Message from Corset in /leftypol/ International #english_theory
Yes, I am now.
Not since right now, since maybe a month ago. Then I did not know; agnostic. Wanted to believe that saw no logical way. Now I see my cowardice.
You mean historical materialism or other secular explanation like determinism? Is this an exam?
@Deleted User What qualitative, quantitative changes in your essence did you experience?
Tension and then freedom. I combined the best of both.
I had experienced what I thought were 'mystical' experiences, that I could only experience being close to the supernatural, or at least entertaining thoughts of the supernatural. This created tension because I knew in my mind the supernatural did not exist. But then, when I read Marx and about Dialectical Materialism, it filled the supernatural need. And now I have piece of mind and piece of heart together, with no tension. I have been freed.
@Deleted User Materialism is a cure for dialectical mind. But there are not many to be cured.
Most material is idealist. One sided. Very limited.
At this moment
Even Hegel could not escape his idealism.
but there is a way
Yes, materialism was my cure. But what did you mean by 'a way'? What way?
It changed the way I looked at the world.
People who used to impress me no longer impress me.
@Corset I used to tolerate the supernatural belief in others because I thought it did some good. Now I can cut through their lies and show they are slaves to bourgeois thinking.
@Corset Well, you see, I was a Fascist. And in those circles there is a big argument about which faith is best, according to the benefits it provides. Its a kind of willing brainwash. Yes, quite crazy looking back but that was their argument.
Ex-Fascist are best anti-Fascist.
That would be true. I know all the tricks. I have already hurt lots of feelings.
I know their mindset and I know why they do what they do, and their motivations.
That is a diamat way
Preservation and altering.
That is good.
Their ideology is short-sighted, and I can point it right out.
What are the best methods of anti-Fascist propaganda?
@Corset Fascism has no 'long game' or 'end game'. The most successful fascist state would take over the world, but then what? As an ideology built on struggle against an enemy, but with no more enemies, it would turn upon itself, forever and ever. There is no resolution. It is fundamentally regressive. This is not a smart plan. I was dissatisfied with this. They focus on preservation instead of transformation. Once I went looking for alternatives, I found DiaMat, which was the definition of transformation.
On anti-Fascist propaganda, I haven't thought about. Let me think.
I could write a lot about this.
Ill go smoke
My friend, I will have to summarise, I have other tasks.
We can continue this conversation another time.