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Do you still believe in the inevitability of socialism? ....

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Nov 2017, 02:22
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Post 12 Nov 2017, 02:37
The inevitibility of the capitalist's downfall seems somewhat dogmatic in theoretical circles...
Do you still maintain faith in that statement?
One problem I, personally, have with it, is: It's very hard to predict the scale of human passivity and comfort with little(just enough to consider oneself happy).
And, although the history of men is a history of coverthrowings, weren't all transformative revolutions deeply maneuvered and instigated by those with some power and wealth(be it in any form or shape) but not enough to really attain their goals?
The French burgouis revolution, although very "popular" was heavily dosed with the participation(and "investment") from both the high and low strata of the wealthy...
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Sep 2011, 13:51
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Post 13 Nov 2017, 12:54
Untermensch wrote:
The inevitibility of the capitalist's downfall seems somewhat dogmatic in theoretical circles...
Do you still maintain faith in that statement?
Capitalism as we know it today will eventually most probably collapse under the weight of its own internal contradictions. We also have to take into account the damage capitalism is causing to the environment. However, predicting what sort of system will arise beyond that downfall is another matter.

Untermensch wrote:
And, although the history of men is a history of coverthrowings, weren't all transformative revolutions deeply maneuvered and instigated by those with some power and wealth(be it in any form or shape) but not enough to really attain their goals?
Perhaps many were, but definitely not all. The October Revolution proved that a revolution can be well organised and carried out from the grass-roots level.

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Dec 2017, 03:52
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Post 01 Jan 2018, 18:54
The survival or downfall of any given capitalist will depend on his ability to keep up with the market. The survival of the market is inevitable, because even in the most strict Socialist country, people need to trade. Even revolutionaries need money to buy weapons, and then when they achieve power, they enjoy the fruits of their coup, which involves collecting and spending wealth.
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