Our idea of the Red Forty-eight group is to make a superset of the whole left as it emerged in the 1848 period. We take the early modern and the birth of socialism/democracy as the starting point instead of the Marxist monopoly of the whole field.
We propose a new approach to world history in a new kind of model that is ultra-simple, ‘not another theory’.
We link democracy/socialism as a failsafed term to preempt ‘socialism in a void’ that leads to Stalinism.
We propose a socialist economy that can actually work, based not on state capitalism, but on a Commons. This system will have socialist markets, democratic/legal rights, planning, a Commons, and a robust set of ecological and economic rights. The model requires expropriation in the large of capital, but can be achieved in theory as a reformist initiative.
Attempts to convert humanity to historical materialism are simply dead in the water.
This new left must disown the Marxist legacy but can use some of its resources.
The theme of emphasis on the working class passes seamlessly into this model, but without the mystifications of the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat, etc… Marxists here seem to send the suggestion that socialism is for the working class only. So what of everyone else? Most of the public is completely paranoid confronting the Marxist botch
But a true socialism must define the place of all prior classes in the context of the Universal class.
This kind of system could be highly popular as the world system slides into chaos…