Probably nothing, I bet it’s always been like this, but let me just ask: what the fuck? When did it become (or, why is it) acceptable that marxism not have a link to the labor movement and/or other mass organizations of the working class? Or you know what, fuck it, forget “a link” how about “basic familiarity with.” Jesus fucking christ. “Commit it then to the flames, for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.”

Should note, many a marxist actually does have these sorts of links, more often those who belong to parties (cue one of my favorite Marx quotes, dissing Feuerbach and proclaiming the importance of organization) and including some who work as academics but I’d bet the percent’s a lot lower. Anyhow, surely renewing marxism means rebuilding those ties (and rebuilding mass working class organizations).