There's organizational fetishism, and then there's organizational focus. This may evoke a kind of secular evangelism on the subject, but without organizational focus, one will never see a revolutionary period for the working class.
Organizational focus demands a synthesis of the best elements each lesser "form" has to offer:
- Immediate trade unions were formed in opposition to craft unions, organizing active skilled and unskilled workers on the basis of
The Merger Formula: Ideology on Why Real Parties are Real Movements and Vice Versa
The previous blog, Real Parties as Real Movements and Vice Versa, explained the institutional basis for the title. This unoriginal yet long-overdue blog provides the ideological basis.
"It is evident that the worker movement is divided into two sections, the Chartists and the Socialists. The Chartists are the more backward, the less developed, but
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Real Parties as Real Movements and Vice Versa: Alternative Culture and Bureaucracy Revisited
"Social Democracy is the party of the militant proletariat; it seeks to enlighten it, to educate it, to organise it, to expand its political and economic power by every available means, to conquer every position that can possibly be conquered, and thus to provide it with the strength and maturity that will finally enable it to conquer political power and to overthrow the rule of the bourgeoisie."
Transformative Critique: Direction on Syndicalism and Revisiting Mass Strike Strategies
“Imagine all the workers of the world truly, actually uniting… and then striking. It would be a world-transforming action.” (Jack Harden)
In Chapter 6, I wrote about one of the highest freedoms of class-strugglist assembly and association: all workplaces being legally considered to be unionized for the purposes of political strikes and even syndicalist strikes, regardless of the
Class-Strugglist Democracy and the Demarchic Commonwealth
“But much more important for Marxist thought is Aristotle's account in Books 3-6 of the Politics where he defines democracy as the rule of the poor over the rich whom they can outnumber in the Assembly. Demokratia is taken to be class rule rather than popular government, and demos is understood in the sense of the common people, not the whole of the people as Perikles, Demosthenes, and other Athenians preferred to believe.”