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Entries from December 2017

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 […]

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

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

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R48G: hyparxis and revolutionary futurism…

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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 […]

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The pseudo-revolution asks for the real thing…

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

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R48G: Alternatives to Ecological Collapse

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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’

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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 […]

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Young People Are Really Over Capitalism. What’s next?

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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 […]

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R48G: was it ever? //archive: the american system is no longer a democracy….

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The american system is no longer a democracy…. December 23rd, 2015 · Socialists and communists have missed the point that, let’s switch to the idea of neo-communism, the crisis of capitalism points to the crisis of democracy, and that the transition to a (new) communism, i.e. dealing with post-capitalism, requires remorphing the democratic revolutions of […]

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We Need Not Be Spectators In the Climate Catastrophe

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There are many reasons to feel cynical about the law and how it impedes the movement for climate justice. Just recently, the multinational firm Ineos secured a long-term injunction against all anti-fracking activists in the UK, making acts of resistance against its operations illegal. Today, the richest 10 percent of the world, mostly in the […]

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latest…

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http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/11/unhinged-trump/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/10/more-useless-blah-blah-about-the-lost-cause-labor-theory-of-value/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/10/in-the-final-analysis-atheist-or-not-zionism-has-been-a-pernicious-movement/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/12/10/star-wars-and-the-legacy-of-epic/

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We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of the year 1848…

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We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of the year 1848… January 24th, 2015 · http://last-and-first-men.com/ We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of the year 1848.

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R48G: the hold of capitalist hypnosis

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R48G: the hold of capitalist hypnosis and the failure of a science of either history or economics May 1st, 2017 · http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40376-it-is-profitable-to-let-the-world-go-to-hell-will-capitalism-doom-the-planet The absurdity of the current ideological fix on all publics with respect to the virtues of capitalism is beginning

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The question of modernity

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The need for a larger perspective….of modernity January 8th, 2015 · The neo-communist left has to have a far larger universe than that created by historical materialism: it needs a global anthropology that can talk to a generalized modernity/secularism. But what is that? The nineteenth century created a reduced subset to all that in the […]

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R48G: the irony that the ‘end of history’ argument undermines the status of american pseudo-democracy

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R48G: the irony that the ‘end of history’ argument undermines the status of american pseudo-democracy: it is collapsing on the way to the real endgame May 4th, 2017 · One of the great ironies of the ‘end of history’ debate is that if we take its thesis seriously the directionality of history so proclaimed by […]

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The Corbyn Doctrine

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https://jacobinmag.com/2017/12/the-corbyn-doctrine

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Dying Ecosystems

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https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/11/dying-ecosystems/

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Link log 2013/4/5 —————- 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/

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Telescope-Like Eyes in a “Simple” Mollusk

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https://evolutionnews.org/2017/12/telescope-like-eyes-in-a-simple-mollusk/

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Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

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https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/11/trumps-jerusalem-decision-risks-uniting-the-entire-arab-world-against-the-us/

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[Marxism] The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

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http://www.marxmail.org/msg148520.html NY Times Sunday Book Review, Dec. 10 2017 The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History By CLAY RISEN THE SECOND COMING OF THE KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition By Linda Gordon Illustrated. 269 pp. Liveright Publishing. $27.95. The cover of Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the […]

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Unhinged Trump

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https://www.alternet.org/election-2016/9-new-and-crazy-revelations-about-unhinged-trump

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More useless blah blah about the lost cause ‘labor theory of value’…

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Re: [Marxism] [lbo-talk] Johanna Bockman – The Long Road to 1989 Neoclassical Economics, Altern ative Socialisms, and the Advent of Neoliberalism The question of the labor theory of value is completely useless (and the marginalist argument is hardly better). It is almost impossible to hope that marxists can free themselves from the whole sophistical legacy […]

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In the final analysis, atheist or not zionism has been a pernicious movement…

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[Marxism] Shlomo Sand: How Israel Went From Atheist Zionism to Jewish State In the final analysis, atheist or not, Zionism has been a pernicious movement, and its outcome in modern Israel is a political and religious abortion that deserves only passage into a real secularism beyond its degenerate format. A related debriefing of christianity is […]

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Star Wars and the legacy of epic…

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‘Star Wars: Last Jedi’ gets early raves: ‘I’m still shaking’ Rian Johnson’s “Jedi” wins early praise for its action and appearance. But the film’s got depth, many say, with one viewer noting an “emotional payoff decades in the making.” https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-world-premiere-first-reactions/ http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap5_2_1.htm I enjoy the Star Wars films but they are purely visual (is that a […]

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