<( Crosspost from >>>/leftypol/769912 )
>therealmovement [Jehu] is left-com.
Jehu is a libertarian Marxist, not a left-communist.
He appears to draw from PoMo sources too, saying shit like the following (and I quote):
>Communism is free time and nothing else. [ https://ask.fm/Damn_Jehu ]
This, and the fact that he LARPs as Morpheus from The Matrix
, tells me that he's into the overall post-situationist/autonomist/Invisible Committee anarcho-communization milieu; which is not only categorically libertarian Marxist, but also draws from post-modernism in a way unlike earlier forms of even libertarian Marxism (think Mattick/Pannekoek/Rühle's councilism).
This all quite strongly
distinguishes people like him from left-communism (KAPD, ICP, PCInt, ICT, ICC), which is pretty much neatly tucked in between orthodox Marxism and Leninism.
To make it crystal clear:
Left-communism is centralist, while libertarian Marxism is decentralist
Unfortunately, on /leftypol/, """leftcom""" is fallaciously used in the vague umbrella-term fashion as it is on the subreddit, which is partially controlled by this Jehu clown (would you expect anything less from reddit-moderation of leftist subs?):
We only have one flag (that of the leftcom, centralist party
PCInt) that gets conflated for everything, which continues this confusion. I've suggested, created, and shared for upload a Pancake icon (pic related) multiple times, for councilists/Situs/autonomists/communizers to use, which would work to clear up a lot of this for new people on the left online that seem to get zero clue for what Marxists like Luxemburg, Pannekoek, Gorter, Bordiga, Mattick, Damen, Debord, Dauvé, Negri and TIC have, or do not
have, to do with each other.
Here is a typical example of how a left-communist
org describes itself (in this case the PCInt, the party of which the /leftypol/ symbol is cropped from):
>This is [...] a party of agitation and political leadership on the basis of that programme. Only if the most advanced sectors of the proletariat recognise themselves in the political leadership of the party will we be on the road to the revolutionary socialist transformation.
And this isn't even the Leninist party
(like the ICP) -- these guys just consider themselves regular leftcoms. This is how Marxist (classical/orthodox/Leninist) left-communist orgs really are.
You would never
see a similar description to this from a libertarian Marxist org/student union/book club. Thereby: they are not left-communist, but a distinguished category
(and in fact, that distinction took place already in the late 60s when the councilist-based Situationist International arose to some prominence. Wide use of the term 'libertarian Marxism' started here, over 50 years ago, with texts on the subject written by the French libertarian communist Daniel Guerin).