The Rebellion Of The Socialist And Marxist Ideology

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Revolution is a topic at the heart of the Socialist and Marxist Ideology. The processes that bring about the insurrection vary, but for Marx and Engels, the only viable coup d’état is a violent one, that will enable a transition to the best society and human life. In Marxism, revolution is inevitable because of precedents set by developmental historicism and then inequality rampant in society. These negative and traditional attributes give rise to class-consciousness in a manner that promotes the inexorable path of society from capitalism to socialism. Marx and Engels promote a stadial view of history known as developmental historicism in which history is driven by changes in the productive forces of society. Marxist history consists of the revolt of the productive forces against conditions of production. History has several stages that lead to a communist society as laid out by Marxism. This forms the foundation for a theory on the inevitability of revolution. Civilization as prescribed by Marx has gone through several stage. History begins with primitive communism, transitioning to feudalism (which was destroyed by the bourgeoisie) and then culminates in the development of capitalism. Two further exist within the Marxist doctrine that can only occur through a dramatic paradigm shift. The penultimate stage is socialism that then becomes Communism following a final rebellion. For Marx and Engels, each change in society from stage to stage has been initiated by violent revolution that alters the established hierarchy and drives humanity to the best human life and society. Productive forces (land, labor, and capital) generate material goods to sustain human life. However, the conditions of production are the source of probl... ... middle of paper ... ...he argument in favor of revolution, they do not provide a blue print for revolution or governance following the battle. Such a revolution additionally comes with an important set of problems – if a society does successfully rebel, are Marx’s solutions viable? If so do they eliminate the class struggle in their entirety? It is hard to tell, an abolition of private property and installation division of labor may decrease incentivizations for the population, resulting in a need for experimentation. Furthermore, revolution comes in a variety of forms – it can occur swiftly, or slowly – and for Marx and Engels, the inevitability lies in the state of society and the negative aspects of society with which there exists an obvious discontentment. Therefore, as long as discontentment exists, there will always be room for the revolution to occur and dominate the bourgeoisie.
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