R48G: What is the Red Forty-eight Group?
October 31, 2018
This refers to a discussion at the old Darwiniana blog of an imaginary leftist group whose name echoes the heroic saga of the 1848 years. We are still echoing that period when in the wake of the French Revolution the first socialist and communist movements and their philosophies emerged. Continue reading “Archive: birth of an idea: What is the Red Forty-eight Group?”
In 1848 a series of popular uprisings broke out in Europe, including in France. They largely failed, and authoritarian, right …
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We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of
the year 1848
May 3rd, 2017 ·
We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of the year 1848.
The future of the world system at the end of
globalization remains tremendously uncertain, but the crisis of capitalism at a time of planetary danger summons at once its dialectical companion, the idea of communism. We cannot indulge the
the failure of communism, if capitalism is itself a failure. It
is useful therefore to consider the
question of emergent communism in the wake of the French Revolution in the
context of the model of macroevolutionary history demonstrated in
World History and the Eonic Effect.
The difficulties of historical materialism suggest the need for a larger
dimension of the historical, and a look at the place of economic systems in
the record of
civilization. It is
important to take the idea of
communism (we must immediately recast the idea as a
critically, but can we do the same for the delusive dogmas of
capitalism? And the issue of evolution in its Darwinian ideology prone to social
darwinist manipulations of
class warfare becomes the object of
critical enquiry. The danger of the
current paradigm is the
promotion of the idea of capitalism as an evolutionary game of the survival of the fittest. But
the reality is the danger of social and species
degeneration under the regime of
unlimited market civilization.
A future evolution of man is not the
the last man proposed
Nietzsche, but a social context of cooperation that can
development of man in
a coherent and caring environment beyond the destructive character of
markets: a framework of
communism is the foundation for a new and future man, evolving as a species,
and not as a series of warring evolutionary degenerates in competition.