Down with Activism; Up with Revolution


…we imagine that we are revolutionaries when we are nothing more than temporary rebels.  Activism is far from revolution, and the left at the centres of capitalism is dominated by activists and activist groups––NOT revolutionaries and revolutionary movements.  The most popular and predictable activist strategies, which haven’t changed or succeeded since the 1960s, are constantly re-imagined in an amnesiatic haze as “new” and “important”.  Serious revolutionary strategies, proven by history and still the concrete practice of those engaged in the most developed revolutionary struggles, are scornfully misunderstood by the semi-liberal and semi-anarchist ideology of those activists who disdain formal structure and foolishly imagine that their beautiful anti-vanguard spontaneity will one day succeed where it has always failed.

via Down with Activism; Up with Revolution | M-L-M Mayhem!.

Down with Activism; Up with Revolution | M-L-M Mayhem!

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