Socialism capitalism and population

Paul Cockshott's Blog

We are now approaching a social revolution in which the economic foundations of monogamy as they have existed hitherto will disappear just as surely as those of its complement-prostitution. Monogamy arose from the concentration of considerable wealth in the hands of a single individuals man-and from the need to bequeath this wealth to the children of that man and of no other. For this purpose, the monogamy of the woman was required, not that of the man, so this monogamy of the woman did not in any way interfere with open or concealed polygamy on the part of the man. But by transforming by far the greater portion, at any rate, of permanent, heritable wealth – the means of production – into social property, the coming social revolution will reduce to a minimum all this anxiety about bequeathing and inheriting. Having arisen from economic causes, will monogamy then disappear when…

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On the Mass Line and How it is Mangled

Red Midwest

For over twenty years our Party has carried on mass work every day, and for the past dozen years it has talked about the mass line every day. We have always maintained that the revolution must rely on the masses of the people, on everybody’s taking a hand, and have opposed relying merely on a few persons issuing orders. The mass line, however, is still not being thoroughly carried out in the work of some comrades; they still rely solely on a handful of people working in solitude. One reason is that, whatever they do, they are always reluctant to explain it to the people they lead and that they do not understand why or how to give play to the initiative and creative energy of those they lead. Subjectively, they too want everyone to take a hand in the work, but they do not let other people know what…

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Statement on the Queen City MLM Collective

Queen City Maoist Collective

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On February 2nd, 2017, we are excited to announce the formation of the Queen City Maoist Collective. We believe that as a revolutionary organization, we are guided by the scientific principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

MLM is a higher stage of Marxism-Leninism. It is necessary as the objective conditions in the US call for application of the mass line, criticism and self-criticism. Marxism-Leninism has become outdated as a revolutionary science, fundamentally, because it has not been held accountable to the masses, the people who are necessary to make revolution. Most importantly, MLMs see that class struggle must continue under socialism and that the end goal of communism is the most important part of our struggle.

Some of our members are former candidate cadre with Workers World Party, and we have fully broken with this organization. We saw that there was no worth in trying to remain in the party and slowly…

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