I've been doing some thinking after reaching the post-Marxist schools of thought and their disillusionment with the Left and Actually Existing Socialism striking a nerve because I could not only relate to their frustrations but also I could see these frustrations among leftists even today decades later. It was a moment of existential dread, as if we had reached a dead end.
Historically speaking every revolution, capitalist or socialist, was spearheaded by what today we call the PMC. Is it a coincidence? Oh yes well, only the PMC had the opportunity and education and the means and the connections and a sort of righteous jealousy (the belief, the awareness, the expectation that they deserve more) and so on and so forth. But why is it that we, for example, live in a system that has no problems ideologically with glorifying the concept of revolution in its media? How many capitalist movies are there where the Good underdogs defeat the Bad bullies and usher in a new age? Certainly this is not coming from the ruling class - why would it be in the interest of the ruling class to glorify revolution? So if not the ruling class, then… The PMC? Well that would certainly fit the profile of the people involved in the movie industry! But why would the PMC do such a thing? Perhaps because the PMC ARE revolutionaries. Is it a coincidence that words like revolution, progress, breakthrough are common in PMC lingo? You might be thinking this is a compliment. It isn't. The PMC revolution,, unsurprisingly… Is of a PMC character, which is to say it is carried out in the interests of the PMC. Marx, who was PMC himself (bless his heart), spoke of a group that he considered petty-bourgeois not because of their relation to the means of production but because of their bourgeois consciousness - the righteous jealousy I previously mentioned in other words. Could this be the PMC and if so, are the implications it carries for PMC-led revolutions not self-evident? And if it is the PMC, then the PMC would be in a permanent state of revolutionary activity as they claw at the system without ever actually attaining ruling class status. Their vandalism does not threaten the overall order, it only makes the lives of certain people (depending on the PMC's disposition) more miserable by having to put up with their vandalism. If you extend this to, for example, the PMC propagandists (academics, pundits, etc.) their conflicting dynamics can finally be observed as part of a lPost too long. Click here to view the full text.