Very few people will choose to demolish a system they are so wrapped up in, and which benefits them so enormously – and this is the case for almost the entirety of the population of developed countries. The level of exploitation required to maintain our lifestyles is vast.
Marx, on Ideology: “They do it, but they do not know that they do it.”
People “do” liberal capitalism, but they do not know that they do it.
Democratic options may be impossible. Who will vote to tear down the system that maintains their lifestyle? But liberal democracy is a sham, a lie. To overthrow it, can violent methods be excused?
It boils down to ‘what is the moral imperative to overthrow it?’
Lack of equal opportunity, enslavement, dictatorship of the electoriat.
What in leftist thought is common with fascism?
Vanguards – Party members who serve as an example to others, and are completely dedicated the cause, willing to die for it?
Collectivism trumps individualism – the great cause is more important than any one person’s wellbeing. WHY is my right to drive a hummer (if I so desire) more important than your grandchildren’s right to breathe clean air and have enough to eat?
Authoritarianism – Is authoritarianism (in the immediate term) inevitable? To break people’s attachment to capitalist ideology, is structural violence necessary? Probably.