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Forum Post: Anarchism and Marxism Lets Talk It Over

Posted 1 year ago on April 1, 2013, 1:45 p.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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I would like for this post to be an open examination of political and economic philosophy and possible strategies for affecting revolutionary change in the United States of America. Please don't hold your opinions back I would like to hear/well read all you have to say.

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[-] 2 points by Shule (2062) 1 year ago

Revolution does not necessarily mean a change in government, but a change in the thinking of man. So wrote Che Guevara some many years ago.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

The revolutionary change we need is to get people to open their eyes to the incredible depth of lies and corruption in this country and stop cooperating with the tyranny that results..

Claiming that Anarchism or Marxism is the solution will shut peoples eyes even tighter.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Thats a tall order.

The political reality is always a direct reflection of what the people deem to be the reality. For example, most people who voted went with the two solid choices. They werent interested in alternatives. Hence we didnt really end up with anything different.

That being said, the constant concentration of power at the state and federal levels take the people away from the process, and the process away from the people.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

The fact that there are "fly-over states" (not worthy of a presidential visit) tells me that there is little actual unity in the United States. Those states may be red or blue by default, but any green or brown or purple candidate in those states should be running on a platform that the whole state is being ignored by the "lesser of two evils" manifesto.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I agree.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 1 year ago

All you guys on this thread need to consider this as a solution:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/political-parties-of-departmental-governance/

Check the replies too. Maybe even first.

Try to find flaws.

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

It is not until people understand how pervasive the corruption is, and how unlikely it is that unfettered, neoliberal capitalism can meet the environmental and humanitarian crisis we face....that people will consider another economic or political system

Many of us came here as reformers, and would now consider ourselves revolutionaries in terms of wanting a revolutionary change to the corrupt status quo. That would include me.

I would not want us to settle for anything less than being put on a path to where all things are possible, especially in considering a system that puts people's and the enviroment's welfare as top priority

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

well said.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Thanks

~Odin~