I use marxism or marxist concepts everyday but, somewhat to my own horror my interests in marxism have decidedly shifted in the direction of what I might call more “esoteric” interests (though, sadly, not he Fortean marxism of the Intergalactic Workers’ League). This is has been the path for the last few years. Maybe academia has finally beaten me down enough, much to what I know is my better judgement. While I still maintain, as I have outlined elsewhere, essentially a Third Worldist understanding of the relationship of core and periphery, nowadays my uses of marxism are more Fisherian in orientation, what I have taken up jokingly calling postmodern neo-marxism; because fuck that Kermit the Frog sounding Jungian-Supremacist Jordan Peterson. More importantly though, as I have also talked about elsewhere, it is subsumed within a broader decolonial theory and praxis.
When Torkil Lauesen’s The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance (2018) was released in its original Danish my interest was immediate. I looked forward to the English-language translation (now released) from the canadian underground revolutionary publisher Kersplebedeb. I knew a little bit about Lauesen already because of Gabriel Kuhn’s historical study on the so-called “Blekingegade Group,” more properly known as the Manifest-Communist Working Group of Denmark (2014). The M-CWG had put forward an early form of what we would now recognize as a Third Worldist political economy, and they applied armed action in order to expropriate capital to aid Third World revolutionary movements.
It is more than likely a safe assumption that within the imagination of settler colonial civil society, the repressive apparatus of the state and the white/settler/master population at large that the “Indian” no longer poses a viable military threat to the coherence of the settler colonial state. Scratch just beneath the surface however and much more seems to be amiss than meets than the settler colonial eye.