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Entries from January 2018

Marxist historical theory: a subtle flaw

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: quick costume change for marxist historicism December 8th, 2017 · Our previous post on the issue of design in history suggests that the marxist ‘design’ argument is too limited. We have recommended a version of the eonic model as a replacement.

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Working class and universal class

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: working class vanguard leading to a new universal class… December 9th, 2017 · Although the classic focus on the working class remains the keynote of any real majoritarian/democratic initiative it is useful to consider the larger framework of the ‘universal class’ so-called in order to really see the way in which social division as […]

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American democracy, great idea…

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Can american democracy actually come into existence? January 10th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=revolution http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G The shock of the coming of Trump has ‘left the left’ newly determined, yet paralyzed, as if numb with shock.

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Indian education minister doubts Darwin; stands by fact that theory is under fire

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

https://uncommondescent.com/evolution/indian-education-minister-doubts-darwin-stands-by-fact-that-theory-is-under-fire/

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Bush warblers provide insight to evolution

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/01/21/breaking-news/bush-warblers-provide-insight-to-evolution/

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HuffPost: “We Really LOVED Your Contributions, Now FUCK OFF!”

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/22/huffpost-we-really-loved-your-contributions-now-fuck-off/

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[Marxism] The City (of London) and the global power of finance

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

http://www.marxmail.org/msg149129.html

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Women’s March: After First Year of Trump’s Anti-Woman Agenda, Marches Mobilize Voters

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/21/womens-march-after-first-year-trumps-anti-woman-agenda-marches-mobilize-voters

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Trump’s idiocy

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/19/16910296/government-shutdown-donald-trump-daca-immigration-2018-deal Back in November 2016, the Electoral College, in its wisdom, selected a man to be president who 61 percent of voters felt was unqualified and 63 percent felt lacked the right temperament to be president. The voters were, of course, correct about Donald Trump, and the government shutdown stems from those facts.

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The dawn of American socialism?

January 21st, 2018 · 3 Comments

http://theweek.com/articles/733970/dawn-american-socialism Most attempts at defining ‘socialism’ are anemic and fail at the first step: Consider our two manifestos: Two Manifestos

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Feminist bourgeoisie? feminist socialism?

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/01/20/really-not-a-single- reference-to-revolution-socialism-communism- eliminating-one-half-the-radical-population-isnt-a-solution/ Despite the great interest of the women’s march it is notable how unradical the movement is. Some self-examination might repidly uncover the close ties of feminism to capitalism and the manipulation of feminism beyond ‘rocking the boat’, beyond the emphasis on women’s rights.

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Examining world history as a whole//3.5 A New Model of History: Eonic Evolution

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

We have tried to create a super simple version of the ‘eonic effect’ and its model, but it is worth considering the larger model: the three sections 3.5, 3.51, 3.52, from WHEE give an overall sense of that model and its mysterious complexity, yet transparent outer effect.

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Marxism and bungled bolshevism

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

The bolsheviks came to the point of trying to invent our DMNC but ended up in the sterile ‘stages of production’ fallacy… November 3rd, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf Marxist ‘stages of production’ theory created a confusion that haunted the bolshevik revolution when in reality there shouldn’t have been a problem: that was the idea that communism […]

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The fallacy of value-free history

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: the distinction of ‘utopian’ versus ‘scientific’ socialism seems dated now… November 28th, 2017 · In crafting historical materialism Marx generated his classic distinction of utopian versus scientific socialism. But if we find the theory of historical materialism collapses as not particularly scientific or accurate we are left with the larger categorical of utopian socialism.

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The revolutionary riddle

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

Revolutionary logic December 9th, 2017 · 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 […]

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Economic agents

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

Economic determination versus free agency December 9th, 2017 · The left need a revised platform in which the strict progression of so-called economic epochs yields to a portrait of free agents able to craft a (postcaapitalist) economy on the basis of ‘first principles’, most probably axioms of fairness, i.e. a communist core built around a […]

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Revolutionary potential

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

Idea of virtual revolution counterproductive? merry-go-round ‘dialectic’ of revolutionary potential March 26th, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have almost deliberately indulged a kind of ‘dialectic’ of revolution/virtual revolution, the latter a way station as we confront the immensely dangerous and conflicted theme of revolutionary action. In fact we are confronted by a situation that is almost […]

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Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can’t Heat Its Schools

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

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Adam and the Genome and Human-Ape Genetic Similarity

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://evolutionnews.org/2018/01/adam-and-the-genome-and-human-ape-genetic-similarity/

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Actually, the multiverse is cheerfully beyond falsifiability

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://uncommondescent.com/philosophy/actually-the-multiverse-is-cheerfully-beyond-falsifiability/

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Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars, suggests new research

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117225424.htm

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Blame Game: Carillion or Capitalism?

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/19/blame-game-carillion-or-capitalism/

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Resistance Groups Protest #TrumpShutdown as Women’s March Begins Weekend of Action

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/20/resistance-groups-protest-trumpshutdown-womens-march-begins-weekend-action

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The ‘ends’ of history

January 20th, 2018 · No Comments

The ‘end of history’ meme and its destructive impact October 30th, 2017 · 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 […]

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