Zero's Marxist Study Resources

Who are you?

I'm an organized revolutionary communist with a huge interest in politics, economics, and sociology. I graduated with a degree in marketing in 2022.

This page is a personal pet project, and is not intended to represent the views of any organization. It is also not intended to replace individual research or academia.

I put this page together only to make the study of Marxism more accessible. It uses simple language and learning aids to lower barriers to the study of Marxism.

I encourage anyone who is interested in the movement to join their local Marxist organization as it's a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, learn about our society, and make a difference in the world.

What is Marxism?

Marxism is a socio-economic philosophy based on the teachings of Karl Marx.

Very simply, it's the idea that the class struggle is the fundamental struggle of society, and that this struggle will lead to the working class staging a revolution and overthrowing the capitalist system. - FAQ: What is Marxism?

The archive is a great place to start if you're completely new to Marxism.

For those new to politics:

For those who have little idea where they stand on the political spectrum, I'll link a quiz down below if you'd like to get a vague idea of where your beliefs might align. Take the results with a grain of salt and be open to shifting opinion as dialectics would dictate.

12axes Quiz

The World's Smallest Political Quiz is libertarian propaganda linked on the Libertarian Party of America website.

Needs addressing:

1. Why study theory? Why not go out and do something useful like volunteer, instead?

Marxists cannot forget their roots. We aim to destroy the roots of capitalism because they're rotten - we cannot allow our own organization to lose sight of our philosophy, and I believe our philosophy and our politics must dictate every piece of activism we do.

For example, under current circumstances of social unrest, anti-oil rallies have broken out in North America to show the people's displeasure with their government's lax oil company regulation. The aim of these rallies is commendable, but reformist.

This is a problem because reformist movements fail to address the root cause of the issues they face. What is the root cause of climate change? The fact that there is wealth disparity and unequal opportunities for people of different classes. Those at the top have an interest in maintaining their power and hoarding capital because otherwise, they will be powerless to defend themselves from the working class or have their needs met.

The hoarding of wealth allows the bourgeoise to wield power over the government. Why should oil companies throw away their profits and lower oil production to appease people? By funding the government through donations, tax deals, and grants, they can kill 2 birds with 1 stone and continue making profits while the government either ignores or endorses their business activity. And why should high-ranking government officials reject these bribes? The white glove of capitalism is the only thing propping them up to their current position of power.

When we ask for changes under a capitalist system, then, we are not asking for anything at all. There is no incentive for the government to listen to its citizens when all their power comes from corporate funding. If change can be made to look like it happened while maintaining the status quo for those at the very top, they will do it. But if you ask for anything that might compromise the hoarding of capital, tough luck, and best hope you don't find yourself in jail.

Basically, if you're rallying or performing activism without a deeper understanding of how it relates to the broader political picture, you are only campaigning for temporary or surface-level change while leaving the root cause of the problem unaddressed.

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