Today’s rant on the intellectual laziness of the Left I posted in a good on line discussion thread:
“My take is about intellectual laziness, rather than not acting. Plenty of activists. But action is useless to me without a deep systemic understanding of the system. You can’t hack a system you don’t understand. And economics is foundational to understanding the system and it has been hijacked by Plutocracy and so is little use without major reform. Spare me Modern Monetary Theory.
No one on the Left worldwide is working to reform economics. Occupy Wall Street promised that and was too ADD to bother I guess. No one in the Dems is demanding the 10 years or more hard intellectual work it will need that should have started already in 1970….
I am writing such a book but foresee no demand for it from the Left. But I will leave it in the archaeological remains of our civilization in a sealed tin for the archaeologists to find…Perhaps on tablets of stone??
So I will believe someone is truly and effectively radical when
1) they can explain the current system to me especially its economics
2) they have a strategy that is counter strategy proofed to take this system down a brick or wall at a time, but most importantly
3) unlike Lenin and all other such revolutionary wankers, they have a new or reformed system to replace what they take down. I am so tired of those in the last 100 years who took things down with no real thoughts on the replacement. All power to the Soviets: now what? And indeed a cogent story about the replacement system is vital to #2. Voters are equally tired of hearing what’s wrong sans what would be right.
Without this hard work, in the vacuum left by its absence, Plutocracy and its military wing fascism thrive.