R48G: historical dynamics and eonic effects:  teleology of starting points?

We have criticized Marx’s theory of history as a progression of epochs in a causal system, and concluded that we can’t predict the future using its theory. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t historical forces of some kind. Marx, to anyone who studies the eonic effect, was trying to discover it, but his perspective as economic wasn’t the right way to do it.
If we look at the eonic effect we see not a capitalist epoch but the outcome of the ‘modern transition’ in the eonic sequence. And there among the massive innovations of this transition (the early modern) we see that socialism and democracy emerge in parallel, or almost. So as students with this different model we suspect without claiming proof that there is a dynamic behind their emergence? Here go again, but his time our perspective is more realistic. People are always looking for things they can prove about the future, teleology. But the latter concept puts most theories to the sword and the better approach suggested by the eonic is to look at a teleology of starting points. That’s the only way to do it in a system that must allow free agents ‘freedom of action’ (free will or not): historical directionality applied to a kind of starter yeast and initiated formats that free agents must complete. That what we see in the modern case (and the other cases in the eonic sequence): democracy and socialism emerge with a push that will finalize and then stop leaving the outcome to free agents, and the period of failure.
That’s just what we see: the attempts to realize formats projected in the early modern. Let us note that this precedes the Marxist appropriation of concepts. We can try again with a new approach, confident some macro process has initialized a starting point. Marx senses this and it confused him. But we suspect we can with confidence that a slowly waning force process backs our democratic and/or socialist futures. These have jackknifed against each other but the early socialists knew well that the real process was ‘True Democracy’ in a blend with socialism. The same is true of capitalism save that capitalism under socialism isn’t going to be what we thought: the DMNC model shows how the three things can blend, as socialist democracy in an industrial context./

Source:  R48G: from ‘critical (post-)marxism to a new kind of (r)evolutionary left   – 1848+: The End(s) of History

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