I just posted the following comment --
"You are, I hold, quite correct in supposing that there must be a 'self-reflexive moment' to Marxian theory -- a 'Marxian theory of Marxian theory itself' -- and here I use the term 'Marxian theory' in place of "Dialectical Materialism", and of "Historical Materialism", because Marx did not use these terms to characterize the theory that he birthed, and because "DIAMAT" is more a dogmatic "Matterist"-idealism of the abstract idea of "Matter", a re-ideological product of the pseudo-Marxian and ultra-criminal mass murderer, Joseph Stalin. The Leninist pseudo-Marxians will not admit this 'self-reflexive moment' of Marxian theory, because they want to maintain their fraudulent 're-ideologization' of Marxian theory as a tight little catechism, upholding their dictatorial power. A thorough-going Marxian theory of Marxian theory' would also reveal the predictable degeneration of Marxian theory, in the semi-periphery of the global capitalist system, into a new state-capitalist ideology: Leninism, and all of the horrors that followed from it."
-- to a Reddit Question, "Can the method of dialectical materialism explain dialectical materialism's own emergence?", at --