Mere resistance to the state so far as such resistance does not become a threat to the life of the state will always be to some extent tolerated by the state. Any such resistance that does become a threat to the state will eventually be met with the full force of the state that is the monopoly of violence.
No ideology exists without conflict of ideology, and it was the power of capitalist ideology that gave rise to socialism long before the formation and crystallisation of philosophical socialist dogma. It too, like the party political socialisms, exists only as a result of the anti-capitalist aspirations of the workers.
On an international scale it is estimated that one billion human beings have died as a result of state-corporate labour market decisions, and this slaughter is only intensifying. Since the international credit crunch of 2007 and the resulting economic depression the idea of reform has been in the air – even inside the state-corporate citadels.
Marx’s razor-sharp observation on the state as a mutual help society for the powerful decision-makers is echoed beautifully in the description of the Town Council in The Brigand’s Cave chapter of Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
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