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Entries from October 2017

virtual revolution as reflection point…trump is grounds for a revolutionary action…time to wake up…//Robert Mueller’s Show of Strength: A Quick and Dirty Analysis – Lawfare

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

the crisis of the us system (climate change, etc…) leaves the hope/suggestion that its current pseudo-president makes a new consideration inevitable…Our suggestions (virtual revolution) indicate some serious gedanken experiments…unfortunately the (marxist) left has no real platform beyond its second internationale slogans… Source: Robert Mueller’s Show of Strength: A Quick and Dirty Analysis – Lawfare

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Top Trump Pollster: ‘No Question’ Bernie Sanders Would Have Won | Common Dreams

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

He might have won but he might also be diluting the socialist project beyond any true realization… Source: Top Trump Pollster: ‘No Question’ Bernie Sanders Would Have Won | Common Dreams

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not our president…the whole 2016 election looks like a fraud…//The Trump-Russia scandal: everything we know so far, explained – Vox

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Had the hidden Brics left been scotching the Russia dark ops? Source: The Trump-Russia scandal: everything we know so far, explained – Vox

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R48G: are we complicit in the crime against humanity in the coming climate catastrophe?

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

One has to wonder if scientists haven’t been intimidated by the Trump regime: one sees fewer articles denouncing the danger we confront… Our discussions of (virtual) revolution appear to be either a song and dance routine, or else the actual revolution can be discussed as virtual in either a bluff or else a consideration of […]

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R48G: toward a new leftist history, and a new model of postcapitalism

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The companion volume to Toward a New Communist Manifesto (which I might make into an appendix of that work) is an attempt to ground a postmarxist legacy in a new view of history and evolution. Historical materialism is one of the obstacles to the possibility of a new leftist communism/socialism because it proposes a theory […]

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The US is a rogue state

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Capitalism is a rogue economic system in part responsible for the corruption of the american state. It is legitimate therefore to as agents of its replacement not only for national but international issues of justice… The ideology of the dynamic of free markets is a bogus theoretical produced by economic lickspittles to produce a false […]

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The macro effect, and why biologists can’t figure out evolution

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Biologists are operating in the foothills of evolution and the result is not a theory at all.

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Stream and sequence: dynamics, aesthetics, and the limited interpretations of modernity

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

This analysis of the future of civilization using the ‘stream/sequence’ model is not entirely intuitive, but its basic insight is surprisingly robust, if only because it makes no predictions. Instead it exposes the way thinking about the past can confuse us, in the process of trying to learn from the past. The ‘decline’ scenario, based […]

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Dread hangs over Washington as Mueller probe moves ahead – CNNPolitics

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Dread hangs over Washington as Mueller probe moves ahead – CNNPolitics

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Scientists Warn of “Ecological Armageddon” Amid Waves of Heat and Climate Refugees

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Scientists Warn of “Ecological Armageddon” Amid Waves of Heat and Climate Refugees

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Trump is in much deeper trouble than Nixon was after the first Watergate indictments.

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Trump is in much deeper trouble than Nixon was after the first Watergate indictments.

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After Indictments, Where is Russiagate Headed?

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: After Indictments, Where is Russiagate Headed?

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“It’s Emergent!” and “It’s Magical!” Have Equivalent Scientific Explanatory Power for Consciousness | Uncommon Descent

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: “It’s Emergent!” and “It’s Magical!” Have Equivalent Scientific Explanatory Power for Consciousness | Uncommon Descent

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‘Octlantis’: Bustling Octopus Community Discovered Off Australia | Richard Dawkins Foundation

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: ‘Octlantis’: Bustling Octopus Community Discovered Off Australia | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Geneticists are starting to unravel evolution’s role in mental illness : Nature News & Comment

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Geneticists are starting to unravel evolution’s role in mental illness : Nature News & Comment

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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record — ScienceDaily

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record — ScienceDaily

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[Marxism] Fwd: We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time

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‘Alarm Bells Ringing’: Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years | Common Dreams

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: ‘Alarm Bells Ringing’: Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years | Common Dreams

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Backward kitbitzing: the stupidity of bolshevik/stalinist tactics…

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf Our previous post is a good moment to disown the whole bolshvik/stalinist paralysis of thought that ended in lead boots. Our DMNC is no miracle solution, but it allows viable outcomes that can generate voluntary transitions beyond capitalism. The question of the design of a communist system was systematically bungled by the Bolsheviks and […]

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moving beyond bolshevism…//How Stalin Became Stalinist | The New Yorker

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

We have pointed out repeatedly the need for a postmarxist caesura that can recast the project of postcapitalism in a form that doesn’t end in an apologia for bolshevism…The idea of communism should be a more rational form of democracy itself and be able to simply bypass the confusions and anomalies of the Russian instance.

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The ‘end of history’ meme and its destructive impact

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

It is hard to deal with the damage done by Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ thesis. It was, to be sure, an idea that was originally a leftist one and that version no doubt had its own problems. If we take Marx’s ‘stages of production’ theory as a rubric we see the implicit ‘end of history’ […]

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Marx’s distinction of ‘utopian’ versus ‘scientific’ socialism…

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

In crafting historical materialism Marx generated his classic distinction of utopian versus scientific socialism.

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R48G: two symmetric failures…

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

In terms of our discussion of DMNC we see that we confront two symmetric failures: the socialism becoming social democratic compromise, and socialism becoming antiliberal dictatorship. But the issue would seem, as with our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ to find a solution to the problem of liberalism in socialism (communism) and a solution to the problem […]

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what is to be done?…//Don’t wait for Trump to fire Mueller. The time to start fighting back is now.

October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

We have moved along the faultline of american democracy itself, asking ifa new revolutionary refoundation is necessary…? So what do we do to regain our sanity? Source: Don’t wait for Trump to fire Mueller. The time to start fighting back is now.

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