Thanks Steve.SteveFoerster wrote: ↑Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:13 pmHe's a geriatric academic Marxist. You can't teach that dog new tricks.neverfail wrote: ↑Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:25 pmYou know SF, Sertorio's hopes and expectations as published on this website (Europe will collapse; the Western alliance will collapse) reminds me so much of Karl Marx in his sunset years. He then lived in the hope and expectation that he would live long enough to witness the proletarian revolution he foresaw as both inevitable and desirable.
This armchair theorist could not step outside his self-constructed theoretical box to comprehend that the transformative changes that he was witnessing in his day may not have been the historical will-of-a-wisp he imagined them to be but, like the Neolithic agrarian revolution that began around 10,000 years ago, was destined to change mankind in ways that were bound to be fixed and permanent.
Sertorio, it seems your brain has soaked up too much Marx-thought. You should think of expunging it for the sake of restoring clarity of thought.
Might I add something more?
Revolutionary upheavals have a way of spiralling wildly out of control. With the benefit of hindsight I notice that Marx never once seemed to even hint that had the proletarian revolution he visualised happened while he was still alive, that the upheaval might bring about his own premature death.
His sense of being an observer outside the flow of events untouchable by them as reflected in his writings is incredible. It is as though Marx assumed that he came equipped with some kind of patent of immortality.
Which is why I have warned Sertorio to beware about what he wishes for.