Critique of vulgarized conceptions of Marxism
Photo taken by me in November 2018, in Montmartre. This is an introduction to a series of essays on the Meaning of Marxism. The entire series can be found here. “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 oppressedContinue reading “Intro to the Meaning of Marxism”
Even if human rights are bourgeois concepts, they can still be used by Marxists. Marxists can revise, revolutionize, or even appropriate human rights in the ideological struggle against capitalism. Marxists can also use human rights to add weight to critiques of capitalist society. Beyond that, however, human rights are just nonsense upon stilts.
Aesthetic communists are usually liberals, social democrats, or progressives that co-opt the communist aesthetic in their attempts to build an online brand.