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The Syndicalist platform.

Post by All American Protectorate on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:42 pm

This thread is merely asking for a greater and thorough explanation of the ideological platform of Syndicalist theory; although I know the basics as is, I don't want to continue my studies(or curiosity) into the ideology without hearing from those who adhere to it directly or at least similar, likeminded people. I'm not looking for an explanation of any specific part of Syndicalist platform, but a general & detailed explanation. For that matter - I'm looking for a comparison between Syndicalism & Communism, and contrast. The similarities & many differences.

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Post by Rev Scare on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:06 pm

Syndicalism is an economic model featuring direct ownership of the means of production and distribution by the working class. It includes workplace democracy, social control of investment, and in its more refined form, confederated allocation of resources via industrial unions on the basis of some form of mutual aid, or decentralized economic planning. As a political doctrine, syndicalism has been historically associated with a militant recognition of the class struggle and the demand for a revolutionary overthrow of capitalism through direct action.

According to Marxist theory, communism is the higher stage of socialism emerging from the increasing development of the (socialized) productive forces. It is a society functioning in accordance with the slogan "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need." It is characterized by classlessness, statelessness, production for use, and voluntary labor.

Syndicalism is not incompatible with communism, and it is possible to espouse both. The differences between them are roughly those between communism and socialism in general. The form of socialism I advocate is syndicalism, but I believe a communist society is attainable.

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Post by All American Protectorate on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:33 am

Rev Scare wrote:Syndicalism is an economic model featuring direct ownership of the means of production and distribution by the working class. It includes workplace democracy, social control of investment, and in its more refined form, confederated allocation of resources via industrial unions on the basis of some form of mutual aid, or decentralized economic planning. As a political doctrine, syndicalism has been historically associated with a militant recognition of the class struggle and the demand for a revolutionary overthrow of capitalism through direct action.

According to Marxist theory, communism is the higher stage of socialism emerging from the increasing development of the (socialized) productive forces. It is a society functioning in accordance with the slogan "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need." It is characterized by classlessness, statelessness, production for use, and voluntary labor.

Syndicalism is not incompatible with communism, and it is possible to espouse both. The differences between them are roughly those between communism and socialism in general. The form of socialism I advocate is syndicalism, but I believe a communist society is attainable.

Thank you for the general explanation.

I'm aware that there are many variants of Syndicalism as well such as anarcho-Syndicalism, national Syndicalism, etc. though I doubt I know all of the variants of the ideology. Could you explain to me these variants & the differences between said variants?

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the hour will come when, weeping, you must accompany her on her final walk.
And if she asks you something, then give her an answer.
And if she asks again, then speak!
And if she asks yet again, respond to her, not impatiently, but with gentle calm.
And if she cannot understand you properly, explain all to her happily.
The hour will come, the bitter hour, when her mouth asks for nothing more.
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Re: The Syndicalist platform.

Post by Celtiberian on Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:54 pm

All American Protectorate wrote:I'm aware that there are many variants of Syndicalism as well such as anarcho-Syndicalism, national Syndicalism, etc. though I doubt I know all of the variants of the ideology. Could you explain to me these variants & the differences between said variants?

Historically, the only political tendencies which have utilized the term 'syndicalism' have been revolutionary syndicalism, anarcho-syndicalism, and National "Syndicalism." Anarcho-syndicalism and revolutionary syndicalism essentially advocate the same economic model, but revolutionary syndicalists are not opposed to the existence of national boundaries in the manner which anarcho-syndicalists are. Another difference is that certain revolutionary syndicalist organizations (e.g., Daniel DeLeon's Socialist Labor Party of America and the Spanish Syndicalist Party) support(ed) a dual tactic of industrial unionism and participation in politics, whereas anarcho-syndicalists are averse to political strategies.

National "Syndicalism," however, is a reactionary, class collaborationist doctrine which is derived from fascist corporativism. (I suggest reading this thread and this thread if you're interested in a thorough analysis of the ideology.)

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