[OPE-L:8436] Re: Socialism for Idiots

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 06:53:40 EST

Re Chris's [8427]:

> Forgive me - I think you are being a little 'individualistic' here. In the
> GI Marx says 'the intellectual wealth of an individual depends on the
> wealth of his real connections'. Note especially the bearing of this on
> the point of a party. (And the point of OPEL?)

The question here isn't "the point of a party."  Without critical and
independent members who think for themselves, a party will
degenerate into a cult.

Solidarity, Jerry

> 8426
> >a) Revolutionaries are typically (and one might add, intrinsically)
> >critical,  independent,  individuals who think for themselves. In other
> >words,  they are 'idiots' in the classical sense.

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