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    bad ideas actualised by alcohol's Avatar

    My road to Kompas

    shouldn't kompas give you a road instead of the other way round
    Posted 11th June 2014 at 16:00 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol bad ideas actualised by alcohol is offline
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    Die Neue Zeit's Avatar

    My road to Kompas

    Great blog, comrade! Keep us updated!
    Posted 30th May 2014 at 04:31 by Die Neue Zeit Die Neue Zeit is offline
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    Building the New From Within the Old

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Die Neue Zeit View Comment
    Ah, so you're using a logical fallacy on the left to prove a point? OK.
    Precisely

    Using their logic to point to its limitations.

    Using their language so the point gets understood.
    Posted 20th April 2014 at 01:57 by Q Q is offline
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    Die Neue Zeit's Avatar

    Building the New From Within the Old

    Ah, so you're using a logical fallacy on the left to prove a point? OK.
    Posted 20th April 2014 at 01:54 by Die Neue Zeit Die Neue Zeit is offline
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    Building the New From Within the Old

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    Originally Posted by Die Neue Zeit View Comment
    Comrade, that would be just a generic political crisis. Just because the old order could no longer go on in the old way doesn't mean that the political crisis at hand is revolutionary. You backtracked yourself later, and superbly I might add, in your post. Revolutionary crises may or may not be synonymous with revolutionary periods, but the former exist only within the latter.
    I suppose you mean my use of the term 'revolutionary crisis', which is indeed imprecise as it is both used for revolutionary periods as it is for crises. Much of the left is however oblivious to this distinction, so I thought it best not to dwell on it but engage in this debate on the terms that the left themselves use and then show its obvious limitations.

    But yes, of course you have a valid point. This distinction should be made.

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    Originally Posted by Die Neue Zeit View Comment
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Q
    This immediately poses two issues:
    1. This takes a lot of time, decades, to build.
    2. On a purely 'political' basis, it is impossible to build such mass support, outside revolutionary times (by which time it will be too late because of point 1).
    Don't you mean during revolutionary times?
    Again, I'm waging the discussion on the left's terms. All of the spontaneist left has this idea that mass communist influence can be build during revolutionary times. As we know, this is however impossible precisely for the reason that power gaps will be filled by existing social forces. This is the reason why I put "by which time it will be too late", which was left unexplained in the post (and a little beside the main point).
    Posted 20th April 2014 at 01:34 by Q Q is offline
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    Die Neue Zeit's Avatar

    Building the New From Within the Old

    Comrade, that would be just a generic political crisis. Just because the old order could no longer go on in the old way doesn't mean that the political crisis at hand is revolutionary. You backtracked yourself later, and superbly I might add, in your post. Revolutionary crises may or may not be synonymous with revolutionary periods, but the former exist only within the latter.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Q
    This immediately poses two issues:
    1. This takes a lot of time, decades, to build.
    2. On a purely 'political' basis, it is impossible to build such mass support, outside revolutionary times (by which time it will be too late because of point 1).
    Don't you mean during revolutionary times?
    Posted 20th April 2014 at 01:18 by Die Neue Zeit Die Neue Zeit is offline
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    Q's Avatar

    What is "socialism", "communism" and the "DotP"?

    Comrade sanpal posted the following scheme here, a variation of mine:



    I can totally find myself agreeing here. It is a better expression it seems. The only limitation of it is that socialism appears to be standing on itself, as if it was a mode of production, instead of being the transition from the old to the new.
    Posted 25th March 2014 at 17:50 by Q Q is offline
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    Q's Avatar

    So, I became potentially electable

    Ok, so last Wednesday there were elections and of the contested 37 seats the SP secured 3, which is a rise from 1 in 2010

    The SP got a total of 3957 votes and I got... 16
    Posted 21st March 2014 at 19:34 by Q Q is offline
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    So, I became potentially electable

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WCOP
    Q for President!
    Security culture, comrade!
    Posted 10th March 2014 at 19:08 by Brutus Brutus is online now
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    So, I became potentially electable

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Q View Comment
    Well, the campaign is in full swing

    Elections are the 19th.
    Fantastic news, comrade! This is inspiring to hear, especially when sick in bed
    Emil for President!
    Posted 10th March 2014 at 02:15 by Workers-Control-Over-Prod Workers-Control-Over-Prod is offline
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    Posted 8th March 2014 at 20:41 by Sentinel Sentinel is offline
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    Q's Avatar

    So, I became potentially electable

    Well, the campaign is in full swing

    Elections are the 19th.
    Posted 8th March 2014 at 17:19 by Q Q is offline
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    So, I became potentially electable

    Well It's MARCH! How is it going ?
    Posted 8th March 2014 at 16:56 by Ritzy Cat Ritzy Cat is offline
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    Q's Avatar

    So, I became potentially electable

    Nothing much to update. Elections are in March next year. Campaign hasn't started yet.
    Posted 30th November 2013 at 00:58 by Q Q is offline
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    Posted 30th November 2013 at 00:33 by Brutus Brutus is online now
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    So, I became potentially electable

    Remember: no entering coalitions! Good luck!
    Posted 10th November 2013 at 10:31 by Brutus Brutus is online now
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    Posted 8th November 2013 at 19:47 by Comrade Jacob Comrade Jacob is offline
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    An address to the "general strikists"

    Yeah you are right, even professor political scientist and writter Dr. Webster Tarpley (who is not even a marxist) says that protests is for wimps and that taking power, seizing state-power should be, the real goal, the real objective, it is the real deal of the oppressed
    Posted 8th November 2013 at 18:30 by AmilcarCabral AmilcarCabral is offline
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    What is "socialism", "communism" and the "DotP"?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brutus View Comment
    Would I be correct in saying that socialism is just a way if managing capital?
    No. Socialism is a form of class struggle, be it after the working class has taken political power and started making structural changes in the economy.

    Then again, in a way it is managing capital. In the same way that choking someone is managing someones life.
    Posted 4th October 2013 at 16:47 by Q Q is offline
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    Brutus's Avatar

    What is "socialism", "communism" and the "DotP"?

    Would I be correct in saying that socialism is just a way if managing capital?
    Posted 4th October 2013 at 16:16 by Brutus Brutus is online now

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