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7 Things to Know About the Mindset of the Neo-Nazis | Alternet

August 17th, 2017 · No Comments

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Between christian and marxist idiots do we have a choice? is there a way out on the left?

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/XML_DARW_GC_Axial?preview=9780984702947_txt_Enigma_of_the_Axial_Age.pdf

This book exists in hardback, two Kindle versions and a free PDF, but it is generally ignored although it does have a large number of readers. Perhaps the issues are too complex and without any discussion its basic points remain in limbo…The academic faction, as with darwinism, is completely blind to the facts that point to the ‘eonic effect’, but its study is almost essential to sort our the confusions of religion, secularism, etc…The study of the Axial Age is highly controversial and we can invite skepticism even as we point to an empirical basis…
The marxist study of history is a complete failure, despite its merits of class analysis, and the issues of socialism and the industrial revolution. We can give a pass to the latter but point to the way that marxist theory has antagonized millions without a glimmer of a clue to there being any problem. If marxists would simply drop theory they would have an upgradable corpus but they are incapable of thought at this point, a frozen mechanization of thought.
The legacy of monotheism in its christian version is hardly better although its historical mythology does detect in distorted form the questions of the Axial Age and ultimately the eonic effect. But the corpus of christian theology is completely hopeless at this point and must scrapped or christianity will simply go down the tubes and disappear.
The sad reality is that no movement has a reasonable take on history, social change, theology/secularism, or the questions of materialism/spirituality. There is almost nothing viable and the failure of darwinism yet its persistence as ideology shows that neither science, nor academic historiography (or academic anything), can resolve the hopeless muddle.

Last and First Men has a short section on religion and the left: item, the virtual church of the holy brick….consult the online version…

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race, socialism and the issues of the modern transition…//No More Charlottesvilles

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Splitting hairs at a moment of social tragedy (we have multiple links to Charlottesville today) seems off but perhaps since we are on the sidelines anyway we can quietly attempt to repair the leftist muddle that ends up pitting working class, racial, feminist, and other issues against each other… [Read more →]

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DMNC: no contradiction…//The Forgotten World of Communist Bookstores

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Any contradiction here disappears in our three sector ‘democratic market neo-communism’: a communist can run a business, next to socialist entrepreneurs, and a business figure can equally be a communist…

Source: The Forgotten World of Communist Bookstores

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Trump, the far right and the “fine people” of Charlottesville: Is our president a Nazi sympathizer? – Salon.com

August 16th, 2017 · 8 Comments

We have included a series of linked stories here on Charlottesville in the comments…

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R48G: the universal class, the universal set and parallel streams on the left

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

We have included an older post on ‘#blacklivesmatter’ from the period of Sanders’ contretemps with the group: this history shows a good example of one aspect of our consideration of the ‘universal class’: the term itself refers to set theory indirectly and suggests all the subsets of a larger set. The point here is that the history of the left shows a spectrum of parallel movements beside the socialist stream which rapidly became dominated by marxism. But a look at radical modernism since the Reformation shows a more complex picture, a classic example being the abolitionist movement. In similar fashion we can see how the tension between different ‘subsectors’ on the left is inevitable unless, as with our universal class, we see the left as dealing with a holistic version of culture beyond the economic issue of the working class. Our formulation is thus more flexible and can easily create a set of subsets inclusive of multiple parallel, distinct yet related, movements and factions. This is important because the change required via evolution/revolution is what we called a ‘floating fourth turning point’ which points precisely to the larger range of social change implied from the left, especially the issue of race.
At a time of tragedy these remarks, which are a bit abstract, move on a sideline for anyone on the left at risk of counterproductive collisions…

archive: #blacklivesmatter and the larger framework of Last and First Men
August 10th, 2015 ·

#BlackLivesMatter: The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement | Portside

The #blacklivesmatter initiative and the confusion at a Sanders debate brings home one of the sleeper issues of Last and First Men and its attempt to create a superset of the marxist core which is a revolutionary or reformist action plan based on industrialization, capitalism, the working class or proletariat. Many have noticed, and history has shown the problem that can arise with this: the peasants and kulaks weren’t even addressed in the marxist core and this slide into dangerous confusions in the Russian Revolution.
What was the problem? The brilliant but limited vision of a purely proletarian revolution. But there are many other protests and initiatives needed. And the Civil Rights Movement is a perfect example.

The theoretical solution which has already been highlighted in Last and First Men is to extend the marxist/brand thought-system to one based on the larger context of the modern transition. A close look shows the French Revolution closer to this than the so-called Proletarian Revolution, but with the ‘bourgeois revolution’ catch 22. Whatever the case the larger revolution is modernity itself from Reformation to French Revolution. That includes all the key components of modernity. And there we see embedded all the issues of civil rights, but in the question of racism this is delayed until very late and is a component of abolitionism which the marxists immediately noted was ambiguously addressed even by French Revolutionaries with respect to Haiti. And the botched revolution of the Americans actually compromised with slavery resulting in black assaults on the revolution against England. Sound familiar? the record of liberal to radical revolutionary movements with respect to blacks as freemen, what to say of racism, was ambiguous from the start, and endgame of the Civil War spawned its insufferable back-tide leading to the elements of racism we see today.

Radical marxist style movements have by and large been partners to the fight against racism, but a larger analysis might help to make that, and many other protest angles, part of a common endeavor.

In Last and First Men that was the reason for the idea of the Universal Class as a superset of the Proletarian Class: the universal class is the common endpoint of class transformation and addresses all the issues of the subsets of that class, viz. here, the issues of racism in the black groups associated with the spectrum of the Universal Class, movements and thematics moving in parallel with proletarian analyses, etc…

This is a bit abstract, but the model in Last and First Men is more powerful than that of the purely proletarian marxist and addresses movements such as #blacklivesmatter at the drop of a hat.

In general the context of revolutionary transformation of capitalism into communism becomes a recursion of the ‘revolutionary’ modern transition whose focus is more general and points to the larger transformation of modernity into a postcapitalist version. But this requires the transformation of the whole of modernity and this would immediately include the movements against racism.

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Trump’s obscene Charlottesville comments sound familiar.

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

If Republicans don’t break ties with the president, they are allies to a man who defends white supremacists and condemns those who stand against them.

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August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Lula Defends Venezuelan Self-Determination Against U.S. Attacks | News | teleSUR English

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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White Supremacist Chaos In Charlottesville Is Just the Beginning 

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Source: White Supremacist Chaos In Charlottesville Is Just the Beginning | By Adele M. Stan | Common Dreams

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Ignoring Threat of Rising Seas, Trump Eliminates Flood Risk Standards | Common Dreams

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

“Silly Trump wants to use tax dollars to build on floodplains as sea level rises. Damp!”

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Trump May Actually Have Millions of Americans Hypnotized, Expert Says | Alternet

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Trump Refuses to Blame White Nationalists for Charlottesville Violence. Now They’re Celebrating. – Mother Jones

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm | Climate Central

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(6) Climate & Extreme Weather News #55 (August 13th to 15th 2017) – YouTube

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Nina Turner Denounces the Enablers of Nazis

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A.N. Wilson: It’s time Charles Darwin was exposed for the fraud he was | London Evening Standard

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: A.N. Wilson: It’s time Charles Darwin was exposed for the fraud he was | London Evening Standard

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High dudgeon over A. N. Wilson’s new book on Darwin | Uncommon Descent

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Fire-Breathing Dinosaurs? | Richard Dawkins Foundation

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale: Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull — ScienceDaily

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Trump and Charlottesville

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Charlottesville: Outrage, Hypocrisy & Obama’s Betrayal

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[Marxism] Trumka & Trump

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[Marxism] Sigmund Fraud?

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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