The point is to change …

Posted on November 21, 2010

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Marxism never left the drawing board.   It found its life in academia, not in the world of active politics.  Or is that true?  Did it ever occur?  Half occur?  You could argue for the pragmatic conseuqences of something like Locke’s writing which exercised a greater influence politically in the long run, in its impact, in so far as his words are to be found enshrined in the American constitution, which works after all, or which works after a fashion.  He is pragmatically correct about the right to private property.  Even claiming copyright – for example – admits to this.  Is it that you can only imagine the concept of private property losing its force if the concept of public property too loses its force; which means in practice the ending of the state, the ending of economics; the value of money being voided; the transformations of technology being disregarded; and so on?  The ending of crime, etc.  Even the termination of the possibility of illness.  In short, the dissolution of human society in every dimension in which we presently know it.  It means the absolute redefinition of power as a pragmatic understanding.  And so on.  Now, what is the likelyhood of this coming about?   If most of can’t even be persuaded to change our haircuts if we don’t want to?  If even the shape of someone’s head remains fundamental and personal to each and every one of us.

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