We have suggested many times that Venezuela shows the way the left has failed to produce any viable models of socialist reconstruction. Venezuela is thus turning in circles trying to find a path that doesn’t exist because noone can build a workable socialist economy.
It is not that hard and all the elements are there, but the opportunity could slip away. Continue reading ” Venezuela turning in circles of socialist incoherence: our DMNC type model can resolve the contradictions almost at a glance…”
Looking at the eonic model and then the marxist legacy we can see almost at once the limits of the latter, and its subtle flaws next to its gross oversimplification of world history as economic dynamics. Marx has many useful studies of the question of class in history but at every point his theorizing gets him in trouble. Marx developed a kind of package that must have seemed brilliant for its time but it seems now to be dated and very amateurish. His attempts at theory were inadequate and could just as well be scrapped.
Continue reading “Marx, marxists and other hopeless idiots…”
The history of the US in South America is so grotesque, so unendingly fascist, and anti-democratic that it is a wonder that ordinary americans can mouth the term democracy for their debilitated rogue state…
Source: The US needs a bolivarian revolution, and beyond that a socialist rebirth… – Darwiniana
The resistance of Maduro is heroic but it remains a question as to what seems like a stalled ‘Bolivarian stalemate’ with ‘real socialism’. Continue reading “Seize the day: can Venezuela complete its transition to real socialism/communism?”
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….
Without commenting on this article as a whole we note our critique of stages of production theory from Marx and warn that no automatic transition to socialism will occur in some scheme of laws of the type proposed in marxism. Continue reading ” Neo-socialism: the need for definitions…Noone on the left knows what they are talking about”
Speaking from the left one is nonetheless aware of the complete dissociation of the general public on issues with the label ‘socialist’ and ‘communist’. These terms have lost a number of semantic wars to the general discredit of their implications, or so it seems. The problem is almost transparent: they are indicted in all the problems of bolshevism. Continue reading ” After the CIA it seems like the biggest obstacle to socialism/communism is marxist dogma and its obsessive promoters living in the past…”