The decline of the productive forces in the imperialist epoch
The revisionists start by denying the basic premise of our time: the productive forces have stopped growing. More
The revisionists start by denying the basic premise of our time: the productive forces have stopped growing.
Marx says that a social regime must disappear when the forces of production (technology, man's power over nature) can no longer function within the limits of that regime. When these conditions are present, the basic premises are given to change the old social order to a new one.
For revolutionary Marxism, in our time, these historical conditions occurred since 1914, when capitalism enters in its epoch of decadence, opening the imperialist epoch.
Different opportunist currents that usurp the name of Trotskyism review the premise that the productive forces are in decline. Remaining revisionists who deny the character of the imperialist epoch reject that the objective conditions for the proletarian revolution are ripe;they use suchstatement to justify their abandonment to the struggle for socialist revolution as the immediate task of the world working class against Capitalist barbarism. As the Transitional Program raises the conditions for revolution are more than ripe under the imperialist phase of capitalism, and therefore that "the historical crisis of humanity is reduced to the crisis of its revolutionary leadership." Premise that those currents that have renegade revolutionary Marxismhave rejected.
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