11 December 2008
conclusion to long shit i wrote on Lenin and Althusser
The inherent danger in viewing Marxism as a theory both of, and not of, the proletarian struggling against bourgeois ideology is that the preclusion accepted by many Marxists of eventual proletarian revolution can be jeopardized. Marxian ideology as something that contains the antithesis of the proletarian class revolution is an ideology than contains the possibility of bourgeois society pacifying the proletariat into acceptance of class exploitation. It is against this contradiction that Marxian theory needs to struggle to stay a theory of the proletarian in constant opposition to bourgeois ideology, regardless of internal struggle.