12 comments for “Ozy And Millie

  1. There is no “Soviet-style communism”; pretty much the only difference between “pure” marxism and marxism-leninism is the idea of democratic centralism (organisational model where lower organs are part of the decision-making processes of the higher organs) and the role of the communist party as a guiding force. “USSR was not truly communist” makes sense only when intending “communism” as the final stage of society, the ultimate classless subjective-objective illumination and cessation of government and state by perfect unity with the people, as opposed to someone or something whose final aim is the aforementioned condition.

    • So given that, by the time of Stalin and certainly later leaders, the priorities of the USSR had moved away from “the final stage of society, the ultimate classless subjective-objective illumination and cessation of government and state by perfect unity with the people” towards the preservation and expansion of the existing heavy-handed, top-down, autocratic system, the USSR was communist in name only for most of its existence?

    • I have a teacher formerly resident in a “communist” country who says his country never fully reached communism because he uses that definition.

    • OK, so let’s consider one thing; communism in it’s roots was thought to be an utopia. Sadly, utopia can not exist, so it always turned from utopia to anti-utopia. QED

  2. Ozy, take no offence. Jeremy just isn’t wise enough to fully grasp the concept of your higher-level thinking.

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