#9 | Posted by snoofy Popularized by the Frankfort School at Columbia during the 40s and 50s. They were Communist trying to explained why there was no revolution during or after the first world war. Marxist theory fell flat on it's face. Anyway they fled Hitler and for saving their pointless life they showed their gratitude by doing every thing in their power to destroy the country that gave them refuge.
Critical theory is a social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it. It is designed to be an activist's tool for revolution.
First fallacy of critical theory, humans can be externally motivated to altruism. As the old Soviet joke goes, "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us." No mater how extensive and complete the control, individuals are motivated to do for themselves and their own. The Mass. Bay Colony, attempted a socialistic basis of production, and starved. Hunger ended when individuals started working for themselves.
Second fallacy of critical theory, humans respond well to external control. Even when it is perilous to do so, the more demanded, the more resistance is manifested. Basically, quality and quotas in the factories and collective farms were a bad joke. Coupled with almost comic corruption nothing worked. Food shortages plagued the socialist countries from day one till the end.
Third fallacy of critical theory, Governments are competent, and have a clear vision of a goal. If I have to elaborate this point, I should be insulting your intelligence. The only thing Marxist governments seem to have a talent doing is depopulating their countries.
Anytime I here the term "Democratic Socialism" it makes me a little ill, but not as ill as when I hear "real socialism". What the empty headed jerks are actually saying is, "If I was given the power, I could do it right this time". They never have and never will.