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  1. impossibilismnoun

    A belief in unrealizable or impractical policies

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  1. Impossibilism

    Impossibilism is a theory and strategy for bringing about socialism and an interpretation of Marxism that stresses the limited value of political, economic and social reforms within a capitalist economy. It argues that pursuing such reforms is counterproductive as they only strengthen support for the existing system and thereby work to ensure the continuation of the capitalist system, or at the least, impossibilism argues that such reforms are irrelevant to the realization of socialism and should not be a major concern for socialists. Impossibilism insists that socialists should focus only, or at least primarily, on structural changes to society as opposed to implementing social reforms. They argue that revolutionary political action is the only viable method of instituting the structural changes necessary to bring about socialism. Impossibilism is thus held in contrast to reformist socialist parties that aim to rally support for socialism by implementing popular social reforms or those who believe that socialism can emerge through gradual economic reforms implemented by an elected social democratic political party. Impossibilism is the opposite of "possibilism" and "immediatism". Possibilism and immediatism are based on a gradualist path to socialism and a desire on the part of socialists to help ameliorate the social ills "immediately" through practical, existing institutions such as labor unions and electoral politics; thereby de-emphasising socialist objectives. The result is that socialists who embraced possibilism and immediatism sounded and acted little different from non-socialist reformers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impossibilism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impossibilism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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