To avoid losing its power to the royalists or the Jacobins, France’s well-to-do bourgeoisie turned its power over to Napoleon, a military dictator who was both reliable and popular. The Corsican was expected to put the French state at the disposal of the haute bourgeoisie, and that is exactly what he did. His primordial task was the elimination of the twin threat that had bedeviled the bourgeoisie. More
Source: Napoleon Between War and Revolution – CounterPunch.org
A very good short summary of the class issues of the French Revolution and an equally useful preface to the socialist/Marxist attempts to correct the tragicomedy that ends with the bourgoisie top dogs/fat cats. It is somehow obvious that the proletarian aspect of the whole mega-event required a new analysis. And the work of Marx/Engels performed that analysis and outperformed the parallel semi-socialists of the same era. The point is that while the analysis of Marx/Engels became a kind of standard as it took the lead their analysis was, it seems itself flawed. The overall study of class we might note is the real contribution of Marx, his theories of history a form of theory junk now. And this muddles the thinking that is the really important part. Consider as an example the issue of the working class, a brilliant response to the outcome of the French Revolution, etc… It is clear that a new and future revolution must address that. And that’s what Marx/Engels did. But the outcome despite the brilliant surge in the era of the first and second internationals succeeded brilliantly and then petered out. What happened? The answer lies in part in the particulars of that history. But the other result is the obsessive rubbing the rabbit’s foot of working class ‘hurrah’ to redo the whole game again. But that has permanently stalled. We can’t resolve the complexity of this history in the form the left tends to use.
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The question of the working class is the core of Marx’s thinking and even as we have
Update: there is no reason why fat cats can’t construct socialism, as long as it is socialism and the issue of property is addressed. Look at Engels. Indeed, Marx, who was not working-class, …
Source: Fat Cats construct socialism? …//Yanis Varoufakis: capitalism isn’t working. Here’s an alternative – 1848+: The End(s) of History
Update: there is no reason why fat cats can’t construct socialism, as long as it is socialism and the issue of property is addressed. Look at Engels. Indeed, Marx, who was not working-class, is by his own principles someone to be wary of: still another top-down framework. But Marx’s emphasis on the proletariat is the most obvious correction to the results called ‘bourgeois’ revolutions. But now the working-class category has shifted into confusion, and become an international issue.
Interesting but the expropriation of capital is the foundation of socialism? \
Two Manifestos version
In his new book, the economist imagines a future transformed by Covid-19 and sketches a daring vision of democratic socialism
Source: Yanis Varoufakis: capitalism isn’t working. Here’s an alternative | Economics | The Guardian
Decoding World History ED 1_6dcdx
Decoding World History (decodingworldhistory.com)is a presentation of the data for the so-called ‘eonic effect’ and the hidden process of historical ‘evolution’. It can dispel the ideological muddle of current evolutionary pseudo-science and its reductionist scientism. This book demonstrates an accelerated way to study this mysterious teleological structure and its implication of the ultra-complex system of evolutionary history, for so long confused by Darwinism and its oversimplifications. The study of world history in light of the ‘eonic effect’ unlocks the secret of the emergence of homo sapiens as he enters history as a free agent and points to the hidden structure of his emergence in a mysterious Gaian planetary control system. As man emerges from this matrix of guided evolution he needs to confront the eerie challenge of sudden self-evolution. The fate of civilizations of the future beckons as he exits the larger system at work. The nature of evolution in deep time remains an unsolved riddle, but the data of the eonic effect gives us a hint and can help to dispel the endless confusion created by the current biological paradigm as disguised Social Darwinist propaganda.
Decoding World History: The Eonic Effect: The Eonic Evolution of Civilization
From the Preface to Decoding World History:
World history is an undiscovered country. Contemporary understandings show great confusion and make obvious the lack of a scientific perspective. Compared to the facility of physics, at least in the context of its mysterious mathematical methods that seem to develop in a just-in-time synchrony with the needs of new theories, the field of history shows no real reductionist resolution. The reason should be obvious: the issues of psychology and consciousness, values over facts, social existence, and religious versus secular discourses. History must grapple with the idea of freedom, physics must not. But all at once we confront a surprise in the reformulation of the question; the eonic effect, stumbling into an awesome mystery tour through ages in transition. One thinks of the classic phrase, voices of silence. We catch a glimpse of history’s law of motion. But that perception is of a crude outer mechanics that evolves a much more elusive complexity that has a character not seen in physics, such as ethical and aesthetic aspects, the realm of values beyond facts.
This book will attempt to demonstrate this hidden factor and approach the issue of a science of history indirectly via a new discovery we have called the eonic effect as the first real step to such a science. As we enter the unknown, we find a phenomenon of nature that still eludes us with a complexity of a new order of magnitude. We often confront machines we cannot understand, but we can see what they do. The eonic effect in history gives us a glimpse of (historical) evolution: a field of form effects operating over a species region. It is mysterious yet we can see what it is doing.
The logic of (r)evolution… February 2nd, 2018 We have made a number of dialectical feints back and forth between evolutionary and revolutionary perspectives but overall our task here seems to be ad…
Source: Red Forty-eight Group (R48G): The logic of (r)evolution… – Darwiniana