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   - we cannot act independently from the determinacy of the class contradiction,​ i.e. the material conditions.   - we cannot act independently from the determinacy of the class contradiction,​ i.e. the material conditions.
  
-Making the revolution is not a free choice because we can only act within a certain framework, within the context of a general crisis (also produced by class struggle). Communisation is the //​revolutionary//​ answer of our time to such a crisis. The text does not deal with the various counter-revolutionary answers that will also be presented and all the struggles within the struggle against capital” that we can expect (see B.L., 'The suspended step of communisation'​ in this issue). The proletarians will never be compelled to produce communism because of material impoverishment alone. In the face of deteriorating conditions, however, we can assume a re-emergence of the communist movement that will take the form of concrete actions and projects made up of individuals with minds and wants. These individuals (our future selves?) could then take on the task of abolishing capital/​producing communism. I’m not saying that we should sit and do nothing until then but it isn’t enough to state that capitalism '​obviously'​ needs to be destroyed and then just do it. As Marx said: 'Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances…'​ (//The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte//,​ 1852).+Making the revolution is not a free choice because we can only act within a certain framework, within the context of a general crisis (also produced by class struggle). Communisation is the //​revolutionary//​ answer of our time to such a crisis. The text does not deal with the various counter-revolutionary answers that will also be presented and all the struggles within the struggle against capital' ​that we can expect (see B.L., The suspended step of communisation'​ in this issue). The proletarians will never be compelled to produce communism because of material impoverishment alone. In the face of deteriorating conditions, however, we can assume a re-emergence of the communist movement that will take the form of concrete actions and projects made up of individuals with minds and wants. These individuals (our future selves?) could then take on the task of abolishing capital/​producing communism. I’m not saying that we should sit and do nothing until then but it isn’t enough to state that capitalism '​obviously'​ needs to be destroyed and then just do it. As Marx said: 'Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances…'​ (//The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte//,​ 1852).
  
 The second criticism I find harder to understand. The text focuses on the need to attack and negate the capitalist categories but it also states clearly that the class enemy can only be defeated by '​producing completely new lives that are incompatible with the reproduction of capital'​. What those lives might be is not developed in the text, simply because I don’t know. All I know is that it is going to be a bloody mess. The second criticism I find harder to understand. The text focuses on the need to attack and negate the capitalist categories but it also states clearly that the class enemy can only be defeated by '​producing completely new lives that are incompatible with the reproduction of capital'​. What those lives might be is not developed in the text, simply because I don’t know. All I know is that it is going to be a bloody mess.