Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We Are All Bourgeois Now

Lots of other people seem to have picked up on the decision of one of the 'thought-leaders' of the British pro-war 'Left', Alan Johnson, to finally publically renounce Marxism. It would be nice to think that this blog might do a careful point-by-point 'In Defence of Marxism' type rebuttal of Johnson's nonsense. But this renegade Johnson doesn't deserve that and so instead I am going to link to the lyrics of a satirical Manic Street Preachers song, 'We Are All Bourgeois Now', as it serves as more than an adequate political critique.

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At 7:00 pm, Blogger Gabriel said...

I enjoy this blog and wondered if readers of this would be interested in visiting my blog which is still relatively new and is called 'An Unrepentant Communist' Warm greetings to you all from Ireland...
http://unrepentantcommunist.blogspot.com/

 
At 12:18 pm, Blogger minifig said...

Actually, I think that's a pretty persuasive collection of arguments from Johnson, whether you happen to agree with them or not. Far better, I think you'll find, than you'll get from dumbass pseudo-socialist manics.

 
At 2:03 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Gabriel - cheers.

Minifig - 'dumbass pseudo-socialist manics' -such as who? C'mon man, don't be shy, spit it out...

 
At 3:40 pm, Blogger D.B. said...

Great shout. The Manics version was only a cover though. The original was by awesome 80s political punk pop geniuses McCarthy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthy_(band)

 
At 9:59 am, Blogger minifig said...

Manics, as in short for the Manic Street Preachers themselves. Possibly the world's most hypocritical band?

 
At 7:52 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Sorry minifig - misread your post as 'maniacs' for some odd reason - with you now...

Hypocrits - possibly - but I remember how inspiring and powerful some of their stuff is, and was ('Let Robeson sing' etc) and so forgive them. Haven't heard their latest album...

Hope you are well anyway...

 

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