Absolutely. Utopianism deserves a comeback, which is why I'm glad that Commune mag is starting to pick up.
I'm gonna go full Benjamin again because he's the only leftist I've really, fully studied, but part of the reason he and Adorno got into that big fight over media is because Benjamin saw something objectively Utopian about commodities and commodified life; part of his whole project was figure out a way to, in his words, "liberate" the utopian visions of commodities.
But it's worth noting, as >>10488
brings up, that Utopianism and Nihilism go hand in hand, which is what /pol/ excels at. Look at how they're able to relish in the destruction of society writ large, whether in their reposing of the war-town urbanity of the Balkans or death camps, that these things are simultaneously presented as Utopian and completely meaningless. Benjamin, here, is especially relevant:
" All efforts to render politics aesthetic culminate in one thing: war. War and war only can set a goal for mass movements on the largest scale while respecting the traditional property system. This is the political formula for the situation. The technological formula may be stated as follows: Only war makes it possible to mobilize all of today’s technical resources while maintaining the property system. It goes without saying that the Fascist apotheosis of war does not employ such arguments. Still, Marinetti says in his manifesto on the Ethiopian colonial war:
“For twenty-seven years we Futurists have rebelled against the branding of war as anti-aesthetic ... Accordingly we state:... War is beautiful because it establishes man’s dominion over the subjugated machinery by means of gas masks, terrifying megaphones, flame throwers, and small tanks. War is beautiful because it initiates the dreamt-of metalization of the human body. War is beautiful because it enriches a flowering meadow with the fiery orchids of machine guns. War is beautiful because it combines the gunfire, the cannonades, the cease-fire, the scents, and the stench of putrefaction into a symphony. War is beautiful because it creates new architecture, like that of the big tanks, the geometrical formation flights, the smoke spirals from burning villages, and many others ... Poets and artists of Futurism! ... remember these principles of an aesthetics of war so that your struggle for a new literature and a new graphic art ... may be illumined by them!”
. . . . Mankind, which in Homer’s time was an object of contemplation for the Olympian gods, now is one for itself. Its self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order. This is the situation of politics which Fascism is rendering aesthetic. Communism responds by politicizing art.">>10471
It's far more important that as /lefty/ recollects itself over the next couple months we become very explicit about what it is the purpose of the forum ought to be, and what it is in particular we think we can accomplish on here.