Russian Revolution 1917 Chinese Revolution 1949 Cuban Revolution 1959
If capitalism inevitably leads to Marxist revolutions, why has the rate of revolutions been slowing down? Why have successful revolutions only happened in backwards societies and never advanced capitalist economies?
I heard that certain sects of leftoids support the new soft imperialism like Israel because a liberal Israel WOULD bring democracy and break up the feudal patriarchies of the Middle East. Following this reasoning is it really so wrong that the US led and sponsored every single socialist (and fascist) dictator of South America?
I never stated anything to the contrary. I'm debating the notion that a proletariat revolution is the inevitable consequence of capitalism when all evidence we have points to the opposite. A lot of leftists like to belittle "reformists" because they are somehow detracting from the supposed revolution that is always right around the corner. In the mean time we should all suffer more because this will make the revolution come faster they say, but there is no evidence that points to this conclusion that advances of capitalism lead to revolution. If we look at history revolution seems to become a more and more distant possibility than a growing inevitability.
Because Marx is wrong
Who's argued that? . No one on this board. Have a read of the Overproduction Vs. Unprofitabiliy thread. Lurk moar.
t. marx if he lived longer to correct some of his previous assumptions
Revolution is not "inevitable", it is only one possible outcome of the historical progression of capitalism.
complacency and the presence of technology.
Revolution is inevitable, because class still exists. As any mode of production spins itself apart, the ruling class must steadily lose what makes it dominant over the lower classes. As that occurs, a lower class must invariably rise and bring with it the nascent form of a new mode of production. Once that lower class has accumulated more wealth than the ruling class, and thus more ability to steer the course of the economy, then the ascendant class topples the old ruling class and eliminate the vestiges of the old mode of production. Unless you think that the current ruling class will just go gentle into that good night, there can be no changing over without revolution.