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Forum Post: Myth: #ows is a Marxist movement

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 18, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST by Fraqtive42 (87) from Herndon, VA
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This reactionary claim is demonstrably false. Any orthodox Marxist would see helping the poor through legislative means as simply prolonging the proletariat revolution. An orthodox Marxist would never do anything to help the poor, including participating in a movement such as #ows. He/she would view this as making a proletariat revolution less feasible.

What does this mean, then? The only Marxists participating in #ows, are REVISIONIST Marxists. These Marxists see a need to help the proletariat, rather than simply letting them be. If the only Marxists that are participating are revisionist Marxists, than how could the movement possibly be a Marxist movement?

Conclusion: Don't listen to that bullshit that reactionaries make up in order to put you guys down. These reactionaries are trying to label you as a fringe group, and this is false.



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[-] 2 points by ubercaput (175) from New York City, NY 10 years ago

Marxism is an academic school of social analysis, not a political agenda.

Karl Marx is a Stalinist as much as Albert Einstein nuked Japan or Adam Smith caused a recent stock market crash.

[-] 1 points by floyd (10) 10 years ago

I definitely see Marxist undertones in OWS - different terms, but the same ideas. Class warfare, proletariate (99%) vs bourgeoisie (1%), redistribution of wealth, communal property, etc...