OK, so my brief browsing of your site reveals that you were in the SWP but got pissed off with them (so far, so normal) and then later decided that "Dialectical Materialism" was the source of all evil within the Trotskyist movement and that by writing hundreds of thousands of lines of obsessional screeds on this single insight, you can create the foundation for a dialectics-free Trotskyism that will free us all?
You need to read my essays a little more carefully, since I added this significant detail:
1) It's important to emphasise from the outset that I am not blaming the long-term failure of Dialectical Marxism solely on the acceptance of the Hermetic ideas dialecticians inherited from Hegel.
It's worth repeating this since I still encounter comments on Internet discussion boards, and still receive e-mails from those who claim to have read the above words, who still think I am blaming all our woes on dialectics. I am not.
However, no matter how many times I repeat this caveat, the message will not sink in -- and that's after several years of continually making this very point!
It seems this is one part of the universe over which the Heraclitean Flux has no power!
What is being claimed, however, is that adherence to this 'theory' is one of the subjective reasons why Dialectical Marxism has become a bye-word for failure.
There are other, objective reasons why the class enemy still runs the planet, but since revolutions require revolutionaries with ideas in their heads, this 'theory' must take some of the blame.
So, it is alleged here that dialectics has been an important contributory factor.
It certainly helps explain why revolutionary groups are in general vanishingly small, neurotically sectarian, studiously unreasonable, consistently conservative, inconsistently deferential to 'tradition', and almost invariably lean toward some form of substitutionism.
Naturally, this has had a direct bearing on our lack of impact on the working-class over the last seventy years or so -- and probably for much longer -- and thus on the continuing success of Capitalism.
And I then supply several links to the most recent posts of numpties who have also advanced this rash claim of yours, to which happy band I will now add your good self.
and that by writing hundreds of thousands of lines of obsessional screeds on this single insight, you can create the foundation for a dialectics-free Trotskyism that will free us all?
Yes, you seem to be the sort of plonker who would have said this of Marx;
and that by writing hundreds of thousands of lines of obsessional screeds about capitalism, you can create the foundation for a classles society
Now, please return to my site, and post here another set of brainless comments about what you allegedly found there, so I can poke more fun at you.