Soviet Snake

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.

Karl Marx (Marx Selected Works, Vol. I, p. 269.)

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Cake day: February 5th, 2022


  • That’s because you’re using as examples movements based in the capital of the imperial core, the US. People have quite higher living standards and in general the gap between poor and rich (until very recently) wasn’t that huge when compared to the Global South where you’d literally have villas or favelas next to super rich neighborhoods for decades. That among other reasons such as the biggest police State impede the development of a revolutionary movement.

    Furthermore, your conception of democratic centralism is flawed. Having a leader is not democratic centralism, but rather a more complex approach where the old capitalist beaurocracy and military are erradicated and you have people that can lose their position at any time by vote. None of the movements you mentioned are representative of a Marxist Leninist, dialectical, or democratic centralist organization.

  • I’ve read Aeschylus, some Plato, not that much. But I’d say it depends on what you want to learn from that. If you ask me, I’d be interested in the Greeks by how were they later interpreted by authors like Kant, Spinoza, Hegel, etc. So I’d say go for Hesiod, Homer, since both of them provide the background for all the Greeks after them and then go for the Milesians, and the other presocratics (which includes Heraclitus) and then Plato and so on. I wouldnt bother with the Romans but maybe thats just ignorance from my part. I dont know if my naswer was good enough but let me know, i am currently to start to read some other greek text so maybe we could help each other!