|Dear Prince and Naleen, thank you both for your generous praise. It touches me deeply. But if not for my 'marketing manager' Tamilcanuck I would not have bothered to further explore this medium.
Now Naleen on the matter of my Marxism. I do not wish to engage you in debate as you please but I fear that what many people learn as Marxism tends to be various Party tracts that subtly and sometimes brazenly change the content of Marx's contribution. What you wrote for example,
My only criticism about Marxism is that it is too obsolete now and can never cater the demands of the modern globalised society.
This is probably not the strongest argument against Marxism.
In the Communist Manifesto written over 150 years ago Marx using his social scientific method explained how the adolescent capitalism of the time would grow into the globalized market we have today.
His theory of revolution was based not on the mercantile capitalism of his era but upon his prediction of the development of the globalized market that we have today.
For Marx, only the fullest development of capitalism allows for the building of socialism. I humbly recommend you revisit the CM, it is short and filled with brilliant insights that no other scholar of his day was able to discern. I offer you some nuggets from the opening chapter.
The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connexions everywhere.
The bourgeoisie has through its exploitation of the world market given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. To the great chagrin of Reactionists, it has drawn from under the feet of industry the national ground on which it stood.
All old-established national industries have been destroyed or are daily being destroyed. They are dislodged by new industries, whose introduction becomes a life and death question for all civilised nations, by industries that no longer work up indigenous raw material, but raw material drawn from the remotest zones; industries whose products are consumed, not only at home, but in every quarter of the globe.
In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations.
And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.