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May 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Red Fortyeight Group: now or never… February 29th, 2016 Passing of the ‘social plutocrats/scratch…democrats’ The world isn’t ready for neo-communism, but it wasn’t/isn’t ready for either social democracy or, gasp, socialism as referenced by Sanders, the reason it forever goes into ‘next election’ mode.

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Blogbook forward pass, marxists dance to a sixshooter then drafted into the Red Fortyeight Group (which should try to pull rank on the whole left)

February 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Having critiqued marxism I should also hasten to point out that marxists are one good set of candidates for a postcapitalist transition. But the frozen mindset needs to be broken. As we noted yesterday endless efforts to defend leninism are pointless. Consider that that was a failure and start over. That’s a big job. Start […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: the revolutionary called Chaos

May 14th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/12/a-draft-of-a-new-communist-manifesto/ The legacy of marxism is the only one with a set of tools to deal with a political movement on the scale of what is needed in the current developing calamity. But it is frozen now and needs a core regenerated into something that a contemporary public can accept and use. We have suggested […]

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Continued…Toward a New Communist Manifesto Minutes of the Red Fortyeight Group

May 5th, 2016 · No Comments

In progress… It is almost impossible to even communicate with marxist groups: they are very closed systems. A New Communism may have to start from scratch We need to outline all the key issues and projects We have to annex a whole series of issues: the nuclear question, the ecological question, the internationalization question, etc… […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: The neo-communist strategy in a nutshell

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

The solution to our critique of the limits of marxism is to create an historical legacy for a new movement no longer bound by marxism, or the cult of Marx. The model can be the American Revolution remorphed from its bourgeois revolutionary character. This ditches historical materialism, dialectical materialism, and adopts a general average view […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: interacting with non-violent activism

May 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35862-how-to-create-an-ecology-of-change-by-combining-movement-uprisings-with-long-term-organizing This is an important and interesting article but the facts speak for themselves: since the death of Gandhi, and MLK, the use of non-violent tactics may have accomplished many things, but it was really the period of the triumph of the neo-liberal closure on democracy, with no protest to speak of. How do we […]

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Sanders derelicts should consider the ‘Red Fortyeight Group’ concept nexus and its forms, e.g. ‘market’ neo-communism…

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/politics/donald-trump-bernie-sanders/ I think the Sanders group should rather consider moving further left: Sanders’ campaign shows that the electoral route to political solutions is a frustrating form of ‘come on’ but really ‘never’. Face reality: this system, especially on the right, can’t even respond to the crisis of climate change. We are watching civilization start down […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: Communism and Planetary Crisis

April 17th, 2016 · No Comments

We have set up a whole blogbook at the Red Fortyeight website/blog. We can leave it incomplete for the moment on the way to an actual book: but the fragments are almost enough…. You can use this public domain style for an attempted postmarxism marxist, a cameo presentation for a revolutionary attempt at postcapitalism as […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: #15whocares? We are out of time for social democratic come-on politics…

April 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Single issue activism is not going to solve our crisis at this point. We need a revolutionary army with scrip issue at $100 an hour for ‘active soldiers’, payable if the revolution succeeds…

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Red Fortyeight Group: skulking off with the ‘feel the bern’ gangs innovations //Inside Bernie Sanders’ vast, virtual ground game – POLITICO

April 11th, 2016 · No Comments

Sanders’ organizational success — fueled by free or low-cost, off-the-shelf apps like Hustle and Slack — is the lesser-known counterpart to his campaign’s prowess in raking in campaign cash from hordes of shallow-pocketed donors online. Experts in the evolution of technology in political campaigns say these innovations have helped Sanders put up a far more […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: emergency theoretical solutions to the left spectrum ideologies

April 6th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/03/31/blogbook-fait-accompli-the-resolution-of-modernity-as-a-postcapitalist-system/ We have spun a whole series of resolutions of a ‘postmarxist’ corpus, with the basics rules that the result should recast the legacy but not betray it. There is one range of compromises, if not betrayals, and ‘market communism’ was the latest to trot down the pike. We can propose an almost extravagant variant, […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: market communism as the minimum expropriation of large-scale global capital…can the GI ranks be turned into revolutionaries?

April 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=Last+and+first+men http://darwiniana.com/2016/03/31/blogbook-fait-accompli-the-resolution-of-modernity-as-a-postcapitalist-system/ Our blog book is an open matrix that others can versionize/complete, or turn into a set of notes. I am also producing an actual book, but the time is here for practical movements. Unfortunately, I am not sure I am personally able to do any of this, due to age, lack of resources, […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: the revolutionary prophecy of the onset of planetary crisis…

March 15th, 2016 · 3 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/03/14/the-original-platform-after-1848-was-electoral-with-crypto-revolutionary-perspectives-suddenly-emerging-in-e-g-the-period-of-the-commune/ I have done enough for the moment on the issue of evolution/revolution. Last and First Men has been rehashed here enough. http://darwiniana.com/?s=Last+and+first+men We completed the ‘dialectical’ exercise of the electoral neo-communist route, cute but important, but at this point we need a new neo-coomunist left as a self-defense toward what is going to happen […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: Electoral socialist/neo-communist movement as the temperature nears the 2 degree crisis point

March 10th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/10/the-organized-left-and-the-death-of-pragmatic-politics/ This article makes clear what was often puzzling to an outsider: the inert character of much of the left. We have suggested how not to play it safe: create a new electoral/revolutionary movement that frees itself from the stale part of the Marx legacy even as it builds on a restatement of its core. […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: now or never…

February 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/02/28/passing-of-the-social-plutocratsscratch-democrats/ The world isn’t ready for neo-communism, but it wasn’t/isn’t ready for either social democracy or, gasp, socialism as referenced by Sanders, the reason it forever goes into ‘next election’ mode. But Sanders has shown that the times have changed: a new public is stirring. But the world has never been ready to confront the […]

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Red Fortyeight group: moving to revolutionary action

February 25th, 2016 · No Comments

We need more than a New Deal packaged with socialist innuendoes: we probably won’t get even that. And yet the planet is on the brink. In fifty years over fifty percent of the planet will be suffering massive heat waves, increasing sectors uninhabitable, starting in the middle east, probably…. Our immediate descendants will look back […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: Munzerian Xtianity and as a ‘church of historical reflection’

February 24th, 2016 · No Comments

In discussing marxism and religion I have not attempted to graft some sentimental religiosity on the left (with its often equally excessive and dated materialism). Far from it. All the left has to do is to bring intelligent dialogue to a set of facts about the early modern, and the way the first xtians of […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: is revolutionary action a viable strategy…? The docket of basic charges: criminal conspiracy and racketeering by dot.gov

February 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=red+fortyeight+Group? We won’t answer the question just yet, here: the basic answer being ‘no, but’….But these situations can suffer sudden unraveling and the ‘no’ answer should not under any conditions forestall preparations for the social calamity that will hand those ready a revolutionary opportunity. The fascists will be ready, so the left had best have […]

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‘Feel the Bern’ gang a front for Red Fortyeight Group? Artificial intelligence and planned economies…

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments

In a period of rapidly escalating artificial intelligence/robotics technology we need to consider the double implications for a socialist to neo-communist economy. First the question of social employment is about to go over Niagara Falls as employment factors fall to robotic replacement, and secondly claims that socialist planning is impossible are obsolete: the very same […]

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Imagining the Red Fortyeight Group as a neo-communist party

February 13th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2489-imagining-the-communist-party-again-as-a-force-jodi-dean-on-left-politics-and-the-party We have been pursuing this theme here at length in the wake of my Last and First Men and the renewing interest and focus on socialism as with the campaign of Sanders which is going to lead inexorably to the same for some version of communism. But this is going to be problematical, and […]

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The Crisis of Modernity: a short blog book…Minutes of the Red Fortyeight Group..Notes++

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Time is ripe to try again with an online blogbook: The Crisis of Modernity This will have fifteen sections (based on format of the blogbooks at eonic-effect.net…) –The Crisis of Modernity is clearly evident in our time as the climate crisis, the dictatorship of capitalism, and wearing out of the idealism of the early modern, […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: Toward a new Internationale of the Universal Class

February 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

150 years since the First International was founded – The working class needs a revolutionary International It is instructive to recall the short history given at the site (marxist.com). We have to consider if the formulation is right for us now (or if it was ever right). Asking for an Internationale of the working class, […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: ideas for a political formation

February 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=Red+Fortyeight+Group The left needs a super-radical neo-communist foundation movement that can also be an umbrella movement for a ragged populist SD/SC/NC (social democratic, socialist, new communist) generalized movement with its own Menshevik/Bolshevik unity/division. A look at the Second Internationale shows how a creative movement attracts its own future. Therefore…. I think that the older marxist […]

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Red Fortyeight Group materials into public domain…

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The economic calculation problem is a good example of the way that ideology has paralyzed leftist thinking and it is proving pernicious indeed. Problems we should have solved a generation age are still being dominated by obsessive libertarian reactionaries. Paper airplane…done. The purpose of Last and First Men is to create a stylized neo-post-marxist package […]

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