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Classical Marxists believe the Messiah has not yet come and that he must come in the West to be authentic

Marxist-Leninists believe Lenin was the Messiah, but that only his Second Coming will create a classless society

@kittybecca The way a lot of leftists await the revolution is *very* reminiscent of christians awaiting the rapture. Something about the incessant dependence on a higher power to come save them.

@GreenandBlack agreed, and i was also poking fun at historical materialism there, but in a broader sense it also applies to leftists in general

Judaism that says that the Messiah will not come until humans get their shit together - until the olam has been tikkun'd, the world has been repaired. generally this has implied Jews following God's commandments (meh for me), but there has also always been a strong social justice component to it.

@GreenandBlack i like the idea of humans actually having to take action to make the world a better place before any sort of Messiah is possible. among other things it provides a much better avenue for action in the here and now.

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