- Nov 2008
- Melbourne, Australia
That's very true, and that's exactly what Lenin aimed to do. Ultimately however, while rapid/violent/mob/upheaval revolutions can be achieved quickly, ultimately they fail to change the fundamentals and whither in time.A gradual revolution is very hard to achieve. For true communism to arise it would take lifetimes of stability and sacrifices. Unfortunatly most idealists simply cannot wait to live in the utopia they have imagined, so they decide against their best judgement to speed things up a bit.
True change requires time and maturation. As does Marxism. Indeed, for Marx, the development to communism required the length of the whole of human history, and the advancement through a number of entire epochs before the promised utopia could be unveiled.
As I said, fundamental change is slow change. Look at the French Revolution: it took decades of change and several differing Republics and Constitutions to develop and refine the philosophy of liberalism.