give me estrogen
I think they offer decent criticisms, however, I still think what the EFF is trying to do is good. Things could always be better organised no matter what. I think a national shutdown (if successful) is positive. The workers are being taught how to stand up for themselves and make their voices be heard.
I would’ve appreciated if they joined the national shutdown either way, every person matters and to see them abstain even if they agree on the fundamental demands is saddening.
Personally, I don’t think the EFF is controlled opposition. I made a post a few months ago explaining my stance and process, I’ll share it here.
I still don’t feel completely 100% about them, but I critically support them and I think that overall they are a positive for the South African people. Nobody is organising people like them.
Will the shutdown accomplish anything? Maybe, maybe not, but it will definitely get people riled up and at the very least make an impact.
Also, yes, hello fellow South African <3
South Africa also sent help 🇿🇦❤🇸🇾🇹🇷
Marxists view the state, as it exists now, primarily as a tool of class warfare. In feudalism, the monarchy used the state to oppress those below. In capitalism, capitalists use the state to oppress the working class. In socialism, the working class and capitalists do a switcheroo. The working class then oppresses the capitalist class.
At this moment, we cannot 100% perfectly envision communism and what it will entail; we can only give vague ideas and descriptions because we don’t have the material conditions necessary to properly envision a Communist world.
One of the few descriptions we have for communism is a classless society. This means that there won’t be a thing such as the working class of today, nor the capitalist class. Through the socialist era, the capitalist class will slowly diminish and become part of the working class. For there to be a concept of a working class, we need an exploiter, a capitalist. But in communism, there is no capitalist, so there can be no working class, because there’s no one to exploit him for his labour. Think of it like night and day, heat and cold, sadness and joy, victory and defeat; they all need their opposite in order to exist. Once their opposite is gone, they are too. In communism, there can be no working class, because there will be no capitalist class.
So then, if there’s no classes left, what is the use of the state? There’s no more need for a class war. The state, as we know it today, will wither away, and maybe become something else.
History is driven by class struggle, so I’m sure that someday there will be new classes, which will then seek to move on to a better system after communism, a system we cannot yet fathom. For now, we have to focus on getting to socialism and advancing to communism.
I encourage you to ofc investigate on your own and come to your own conclusion, and challenge me if I’m wrong. But from what I’ve seen come directly from them, I don’t really see the criticisms hold up.
https://youtu.be/qrQC_Llej_E https://youtu.be/DFfEnhe3eLY https://youtu.be/SZnA8zp-35A
Here are the interviews with Julius I’ve watched most recently.
Edit: If they were social fascists, I don’t think they would be criticising the widespread xenophobia in the country lol
I find it hard to compare leaders and revolutionaries and rank them, but I have my favourites
In terms of theory, Lenin takes the W
In terms of praxis, Stalin takes the W
Though Lenin was the one to lead the creation of the USSR and laid the foundations, Stalin’s achievements with what he had to deal with will never fail to astound me.
More based? Can’t measure the basedness of these two legends
I think the best of all is directly from those participating, so the main 2 are SAFTU and EFF. For non affiliated groups, you could turn to SABC, News24, People’s Dispatch, and Daily Maverick. As always, read objectively and cross reference <3