Can we mix Marxism with Leninism, Trotskyism, Maoism, and socialism?

You can , Lenin did but those that understand concepts like the Socialist Party of Great Britain(WSM) don’t . Simply put Marxism is the body of work put together by Marx and Engels and has some 7- 8.000.000.000 words embodied in it. Marxism Revisited.

Lenin,Trotsky and Mao were power hungry and would’ve anything to gain power , sad thing is the working class doesn’t see through the bullshit perpetuated by politicians even today.Anyone who thinks a politician is going to be able to bring about Socialism is deluded and even Lenin admitted that all that had been achieved in Russia was State Capitalism. Russia was never socialist-and why … what we said over the years , Lenin: a socialist analysis , Maoism as a class society: illusion and reality .

Socialism for Marx, Engels and the WSM is a global Lenin: a socialist analysis , stateless , wageless , classless society where production is for use and there is free access to all that’s produced and cannot be established until the overwhelming majority of the worlds workers understand the concept of and want to organise for such a society What is Socialism? , From Capitalism to Socialism. . . how we live and how we could live regards Ian.

Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) was a socialist – but his actual description of how a socialist economy is supposed to work is rather vague (Ludwig Von Mises in “Socialism” argues that Karl Marx was deliberately vague about how socialism was supposed to work because he, Karl Marx, did not actually know how his scheme could be made to work – so Karl Marx pretended that any specific description of socialism would be “unscientific” and “utopian” thus allowing him to dodge giving specific answers to the questions of economists). “Lenin” and “Trotsky” (both false names of course) and Mao tried to make socialism (the end of the private ownership of the means of production) work in practice – the result was millions of dead people.

See the historical works of Robert Conquest on the Soviet Union and Frank Dikotter on the People’s Republic of China.

There is an impenetrable wall between Marxism and Maoism, as there is between Marxism and Communism in general. So, they can’t be ‘mixed’.

Marxism, Leninism and Trotskyism are all part of the same political tradition of ‘socialism from below’. Maoism is a form of ‘socialism from above’.

I have explained what these phrases mean and why there is just such a wall between Marxism/Leninism/Trotskyism and Maoism/Stalinism/Communism, here:

Rosa Lichtenstein’s answer to What are the differences between Maoism, Stalinism, Leninism, Marxism, and Trotskyism?

I mean they’re all interconnected, Trotskyism, Maoism and Leninism, all their goals are for the establishment of socialism. While Marxism is a scientific analysis of modern capitalist economics and their class relations. Everything else was influenced in some way by Marxism

Leninism, Trotskyism and Maoism are all based on Marxist thought and all are approaches to building socialism, so there is little need to talk of “mixing”. Politics is not alchemy and theories are not atomically pure elements. Those who view Leninism and Maoism etc. as “perversions” of some mythical pristine Marxism are mistaking their fantasies for the world we actually live in.

Please do. Put them all in one big bowl and mix, slice, dice and blend … then bake a full loaf of failure.

Yeah, and we call it a strawberry milkshake with Bakunin on top.