If statism is progress, why is history full of statism

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    yes and it is socialist as well which is why it needs to be kept right where it is and out of civilian/private life...in fact I would put forth that if you do not want to live a military style existence you should disavow statism/socialism, or at east separate it/them from everyday life.
     
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    That is a quote from The German Ideology. In it Marx is critical of the idealist followers of Hegel. Marx's dialectic was rooted in materialism.

    The German Ideology

    Your interpretation is the same as every other indoctrinated idiot I come across.
     
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    They don't understand much of anything, hence, the reason they believe much of what they do.

    Oh, and, you know, feelings.....
     
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    "Statism" is such a broad term, it is useless to discuss without specifics.

    For example, government control of the money supply is statism.
     
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    do you consider yourself a marxist?...in any case would you say your views more closely resemble the American right or the left?
     
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    I do. My views are more aligned with the left. I should say that I don't consider the democratic party as a leftist party.
     
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    but as a marxist you would much prefer our left to our right?...is that fair to say?
     
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    Not necessarily. I agree with Trump on trade.
     
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    he'll be so disappointed...I was actually looking for party philosophy/defining beliefs when asking that, not individuals, but you can give me that now if you like...when I ask most marxists this question [there have been quite a few] they seldom pick a side for fear of casting the left in its true light,[ which is why I ask it] the ones that have answered directly have all chosen the left.
     
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    Who will be disappointed?
     

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