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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Notes/Intro’s to various versions…: (The Amazon paperback and Kindle versions have fallen behind, wait if interested…: stick with PDF)

I just reread D. Valentine’s The CIA as Organized Crime (cited in text). A book to give one pause. A totalitarian state of affairs already exists in the way the public is completely in the dark about what is going on and the way covert action has inserted itself into ‘deep state’ mode.

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The focus of The Last Revolution is on revolution, and yet it can be taken as a virtual model to orient thinking disorganized by piecemeal reformist thinking. The ‘left’ is forced to consider each issue as in some fashion a new movement, a treadmill of endless effort going nowhere.

The Marxist world is stuck forever in the Darwinian mindset that haunts science and academia. If only left could have exposed the Darwin fallacies at the start, or at least much sooner. Sadly, it is impossible to communicate with Marxists on Darwinism, the JFK assassination, or the 9/11 false flag operation. Marxists have sealed their own fate and threaten to take down the whole left with them.
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Jacobin has just published an article defending Marxism as science. After a year of sending links to my book they should know better than to embarrass a leftist writer by printing old-fashioned nonsense. The only people left that believe Marxism is scientific are Marxists, everyone else simply shakes their head. Time to just stop, and print some of the critics on the left. Marxism peddled as science has no future.

The Last Revolution has a comprehensive critique of this view, but of course that is canceled as propaganda is dredged up to evidently keep the Marx faithful confused….

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 Gorbachev and the perennial lost opportunities of the Marxist legacy

Gorbachev had a great opportunity but he was unable to take advantage of it and the reason is the failure of the Marxist legacy which consistently misleads everyone who deals with it(including its critics). One winces at the lost potential of the moment and what might have been possible with the new kind of model we have looked at, viz. The DMNC approach which is neither capitalist nor communist but a new way to look at the whole question could have navigated better the idiocy of the Reagans and Thatchers. The sad part is that the sacrifices to achieve expropriation as the classic challenge to private property got thrown away. It was a mistake to have gotten entangled with Reagan and Thatcher, to put it mildly, and whatever the tragic confusions of Bolshevism the solution was not neoliberalism. A close look at the American behavior here shows that the aim wasn’t even capitalism, but the destruction of Russia at the hands of sheer vultures.

Gorbachev could have invented a new form of socialism beyond the utter stupidity of classic Bolshevism: a form of market socialism, a reset of the muddle of planning, etc… The failure of Bolshevism is taken as the failure of socialism, but neither socialism nor communism were every tried in Russia. Never. The whole phantom of Marxism/Leninism was a bum steer from the beginning. We must grant the distortions caused by the great Civil War, but in the period of Gorbachev that wasn’t a factor. Gorbachev was almost on the right track: but social democracy wasn’t the answer either. The Left derived from Marxism forever goofs at the critical moment, and the opportunity lost in the Gorbachev moment is the last greef goof of Marxist idiocy: the path to a real socialism is tricky but in many ways much simpler than the sterile state capitalism spawned in the era of the Bolsheviks.

Russia would not have become a Communist state without Lenin or ceased to be one without Mikhail Gorbachev. At either end of the 20th century, each man played a decisive role in pushing history in a radically new direction it would not have taken otherwise. The path chosen by Gorbachev after he became Soviet leader in 1985 was in some respects more surprising than what Lenin had done in 1917. The Bolshevik Revolution was driven by a terrible war, while Gorbachev’s attempt to modernise and re-energise the Soviet Union was a voluntary choice.

Source: Why Gorbachev Was One of the Greatest Failures in History – CounterPunch.org

The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//8_23_22

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Many revisions, book rapidly changing to a new edition…

Jacobin has just published an article defending Marxism as science. After a year of sending links to my book they should know better than to embarrass a leftist writer by printing old-fashioned nonsense. The only people left that believe Marxism is scientific are Marxists, everyone else simply shakes their head. Time to just stop, and print some of the critics on the left. Marxism peddled as science has no future.

The Last Revolution has a comprehensive critique of this view, but of course that is canceled as propaganda is dredged up to evidently keep the Marx faithful confused….

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The inability of science to correct its flawed Darwinism with a simple is an almost baffling blunder: we cannot be sure scientists (the hard sciences) beyond various specialties are really ‘with it’ and/or able to perceive ideological bias.

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Marxists might study the chapter on the modern transition in World History and the Eonic Effect: the immense complexity of innovations is almost staggering. And yet Marxists wish to repelace all of that with a brittle ‘materialism’ that banishes all idealist thought, never discusses religion, art, philosophic history, facts/values, ethics, etc, etc… We can see the result in the sterile world of Bolshevism and its dogmatic reductionism, and swift domination by psychopaths.

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The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//8_23_22

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Many revisions, book rapidly changing to a new edition…

Jacobin has just published an article defending Marxism as science. After a year of sending links to my book they should know better than to embarrass a leftist writer by printing old-fashioned nonsense. The only people left that believe Marxism is scientific are Marxists, everyone else simply shakes their head. Time to just stop, and print some of the critics on the left. Marxism peddled as science has no future.

The Last Revolution has a comprehensive critique of this view, but of course that is canceled as propaganda is dredged up to evidently keep the Marx faithful confused….

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The inability of science to correct its flawed Darwinism with a simple is an almost baffling blunder: we cannot be sure scientists (the hard sciences) beyond various specialties are really ‘with it’ and/or able to perceive ideological bias.

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Marxists might study the chapter on the modern transition in World History and the Eonic Effect: the immense complexity of innovations is almost staggering. And yet Marxists wish to repelace all of that with a brittle ‘materialism’ that banishes all idealist thought, never discusses religion, art, philosophic history, facts/values, ethics, etc, etc… We can see the result in the sterile world of Bolshevism and its dogmatic reductionism, and swift domination by psychopaths.

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The Red Fortyeight Group will finally do it: abolish the Federal Reserve, a feat that defeated the heroic efforts of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, et al…Cheers…. Continue reading “The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//8_23_22”

The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//8_21_22

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The inability of science to correct its flawed Darwinism with a simple is an almost baffling blunder: we cannot be sure scientists (the hard sciences) beyond various specialties are really ‘with it’ and/or able to perceive ideological bias.

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Marxists might study the chapter on the modern transition in World History and the Eonic Effect: the immense complexity of innovations is almost staggering. And yet Marxists wish to repelace all of that with a brittle ‘materialism’ that banishes all idealist thought, never discusses religion, art, philosophic history, facts/values, ethics, etc, etc… We can see the result in the sterile world of Bolshevism and its dogmatic reductionism, and swift domination by psychopaths.

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The Red Fortyeight Group will finally do it: abolish the Federal Reserve, a feat that defeated the heroic efforts of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, et al…Cheers…. Continue reading “The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//8_21_22”