- Jan 14, 2016
I was just listening to this recording of Lenin's The State and Revolution, and it struck me that Lenin could have been talking about Richard Boyd Barrett and all the rest of the Gaystapo Fake Lefties that pose as Marxists - but are really nothing but bourgeois Liberals, who ignore what disturbs the Oligarchs - such as defending the wages and conditions of native workers - and promote what the Oligarchs want promoted, i.e. mass immigration, homosexuality, turning children into trannies, etc. etc.
What is now happening to Marx's theory has, in the course of history, happened repeatedly to the theories of revolutionary thinkers and leaders of oppressed classes fighting for emancipation. During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it. Today, the bourgeoisie and the opportunists within the labor movement concur in this doctoring of Marxism. They omit, obscure, or distort the revolutionary side of this theory, its revolutionary soul. They push to the foreground and extol what is or seems acceptable to the bourgeoisie.
Yes, Dear Lenin, how true. True in your day, and a million times more so today.
The State and Revolution — Chapter 1