WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SAY, “REAL SOCIALISM/ COMMUNISM HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED”? AND ARE THEY RIGHT?

A common argument made on the left is the allegation that real socialism has never been tried. This has, naturally, caught the attention of many right wing bloggers, memers, and think tanks who make fun of such a notion. But the question itself is a valid one, and one worth exploring by anyone who claims to be …

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Rethinking Marxism In The 21st Century: Turning Marxism Back On It’s Head

In what way do I make the claim of "Rethinking Marxism"? I make the claim only in regards to trends within the socialist movement that have converted Marxism into a political religion. This conversion of Marxism into a political religion is artificial, itself a deviation from Marxist theory that paves the way forward for totalitarianism. …

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Why The Left Should Stand Against The Corporate Censorship of Alex Jones

Some people, who I would consider "politically suicidal" leftists, recently celebrated the corporate censorship of Alex Jones and InfoWars by Facebook, Youtube, and Apple. I began writing a draft explaining how dangerous this was shortly after this happened, and just after I wrote this draft, Facebook arbitrarily "unpublished" the Facebook page belonging to Venezuelanalysis, a …

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My Thoughts on What The Distant Future Can and Should Look Like

I’d have to co-opt a phrase by Marx when it comes to the future, “I do not have a crystal ball”. But if I had to speculate the kind of society that follows this one, I’d have to say that Marx’s prediction is probably not only the most likely, but also the most ideal. But …

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Marxism Against The Conversion of Marxism Into a Political Religion

What did Marx and Engels imagine when in 1848 they wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party, "WORKERS OF ALL LANDS, UNITE!"? In the same manifesto, they wrote, "We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, …

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An Open Letter to Kim Jong Un

To The Supreme Leader of The Korean People, Marshall Kim Jong Un, Greetings! I can only hope you have come across this letter and are willing to read what I have to say. I am a student of history and a socialist in the United States of America. I have studied your country’s history and …

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A Marxist’s Defense of Privacy in The Age of Mass Surveillance

Over 200 hundred years ago today, a famous bourgeois revolutionary named John Adams wrote the following in a letter to Thomas Jefferson: "When people talk of the Freedom of Writing, Speaking, or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But …

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