Reformist Marxism, also called Evolutionary Socialism, Marxist Social Democracy or Bernsteinism is a type of Marxism which seeks to achieve |communism through the use of reformist means. Reformist Marxism is the precursor of modern Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy. Reformist Marxism today is practiced by the Japanese Communist Party.
Reformist Marxism has its origins in the writings of Eduard Bernstein, who, while identifying with Marxism, felt that there were significant errors in Marx's writing, and often criticized significant parts of Marxist theory such as the idea of revolution to achieve a socialist society. His work would prove influential to later Marxist revisionists and what would later come to be known as Social Democracy.
Japanese Communism is an ideology based off of the Japanese Communist Party. It is a form of Marxism with major influences from Democratic Socialism and strong opposition to Neoconservatism in Japan and a focus on maintaining Japan's national sovereignty.
How to Draw
The main design of Reformist Marxism, Bernsteinism uses a variant of the Social Democracy design. The white rose on the red background is replaced with a gold rose on a red background, as to evoke communism.
- Draw a ball
- Fill it with red
- Draw a golden rose in the middle
- Add eyes and you're done!
|Red||#CD0000||205, 0, 0|
|Gold||#FFD800||255, 216, 0|
Another alternate design Polcompballers use for Reformist Marxism is the design of Japanese Communist Party, or Japanese Communism for short.
- Draw a ball
- Fill it with red
- Add a silver gear in the middle
- Draw a golden wheat in the middle of the gear
- Add the eyes (preferably slanted)
- Add a tan straw hat to the ball and you’re done!
|Red||#E3213C||227, 33, 60|
|Silver||#BAE1E6||186, 225, 230|
|Gold||#F5AD00||245, 173, 0|
- Democratic Socialism - Follows in my footsteps quite nicely but he can be a bit TOO utopian, even for me.
- Eurocommunism - He gets me.
- Iron Front - My great son who hates authoritarianism like me.
- Left-Wing Nationalism - Yes, you can show your national pride without being an expansionist militaristic prick
- Social Democracy - Son, what do you mean you just want restrained capitalism? Still much better than your failed child though.
- Marxism - You call yourself 'scientific' yet you oppose me for revising your theories. Don't you understand revision is the basis of science?
- Libertarian Marxism - He goes on about how "the working class cannot use the existing state machinery to establish communism".
- Imperialism - Bringing civilization and progress to backward non-class-conscious peoples is based... but can you actually uplift and enlighten them instead of just exploiting them?
- De Leonism - Stop calling me evil!
- Luxemburgism - You abandoned my party and revolted against the Weimar Republic! Looks like he gave you what you deserved.
- Bismarckism - Got some right ideas, but I'll never forgive you for trying to suppress my party.
- Showa-era Dictatorship - A bloodthirsty merciless conqueror, and a bloody hypocrite to boot!
- Anti-Japaneseism - Believe it or not you can denounce Japanese imperialism without this insane racial self-hatred. Seriously, you're not well.
- Anarcho-Communism - You're just a bomb-throwing utopian, who thinks you can build socialism by destroying the only institution that can provide it.
- Leninism - You claim to hate anarchists, yet your idea of destroying the bourgeois state is no different from theirs.
- Trotskyism - You too, but you're worse than him because you're basically a red Neocon. Also screw permanent revolution.
- Stalinism - F*ck off, Tankie!
- Maoism - Your "cultural revolution" was nothing more than pure genocidal insanity!
- Pol Potism - See? That's what I meant above!
- Marxism-Leninism - Are you not just Tankie again? Also I'll never forgive you for what you did to Czechoslovakia!
- Marxism-Leninism-Maoism - You too!
Prachanda Path is extremely based though.
- Third Way - I don't even recognize my own party anymore.
- Left Communism - You hated the United Front for bringing me in, you like authoritarianism, you hate revisionism, and your entire ideology revolves around a proletarian revolution. You're literally Leninism but worse!
- Dengism - Communist in name only! The treatment of Hong Kong and Uyghurs have NOTHING to do with socialism!
- Neoconservatism - I just wish you'd finally stop that militarization and leave Okinawa.
- Eduard Bernstein
- Revisionist Marxism
- Reformist Socialism
- History of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
- Japanese Communist Party
- French Communist Party
- John McDonnell
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- ↑ Evolutionary Socialism (1899), Eduard Bernstein
- ↑ Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? in Context, pdf p.495 and pdf p.660 by Lars T. Lih
- ↑ The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy by Manfred B. Steger
- ↑ How the Japanese Communist Party Developed Its Theory of Scientific Socialism by Tetsuzo Fuwa