Everyone Has One by admin on October 12, 2012 at 12:01 am Proletarian Theory is a Revolutionary Social Force
Theory: a crucial weapon in our arsenal
Philosophical theory has a bad rep as a tedious mental wank-off, as distant from the chaotic happenings of the real world as classical ballet is from punk rock. Many consider it best left in the classroom along with chewed-up gum under desks and curiously slow clocks. That’s all true, if you’re talking about the philosophy of the ruling class. It’s also true for ideas isolated in a cage of academia, unconnected to practice.
But revolutionary theory is our greatest weapon, infinitely more important than the gun. Without it, no one can know where to point the gun, or when.
Ask yourself this: if you aren’t in charge of the ideas that guide your life, who is?