Impossibilism is a Marxist, libertarian left, anti-reformist, and revolutionarily spontaneous ideology. Impossibilists hold that any reforms to ameliorate social ills in capitalism are ultimately futile since it believes immediate reforms strengthen capitalism instead of achieving socialism in the long term. Adherents to this ideology support structural changes instead of evolutionary reforms like many democratic socialists. They also believe that spontaneous revolutionary actions are the only viable method to achieve a socialist society. Because of this, impossibilists oppose vanguardism and democratic centralism in Leninism.
The idea of impossibilism was brought up by Daniel De Leon, American Marxist theoretician, though he did not coin the term.
How to draw
The design for Impossibilism is based on this, but with the colors reversed.
- Draw a ball,
- Color the ball dark red,
- In the center, draw a white star,
- Draw a dark red clenched fist inside of the star,
- Add two eyes and you're done.
|Red||#B50A10||181, 10, 16|
|White||#F0F0F0||240, 240, 240|
- Luxemburgism - She's opposed to both reformism and vanguardism like me. Also, worker councils and unions are great.
- Mao-Spontex - Not sure about democratic centralism, but I enjoy your commitment to a spontaneous revolution nonetheless.
- Leninism - The working class themselves needs to create a revolution, not just a professional vanguard.
- Democratic Socialism - I appreciate your socialist ideal, but I don't think that can be achieved by participating in liberal democracy. Social reforms will only stabilize capitalism!
- De Leonism - Sorry Father, you taught me well about the importance of the working class, but the system will never allow you to be elected.
- Social Democracy - Because of decades of reformism, you made too many compromises with the bourgeoisie. You're just a capitalist with a large welfare state!
- Social Capitalism - All the welfare of the world won't erase the fact that your unequal exploitative structure still remains.
- Non-Market Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Maximilien Rubel and John Crump
- Socialist Party of Great Britain
- World Socialist Party (Ireland)
- World Socialist Party of India
- Socialist Party of Canada (WSM)
- World Socialist Party (New Zealand)
- World Socialist Party of the United States
- League of Democratic Socialists