Chile and the DMNC modeling tool…

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=chile+socialism

We referenced Chile and socialism already a few hours ago: we can list a set of issues that emerged from the so-called ‘DMNC’ model: ‘democratic market neo-communism’. This is in fact either a blank outline of an actual ‘socialist’ construct and/or a tool to model the different options in moving toward socialism.
Chile has a complex history and present, one is hardly in a position to deal with unfamiliar contexts. But the DMNC model has a set of useful reminders:

democracy is key but the definition of democracy is always up in the air, a socialist recombination can invoke ‘democratic socialism’ or our neo-communism (we don’t distinguish socialism and communisms.
step one is expropriation of Capital in the large, if that is possible
this requires defining a Commons which is different from state ownership
the dilemma over markets and planning is false: markets can exist in a socialist context
IF they operate with resources licensed from a Commons. The whole useless debate over
markets and planning can be bypassed. But planning is obvious another aspect and is coming into its own.
We have dozens of post essays on the DMNC model… :
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=DMNC
Be wary of Marxism: it has given bum steers to generations of leftists.
Marx/Engels’ classic manifesto is all that is needed. The rest must be done by starting over.
Our DMNC model is a mold that can print out dozens of variants socialisms.
The DMNC model allows a threshold indifference level and allows a spectrum of options.

The connection of democracy, socialism in the large and expropriation has never been done right.
It is best of luck, at best…

  two issues: ‘democracy’ so-called, as pseudo-democracy, and the void on the left in the inadequacy of marxism …// The American polity is cracked, and might collapse…  

These discussions are of great interest but two aspects are neglected: the issue of American (and other) mis-definitions of democracy, and the void that has overtaken the left. The American system has never really been truly democratic as an electoral system dominated by capitalism. It is thus almost surely doomed to drift into breakdown even without the pressure of an increasingly demented right. This article makes no mention of the capitalist factor. And secondly there is no left as such anymore. The failure of Marxism, and yet its persistence as a dominating factor, has paralyzed thinking about socialism and democracy as the legacy of Marx/Lenin/Stalinism has clearly failed to produce any kind of (r)evolutionary response to the growing right unchallenged by any consistent of coherent response to capitalism as such. The jargon of Marx doesn’t work anymore and yet it has a cultic tenacity that defeats all innovation.
We have produced our modeling tool: ‘democratic market neo-communism’ and that in the context the issues of eco-socialism. Despite the failure of Marx’s theories, he and his generation of early socialists who he expropriated and dominated, had a keen insight into the weakness of bourgeois democracies, and the corrosive effect of capitalism. But that legacy fractured as democracy and socialism became antagonists, and by the time of Lenin, democracy didn’t stand a chance against totalitarian outcomes. The whole legacy is ‘shot’ and our draft text The Last Revolution tries to start over from scratch, not so hard to do.
The left is clearly split between those who preach democracy/reformism and the nullity of the Marx dominated left who have lost any sense of a coherent program.
The right’s ‘coup in motion’ needs a strong response from an ‘in principle’ revolutionary left (that can also carry the reformist sectors piggyback) that has a new set of materials, a new definition of democracy, a socialist guarantee (our neo-communism is basically ‘socialism’ 2.0, a hybrid with democracy so-called…etc…)
Unless a strong left able in principle to carry out regime change, and do it right, can challenge the new right, the latter will simply walk away with the crown jewels.

The U.S. is becoming increasingly ungovernable, and some experts believe it could descend into civil war. What should Canada do then?

Source: Opinion: The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare – The Globe and Mail

The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures

Latest Version:
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This is a new version of The Last Revolution (almost the same as prev…I have changed my mind several times on the title: but the Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures is more popular than PC Futures: The Lst Rev).
The book is a companion to: Decoding World History, but the complexity and detail of that book is not needed. That said, the new ‘model of history’ is in essence very simple. The complexity arises only with the need to study an immense number of books to get a handle on global diversity.

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It is important to see how the chronology provided in DCD_WH and the Lst_Rev is sufficient for a new left view of world history. It is far better to not try and theorize history using bad science models. It is strange that Marx did that and in the process undermined the whole perspective on the left.

The left needs a broad perspective: trying to win the battle of idealism versus materialism is a waste of time and alienates a clear majority of the population plus
leftists.

Also, as in post on Hayek today (below), the model in The Lst_Rev repairs the problem in older Marxism of socialism and freedom. Bolshevism handed victory to the right and Hayek was rubbing it in, to no avail since his own view is flawed. But Hayek echoes the calculation debate started by Mises and the issue is dealt with in The_Last_Revolution by bringing markets into socialism in a new form that is postcapitalist

The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures //Decoding World History: beyond historical scientism

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This is a new version of The Last Revolution (almost the same as prev…I have changed my mind several times on the title: but the Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures is more popular than PC Futures: The Lst Rev).
The book is a companion to: Decoding World History, but the complexity and detail of that book is not needed. That said, the new ‘model of history’ is in essence very simple. The complexity arises only with the need to study an immense number of books to get a handle on global diversity.

decoding-world-history-ed-1_6dcdx

It is important to see how the chronology provided in DCD_WH and the Lst_Rev is sufficient for a new left view of world history. It is far better to not try and theorize history using bad science models. It is strange that Marx did that and in the process undermined the whole perspective on the left.

The left needs a broad perspective: trying to win the battle of idealism versus materialism is a waste of time and alienates a clear majority of the population plus
leftists.

Also, as in post on Hayek today (below), the model in The Lst_Rev repairs the problem in older Marxism of socialism and freedom. Bolshevism handed victory to the right and Hayek was rubbing it in, to no avail since his own view is flawed. But Hayek echoes the calculation debate started by Mises and the issue is dealt with in The_Last_Revolution by bringing markets into socialism in a new form that is postcapitalist

 Working class, Universal class

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=working+class%2C+universal+class

The article cited (below, endlink) was harshly criticized but the larger problem of the working class remains somewhat enigmatic. The issue is not so complex: the old working class in the minds of Marx and his legacy no longer exists, in the US. But it is a desperate reality in the larger world of global capitalism. A new left must move on from Marxism and rethink the issue of the working class. There is no one solution and the core focus on the proletariat no longer resonates with the American medley of multiple classes overlapping. We have suggested a multi-faceted approach. The reality is that the working class is hardly ever defined at all. We have critiqued Marxism but tended to shy away from its classic focus on the working class, but it remains in the background as the key issue raised by Marx. The problem is that the working class has no simple defintion. If it means factory workers then the outsourcing generation has a remnant working class. And then the crucial step is an International. If it means ‘all those who exist by wage labor’ then virtually the whole work sector is working class. What are people talking about? All these classes are all mixed up together and we might step to a larger view of the Universal Class, the class of all classes. A transition to socialism must address all the different sectors of class: the prime focus on the working class takes in many cases all sharing a common subjection to capitalist domination.In this context outreach to the industrial working class takes its place in the context of a question: how will socialism deal with equality and the Universal class. Continue reading ” Working class, Universal class”

The Red Forty-eight Group: creating a new popular/populist postmarxist platform

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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…

Source: marxmail@groups.io | Ten Years After Occupy, We Have a Left That Matters…??? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

R48G: the algebra of (virtual, revolutionary) movements on the left: how respond to right-wing militia fascism, as it moves to its coup?

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=R48G%2C+red+forty+eight

Cf our previous post on Orban, Hungary and …!!…the Republican party…
https://redfortyeight.com/2021/10/11/hungarian-style-soft-fascism-is-the-gops-ruthless-new-brand/

The onset of fascism in the US is going sooner or later (sooner than we thought Jan 6) or could sooner than later overpower liberal/left/Gandhian/nonviolent resistance
and make the issue of dissent a dead letter.
It is important to consider something that was present from the start on the left long before the Gandhi era: self-defense and counter-fascism. But those who will non-violence must stand their ground and move in parallel, but without illusions.
Even a cursory look at the legacy of early fascism should remind us that this new right will move to liquidate leftists.

Consider our idea of a (r)evolutionary Red Forty-eight Group, our idea of virtual revolution and to that a new idea: virtual membership in a leftist/socialist formation.
The idea of the Red Forty-eight Groups is that of an algebra of movements in the context of the left since the French Revolution and the idea of the Last Revolution.

In the end, the coming chaos, unless I am imagining that, will produce a situation where the strongest movement will take charge: we need to consider, again as a virtual mental exercise, how the left can defend itself from a fascist state including the covert agencies, Zionist gangsters, heavily armed militias, and … Let’s hope that’s the full list (Putin gang?)

I think that Marxists are a core group despite my incessant ‘harassment’ (via email) but need to reform themselves beyond the label, before the dogmas of Marxism, and beyond as such the legacy of Leninism even as its stock rises again. Review the early phase of Bolshevism and the way it slipped out of control. The place of the covert agencies in our time is going to be deadly.

Virtual membership in the R48 Group as an x referring to the spectrum of lefts from the 1848 period, the Last Revolution.

In fact, we might move from virtual to semi-virtual with our Red Forty-eight Group: a socialist movement of the present/future with a platform such as the ‘democratic market neo-communism’ framework: a hybrid liberal/neo-communist eco-socialist and strong connections to feminism, black lives matter groups, and the larger spectrum of ‘left’ activism.

The US is one of the most heavily armed countries in the world, in the whole of history. This situation so far has made a fascist endgame hjghly likely. So on the left the ‘algebra of movements’ in the spectrum of the Red Forty-eight Group, moves from its virtuality: it’s ‘your move’…