Thesis (has implications for the ordering below): Either German Social Democracy or Belgian Social Democracy
Anti-Thesis: Pre-1917 Bolsheviks
Synthesis: 1917 Bolsheviks (mass party) or SPD
In case you didn't notice, I was trying to make a POLITICAL and not a crap-philosophical point:
Wrong guy - Lenin frequently invoked the true founder of "Marxism" (you yourself mentioned Cyril Smith in identifying this founder) in trying to adopt SPD organization to Russian circumstances. It is the latter who has my utmost interest, considering (sorry Rosa, but I have to invoke the "dyna-mat totality" and apply it to "history" here ):just as you can't count on "mass party" to be a liberating factor. Your obsession with Lenin creates these confusions
1) There was no class struggle during the German unification drive.
2) The international proletariat's first vanguard party was formed nevertheless on a MASS party approach.
3) There is a relative absence of class struggle today, though more people are getting pissed with neoliberalism.
4) There's rampant, amateurish CIRCLE-ism today (i.e., "sectarianism").
5) Conclusion: United Social Labour's organizational concept is derived, notwithstanding the historical mistake of accepting pseudo-reformist "social-democratic" HACKS (Belgian Soc-Dem and ultimately the SPD itself), from the historical mass-party precedent set by the international proletariat's first vanguard party, the SPD.