to be "real" proletarians:
No path to socialism , bypassing capitalism, as the slogans once had it.
History has confirmed and enforced a rather more "stagist" and orthodox
Marxism than some comrades would like.
revolution provided the solution by creating a class of state
bureaucrats, known as party cadres, which opponents immediately name the
New Class. Notwithstanding the ideological role of the party cadre is to
guide the revolution toward socialism, this new class acted essentially
as management against labor in the new industries to facilitate a
controlled class struggle toward socialism. The socialist proletariat,
in the absence of a capitalist class, mistook the bureaucratic
management class as the target of class struggle and played into the
hands of reactionaries. This eventually culminated in the Solidarity
Movement that began in Poland, a broad anti-communist social movement
that united the Catholic Church with the anti-communist left. <>
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