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The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century | Portside

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Source: The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century | Portside

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What is a 4C World? – YouTube

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Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War

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Researcher: A “chemical brain” will solve the hard problem of consciousness | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Researcher: A “chemical brain” will solve the hard problem of consciousness | Uncommon Descent

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Growth of secular youth is frightening GOP, says ex-Obama strategist | Richard Dawkins Foundation

September 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Growth of secular youth is frightening GOP, says ex-Obama strategist | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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American Fascism

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Source: American Fascism

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Here’s Why the Republican Party Has Abandoned Reality | Alternet

September 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Here’s Why the Republican Party Has Abandoned Reality | Alternet

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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Comes Forward, Speaks Out: ‘I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me’

September 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Comes Forward, Speaks Out: ‘I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me’

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Communism and markets based in a Commons

September 16th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/16/lenin-in-the-rear-view-mirror/
One of the saddest confusions of the marxist legacy was the idea that a bourgeois revolution must precede the transition to communism. This created the fumbled ball of the russian fiasco, as it became clear in fact to lenin who sensibly ditched the distinction (i think) but didn’t really have a platform to work with: the fatal ad hoc of stalinism simply moved into the void.
Although lenin seems to have shaken loose from the idea, then, more of less, one of the confusions of the russian revolution was the idea that russia wasn’t ready for communism and that, e.g. germany, should lead the way. What a horrible mistake. In fact any stage of society should be able to move into socialism.
This is a drastic example of the misleading effects of marxist theory. A close look at the english civil war shows democratic, bourgeois, and proto-socialist ideas emerging in splendid chaos, together. The bourgeois revolution in the restoration was really close to a counterrevolution.
The issue for us would be to recast the whole subject and simple have one revolution (or electoral transition) that achieves the basic result of a neo-communism from the start: the democratic revolution and the communist revolution are really janus-faced: they must both happen at the same time. The idea that an era of capitalism must occur in the standards stages of production sequence was a fatal miscalculation. A better issue might be capitalist markets versus communist markets, as with our formulation of democratic market neo-communism. We have suggested a foundational/constitutional ‘Commons’ that does the work of the ‘communism’ but leaves open the question of a communist economy which might be electic: planned, with a market sector of a kind. It is not clear what marx thought but he left the impression that communism would abolish markets. But as we see from the (partly sophistical) calculation debate that is going to be a problem. It is not clear just how marx’s views changed from the era of the 1848 manifesto, but in the end the whole range of issues was botched.
The speculation here is that we can have capitalists with out capitalism, i.e. social capital (the Commons) but with an economy that may still have both planning and born-again markets and/or computational clearing computers and/or AI driven economic systems, and/or our third sector ‘let go’ semi anarchist completion of a triad.

Two Manifestos

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Lenin in the rear view mirror

September 16th, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.marxist.com/1918-first-year-of-the-russian-revolution-part-one.htm

We have often been critical of the kind of promo of the russian revolution that is frequent at classic marxism sites, as here. We link again to an old video of chomsky that is critical of lenin and his vanguardism.

Frankly, [Read more →]

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Bypassing the ‘bourgeois’ revolution

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The strategy of neo-communism: trotsky and the russian fumbled balls…
June 30th, 2018 ·

At the risk of misunderstanding both trotsky and the russian revolution we might note the resemblance of trotsky’s perspective and our own: the idea of the need for a bourgeois democratic revolution to precede the passage to socialism was rejected by trotsky and the history of the russian revolution bears this out. We have essentially said the same thing with important differences all the way through.
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‘Democratic market neo-communism’

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Ready, set…communism
July 5th, 2018 ·

http://darwiniana.com/?s=DMNC+democratic+market+neo-communism

The idea of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ is to produce
1. a system that can work day one and slowly remorph itself to greater precision
2. a model or simulation that is still incomplete but which has the basic sectors in play
3. a form of democracy with a Commons, which is a de facto ‘communist system’
4. an endrun around the ‘calculation debate’ with research project to mathematicize market clearing, an actual market sector but not based on private property in any absolute sense (entrepreneurs could be de facto ‘communist capitalists’ with licensed resources from the Commons): this must satisfy the critics of ‘regulation’ but will be highly regulated…etc…

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The Science of Today’s Superstorms: 1 of 3 – YouTube

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Gaia theory is now Gaia 2.0 | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Gaia theory is now Gaia 2.0 | Uncommon Descent

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After Oslo: How Peace Became a Dirty Word in the Middle East

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Source: After Oslo: How Peace Became a Dirty Word in the Middle East

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[Marxism] This Is How the World Ends: Will We Soon See Category 6 Hurricanes?

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Source: [Marxism] This Is How the World Ends: Will We Soon See Category 6 Hurricanes?

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Trump’s Insults Against His ‘Hillbilly’ Base Are Making Them Turn on Him: NYT Column | Alternet

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Source: Trump’s Insults Against His ‘Hillbilly’ Base Are Making Them Turn on Him: NYT Column | Alternet

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To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

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Source: To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

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2001 and a glimmer of postdarwinism

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

The film (2001) should be grist for our mill here: one of the most famous films of all time is crypto-postdarwinian, sort of. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how man evolved: [Read more →]

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9/11 was a deliberate false flag conspiracy to justify the war on terror…seventeen years later will the left still deny it?

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Source: After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror

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Postcapitalism: an exit strategy for xtians?

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Xtianity is disintegrating: creating post-theistic framework for a transition to postcapitalism could provide a path to a semi-religious (philosophical) secularism with a focus on social reconstruction…

“… [W]e should not be fooled: Much of the organized opposition to Francis has nothing to do with how we care for the divorced and remarried. It is this, his trenchant critique of modern capitalism that keeps money flowing to conservative outlets intent on marginalizing what the pope says.’

Source: Pope Francis and the Battle Over Cultural Terrain

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The enigma of world history

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The riddle of world history
June 4th, 2018 ·

Kant’s challenge and the riddle of history

this was: http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/11/beyond-the-end-of-history-meme/
It is essential to get past the ‘end of history’ morass and move beyond historical materialism and Hegel: A far superior method based on Kant’s original essay on history, or Kant’s Challenge, can transform awareness. This can bypass the end of history confusion by looking at the question from another angle. The online netbook is perhaps too simple, but it contains the basic issue in systems analysis form. Hegel ‘Spirit’ in history is too mystical. The basic issue is stated more directly using the ‘macro model’. We see ‘freedom emergence’ in history in that context. [Read more →]

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…like a bad pointer in c programming…

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

The projection of stages of production theory into the future resembles a ‘bad pointer’ in c programming: a placeholder that points to nothing suddenly causes s system crash because a random value takes over the pointer…The failure to specify what they were trying to do made the early communists act incoherently….

Advance specification
June 5th, 2018 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.pdf

We have noted twice today the way ‘stages of production’ theory created a kind of fallacious overall view on the part of marxists as to the way capitalism would yield to communism. [Read more →]

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latest…

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/12/more-on-working-universal-class-classes-beyond-classes-to-individuals-and-back/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/11/some-suggestions-for-a-new-post-marxist-communist-platform/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/11/we-need-a-completely-new-left-and-even-the-dsa-isnt-it/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/11/time-for-counterpunch-to-fess-up-and-stop-bullshitting-about-9-11/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/11/some-9-11-posts-the-left-had-better-no-dare-any-longer-to-attack-ostracize-9-11-truthers-on-the-left-its-over/
http://darwiniana.com/2018/09/11/the-puzzle-of-leftist-confusion-over-9-11-the-new-pearl-harbor-revisited-9-11-the-cover-up-and-the-expose-david-ray-griffin-google-books/ [Read more →]

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