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R48G: jacobins or jokers…? drafted into red forty-eighty group…three finger salutes…

February 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/the-great-god-trump-and-the-white-working-class/
the usual useful stuff from jacobin…
I am a fan of jacobin, so don’t get me wrong…however, I will persist in my exploration of the revolutionary option (are ‘jacobins’ anything else, and the term is an instant self-smear, the jacobins in history were a bunch of idiots) or options, next to an equally supported evolutionary option or options. This is not noblesse oblige but agesse oblige: the prerogative of a grumpy old/elder sermonizing and someone able to speak out: watch out for what you say in public in the age of Trump, virtual revolution, etc…they won’t likely bother with me in the new gestapo on the way…

I (nemo or nemini speaking?) could lose my foodstamps and/or medicare and/or social security ($700 a month) so I could well end up destitute in the next year or so…? A stake in revolution to say the least…

The issue is simple: we are at the endgame of a planet, and the future of electoral politics which must be multitasked in any case may not be sufficient…The revolutionary option has been latent in the various Washington marches. The women’s march on washington could have started a revolution: a million people with the right support structure could simply walk into the whitehouse, congress and supreme court and take over?

But the real issue is the ‘virtual revolution’: getting past issue activism to consider what new social/political/economic structure taken as a whole is needed to forestall disaster and create in the process a new and real democracy, political and economic.
We can make one deduction: the principle of communism is a deducible as the only route to fairness. The principle of the commons is deducible from the reality of primitive accumulation…the issue of revolution is up in the air: deducible from the necessity of a ‘button reset press’: a new constitution might be an electoral potential but the ‘t equals zero plus’ moment is ‘revolutionary’ in quotation marks if not in fact, virtually speaking…

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