You cannot be a leftist and oppose Communist China – end of story. Let me put it another way, you can say you are a
‘The Conception of Nature in Marx’ is a very interesting book written by Alfred Schmidt (1931-2012), and first published in 1962. Indeed, ‘The Conception of
Marx and Engels developed this thinking during the 19th century, whilst Lenin, Stalin and Mao (amongst others) developed the dialectical thinking that defines Scientific Socialism for the 20th century. Trotskyism, of course, is something of a ‘still birth’ within Revolutionary thinking, a dialectical dead-end that impersonates certain aspects of Marxism, whilst surrendering to every aspect of the capitalist system and making peace with its oppressive nature.
Reading about Lenin’s early political career, I was struck by how he was determined in pursuing the path he thought was dialectically correct, even if
This means that Labour ‘rejects’ the Marxist ideology that racism has its roots within the exploitative division of labour that defines the capitalist system. As this is the case, Labour finds itself adopting the bourgeois response of sentimentalism and token politics.
Conformist Revolutionaries are easy to spot. They state (without any reliable evidence) that Mao and Stalin were tyrants and mass killers, and that Hitler was a very maligned and misunderstood world leader (conformist Revolutionaries, whilst having no time for Marx or Lenin, nevertheless are perfectly willing to entertain the thought that Hitler might have been ‘innocent’ of the crimes he committed).