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Descent of Man Revisited: search inside activated

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

The book page for Descent of Man Revisited now allows a ‘look inside the book’ (using the Kindle version, temporarily, without the images, the correct search-inside material is coming). You can read the Introduction and get some idea of what the book is about. It has moved beyond the material in WHEE both in content, […]

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Tags: Ultra Far Left

#OWS: meet the “Ultra Far Left”

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.redfortyeight.com/2012/03/05/ows-meet-the-ultra-far-left/ I took down the #Occupy banner today (in part because the theme was damaged, and needs to be reinstalled). But the coverage of the Occupy movement will continue, and if anything increase. But in five months of support I haven’t had any contact or support from anyone in the movement, so I get the […]

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Tags: #Occupy · 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Hobsbawm on Marx

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.redfortyeight.com/2011/02/24/booknotes-how-to-change-the-world/ This review is worth reading (as is the book, no doubt). But I think we should be glad that the hold of Marxism has loosened, since the failure of Marx’s approach (more the failure of the Leninists) needs to open up the way to a new version of the basic theme, that goes back […]

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Tags: Booknotes · Ultra Far Left

The American Revolution: the new phase

February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

The question of a new phase of The American Revolution is going critical, a point that was obvious from the presidency of Bush II. The issues of economics, and the Wall Street gangster elite hides the deeper disease: What is still unclear to the public is the covert action behind 9/11 and the outrageous smear […]

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Tags: The Virtual Revolution · Ultra Far Left

The virtual revolution: countdown to realization

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

We have reposted the material on ‘revolutionary confusions’, and it is fitting to continue this discussion. But we have a problem, clearly evident in many discussion forums, which is that declaring for revolution is putatively illegal, and makes the utterer of the dread words open to everything from arrest to rendition and life imprisonment for […]

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Tags: 1848+ · The Virtual Revolution · Ultra Far Left

9/11, fascism and the hidden (counter) revolution from the right

February 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Towers of Deception It might seem uncalled for to summon the idea of revolution at his juncture, but the situation is actually far worse than people imagine, and here the left has proved totally useless, and suspiciously compliant. The counterrevolution of the right in the last generation has been accompanied by a concealed coup d’etat […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Repost: Revolutionary confusions

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday the blog got a stunning 31000 page views (the average is just under ten thousand), most probably because of the post on ‘Revolutionary confusions’. People are worried, and starting to panic as they see the handwriting on the wall for USA civilization, so-called. This situation tells me that people are being radicalized, but every […]

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The legacy of 1848

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments

1848: End of Eonic Sequence? WHEE, starting with this section, has a fair amount of material on Marx and the post-liberal left, and some judicious critiques next to some over-generous explications. The old left of the Marx/Engels years never truly got its act together, but after the revolutions of 1848 Marx/Engels did change their tactics […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

The puzzle of whacko republicans/Teehee partiers

February 17th, 2011 · 5 Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/02/17-2 Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011 by The Nation “What’s Disgusting? Union Busting!” Chant Wisconsin Crowds That Swell to 30,000; Key GOP Legislators Waver by John Nichols “I have never been prouder of our movement than I am at this moment,” shouted Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt, as he surveyed the crowds of union […]

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Tags: 1848+ · General · Ultra Far Left

Time for some ‘in your face’ Social Democracy/socialism blowback

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age Now that the Republican gangsters are coming to Congress, it is time to fight back with some defense of socialism as an idea. The constant diatribing against socialism, e.g. with respect to Obama (??), is rightwing nonsense, and freemarket brainwashing in […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Hohum, not invited to Nation leftist celebrity bash, tear…

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Nation article, Alternet: Nation Magazine Holds Annual Bash, Gives $100,000 Puffin Awards to Outstanding U.S. Progressive Activists At a gathering that features most of the East Coast progressive elite, attendees have a blast and take care of some serious political business. I wasn’t invited, and don’t feel anything except contempt for this gang of the […]

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Tags: Ultra Far Left

1848: End of Eonic Sequence?

November 27th, 2010 · No Comments

1848: End of Eonic Sequence?

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Barricade rue Soufflot

November 27th, 2010 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2010/11/26/booknotes-born-on-the-wrong-continent/ Our idea for a Green Tea Party might be a useful foil for recasting the liberal/left: people on the left can’t seem to realize that, short of a cataclysm, as with the First World War, the chance for some revolutionary change doesn’t exist in reality. The examples of the revolutions of the early modern […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Green Tea Party as gedanken experiment

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2010/11/24/im-founding-the-new-green-tea-party-repost/ The idea of the Green Tea Party is reminder of the orphan status of most us in this current political situation. To lose Obama is the last straw, so some new perspective: so maybe the idea is useful as a gedanken experiment. When I say ‘orphan’, I mean it. The conservatives are whacko, the […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Note to Green tea partiers lexing here…

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments

I knock off early today, but will post tommorrow at length (maybe) since many arrive here on their days off. I am working on the Green Tea Party membership card (fill out your own), and party line. Think Ultra Far Left (left of Karl Marx) and you won’t be far off. It’s even more visionary […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

I’m founding the new Green Tea Party (the ultra far left wing of the Tea Party)

November 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

More on this tommorrow. But the inspiring example of the Tea Partiers is marred by a few confusions, viz. it is rightwing when it should be left wing, etc… But the Green Tea Party will share part of the platform of the passe Tea Party. Thus, if we are going to dump tea in Boston […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

1848: Feuerbachian riffraff of the world, unite

November 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Bon idee: Huffpost + Monthly Review

November 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Monthley review is so crotchety that some Huffpost ‘naked ladies’ on the front page might help. Actually the left has the all time classic here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/sunday-roundup_152_b_783170.html Arianna Huffington: Sunday RoundupThe marriage of Newsweek and The Daily Beast (“NewsBeast”?) is a great example of journalism’s hybrid future. I’m looking forward to watching Tina balance and […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

How democracy dies…

October 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

How Democracy Dies… This is an important article (but Aristophanes was an ambiguous culture conservative who hated much of the Greek Enlightenment), but, while I agree with Hedges on the dangers of fundamentalist theocracy the fall of the democratic phenomenon has a multidimensional aspect. One could just as well blame President Truman for being such […]

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Tags: Ultra Far Left

Noami Klein wasting her breath?

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments

We already cited this link today: Naomi Klein: Building a Real Left http://act.commondreams.org/go/2290?akid=185.96588.gN7uC8&t=16 I didn’t feel like turning on my audio to listen to the tape so I am not sure what she is saying. I will get around to it soon. Naomi Klein preaching a new left. Tut tut. Why not just send a […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Ultra Far Left

Who runs the government?

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Just reviewed, or checkmarked would be a better term,Thke Secret Team Fletcher Prouty’s take on the machinations of the CIA.

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When in the course of human events…

July 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As per previous post: the question of revolution won’t go away, and if even one tenth of the 9/11 truth initiative materials are valid we have grounds for a demand for a new government, one that will abolish the CIA as a first step. Yeah, yeah, I know, that’s seditious, but you don’t have a […]

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Tags: 1848+ · 9/11 · Ultra Far Left

Arnhart strikes again/debasing academia

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments

“Darwinian Liberalism” at “Cato Unbound” Most conservatives are too cunning to explicitly link Darwinism with conservative politics. Arnhart is the exception and is fascinating for the naive idiocy of his public discussions of ideology in action. Beware of getting sucked into such arguments: the way out is to see that Darwin’s theory of natural selection […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Evolution · Ultra Far Left

Marx’s activism

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments

mxmail http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/9472/ The Political Activism of Karl Marx By Bob Patenaude Mention the name Karl Marx and most people will conjure an imagine a gray long-haired, bearded man hunched over piles of books and papers in the London Library. This is, of course, an accurate image of much of what occupied Karl Marx’s life, not […]

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