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archive: the eonic effect: an extended minimalist approach…a maximalist approach…

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: an extended minimalist approach…a maximalist approach…
May 5th, 2017 ·

Having produced a solid result with a minimalist approach we are soon on the spoor of an more systematic examination, with a maximalist approach in the background.
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archive: The eonic effect: an absolutely minimalist approach…a warning

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

The eonic effect: an absolutely minimalist approach…a warning: conventional historiography darwinism, scientism have (probably) gotten history wrong…
May 5th, 2017 ·

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/XML_DARW_GC_Axial?preview=WHEE_5thed_pdf.pdf

The study of history can be greatly clarified by the study of the so-called ‘eonic effect’ but the treatment tends to be too complex for many, to start. More than that this approach violates the canons of historiographical dogma that enforces a very peculiar perception of history. Here the reign of darwinism has completely corrupted all attempts to correct limited perceptions. And the charge of ‘speculative’ history also enforces a kind of dusty flat history that cannot allow any consideration of historical dynamism. And the marxist canon is very dogmatic on the issues of historical materialism.
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archive: …an evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?

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May 6th, 2017 ·

R48G: two older posts: Virtual revolution? from last month: an evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism? [Read more →]

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from last week…

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/r48g-marxist-contraction-and-the-need-for-a-broader-framework/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-revolutions-per-second/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/24/archive-the-left-as-a-refuge-for-christian-refugees-in-search-of-an-exit-strategy-from-a-dying-religion/ [Read more →]

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Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces ‘Imperialist Coup’ Plot | News | teleSUR English

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces ‘Imperialist Coup’ Plot | News | teleSUR English

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Israel’s P.R. Campaign is Failing: The More Americans Know, The Less Favorable They Are | Portside

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Israel’s P.R. Campaign is Failing: The More Americans Know, The Less Favorable They Are | Portside

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(2) The 6th Mass Extinction Event is here * History shows why CO2 caused Global Warming before – YouTube

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

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64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup

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Source: 64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup

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Free Energy and the Origin of Life: Natural Engines to the Rescue | Evolution News

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Free Energy and the Origin of Life: Natural Engines to the Rescue | Evolution News

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Is the search for a perfect physics theory a waste of time? | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Is the search for a perfect physics theory a waste of time? | Uncommon Descent

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Amputees control avatar by imagining moving their missing limbs | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Source: Amputees control avatar by imagining moving their missing limbs | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Here’s what it’s missing Darwin’s theory of natural selection – Business Insider

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Source: Here’s what it’s missing Darwin’s theory of natural selection – Business Insider

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Catalyst mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis — ScienceDaily

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Source: Catalyst mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis — ScienceDaily

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What’s Really New About the Gig Economy?

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: What’s Really New About the Gig Economy?

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[Marxism] “‘Devastating’ survey shows huge loss of Israel support among Jewish college students.”

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] “‘Devastating’ survey shows huge loss of Israel support among Jewish college students.”

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[Marxism] Capitalism is national and imperialist, not transnational | Fred Magdoff | MR Online

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Capitalism is national and imperialist, not transnational | Fred Magdoff | MR Online

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Americanism Personified: Why Fascism Has Always Been an Inevitable Outcome of the American Project

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Americanism Personified: Why Fascism Has Always Been an Inevitable Outcome of the American Project

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President Donald Trump Is Telling Lies at an Astonishing and Historic Rate | Alternet

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: President Donald Trump Is Telling Lies at an Astonishing and Historic Rate | Alternet

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The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid | By Robert Reich | Common Dreams

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Source: The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid | By Robert Reich | Common Dreams

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Obama’s secret struggle to retaliate against Putin’s election interference – Washington Post

June 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Source: Obama’s secret struggle to retaliate against Putin’s election interference – Washington Post

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R48G: marxist contraction and the need for a broader framework…

June 24th, 2017 · No Comments

The modern left is really a continuation of the Reformation and it might help to create a post-religion on the left as a way to attract a new audience and following. It is an absurd idea, for many, but it could be done in a reasonable and sane fashion as a generalized philosophical matrix based on an intelligent dialectic in the context of modernity.

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R48G: the marxist analysis of religion is notably inadequate and has done a disservice to the left that has subjected it to discredit
June 21st, 2017 ·

The idea of a leftist ‘cult’ of planetary Gaia is amusingly apt. [Read more →]

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archive: revolutions per second…

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R48G: revolutions per second… the cycle of revolution is recurrent and is arriving ahead of schedule at the brink of climate calamity…
February 22nd, 2017 ·

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https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Toward+a+New+Communist+Manifesto_jlandon_kindle_10_11_16_PDF_ver2.pdf

As with the french and russian revolutions the onset will be unexpected but we need to be ready with the right framework when the moment comes. The current left is spasmodic and too focused on the marxist legacy. That legacy is fine the way it is and yet it is necessary to ‘leap out of one’s skin’ and break old habits in the process recasting the whole question afresh.
Leftists should note the point: a repeat of marxism/leninism will not be acceptable to a new generation and in any case the question of ecological economics needs to be made central. It is not enough to argue that marxism was actually ecological socialism from the start. It wasn’t really. At a time of impending climate catastrophe the options begin to narrow and we won’t have time to recast the whole marxist legacy so we should do a remake in very rough terms and in a form that is at once faithful to post-capitalist premises and yet free from the mechanization of thought that haunts all fixed legacies.
We have made a slight change to that legacy with a focus on the universal class instead of the working class, and the moment of Trump suggests that is right. It makes no difference, save to our perception of a holistic perspective: the working class emphasis is essential in the proposition of the universal class. But we see that appealing to the working class can backfire and the idea in the US at least is no longer the same handle it was in the earlier era of industrialism.

We must in any case think in terms of that class as a basic focus: it wasn’t our intention to do otherwise, save to note that the problem is not solely one of the working class, but the whole system of classes and social sectors. We must have a solution to the whole question of society, economy, and politics, in advance: no more ‘on the fly’ constructions, an invitation to stalinist ad hockery.

It is not a funny question: the left will disintegrate at the crucial moment of revolutionary open window, if that occurs, because it will be dominated by die-hard dogmatists who will suddenly repent of their repentance of stalinism. It is in that sense that we ‘disown’ the marxist legacy: the idea of postcapitalist communism was born before Marx/Engels and was codified by them. Once we disown them we can in fact turn around and make us of their basic research.
The idea is to create a discontinuity in a process of mechanization to allow behavioral habit to reach a new state of creativity. One thinks of the sufi stop exercise, a much hyped esoteric idea, but the point is simple: breaking old habits…

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archive: the left as a refuge for christian refugees in search of an exit strategy from a dying religion

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R48G: the left as a refuge for christian refugees in search of an exit strategy from a dying religion
February 16th, 2017 ·

Red Forty-eight Group: revolutionary communism as a demiurgic projection?

We can understand the history of christianity if we see that the same process arose with the modern left with mirror image materialist views to the ‘spiritual’ narrative of the ancient exemplar. Many might not credit our interpretation, which we can hardly count as fully established, but the basic point is clear enough to a long view. The left should be wary of falling in the kind of trap that befuddled jews and christians.

In any case, the left needs to be ready with a new formula for civilization in the postcapitalist age, in the process providing a refuge and exit strategy for the once and future revolutionary christians, now besotted with what’s left of a brainwashing instrument…

Leftists need to study the issue of religion to produce a general secular perspective that can serve the needs of a religion of stragglers…

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archive: toward a new reformation: the exit path from axial era christianity: toward a revolutionary ‘munzerian’ christian communism

June 24th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: Toward a new reformation: the exit path from axial era christianity: toward a revolutionary ‘munzerian’ christian communism
February 5th, 2017 ·
In Last and First Men we discuss the fact that historical materialists confront a world system still with billions of monotheists far outnumbering their ranks. The left however produced in many ways one of the concluding episodes of the Reformation in the post-kantian/post-hegelian Feuerbach. This was however an excessively narrow view with, nonetheless, an important challenge to theistic authoritarianism. The outcome of the Reformation produced a strong revolutionary version of Christianity from the proto-communism of the period of Munzer to the revolutionary seed democracy of the Puritans, to the abolitionism of the Quakers. In many ways the form of modern revolution and democracy emerged from radical christian perspectives in the reformation. Then the system rapidly moved beyond the religious mode in the French Revolution as the Reformation found a concluding phase in the realm of kant, hegel and schopenhauer, with Spinoza echoed from the start and a Feuerbachain re-foundation in the wake of this set of transformations. The persistence of reformation churches (and catholicism is really the outcome of its own reformation, a far cry from the traditional church of the era of Luther).

The implications are clear: christianity got one tank of gas for a brief renewal in the early modern and then began to move again toward a post-religious secularism. That latter however was confused by its secular humanist and atheist emphasis to become a reductionist view based on scientism and positivism. The system had challenged metaphysics with kant, reinvented god with hegel, and produced a master outlook in the deep insights post-theistic Schopenhauer. Throwing this away for the marxist reductionist positivism seems now like a strategic error. The solution is simple: adopt the whole spectrum in a dialectical feast of reason. This factor of scientism actually fueled a reactionary religious reaction set on a postmodern/antimodern restoration of religious traditionalism. The complexity of modernity is such that its own exemplars cannot understand it.
But the tide of modernity is inexorable. The left is pressured to compromise on the issue of religion and in fact it should do so: it can welcome religious viewpoints to a nonetheless feuerbachian challenge to authoritarian godism by simple tolerance and a new project of religion with outcomes more in tune with the future. The legacy of Christian theology is so flawed this would not be hard to do. A simple solution is that of tolerance, and yet to project a project of study, critique, kantian debriefing, and twin aspects of the study of man’s consciousness and the cosmic questions of source universes and their antinomial aspects. A kantian challenge to metaphysics can help to move beyond the misleading and collapsing ‘faith’ religions to a new consideration of ‘faith’ in a new and more robust mode. These three are not a new religious dogma but, as hegel noted, a signpost as religious dogma graduates to the modern of philosophy.

In Last and First Men, we discussed the ‘virtual church of the Holy Brick’, an ironic or humorous version of a set of religious constructs in motion. We can adopt such a perspective to create a radical post-christian version of the reformation that is a far better produce than the traditional impoverished christian theology whose reign is coming to its ‘running on empty’ point. This can create a flexible set of transitional churches under the flag of radical social action. Whatever traditional legacies the individual brings to radicalizing left deserve close tolerance and an equal challenge to the study of new forms of post-belief.

In a strange sense kant, hegel and schopenhauer are the conclusion to the reformation, next to the radicalism of the Puritans and the abolitionism of the quakers. This can, next to Munzerian Christianity, provide a path beyond the rapid conservatizing of the mainstream protestant movements with their calvinist capitalism and antimodern mindsets.

The theology of christianity is actually a hopeless hodgepodge. Done right it could be vehicle into the future of religion in a secular context.

Some issues: the question of god is not an issue of faith but of antinomial metaphysics. That same is true of questions of soul and free will.
We can easily envisage an ‘atheist’ christianity (the quotation marks are important!) that challenges the primitive pop theism that came to replace the original visions of an unknown IHVH of the Hebrew prophets. The whole idolatry of theistic superstition was never a successful religious mode at all and can be transcended in a new perspective of the issues of cosmic source, now informed mostly by science, however limited the latter’s reductionist canon.

Despite its historical limitations the legacy of Christianity is easy to upgrade to a radical social vision, and the left while remaining more or less neutral could assist in the generation of a new reformation, one that might also move to inform the transition of Islam to a modernist version…

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