What are the social contradictions?
The social/economic contradictions are different from all others in nature that they apply to humans, and so they describe qualities specific to social /interest groups/social classes, and the resolution would be inside human social structures.
For any unknown social/economic contradiction the spontaneous antagonistic resolution would be with loss of value and resources.
If the contradictions are known, the resolution may be accomplished before the reaching the antagonistic stages.
So it can be stated that the efficient leaders of society should know and resolve the contradictions as they get available solutions, avoiding antagonistic stages or social conflicts.
The study of contradictions in Socialism or in any society has importance beyond the theoretical aspect. The very practical/pragmatic aspect would be the optimization of social relations between classes/group of interest and the correct allocation of resources into society as a whole.
The media manipulation is what the governments do at time to postpone the antagonistic stage until the underlining facts help for a peaceful resolution.
What Mao said in 1937 "On Contradiction" essay?
"In each thing there is contradiction between its new and its old aspects, and this gives rise to a series of struggles with many twists and turns. As a result of these struggles, the new aspect changes from being minor to being major and rises to predominance, while the old aspect changes from being major to being minor and gradually dies out. And the moment the new aspect gains dominance over the old, the old thing changes qualitatively into a new thing. It can thus be seen that the nature of a thing is mainly determined by the principal aspect of the contradiction, the aspect which has gained predominance. When the principal aspect which has gained predominance changes, the nature of a thing changes accordingly.
In capitalist society, capitalism has changed its position from being a subordinate force in the old feudal era to being the dominant force, and the nature of society has accordingly changed from feudal to capitalist. In the new, capitalist era, the feudal forces changed from their former dominant position to a subordinate one, gradually dying out.
The proletariat, which is much more numerous than the bourgeoisie and grows simultaneously with it but under its rule, is a new force which, initially subordinate to the bourgeoisie, gradually gains strength, becomes an independent class playing the leading role in history, and finally seizes political power and becomes the ruling class. Thereupon the nature of society changes and the old capitalist society becomes the new socialist society."
Mao Zedong was a Leninist and used the violent way on Chinese population. The points here and next are to illustrate how the Law of contradictions works for Marxists.
The antagonist stage of contradictions in Romania
In December 1989 the contradiction between
and Romanian population starvation become antagonistic and it was solved by
the popular uprising stimulated by foreign intervention.
At the martial court - moments before the execution, on December 25 1989 - Nicolae Ceausescu said: "foreign forces helped to execute this coup d'etat"
Today the secret intervention is still secret because the master minders and players in that coup are still alive. Should we wait for another twenty years to find the truth? The Revolution was stage played and the void of power was filled by ex communists.
Now there is the contradiction between old mentalities and new democratic laws
After twenty years Romania is closer to a real democracy because the new generation of politicians wants it and learned at western universities not only at Moscow as previous generations did.
The learning about democracy is a long process and involves the over one million Romanian working in Italy, Spain and England. Some will return home and rebuild a new Romania with skills learned abroad.
FORD automotive and many American and Western European countries are
investing in Romania
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