[Marxism] Marx was right ?

Jurriaan Bendien bendien at tomaatnet.nl
Wed Feb 4 17:02:37 MST 2004


Because Marx was right about some things, does that mean that we should
blindly follow all of his ideas?

If you're going blind, you cannot follow his ideas. But some of Marx is
available in Braille. Ideas should not be followed, they should be
understood, which requires logic and observation. Following ideas is more a
religious type of activity. Real people create new ideas using existing
ideas as raw material. Hence, in socialist politics, the emphasis is not on
adherence to ideas but adherence to real behaviours, i.e. ideas integrated
into practical experience.

J.








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