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R48G: last and first americans

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https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=9780984702930-LFM_text.pdf

As noted in the cited video with Richard Wollf we can’t even use the term ‘conservative’ for what is happening to the US. In fact american civilization is undergoing a queer social psychosis closer to the nutjob visions of Ayn Rand. Few thinkers have done more harm than that farce of a philosopher, but the receptivity of so many to that menace tokens an outstanding difficulty not fully diagnosed. The receptivity to that cancerated thought system shows something deeper and hard to diagnose, the culmination of a drifting civilization mutating into monstrosity. There is something peculiar about Trump (and we plied later last year our own conspiracy theory, now displaced to background): he is hard to comprehend save as a human torpedo designed to discredit and finally dismantle american civilization, with its variant of Nietzsche’s ‘last man’.
Beyond the categories of evolutionary/revolutionary action we need to reinvent the category of social transformation and find the path to a new future for a system undergoing degeneration…A number of studies have pointed to the steady increase the domination by psychopaths in political systems. That seems an obvious hypothesis about the way that truth, honesty, and civil politics has become the province of covert action, murder by drones, and an economic/political complex (the famous MIC) that has corrupted political culture to the point of what is now the province of a Trump, who is almost masochistic in his self-destructive complot.
The ‘True American’ has yet to be born as the fringes of gangster civilization move to overtake the whole.

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How Privatization Could Spell the End of Democracy | Alternet

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Source: How Privatization Could Spell the End of Democracy | Alternet

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(2) Dr. Richard Wolff – The Death Economy, Opioids & Capitalism Exposed – YouTube

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 Not our president…the great electoral fraud //The Russian Connection (CNN Special Report) HD – YouTube

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what else are we missing?

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Is the capture of the working class by the new right a new myth? //Working Classes and the Rise of the New Right

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We have discussed this in a slightly different way, and looked at the working class in relation to a ‘universal class’. But isn’t the ‘capture’ of the working class by the right itself a bit of a myth?

http://darwiniana.com/2017/02/09/r48g-from-universal-class-back-to-the-working-class/

Source: Working Classes and the Rise of the New Right: Socialist Politics in the Era of Trump | The Bullet No. 1439

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religion, secularism, the eonic effect//Richard Dawkins: Religious ed is a key school subject 

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So-called secularists have failed to understand religion (and religionists are too fixated on ‘faith’ themselves to understand their own perspective) because even if we are not believers we fail to understand its historical dynamics, e.g. the question of the ‘axial age’ and the emergence of monotheism, buddhism, etc…

Source: Richard Dawkins: Religious ed is a key school subject | Uncommon Descent

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Trump’s legacy? //Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 4°C? – YouTube

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  The Anthropocene and the Coming of Postcapitalism: Kindle Store

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Our blogbook is now on Kindle (the cover is being updated to show text of title, and will appear in a few hours)

Source: Amazon.com: The Anthropocene and the Coming of Postcapitalism : With an archive of essay posts from the blog Darwiniana eBook: John Landon: Kindle Store

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archive: an evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?

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An evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?
January 15th, 2017 ·

After all the labors of two centuries on the left a coherent platform still doesn’t exist


Democratic Market Neo-communism
http://darwiniana.com/?s=our+revolution

http://www.alternet.org/books/why-bernie-sanders-came-short-and-how-lesson-can-fuel-future-progressive-victories

The strategy of Bernie Sanders has spawned an ambiguous jargon about ‘revolution’ and even socialism. This may be a clever indirection that escapes me, and it might help to suffer the ambiguity in a fellow travelers mode. But in the end we might learn from Sanders that he could use the term socialism and get a response from a huge sector of frustrated people who have seen through the charade of current politics. [Read more →]

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archive: american civilization has turned into a monumental failure with Trump as the last fag end of a corrupted legacy

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R48G: american civilization has turned into a monumental failure with Trump as the last fag end of a corrupted legacy
December 12th, 2016 ·
We have so long fetishized american history and politics that we have failed to see that the US was never great: but it could become great for the first time. We suffer the illusion of american ‘democracy’ and the braggadoccio of great american wealth, but the reality is that democracy was never really achieved and the domination of capital soon ended what little ‘people power’ there may have been. And the industrial passage to great wealth has produced an exceptionally stupid and blind consumerist culture that is now hoist on its own petard: a climate disaster case rendered still more incomprehensible in the ascension of the likes of Trump. But in a way Trump has sent a signal, and a warning that things as they are have gone systematically from bad to worse. America could become great for the first time by leading the planet beyond its infantile fixation on capitalist utopia. Capitalism was too easy. As Trump shows, capitalists are basically stupid and have become the problem. Any mentality that can’t face the reality of climate change is so delusive we are called on to stage intervention. What other choice do we have? To walk into extinction watching Netflix? There’s the problem: the american consumer junkie is to far gone to revolt. But the US, never great, could face reality and use its power to save the world from its now frightening endgame.

We have a simple choice: create a real democracy or watch the system as is pass into decadence and then oblivion. We are seeing the latter already. Almost as incomprehensible is the failure of the left to produce any real challenge and its failure to diagnose the state of the system.
The blindness to the facts of 9/11 is one of the puzzles here: we need a full review on the left of the 9/11 conspiracy along with a history of the way it became taboo for discussion by leftists.

Failure to do this lets a criminal system off the hook. It is not true that we have no evidence and must dismiss all this as ‘conspiracy theory’. We cannot fail to expose and indict the criminal mafia at work in a deep state.

In a strange way the coming of Trump has nearly legitimated the need to refuse allegiance as the grounds for revolution emerge to the foreground. We cannot conceive of this, and yet we think about/talk about it all the time, witness Sanders’ talk of ‘Our revolution’. But noone can produce the right combination which will inevitably have to spring from a post-marxist corpus. But that fact is itself confusing because that corpus cannot serve as is. We need a new comprehensive set of ideas and principles that realize the prophecies of the early socialists.
I, for one, think the only candidate is one that proceeds to a postcapitalist state. Capitalism, as is, is going to destroy human civilization. We got a warning about this more or less at the start of the whole shebang, with warnings of such as Marx/Engels and many others. Communism was the first born, or step child of capitalism, and the early prophets of the ‘once and future revolution’ performed their task well: we constantly fuss over what is to be done but we already have a road map. That map may not serve directly anymore but its gist is clear.
The Civil War to end slavery was entered into serendipitously, and so the same effect may be at work now. We should tremble at the prospect in the memory of the sacrifices of the Union dead. We face a future whose omen is the degeneration given its new system in Trump. We aren’t going to forestall this with sentimental leftism. Netflix goes bland and you wake up to face the enemy.

The first step is sufficient clarity to be able to propose a solution, and then to move incrementally to whatever degree we can to realize the impossible as the possible. The term ‘revolution’ moves along that imaginary line between the impossible and the possible. All we know is that the first steps to modern revolution required revolution.

The coming of Trump is a terminal symptom and we have been handed the opportunity to face reality: the current system is caput…

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archive: the options…

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R48G: Not Our President…the revolutionary option: we confront a political abyss with no simple way out
December 6th, 2016 ·

R48G: Not our president…we have no government…the revolution transition starts effective immediately…

We are ‘by the book’ on the question of ‘revolution’: the early modern shows that ‘revolution’ produced democracy, that the first democracies were corrupted by capitalism, and that the first socialists, taken up by Marx, proposed a new revolution to create democracy in a challenge to capitalism. The logic there is simple, yet beset with complications, many of them in the minds of activists frozen into various confusions. [Read more →]

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archive: historical theories vs an ultra simple version of the macro model…the pernicious dangers of Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ lies

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Red Forty-eight Group: historical theories vs an ultra simple version of the macro model…the pernicious dangers of Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ lies
November 30th, 2016 ·

Although it is hard to change gears and adopt a new view, especially given the controversial character of the macro model (history-and-evolution.com…), it is important to at least withdraw from theories as such and move into an empirical history that can inform action without decreeing a theory about history. [Read more →]

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Learn Liberty | What Charles Darwin owes Adam Smith

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Source: Learn Liberty | What Charles Darwin owes Adam Smith

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most recent posts…

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http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/r48g-are-we-complicit-in-the-crime-against-humanity-in-the-coming-climate-catastrophe/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/r48g-the-difficulty-of-resolving-historical-theories/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/archive-mode-of-production-theory-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/archive-blind-to-the-axial-age-2/ [Read more →]

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Social Darwinism Is What Truly Guides Trump

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Source: Social Darwinism Is What Truly Guides Trump

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Here’s the real problem with trying to tax our way out of the climate crisis—commentary

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Source: Here’s the real problem with trying to tax our way out of the climate crisis—commentary

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End of coal: Failure to see it coming will hurt miners most | Climate Home – climate change news

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Source: End of coal: Failure to see it coming will hurt miners most | Climate Home – climate change news

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Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century (Pt. 2/3)

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Source: Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century (Pt. 2/3)

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Jacob Grimmer (attr) Ruine in Waldlandschaft
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http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/r48g-are-we-complicit-in-the-crime-against-humanity-in-the-coming-climate-catastrophe/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/r48g-the-difficulty-of-resolving-historical-theories/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/archive-mode-of-production-theory-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/archive-blind-to-the-axial-age-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/27/once-again-the-911-deception-exposed-why-grenfell-tower-didnt-collapse-like-the-world-trade-centre-buildings-in-911/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/r48g-tumpcare-climate-denial-an-extraordinary-spectacle-of-social-insanity/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/archive-we-are-rapidly-being-imprisoned-in-a-complex-totalitarian-system/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/archive-mode-of-production-theory-and-the-macro-models-intermittentterminating-character/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/archive-red-forty-eight-group-our-revolution-democratic-market-neo-communism-and-the-rapid-appearance-of-totalitarian-capitalism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/archive-israel-and-jewish-supremacist-chauvinism-and-covenental-historicism-as-racist-propaganda/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/26/archive-historical-materialism-and-the-eonic-effect/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/25/r48g-our-message-is-getting-through-tortoise-style-slowly-but-surely/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/25/r48g-marxism-is-actually-strangling-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/25/archive-capitalism-is-not-a-stage-of-economic-history-marxist-production-theory-is-misleading-and-making-the-problem-worse/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/25/archive-the-eonic-effect-an-absolutely-minimalist-approacha-warning/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/25/archive-an-evolutionary-path-to-some-version-of-democratic-market-neo-communism-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/r48g-marxist-contraction-and-the-need-for-a-broader-framework/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-revolutions-per-second/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-the-left-as-a-refuge-for-christian-refugees-in-search-of-an-exit-strategy-from-a-dying-religion/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-toward-a-new-reformation-the-exit-path-from-axial-era-christianity-toward-a-revolutionary-munzerian-christian-communism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-socialist-redemption-of-the-american-military-frankenstein/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-the-eonic-effect-its-model-and-deductions/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/r48g-detecting-historical-dynamics-the-eonic-effect-as-a-test-of-the-data-of-world-history/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/productive-forces-key-to-historical-developmentwhy-we-are-marxists-dialectical-materialism-history-theory/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/the-right-long-ago-did-an-endrun-around-dialectical-materialism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/r48g-a-response-to-the-alan-wood-article/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/r48g-marxist-coms-obsessive-and-dated-marxism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/archive-a-new-left-perspective/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/archive-dawkins-cult-darwinian-fundamentalism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/archive-legacies-formulas/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/23/marxist-boilerplate-syndromewhy-we-are-marxists-dialectical-materialism-history-theory/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/r48g-our-revolution-and-the-ambiguity-of-revolutionary-sloganeering-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/r48g-is-the-revolutionary-option-realistic-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/archive-the-revolutionary-option/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/archive-a-new-leftist-history/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/archive-human-history-and-directionality/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/22/archive-theories-of-evolution/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/r48g-the-revolutionary-option-in-the-chaotification-of-lefts/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/r48g-the-marxist-analysis-of-religion-is-notably-inadequate-and-has-done-a-disservice-to-the-left-that-has-subjected-it-to-discredit/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/r48g-free-agency-versus-causal-theory/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/archive-trumps-criminal-climate-policy/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/archive-the-creation-of-real-democracy-requires-a-de-facto-communist-version-2/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/archive-america-beyond-redemption/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/21/archive-the-selfish-gene-and-ideology/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/20/r48g-virtual-revolution-againsanders-squandered-idea-of-our-revolution/ [Read more →]

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Sandwalk: Debating alternative splicing (Part IV)

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Source: Sandwalk: Debating alternative splicing (Part IV)

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Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is “80 Percent” Confident in Intelligent Design | Evolution News

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Source: Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is “80 Percent” Confident in Intelligent Design | Evolution News

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Is the Origin of Life Part of Darwinian Evolution? | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Is the Origin of Life Part of Darwinian Evolution? | Uncommon Descent

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No, NASA Hasn’t Found Alien Life | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Source: No, NASA Hasn’t Found Alien Life | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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New Model of Evolution Finally Reveals How Cooperation Evolves – MIT Technology Review

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Source: New Model of Evolution Finally Reveals How Cooperation Evolves – MIT Technology Review

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