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Last and first men // turning the tables on Nietzsche’s version of the last man

May 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

http://last-and-first-men.com/ This book is an attempt to cast the legacy of marxism in a different key. The left is so confused at this point that a new start would be helpful, not that the left will easily dislodge from its dogmatisms. But I think that the crisis has reached the point of no return: we have no liberal politics left. We have a global crisis that is accelerating. And we have an inert marxist group.
My strategy is, first, a new philosophy of history, recasting the core of communism (and marxism) beyond the frozen ‘historical materialism’.

Nietzsche’s influence is a puzzle: he rules behind the scenes with a dangerous influence on far too many intellectuals (not least the neo-cons). We can turn the tables on Nietzsche and his ‘last man’ very easily.

http://last-and-first-men.com/ We need a new version of the communist legacy. Last and First Men can be a small step in that direction with
1. a new philosophy of history
2. a critique of the Darwinian paradigm used to promote class warfare
3. a collation of the exposes of neo-classical economics
4. new models of post-capitalist economies
5. a critique of marxist dogmatism, and its cliche syndrome
6. a new definition of what a ‘(new) communism would mean
7. a social communism able to be a foundation for the future evolution of man
beyond the idiocy of the Darwinian road to species degeneration.

The list continues…Part of the problem, and frustration, for leftist groups is the unrevised legacy fo marxism and leninism that is simply recycled without change. The public is automatically turned off by that.
Nietzsche’s Last Man is a grotesque distortion of what is needed: a species level evolutionary program based on the achievement of a new form of cooperative society beyond class. The idea that fascist eugenics of Social Darwinist superman parodies will advance the future of homo sapiens is a sick joke. The future evolution of man is an immensely more difficult task, not unlike the path of the Boddhissatwas who make a species level commitment. That Buddhist framework may not be viable as the Axial Age religions attempt to enter a new age, but the reality pointed to by some brands of buddhism is a warning that Darwinist ideologies are likely to produce a grotesque new form of human.
We see that the connect

ion between a new communism and future evolution is direct, and a challenge to the crypto-fascist class warfare parodies of the neo-liberal regime.

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