R48G: modernity, revolution and postcapitalism…
March 13th, 2017 ·
Our discussions today reinvoke our discussions of modernity and revolution with a focus on the possibility of postcapitalism. There is nothing simple about this and we have suggested a hybrid in our manifestos that evades the ‘utopian’ fallacy with a combination of democratic/republican politics, blended market and planned economic organization and a ‘dialectical’ balance counterpoint in an autonomous low threshold semi-anarchist sector. A ‘revolution’/transition to such a system would correct the flaws of the misconstrued russian/bolshevik revolution. Such a transition might be chaotic but the framework would contain that chaos as the system stabilized around a set of ‘communist’ axioms in the idea of the Commons: this system doesn’t pit capitalists against communists so much as create a constitutional version of basic communism that can balance markets and socialism with an experimental transition to postcapitalism…The charge of ‘utopia’ won’t work here because we have
carefully remorphed something that we know has worked (in quotation marks): the american republican
experiment which morphed into democracy of a kind with a capitalist hybridization never taken into account by the constitutional foundation.