Re: [OPE-L] John H on capitalist and anti-capitalist conceptions oftime

From: John Holloway (johnholloway@PRODIGY.NET.MX)
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 20:33:28 EST


    I'm delighted, though slightly surprised, to hear that the RCP agrees
with my views.


> Rakesh, you snipped off the paragraph I was referring to:
>   "The traditional idea of revolution tells us contain our impatience, to
> subordinate our impatience to the patient construction of the party. But
> we do not want to fall into that, for it kills the movement by boredom. We
> too have two temporalities: the temporality of the impatient Ya basta!,
> revolution here and now! and the temporality of the patient construction
> of another world. But in the traditional concept impatience is
> subordinated to patience, and in our concept it should surely be the other
> way around: patience is there to give force to the impatience of refusal,
> not to subordinate it. The wisdom of experience is there not to restrain
> the rage of youth, but to give it strength."
> The RCP, for years, has called for releasing of rage, and it often focuses
> on the youth, just as in John's statement.  I'd dare say the RPC can also
> present itself as a patience force to give strength to impatience.  This
> is all I wanted to say, i.e. these parallels.
> Paul Z.
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> Vol.21-Neoliberalism in Crisis, Accumulation, and Rosa Luxemburg's Legacy
> RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY, Zarembka/Soederberg, eds, Elsevier Science
> **********************
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:
>>> John Holloway's position here is identical to that to the
>>> Revolutionary Communist Party U.S.A., whether he would welcome that
>>> connection or not.
>>> Paul
>> Do you think John H is advocating a taking of power, Bob Avakian style?
>> Rakesh

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