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Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006, 01:09 pm
To my LJ friends that are into politics

http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com

That is by far my favourite revolutionary socialist blog. It's no nonsense and straightforward and, at times, funny. If you like what you see then check out his book reviews and pick up one of the ones he recommends.

A sampling:

"Marx was scathing with those who create revolutionary plans for the working class. He had no time for elitists, dreamers or utopians; if your politics didn't come from the struggles of real people, then you had no business telling real people how to do politics."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2006/07/considerations-on-western-marxism.html

"I agree, let's overthrow the racist capitalist system... How? By convincing the mass of people that capitalism is barbaric, enriching a small minority while immiserating the vast majority. By connecting with their everyday struggles in the institutions working people create, like trade unions & community groups, no matter how reformist those groups are. By struggling with them, gaining their trust and showing that the only way to guarantee a safe & happy future for all is by revolution."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2005/05/ultra-leftism.html

"Communist Parties progress through agitation, organizing among workers and oppressed people, elections, and armed struggle. Armed struggle is a last resort; obviously, because the capitalist state will crush incipient rebellions."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-enemys-enemy.html

"Through our activism, we're building the institutions that future struggles will grow out of. Culture and emotions matter as part of the 'long revolution'. For revolutionaries, they may only matter in that context - but in that context, they matter a lot."
From: http://orangepolyester.blogspot.com/2006/08/raymond-williams-socialist.html

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
paper_dreads

the first quote's pretty true, and funny. i'll have to catch up!