The lost opportunity of the era of bolshevism and its stupidities

The fallacies of marxism are a great tragedy in world history.  The Russian revolution created a tremendous opportunity which was squandered completely via the idiocy of Lenin/Stalin, but more the confusion created by marxist theories. Continue reading “The lost opportunity of the era of bolshevism and its stupidities”

Facing the obvious: the reign of private property has undermined real democracy
The framework of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ is flexible and open but it requires seeing the reality of what is happening to human ecology in the steady expropriation of all human/planetary resources by global elites. The current realm of the activist left is close to a joke in the way it waves flags and gestures slogans but treadmills in the growing impotence of all forms of radicalism that has proceeded apace in the last generation. The DMNC formula is different from standard archaeo-communist ideologies: it points to the need for a Commons to prevent the outcome of state capitalism. At some point the crisis of capitalism and climate change is going to make revolutionary options the same as evolutionary tactics. We can first simply make a declaration of the creation of a Commons and move to establish the gateway to postcapitalism.

blame game: blaming marxism for Putin…//Russia Beyond Supervillainy

In Russia, Vladimir Putin’s evil genius matters less than pressures from the ultrarich, US foreign policy, and the ravages of the neoliberal Yeltsin years.

Source: Russia Beyond Supervillainy

A new book on Putin and Russia, reviewed favorably today at the Guardian, Counterpunch and Jacobin suggests an important read and some essential re-analysis of the Putin/Russia phenomenon. Continue reading “blame game: blaming marxism for Putin…//Russia Beyond Supervillainy”

Our DMNC model exposes the inefficient incompetence of capitalist corporations…

Reading this account of GM’s incompetent and venal management it suddenly becomes obvious that, we won’t just throw out the term ‘socialist’ but stick to our renamed version, and after the endless diatribes against inefficient socialism, something like our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ could easily resolve the problems of a prime capitalist corporation. The capitalists have lost the ability to ‘do their own thing’ and are floundering in pseudo-capitalist degenerations of the genre.
Our DMNC would allow several possibilities: a planned version, but better yet a ‘market’ version but one in the context of a Commons: such an entity could be run by a neo-communist entrepreneur using licensed resources and/or a managerial group, with mixed planning interactions, it would have any number of labor resolutions from socialist unions to a cooperative subset and would carefully mediate the issue of layoffs, if any, giving guarantees of transitional subsistence and guarantees of future employment. The result would fulfill all the characteristics of a capitalist version but in a far more intelligent version that would be subject to ecological law. And so on: this portrait of GM is revealing. Socialists with half a brain could to this as well as the capitalists. This is not state capitalist or bureaucratic command socialism, but a hybrid of the DMNC type.

Note: marxists would be unable to carry out this project and would immeditely override the the subtle difference from conventional socialist nonesense. Marxist have not done their homework, are confused about planning and markets and would immediately induce failure in the above….