Thursday, March 17, 2016
Theodor Bergmann : From Critical Communist to apologist for "Market" Socialism of Dengist Capitalism
The Bukharinist line of August Thalheimer which influenced Theodor Bergmann from 1920's to 21st Century is an unbroken political line of capitalist market restoration.
Theodor Bergmann was editor of German edition of works of Liu Shaoqi
This interesting interview with Theodor Bergmann reflects the Bukharinist political line in the life of one individual.
Nevertheless his personal story is very instructive even if its contains more negative than positive lessons.
Theodor Bergmann has remarkable clarity given his age about past events and is an excellent example of oral history
The Democracy and Class Struggle view of the Political Economy of Socialism is contained in our publication Marxism Against Market Socialism and is opposed to the Bukharinist line of capitalist restoration and for Marxism Leninism Maoism.
See links below for our critique of "Market" Socialism and the absence of Mass Line in KPD against the Nazis.
ABSENCE OF A MASS LINE AGAINST NAZIS IN GERMANY AND NEED FOR MASS LINE AGAINST NAZIS
"We hardly need to supply detailed arguments to prove that we failed to speak the language of the broad masses -- the nonpolitical or ideologically oppressed broad masses -- who in the end assured the triumph of reaction. The masses did not understand our resolutions, or what we meant by socialism; they did not and still do not trust us. They read our papers out of a sense of duty, or not at all. Those who joined the movement had an inarticulate socialist feeling. But we were incapable of turning this feeling to advantage, and in the end it carried Hitler to power"
Posted by nickglais on 3/17/2016 02:49:00 AM