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R48G: a critical stance re: marxism

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Marxist theory is braindead and should be scrapped…using the eonic model or a simple outline in place of theories…
November 19th, 2017 ·

The eonic model would make a superb basis for a new postmarxist historical framework, but it seems unlikely anyone on the left would listen. The critique of darwinism is so heretical that everyone stops listening immediately. And the strange character of the model created suggests some kind of crank theory.
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Booknotes: Postcapitalist Futures: Notes Toward a Critique of Marxist ‘Stages of Production’ Theory

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Postcapitalist Futures:
Notes Toward a Critique of Marxist ‘Stages of Production’ Theory

We have created a new book out of archived posts on the critical stance toward marxism taken here…The result can be both a practical resource and a reference on the way to a new book on the subject of marxist theory…

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Debriefing historical delusion

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: detecting historical dynamics…the eonic effect as a test of the data of world history…
June 23rd, 2017 ·

http://darwiniana.com/?s=eonic+effect

We have often discussed the ‘eonic effect’ as an alternate historical framework. [Read more →]

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The enigma of human evolution

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

PLOS’s top five human evolution discoveries of 2017

1) A new Homo naledi fossil nicknamed Neo

2) Ancient human DNA discovered in dirt

3) Homo sapiens fossils from Morocco that are over 300,000 years old!

4) Humans arrived in Australia 65,000 years ago

5) A new species of ancient ape, Nyanzapithecus alesi More.
But the evolution of man remains a complete unknown…

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The ambiguity of ‘Our Revolution’ and a new Labor-style socialist party…(a radicalized Democratic party would make one candidate)

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Looking back over our many posts on Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’ we can see that its effect is double: a form of hype concealing a social democratic platform, at best, and an ironic reminder that real change is the net equivalent of turning the Democratic party into a de fact ‘third party’ as a genuine socialist Labor-style party.

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R48G: ‘Our Revolution’ and the ambiguity of revolutionary sloganeering…
April 20th, 2017 ·

http://darwiniana.com/?s=our+revolution We have addressed Sanders’ ‘Our revolution’ many times here and in the end the phrase, which could be wither a cooptation or a slyly seditious, ‘revolutionary’, slogan points to impotence of those who see rightly that a revolution is needed even as the undertow of conventional politics leads to what we in fact saw with Sanders: a tide of socialist hurrah turning in circles to become a sucker punch for actually socialists, not the ‘new deal/social democratic’ reality espoused by the berniacs. That is, cooptation?
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Re-envisioning marxism

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R48G: toward a new leftist history, and a new model of postcapitalism
October 13th, 2016 ·

Our Toward a New Communist Manifesto and related works is an attempt to ground a postmarxist legacy in a new view of history and evolution. [Read more →]

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A close look shows the left can offer no real challenge to corrupted ‘rogue nation’ power…the need for a new (neo-/post-) marxist challenge to imperialism…

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/incentive-terrorism-america-has-taken-nearly-70-worlds-wealth-gains-2012: Incentive for Terrorism: America Has Taken Nearly 70% of the World’s Wealth Gains Since 2012

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R48G: the lack of a revolutionary option

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Magical Thinking Is Stopping Us From Taking to the Streets

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latest…

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/r48g-hyparxis-and-revolutionary-futurism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/alternatives-to-ecological-collapse/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/if-self-driving-cars-are-possible-then-planned-economies-are-possibleai-and-the-twilight-of-free-markets/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/r48g-was-it-ever-archive-the-american-system-is-no-longer-a-democracy-2/ [Read more →]

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R48G: revolutions per second…

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: revolutions per second… the cycle of revolution is recurrent and is arriving ahead of schedule at the brink of climate calamity…
February 22nd, 2017 ·

http://darwiniana.com/?s=revolution
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Toward+a+New+Communist+Manifesto_jlandon_kindle_10_11_16_PDF_ver2.pdf

As with the french and russian revolutions the onset will be unexpected but we need to be ready with the right framework when the moment comes. [Read more →]

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R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history…

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse…did Marx/Engels fumble the ball?
April 5th, 2017 ·

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm“>a href=”http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm”>http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm
The whole emphasis of marxism is confused: the way that capitalism was turned into a stage of history as a stage of production ended up giving it a status it didn’t deserve and is one aspect of its persistence in the sense of Marx’s concealed bourgeois tendencies assuming this stage of production must exhaust its potential before moving beyond itself, a disastrous gift to the fanatics of capitalist futurism. The potential of this set of fake systems could never be exhausted and the truer circumstance is that this fake stage of history will terminate a planet.
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recent posts/archive

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Jacob Grimmer (attr) Ruine in Waldlandschaft
Link log 2013/4/5
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http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/r48g-hyparxis-and-revolutionary-futurism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/09/a-coherent-platform-on-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/09/r48g-working-class-vanguard-leading-to-a-new-universal-class/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/08/r48g-quick-costume-change-for-marxist-historicism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/08/design-in-history-marxs-historical-materialism-contains-the-design-argument-of-stages-of-production-theory/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/08/a-deliberate-distortion-of-views/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/06/facing-reality-the-revolutionary-option-downton-abbey-and-other-fascist-phantasms/ [Read more →]

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At LiveScience: Will AI become conscious?

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://uncommondescent.com/artificial-intelligence/at-livescience-will-ai-become-conscious/

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It’s beloved, but Australia’s magpie is an international bird of mystery

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/its-beloved-but-australias-magpie-is-an-international-bird-of-mystery

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The force is strong: Amputee controls individual prosthetic fingers

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211151640.htm

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Trump’s Jerusalem Ploy

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/12/trumps-jerusalem-ploy/

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Meat Tax Crucial, Says Analysis, to Combat Climate Crisis and Global Health Threats

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/11/meat-tax-crucial-says-analysis-combat-climate-crisis-and-global-health-threats

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Is it possible to redefine terms, construct a failsafed/self-correcting socialism?

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

The question of Chinese ‘communism’, Putin and Russia: we have constantly suggested the need for a radial break with the legacy marxist formations claiming to represent social futurism.
Clearly that is a part of the reason for a stalled left: to what are you referring. We cannot propose a neo-communism unless we are specific about the kind of society proposed with a kind of built-in failsafe of self-correction process that can respond to stalinist outcomes. We need to make clear that we are not endorsing ‘said communism’ as with the chinese fake, and the Russian CIA mess.
Is it possible to redefine terms, construct a failsafed/self-correcting socialism?
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/putins-no-mastermind-hes-barely-clinging-to-power-to-avoid-saddam-husseins-fate-reporter/

Vladimir Putin made a risky bet to interfere in the U.S. election — and it paid off handsomely — but reporter Julia Ioffe says the Russian president is playing blackjack rather than geopolitical chess.

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Stalking the stalkers: what explains the self-destructive character of the Trump still pseudo-fascist complot?

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/11/18/booknotes-dark-star-rising/

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R48G: hyparxis and revolutionary futurism…

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2012/09/29/c-beast-and-light-speed/

http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf:
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf

We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be advocating from the sidelines the discipline of truly revolutionary activism. The sidelines is not really OK, but it is still something. It could be cowardly, but maybe not.
As the Trump era approaches we are going to see intimidation in action and the result may be ambiguous jargon on the issues of activist projects. In fact we have seen that already with the Sanders theme, ‘Our Revolution’, about which we have performed rain dances and other semantic ‘propaedeutic’. [Read more →]

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The pseudo-revolution asks for the real thing…

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/11/the-calculated-destruction-of-americas-government/

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R48G: Alternatives to Ecological Collapse

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/21/climate-crisis-and-managed-deindustrialization-debating-alternatives-ecological: Climate Crisis and Managed Deindustrialization: Debating Alternatives to Ecological Collapse

If we don’t change the conversation, if we don’t deal with the systemic problems of capitalism and come up with a viable alternative, our goose is cooked.

A peg for our ‘managed dedustrialization’ we call ‘democratic market neo-communism’: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf

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If self-driving cars are possible, then planned economies are possible…AI and the twilight of ‘free markets’

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments

In many ways we already live in a system of market socialism…the right senses this and wants to create the ultimate ‘pure capitalism’ but we can see that they are doomed to failure. In fact, we need to move toward a much fuller ‘market socialism’, if necessary by revolutionary means. In the age of AI (artificial intelligence) we can suspect that if self-driving cars are possible, then planned economies are possible…
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Young People Are Really Over Capitalism. What’s next?

December 11th, 2017 · No Comments





https://www.fastcompany.com/40505017/young-people-are-really-over-capitalism

So what might that alternative look like? Ask millennials, and they have a strong preference for a more socialist model: According to a 2016 Gallup poll, the popularity of capitalism and socialism is neck-and-neck among younger Americans, while older generations are still distrusting of socialism. Younger people are also the ones driving the surge of the Democratic Socialists of America, which endorsed 15 winning candidates in the November election. And Americans aged 18 to 29, according to a recent WSJ poll, are more likely than any other age bracket to say that they believe the government should be doing more, not less, to help people in need.

If anything, the Trump administration is only serving to galvanize millennials’ beliefs. The president himself is perhaps one of the most extreme products of capitalism, and his success signifies what many feel to be the irrationality of the system. And as the Republican Party inches closer to passing the tax bill that will increase inequality and strip students of their already-limited financial resources, while leaving even less to help people at the lower end of the economic spectrum, the call for a system that prioritizes humanity and equity over inflating the profits of a tiny fraction of the already well-off will only continue to grow.

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