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Forum: Politics Today, 22:45
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
So now you're redefining terms which have been...

So now you're redefining terms which have been established in Marxism to deny that your ideology, or at least the way you propose it, accommodates petty bourgeois class interests. The petty...
Forum: Politics Today, 15:58
Replies: 62
Views: 1,196
Posted By Tim Cornelis
'Doing something' =/= doing something effective....

'Doing something' =/= doing something effective. Emotional reasoning stunts discussion about the effectiveness of what is done and what is to be done. It's a lame argument.

'Wrong move' is also a...
Forum: Learning Today, 15:57
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Tim Cornelis
What do you mean? Engels certainly distinguished...

What do you mean? Engels certainly distinguished between them.

"the third category consists of democratic socialists who favor some of the same measures the communists advocate, as described in...
Forum: Politics Today, 13:06
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I'm not going to debate what you believe, I'm...

I'm not going to debate what you believe, I'm just going to make the assessment that what you believe is not socialism in the Marxist sense. You want to accommodate petty bourgeois class interests in...
Forum: Learning Yesterday, 13:26
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Tim Cornelis
You can define socialism in whatever way you...

You can define socialism in whatever way you like, but the argument is, "According to classical marxism there is no difference, the terms are synonyms". Classical Marxism is the writings of Marx and...
Forum: Learning Yesterday, 11:49
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Leaving aside some questionable arguments, none...

Leaving aside some questionable arguments, none of this changes that socialism and communism are verifiably not synonyms.
Forum: Learning Yesterday, 11:03
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Tim Cornelis
They're not synonyms in Classical Marxism....

They're not synonyms in Classical Marxism. Communism represents one branch of socialism, but there's utopian socialism, bourgeois socialism, reactionary socialism, an democratic socialism as well.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 19th December 2014, 19:16
Replies: 95
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tim Cornelis
It wasn't a slur.

It wasn't a slur.
Forum: Learning 19th December 2014, 16:12
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Tim Cornelis
And as Engels points out, although I suppose he...

And as Engels points out, although I suppose he misuses anti-authoritarianism (hence my use of libertarianism), that it's meaningless to identify as libertarian, defined as opposition to authority,...
Forum: Learning 19th December 2014, 12:25
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Ironically, you are the one misinterpretinb...

Ironically, you are the one misinterpretinb Engels' argument. In fact, thinking that you refute his argument you in fact substantiate it. You invoke practice to prove that anarchists are not opposed...
Forum: Learning 18th December 2014, 22:16
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Usually the argument is that libertarianism and...

Usually the argument is that libertarianism and authoritarianism is a false dichotomy. If it is a dichotomy, then indeed it is a false one. I perceive it as a spectrum, with libertarian and...
Forum: Politics 18th December 2014, 17:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,588
Posted By Tim Cornelis
You two are talking past each other. From his...

You two are talking past each other. From his perspective it is implementing liberal reforms. This is because the discussion of what mode of production Cuba has is bypassed.

As I remember it, the...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 18th December 2014, 17:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Agents of the bourgeoisie. *shrugs*

Agents of the bourgeoisie.

*shrugs*
Forum: Politics 18th December 2014, 16:19
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Platform and propaganda, organising around the...

Platform and propaganda, organising around the immediate interests/demands of the working class and then voting for those demands.
Forum: Politics 18th December 2014, 10:43
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
No participation in elections is not enough to...

No participation in elections is not enough to rob it of any credentials as a revolutionary party. The KKE participates in elections, but harbours no illusions of taking over the power over the state...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 18th December 2014, 10:05
Replies: 95
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tim Cornelis
You and ravn (sock puppet?) really have trouble...

You and ravn (sock puppet?) really have trouble discerning between posting on an online forum and participation in 'the revolutionary struggle'. Posting on RevLeft does not constitute a...
Forum: Learning 17th December 2014, 17:08
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Surely, Marx's theory of value is the law of...

Surely, Marx's theory of value is the law of value, whereas the LTV is the theory of value of classical economics (which Marx critiqued).
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 17th December 2014, 16:14
Replies: 95
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Says the anti-semite! Oh gee, you...

Says the anti-semite!



Oh gee, you don't say! But this has nothing to do with what we're talking about, also even if we take this into account, it's still stupid. Apparently, I can't take a...
Forum: Politics 17th December 2014, 14:30
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
I don't know against who this was directed, but...

I don't know against who this was directed, but it's ironically sectarian. A lot of what you say contradicts Marxism, so are you a Marxist?



A social revolution in the Marxist sense is...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 17th December 2014, 14:00
Replies: 95
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Leaving aside that it's just an empty slogan*,...

Leaving aside that it's just an empty slogan*, how is that related to engaging someone with possible mental health issues?

*It is somehow criticising (personality) cult politics, which took less...
Forum: Mutual Aid & DIY 17th December 2014, 12:47
Replies: 51
Views: 976
Posted By Tim Cornelis
drug-free workplace, but spare time is outside...

drug-free workplace, but spare time is outside the workplace, surely?
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 17th December 2014, 12:18
Replies: 95
Views: 1,959
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Your assumption that "comments in favour of Redd...

Your assumption that "comments in favour of Redd theory dominaty [my] thoughts" suggest an inflated sense of self-importance. I can honestly say that I have never seen one positive comment about...
Forum: Politics 16th December 2014, 22:04
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Tim Cornelis
SYRIZA is also known to unite people of different...

SYRIZA is also known to unite people of different social classes.

http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.article&id=1980
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/gree-j04.html

You should see...
Forum: Learning 16th December 2014, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Tim Cornelis
Could you specify the question a bit? ...

Could you specify the question a bit?

Countries certainly can be run by communists, but that doesn't make the country communistic. This is a communist forum so of course we believe it to be both...
Forum: Research 16th December 2014, 11:28
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Tim Cornelis
The essence of fascism is reactionary opposition...

The essence of fascism is reactionary opposition to capitalism, it is a far-right totalitarian (authoritarian rule inviting mass participation) aspiration of national rebirth (palingenesis) which...
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