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Amazon seems to have put its foot down on paperback submissions with millions of spastic books now in print, and requires a fairly strict set of requirements now, all reasonable but is pretty easy if you write the book, proof it, and adapt that to two different protocols, Kindle/paperback to goof on many of them. I may as well simply create a new edition in the process revising the whole text. A paperback is not really necessary in any case, and won’t sell next to a free online version.

There is a new section in Chapter 3 on ‘psychological pidgin’: a common core of concepts often filtered out of scientific (and other) discourses. The concept of ‘Will’ for example is dealt out of the deck by causal science and Marxist historicism.

A post today on this blog on a recent poll: a surprising number of people would like to up arms against the government. This would seem to be right up our alley but in fact we hold the ‘plot’ in reserve as a set of ‘preliminaries. ButI was surprised at this sea change, and The Last Revolution can be useful here.


I will leave the Kindle version in place with its images and proceed to a new edition (reversing title/subtitle with the pdfs to keep them straight (but not the book title).

The revolution meme in The Last Revolution is about ‘virtual revolution’, a tool to reflect on the steady failure of the American Republic. The US has essentially lost its Supreme Court which has become a rogue agency. Its Senate and Congress are dysfunctional.

Today, by crippling the EPA it has made a unilateral decision on climate change that will doom the US, indeed, an entire planet. That is so outrageous that American government has lost its legitimacy. You tell me what the status of revolution is?

A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says 

I have wondered about this kind of question with respect to (the book) The Last Revolution, and this finding surprised even me. The book is a spectrum of perspectives, but has a foundational viewpoint as ‘virtual revolution’. Taking up arms against the government is no laughing matter and without careful thinking is not going to succeed. And the relative percentage on the right shows that the most dangerous aspect is the rising fascism aiming at regime change.
The American public is closer to revolt than ever, yet here the moderate to far left is complacently thinking poorly about the question, the same for democracy. The Last Revolution can thus be a modeling tool, one that can confront the right’s spastic case, of hopeless idiots.

The US needs an upgrade to its ‘democracy’ and the only way to do that is from the left with a realization that ‘democracy’ in the American case has always been anemic and virtually canceled by capitalist domination. A form of neo-democracy as ‘democratic socialism’ done right without Marxist muddle could actually make its case to the public and the percentages above are closer to potential realization than I thought.

More than one quarter of US residents feel so estranged from their government that they feel it might “soon be necessary to take up arms” against it, a poll released on Thursday claimed.This survey of 1,000 registered US voters, published by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP), also revealed that most Americans agree the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me”.

Source: A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says | Biden administration | The Guardian

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