The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures… //version: ED3_11_25_22

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At a time of escalating climate crisis, the American system is frozen in capitalist capture of the bourgeois state. This has created a genuinely baffling situation evoking revolutionary speculation even in those ill-disposed to such perspectives. Slogans of ‘Revolution’ are proclaimed by groups who would dare little in that direction. The confusion springs from sloganeering unconsciously speaking beyond itself, notably the phrase ‘Our Revolution’ from the activism of Bernie Sanders. We have tried a reminder of what the term ‘revolution’ must finally mean, with a focus on the US but with a putative invocation of a new International. Consider ‘Our’ Last Revolution.
Without revolutionary intervention to a form of ecological socialism, the world system will collapse under its capitalist regime. Time is short.
We are done. We have proceeded at high speed to a reconstruction of a new framework for a ‘neo-communist’ project inside a liberal system, to show that in principle a socialist project is far simpler than one might think from the complexities of the Marxist corpus. This model can throttle back and forth between a remorphed liberalism, and an eco-socialist commune, and a lifeboat vehicle in the calamity of system collapse. It is much more practical to do what computer programmers often do: remorph a given code set instead of projecting a new complex from scratch. Despite many echoes our formulation is distinct from the legacy, mostly botched, readings of ‘socialism’ and ‘socialist economies’.


Marxists seem oblivious to the problems of their legacy: they live in an imaginary world referencing ‘communism’ where the public thinks of North Korea. Unbelievably the same terminology stretches between grossly contradictory entities. This is especially the case with the Chinese non-exemplar, whose global influence remains despite its Stalinist core. No challenge to the abuse of terminology is possible. Thus our ‘neo-communism’ starts from scratch and never uses the robotized terms that generate cognitive dissonance and sheer revulsion. That the social public (by our definition also the ‘working class: they are passive with respect to capitalist domination) and not just the industrial proletariat could find in socialism a real bargain that could enrich their lives has become a lost cause in persuasion. Our challenge may be insufficient itself. but we can avoid terms in isolation. We don’t speak of socialism or communism as terms by themselves, but as predicates in multiterm systems: ‘democratic market neo-communism’ as ecosocialism, a complex specification that failsafes terms used in isolation. Chinese Stalinism is NOT socialism, over and out. But a mess of that size is beyond redemption, and we must move on with a new terminology. The core problem is ‘historical materialism’: it puts an immense obstacle in the way of grasping the meaning of socialism and it is an entirely egregious distraction. Who needs it? As a theory it doesn’t work, and in addition precipitates an entirely useless conflict between idealism and materialism, imposes a reductionist scientism on the complexities of history and culture and claims the status of science when in fact it is a pseudoscience and oversimplification.

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The Life and Afterlife of the Paris Commune. 

We generally don’t see Paris as a city scarred by war. It is not like London and Berlin, where the drab modern architecture of the urban centers offers silent reminders of past aerial bombardment. It is not like Warsaw and Frankfurt, where the “old towns” are modern re-creations, erected over cleared fields of corpse-filled rubble. Despite revolutions, sieges, World War I shelling, and World War II bombings, Paris still possesses a remarkable architectural unity. The city’s center looks much as it did in the late 19th century.

Source: The Life and Afterlife of the Paris Commune. | Portside

Sanders, meet the competition

The initiatives of Bernie Sanders have a paradoxical aspect. At this point, I would say here we go again. As usual, we are left to wonder, is this a left activist gesture or a book launch in motion?

Sanders gets a break here: we need all the help we can get. The realm of publicity has bypassed the range of the left, but a Senator of the US, and a socialist is an opportunity that deserves its hearing. But, of course, Sanders is no socialist, but, apparently a social democrat, or else simply an FDR-New Dealist.

But the overall context here is disappointing, and this is the third time starting over, perhaps another presidential run, doomed to fail, and otherwise even if elected, crippled day one.

Whatever, consider the book aspect: it is hard to overcome suspicions here. Compare this projected new book with my The Last Revolution. Sanders has all the book biz hoopla behind him. By December the book will be published (a long delay as climate accelerates, the book should be free pdf available today), it will cost $28, and will not do much more that blow hot air on the left. To be fair, it can help to mediate ideological hypnosis over capitalism, etc…Not to kick a gift horse in the mouth. We can be sure it won’t get specific about anything. It will envision a new future but take no steps to realize them, with no movement, no reference to revolution as an issue, and nothing that would destabilize the comfy situation of a senator.

The Last Revolution by contrast is ready to go even at the level of readable drafts, has a complete blueprint to create a form of neo-communism, dozens of related aspects, a new perspective on history and evolution, a model of modernity and revolution/reform, a self-published status outside the book market that makes all its authors suspiciously coopted, and free of charge if you care to download a copy. It is light years ahead of Bernie’s pastiche but unfortunately, it will suffer a series of problems:.  complete social cancellation, even on the left, which can’t tolerate outsiders or self-published authors they can’t control, or critics of Marxism and its cult followers, etc…. Public ignorance of the book’s existence, given a zero advertising budget, is of course the sad reality. Further, the book tries to tell the truth on the 9/11 false flag operation, the JFK assassination, and their cover-ups. Ssanders wouldn’t dare discuss, say, 9/ll and the way the US and the Zionist mafia murdered thousands of American citizens and got away with it. Finally, the most unforgivable sin, an expose of Darwinism and its theory of natural selection as a social Darwinist ideology that amazingly the entire cadre of biologists, plus the left, can dare to expose.

However, the Internet has changed this situation, to the consternation of many establishments. A book offered free can get tens of thousands of readers, which is something. The Last Revolution picks up a steady set of readers, slowly but surely eating away at the foundations of several ideologies.

In any case, Sanders is in the midst of a strange lost opportunity, a real movement outside the mainstream. But he will again pull his punches and end up in neutral gear. Perhaps it is simple fear of the consequences that self-censors the slant references using punch-pulled rhetoric to social changes that in fact imply revolutionary action.

Anyway, save you $28 dollars: consider the full debriefing of The Last Revolution and the explicit challenge to the capitalist order

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One of the reasons I wrote The Last Revolution is to counter the constant talk of social change implying revolution without any serious intent to carry out any such measures.
Sanders will make a lot of money from this book but absolutely nothing will change beyond more radical sounding rhetoric.
The left can’t even stage a protest march with permit on Washington…

“Humane, clear-eyed, and—yes—angry, this is a vital book for our times and for our future,” said publishing director Thomas Penn.

Source: New Bernie Sanders Book to Declare: “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism”

Sanders is all talk and no, gasp…revolution…//New Bernie Sanders Book to Declare: “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism”

One of the reasons I wrote The Last Revolution is to counter the constant talk of social change implying revolution without any serious intent to carry out any such measures.
Sanders will make a lot of money from this book but absolutely nothing will change beyond more radical sounding rhetoric.
The left can’t even stage a protest march with permit on Washington…

“Humane, clear-eyed, and—yes—angry, this is a vital book for our times and for our future,” said publishing director Thomas Penn.

Source: New Bernie Sanders Book to Declare: “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism”

British poets and the French Revolution  

Revolution in general acts as the locomotive of history. This profound observation of Leon Trotsky applies not just to the development of the productive forces but equally to that of culture in its most general sense. The French Revolution was a fundamental turning point in world history. Like a heavy stone dropped into a silent lake, it caused waves that disturbed the most distant shores.

Source: British poets and the French Revolution | Art | History & Theory