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WHEE abrdg/pdf

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/XML_DARW_GC_Axial/WHEE_abrdg_kindle_johnlandon_PDF2A.pdf Here is a PDF open source version of World History and the Eonic Effect (abridged).

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Red Fortyeight Group: The neo-communist strategy in a nutshell

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

The solution to our critique of the limits of marxism is to create an historical legacy for a new movement no longer bound by marxism, or the cult of Marx.
The model can be the American Revolution remorphed from its bourgeois revolutionary character. This ditches historical materialism, dialectical materialism, and adopts a general average view of (modern) man with no dogmas on theism/atheism, and standard views on free will, soul, classical psychologies religious and secular, etc,…No final determination is needed.

The context is a global revolution against American imperialism and the larger capitalist globalization colonialism, on the analog to the American rebellion against British colonialism.
As with the American revolution (or the French) no theory of history, revolution, or economics is required
What is required is a view along the lines of the Manifesto of a revolutionary passage to (neo-)communism in the expropriation of the bourgeoisie.
The outcome will be a globalizing version of (market) neo-communism with a foundational abolition of private property, but an open question on planning/markets. If markets are socially owned, or if they are simply abolished at the end, the point is that this transitional framework can be to simply jettison the whole round of harebrained marxism, and yet able to use that and other resources as references.

Note again that the American Rebs were not subject to any requirements of theory, belief, or religion. They didn’t have to be idealists or materialists, theists or atheists.

That simple. I suspect the whole apparatus of marxism is stalling any praxis at this point. The whole thing is simple the Old Testament, an historical backdrop.

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‘Today Marks the End of TTIP’: Greenpeace Leak Exposes Corporate Takeover | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments


Confirming that the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) amounts to “a huge transfer of power from people to big business,” Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday leaked 248 secret pages of the controversial trade deal between the U.S. and EU, exposing how environmental regulations, climate protections, and consumer rights are being “bartered away behind closed doors.”

Source: ‘Today Marks the End of TTIP’: Greenpeace Leak Exposes Corporate Takeover | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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The macro model and universalization

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

The previous post shows the problem that arose with the perspective of marxism due to its birth in the wake of the Hegelian movement. The result was the aggressive materialism in opposition to idealism that was also the context of much nineteenth century positivism. The confusion is still with us in current science.
But at this point a general movement on the left, one that must appeal to a very large and diverse set of cultural groups, needs to appeal to a vast universe of discourse. Here the macro model of WHEE can solve the problem very easily because it creates a universal matrix that encompasses all possible views from all sectors and periods of world history. That doesn’t mean it accepts all of those, but it does enforce a dialectical view of a totality. The model of the modern transition thus includes all the major blocks of that period: the Reformation, the rise of science, the Enlightenment, The Romantic Movement, The Revolutionary phases: reformation, English Civil War, abolitionism, French/American Revolution, etc, and very importantly the source against which materialism reacted: German Classical Philosophy, from Kant to Hegel and Schopenhauer. Marxists adopted the dialectic but were unable to really use it and were unable to see that the ‘dialectic’ behind materialism and idealism’ cautioned against to facile and one sided materialism.

In an ironic outcome, this problem gestated a solution in the figure of J.G.Bennett who picked up a rightist New Age strategy to outdo the left’s materialism with a Samkhya materialism. Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe demonstrates despite its flaws a simple way to be done with the materialism debate by adopting a different form of universal materialism like that of the ancient Samkhya, and this was a revolutionary/radical version of the ancient dharma that was appropriated unsuccessfully by certain rights.

The comedy here is that there is a universal materialism allowing the universalization of all subject, religious, secular etc…

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Kautsky on Christianity and the background of the Axial Age

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

http://socialistappeal.org/history-theory/world-history/1715-on-kautsky-s-foundatons-of-christianity.html

I was a little hard on this book and the essay here, but it is true that Kautsky’s analysis is a funny kind of classic. But the whole issue summarizes why I am pushing for a neo-marxism: at this point only a tiny minority will ever accept the framework of Kautsky’s historical materialism on religion. This perspective misses the fact that whatever we think of it Christianity was a spiritual movement. That is not even the same as some kind of assertion of theism, or religiosity. In fact the whole question is very difficult, as a perusal of my Enigma of the Axial Age will make obvious. This movement is part of the larger framework of the Axial period, and its understanding requires more than historical materialism.

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/XML_DARW_GC_Axial?preview=9780984702947_txt_Enigma_of_the_Axial_Age.pdf

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Six degrees could change the world

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http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/04/electric-cars-coal-power-plants-climate-change

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Climate Change Crisis (Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton)

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Sea level rise estimates doubled

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A Global Roundup of May Day Marches and Protests

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recent posts/archive

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Hubert Robert - The Old Bridge
Link log 2013/4/5
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http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/01/the-evolution-revolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/01/iraqi-chaos-and-american-cultural-sabotage/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/01/reverse-fingerwagging-the-disco-tute-unfair/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/01/the-origin-of-life/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/01/red-fortyeight-group-interacting-with-non-violent-activism/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/30/from-working-class-to-full-inclusion-the-universal-class/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/30/toward-a-new-leftist-perspective-on-history/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/30/it-is-a-bit-repetitious-to-constantly-reiterate-a-core-marxist-theme-but/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/30/is-the-elite-counting-on-air-conditioners-to-stage-a-population-collapse/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/28/global-integration-and-axial-ages/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/28/trump-and-the-confusion-over-western-civilization-there-is-no-such-thing-as-western-civilization/

http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/27/next-system-market-neo-communism-nationalglobal-electoral-to-revolutionary/
http://darwiniana.com/2016/04/26/beyond-phony-socialism/ [Read more →]

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The Magnetic Sense Is More Complex than Iron Bits – Evolution News & Views

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Source: The Magnetic Sense Is More Complex than Iron Bits – Evolution News & Views

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Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code | EurekAlert! Science News

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

A study performed at IRB Barcelona offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into protein, stopped growing 3,000 million years ago.

Source: Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code | EurekAlert! Science News

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Slumbering ‘dragons’ hint at evolution of human sleep patterns – CSMonitor.com

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Researchers find that lizards have the same sleep patterns as mammals and birds. And the sleeping Australian bearded dragons, Pogona vitticeps, suggest something about how and when these patterns evolved.

Source: Slumbering ‘dragons’ hint at evolution of human sleep patterns – CSMonitor.com

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Are we alone? Setting some limits to our planet’s uniqueness — ScienceDaily

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question — summed up in the famous Drake equation — has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new article shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets combined with a broader approach to the question makes it possible to assign a new empirically valid probability to whether any other advanced technological civilizations have ever existed.

Source: Are we alone? Setting some limits to our planet’s uniqueness — ScienceDaily

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Wall Street Has Taken Over the Economy and is Draining It

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

The Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate sector is dominated by finance. 70 to 80% of bank loans in North America and Europe are mortgage loans against real estate. So instead of a landowner class o…

Source: Wall Street Has Taken Over the Economy and is Draining It

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[Marxism] [UCE] Fwd: Chris Hedges: The Socialist Alternative – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] [UCE] Fwd: Chris Hedges: The Socialist Alternative – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

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Trump Makes Pals With European Politicians Who Flirt With Fascism | Alternet

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Italian politician Matteo Salvini and Trump are a similar breed—celebrities with political aspirations who appeal to blue-collar authoritarianism.

Source: Trump Makes Pals With European Politicians Who Flirt With Fascism | Alternet

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Call for ‘Revolution’ Still Reverberating as Sanders, Clinton Head Neck and Neck Into Indiana | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Days ahead of Indiana’s May 3 primary, a new poll shows Democratic presidential rivals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck while observers foresee the Vermont senator’s impact being felt long after the nomination is secured.

Source: Call for ‘Revolution’ Still Reverberating as Sanders, Clinton Head Neck and Neck Into Indiana | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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World History and the Eonic Effect/Kindle/Abridged

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

World History and Eonic Effect Abridged

I have advocated the macro model from WHEE as a transitional evolutionary paradigm and a framework for reinventing a postmarxist neo-communism. People resist tinkering with evolution. But the macro effect is a no-brainer: civilizations ‘evolve’ because they show clear developmental patterning, and this ‘probably’ shows something about how early evolution happened. The Darwin account is incoherent hallucination, I don’t have to defend simply throwing it out.

You can restate a non-causal version or several of historical materialism using this model, but a better approach is to look at economies as constructs of free agents perhaps with tragic flaws. Redressing the equation is an equal task of free agents. As a descriptive historical analysis you can actually make a very convincing case for historical materialism, but you can’t actually reject historical idealism.

The legacy of marxism is so classic we can’t tamper with it, and yet we have no choice: we simply create a superset with the classic legacy inside it.

This is not a biased interpretation of history: we can adopt several or multiple avenues of interpretation of the macro effect and its outcomes, which default to our free action: so what we should do is computed in the present, by our reckoning of the past and present, not by some computation of history theory decreeing our causal future.

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The evolution revolution

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Last and First Men evokes an evolutionary theme, and that is steep uphill at this point for both scientists, secularists, and all the religious dissenters hovering over the subject…But the question is really the best discipline, in the long run, to enforce the search for a true science. In the short run everyone is getting ‘evolution’ wrong, and it is not as yet a true scientific subject.
That is the challenge in another form to the demand that marxism recast itself. The challenge is to actually discover the problem with darwinism, and to ensure that no darwinian theory is applied to real populations in the name of evolution.
At this point of crisis, we see that man is being put at the edge to survive, not in some dismal darwinian scenario, but in the demand to surpass the limits of historical economics in a new form of society, beyond the ‘adam’ in Adam Smith, and that is a dangerous moment because the real nature of evolution, and human evolution is still the great unknown.

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Iraqi chaos and american cultural sabotage

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/30/iraqi-protesters-storm-parliament-break-through-green-zone
It is almost inconceivable that the US (no doubt with Israeli collusion) should have exploited the Shia/Sunni division in the Iraq War, that insanity that will take down the US reputation, and finally ‘that’ regime itself.

But the elements of secular sanity are beginning to return and I recommend that, as a resumption of the secularization underway in the Middle East up until the external imperial powers began tinkering with Big Oil in the background.
The best defense against the imperialist vultures like the US is not religious circling of the wagons but a robust secularism.

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Trump Gets the Zizek Endorsement

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/04/trump-gets-the-zizek-endorsement.php

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Reverse fingerwagging the Disco-tute: unfair

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

The ID gang constantly harps on their de facto censorship by the Darwinian Estab, but I should make the same complaint against the Design Inc. faction: look at Enigma of the Axial Age, a clear presentation of the real design argument in history and the Old Testament. The de facto censorship by religious nits claiming a monopoly on design arguments, viz. Intelligent Design (TM), is equally unfair.

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Watch a NASA Scientist and a Yellow Puppet Explore Greenland’s Melting Glaciers

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/04/greenland-dick-dangerfield-omg-climate-change

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