It is remarkable, considering how Marxists emphasize that their theory is scientific , its similarity to religion, especially to uninitiated.
In marxism as in religious doctrines, the present in space and in time, is in no uncertain terms the "worst of all the possible worlds", this is attributed to "the other", the other being the prevalent system, and direct challenge to growth of the new system.The "other" is determined and denounced depending on the power struggle. Premises are secondary.
Second, history is analyzed in terms of the "correct" doctrine, and inevitably the failures are attibuted to "the other", hence by persistent sophistry a truth, however fallacious its premise or inadequate its logic, is established.
Having accomplished this, the emancipation from all the inequities is guaranteed only by strictly adhering to each and every formulae as "derived by" the "anointed" clique using the theory.
Ofcourse derivation is adjusted according to circumstances even if it results in contortions, the anointed circle itself changes with vagaries of palace intrigues.
The difference between religion and marxism is that in marxism there is no fall, because prior to the advent of theory to the rescue of humanity, there was never a paradise, it was not even possible because all the earlier systems were not only unscientific their foundation was exploitation. Therefore humanity had no option but to groan under yoke of tyranny and greed of few untill now.
This obsession with projecting past as a continuum of bleakness in effect makes marxism even more dangerous to civilization. Marxism is nihilism even if it was not intent of Karl Marx.
Monday, June 26, 2006