In every stirring of the proletariat around the world the vanguard has failed, and it has failed because there is no vanguard without the mass support of the working people. Solidarity is everything, and without it the revolution is nothing. Socialism of course needs its intellectuals. It withers and dies without them.
Follow @UrFhasaidh As we grow from childhood into the world around us we develop a sense of the wrongness of the world. We have an innate awareness of justice that never quite fits the world of reality. At secondary school I knew that the world needed change. People needed change. If we were capable of … Continue reading Social Revolution by Complex Numbers
Teenagers are brilliant. I am glad that I don’t own any of my own, but, still, I think that teenagers are great. They have developed into that awkward liminal space between innocence and good craic. By about sixteen most of them have developed little proto-adult personalities infused still with a lovable childish quality. Quite surprisingly … Continue reading Probability Tends to Zero
All of our lives – everyone’s lives – are limited by freedoms and necessities. By this, what we mean to say is that there are things that we are free to do, and other things that we have to do. All that we do, whether out of freedom or necessity, is done within the limit … Continue reading The Moment I Say I Can’t – I Can’t