: stranded: Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain
Auf der Suche nach Diogenes bin ich über einen Clip der 'Academy of Ideas' gestolpert, einem populären und breitenwirksamen rechtslibertären Thinktank, den ich auch schon öfter mal verlinkt habe. Hab zu dem aus irgendeinen Impuls heraus etwas Hintergrund recheriert. Der ist nun nicht ganz ohne und erfüllt geradezu eine Benchmark für Postmodernität. Hinter der Academy of Ideas steht die RCP, deren Führungspersonal ganz vorne, als Abgeordnete, bei Frages Brexitparty mitspielen:
The Revolutionary Communist Party, known as the Revolutionary Communist Tendency until 1981, was a Trotskyist political organisation formed in 1978. After 1991, the party abandoned Trotskyism and publicly took a right-libertarian humanist position.
Many former members of the party and some of the people who contributed to LM ('Living Marxism') magazine continue to be politically active, most notably in the Academy of Ideas, a think tank led by Claire Fox; the online magazine Spiked, initially edited by Mick Hume and later by Brendan O'Neill; and the Manifesto Club in which a leading figure is Munira Mirza, appointed by Boris Johnson as London's Director of Policy for culture, the arts and creative industries, and subsequently as his head of Number 10 policy unit. These organisations continue in their different ways the adversarial politics of LM magazine and the party. Some commentators, such as George Monbiot, have pointed to apparent entryist tactics used by former RCP members designed to influence mainstream public opinion.[5
'I never left the RCP: the organisation folded in the mid-Nineties, but few of us actually 'recanted' our ideas. Instead we resolved to support one another more informally as we pursued our political tradition as individuals, or launched new projects with more general aims that have also engaged people from different traditions, or none. These include Spiked and the Institute of Ideas, where I now work. It must be said that this development annoyed our political opponents immensely, and a cursory Google search (try 'LM network' if you have time to kill) will return a plethora of exposés purporting to show that former members of the RCP are involved in various sinister conspiracies. [...] [T]he impossibility of simply doing away with a school of thought that is no longer attached to an organisation is perhaps what annoys our opponents most of all.'
In April 2019, three former members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Claire Fox, James Heartfield and Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert were selected as candidates for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in the 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom.
Du hast den Marxismus mal als Koordinatensystem bezeichnet, aus dem Du Dich seit Deiner Jugend stringenter Weise nicht entfernt hättest. Des Weiteren bezeichnest Dich ebenfalls gerne auch als postmodernen oder auch als als pop?kulturellen? Linken.
Und gerade Du möchtest mit dem Begriff ?cultural marxism? nichts anfangen können?