No Marx for wit… September 4, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Here’s the paragraph that really irritates me.
I couldn’t help noticing while reading the book, however, some clear parallels between modern leftist politics and the habits of the old man. Thanks to his obsession with minute points of ideological deviation, his determination to cling to leadership positions despite the increasing irrelevance of the groups he led, his conviction that victory was imminent despite near-overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and his repeated estrangement of potential allies for no apparent reason, Marx would surely have felt at home in today’s Labour party.
And there’s a good question squirrelled away in there too. How does one explain the curious resistance, perhaps aversion is a better word, displayed by the working class to meet its appointment with destiny? But no, going for the cheap gibe against Corbyn rather than working through this in a useful manner is clearly the order of the day.