Saturday, May 23, 2009

The "first secret of the dialectic"

Trotsky told us the "secret" in 1936
"... The revolution gave a mighty historical impulse to the new Soviet generation. It cut them free at one blow from conservative forms of life, and exposed to them the great secret - the first secret of the dialectic - that there is nothing unchanging on this earth, and that society is made out of plastic materials. ... "

{p. 159} The Revolution Betrayed, by Leon Trotsky http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/works/1936-rev/index.htm written 1936 first published 1937 Translated by Max Eastman (from Peter Myer's elist)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear a movie is coming out this summer called THE HIVE MIND that has to do with the collective vs. the last individual.

P. Barnes said...

I am aware of a reality show right in front of us based on the same concept. Enjoy, it's audience participation time!

P. Barnes said...

http://www.goldmercury.org/index.php
Advancing global governance for the past 5 decades. The Beehive...

the tent lady said...

Wow I hadn't seen either of these! I wonder how bad they'll sting the people who tell their local coordinators to Bzzzzzzzzzzz off.

This gives Barbra Streisand's "Queen Bee" from A Star is Born a whole new meaning now too. %Oh the black black widow she's sitting in the middle cause she aint had a bite to eat!%

P. Barnes said...

Looks like we need some communitarian repelent to ward off the pesky little nesters :) Nothing like good ol' rule of law (common law) and commercial consequence to sent them packing. The little pests are getting out of hand here in Marmora and area buzzing about with their little buzzz words and fake smothering love. At least real bees produce honey and are useful for crop pollination. Communitarians on the other hand are good for....I thinking....

the tent lady said...

compost?

P. Barnes said...

LOL! Good one Niki!

Compost, for smart growth, weed and seed and sustainable disempowerment :)