im pleased that i learned a different way,and have always referred to it as"dont moan-organise!",so please excuse the adaptation of the words of joe hill an early 20th century activist,if not founder of the IWW/industrial workers of the world.
for me,in qa world that seems increasingly dark and bleak,one of teh few reliable remaing near certainties or important values is human solidarity;meaning that we stand together with our brothers and sisters,especially the poor,exploited,oppressed.the apex,the fulcrum,the spark,the centreof gravity seeems to me to remain the working class which changes and develops.it is not just a notion,a mass,an abstraction but a real social force,mad up of many and diverse parts.individuals but not atomised or seperated,but who will seem that way until they/we overcome our alienation,and discover ourselves as subject and object of history.one place to start is individual to individual
so how to begin to make the theory,the image real....i turn to myself,my own experience,whichg again the one of the few fragments in the world about which i can have anything certainty,although the paradox is that little if anything is certain or rooted.
i find myself an isolated activist,returning to and re-exploring some of the basica and each time going deeper.to that end im eager to meet and join wityh others in sharing ideas and experiences and hoping we can act together and organise in the world,or at least a part of it,with a faint hope that we can serve revolutionary hange to a more humaitarian and compassionate world.a world for unalienated human species being.
to that end i would welcome contact with others to take some,new fresh steps.
long a marxist since i discovered marxism,amonst other things when I was about 16 years old,i feelive left some traditions behind,to explore more fully new paths.hence i am exploring lexemburgismfurther and deeper.
im happy to have the same anger and passion about marxist ideas at 50 something and not,i hope to have turned away from these politics of this tradition but to find new ways to make a differnce,especially when it seems from my corner of the world,living uin the greater london area to find that the left is more dangerously fragmented.fractured,sectarian and divided than before.the tasks are greater,our preparedness is weaker.we have to chnage and grow.not to lead the class,our class like we know and they dont but to build on the shoulkdrs of the giant wjho go before us,and to be both memory of that class and to make the best of the lessons of history in making revolutionary change.
not just to remember,nor even only to celebrate but to learn from,build on and developo from the lessons and examples and experiences of marx,of luxemburg ofmany other beacons of light and not least own own class.