Anti-Manifest Destiny Marxist Manifesto
The bulk of the Marxism that has been theorized and politically practiced during the 20th century globally was incapable of transforming human society by eradicating the capitalist system. Furthermore, the actualizations of socialism, as evinced in every revolutionary project around the globe during the 20th century, all have capitulated and failed to produce a qualitative and significant pathway towards a better world.
The root of the problem is the toxic Manifest Destiny Marxism, a series of fallacious and inimical conceptions about revolution as primarily a western, modernist project to end capitalism with a replacement social system of some form of socialism unable to break with western modernity. Such manifestations and theorizations of socialism have been plagued and poisoned by the following assumptions:
1. the inevitability of Whiteness and an a priori acceptance of the inevitability of the U.S.A.;
2. the inevitability of Eurocentrism and modernity;
3. the inevitability of technocentrism and industrialism, with industrialization viewed as the goal and exemplar of social-economic development; and
4. the inevitable continuation of gender as one of the most basic divides of humanity.
In sum, it is a Manifest Destiny Marxism that has proven to be inimical to human freedom, genocidal towards indigenous peoples (viewed as “primitive” and subordinate to the “proletariat”), generator of racist and integrationist organizing practices, and, therefore, ultimately incapable of making true and thorough revolutionary transformation.
A World Where Many Worlds Fit: Manifesto for an Anti-Manifest Destiny Marxism
Written by Fred Ho
Designed by Arabelle Clitandre
This Manifesto is a call to arms for all creative and capable revolutionaries to reject Manifest Destiny Marxism and replace it with a transcendent, eco-centric, matriarchal, indigenous-communistic marxism. One no longer ossified by the capital M, free of doctrinarism, and able to generate creative maroon societies (of maroon whites, of maroon luddites, of maroon matriarchalists)—all who desire to and will jettison Manifest Destiny Marxism, committed to an exodus from Eurocentric modernity and industrial civilization, willing to fight completely free of personal ego, species-centric hubris, and political ambitions for hegemony.
Raise your hand if you want a world where many worlds fit.
Raise your fists for a brighter future.