- Oct 2010
On looking up one legal definition of anarchy, the reference I used suggested the following: "...is the non-existence of government." If I interpret Marxism as the political, economic and social principles and policies advocated by Karl Marx. This leaves me to believe I could be an insincere Anarchist and a Marxist. My sense of selfishness for survival is finally attuned. I can readily switch from one camp to another based on self interest. What I definitely am not is a Martyr 'ist'.
Marxism is another "ism" that becomes politically co-opted. Marx made some good observations on where "free" capitalism would lead. That's not arguable in my opinion. And, the Occupy Movement makes one of Marx' views on the destination of unfettered capitalism plus democracy, namely oligarchy and plutocracy.
The oligarch-plutocratic state will be a welfare state. Sounds contradictory until you think about it a little.
That's where we are. It's a strange world, no doubt.