Left is not just in disarray--it is in complete collapse because the
working class has awakened to the Left's betrayal and abandonment of the
working class in favor of building personal wealth and power.
source of the angry angst rippling through the Democratic Party's
progressive camp is not President Trump--it's the complete collapse of
the Left globally. To understand this collapse, we turn (once again) to Marx's profound understanding of the state and capitalism.
We turn not to the cultural Marxism that
is passingly familiar to Americans, but to Marx's core economic
analysis, which as Sartre noted, is only taught to discredit it.
Cultural Marxism draws as much from Engels as Marx. In today's use, cultural Marxism describes
the overt erosion of traditional values--the family, community,
religious faith, property rights and limited central government--in
favor of rootless Cosmopolitanism and
an expansive, all-powerful central state that replaces community, faith
and property rights with statist control mechanisms that enforce
dependence on the state and a mindset that the individual is guilty of anti-state thinking until proven innocent by the state's own rules.
Marx's critique of capitalism is economic: capital and labor are in eternal conflict. In
Marx's analysis, capital has the upper hand until the internal
contradictions of capitalism consume capital's control from the inside.