TANGGAPAN UNTUK ROY MURTHADO: Membangun Gerakan Alternatif vis-à-vis Demokrasi Borjuis


  SAYA akan membuka dengan tiga pertanyaan yang merumuskan refleksi saya terhadap iklim politik Indonesia pasca Reformasi hingga saat ini dan perubahan semacam apa yang masih mungkin untuk dicapai: Apakah mungkin melakukan perubahan struktural melalui jalur politik elektoral di dalam kerangka demokrasi borjuis yang otomatis menghasilkan kekuasaan oligarki dan politik transaksional? Seberapa besar kemungkinan sebuah […]

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DEMOCRACY TO CAPITALISM


“Democracy” under capitalism is mob chaos for the masses where there is constant division and bickering where the people have no real power at all and the interests of working people are totally neglected, and where all real power is held by a tiny ruling class of rich capitalist tyrants. No matter the form of […]

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Isaiah Berlin – Two Concepts of Liberty (Postive and Negative Liberty)


English philosopher John Stewart Mill’s essay “On Liberty” is one of the classic texts of modern liberalism: it’s been hugely influential in politics, even more so than you might realise, as we’ll be seeing shortly. The question he’s grappling with is, when can the government legitimately restrict your freedoms by imposing and enforcing laws? Always? […]

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