Opposites as a unity?

The world of the chinese aspires to democracy, and the world of the democracies aspires to socialism: n’er the twain shall meet: we need to formulate a single format for democracy/socialism that is not stuck in the hard duality of the opposites that aren’t opposites.
Our democratic market neo-communism is one such unification of those opposites and both Hong Kong and the mainland could use it!

Something didn’t quite add up. This past weekend, protestors were rallying outside the American embassy in Hong Kong. They were waving American flags. They were singing The Star-Spangled Banner. One 24-year-old protester wore a red Make America Great Again hat. Some signs at the protest read “President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong.”

Source: Hong Kong and the Future of China – CounterPunch.org

 Capitalists shouldn’t be the ones to define the term…

We tend to take for granted the definition of capitalism: or let capitalists define it for us. But the whole semantics is up in the air, and we can insist on its delimitation as the correct definition…!!
Our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ allows ‘markets’ under conditions of a Commons, etc…That gives neo-communism its own ‘capitalist’ aspect, etc…

Source: capitalists don’t own capitalism or its definition…if property is theft, the solution is within reach…//An alliance of big business and democratic socialists…? – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Revolution in a void?

R48G: the template of a neo-communist revolution
July 29th, 2017 ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d1fmhfcq4xithv4/Democratic_Market_Neo_Communism_ver_5.p
Our discussions of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ are an attempt to deal with the obsessive compromises that always overtake leftist positions resulting in the usual social democratic
wishing well of ‘social democratic’ fantasy. Continue reading “Revolution in a void?”

 Legitimacy of current system under collapse?

We need a collision of the rising left and its bouquet of many movements, especially centered around climate change, with the whole terminally defunct political, capitalist, and media dinosaur: a collision is short of a revolution but could lead to the net equivalent as the legitimacy of the current system collapses… Continue reading ” Legitimacy of current system under collapse?”

 The confusion of modernity and capitalism

The left needs a new historical paradigm (one approach is the eonic model) in a form that is simplified and used as an historical outline that avails itself of the immense amount of new data that has expanded our knowledge of world history. It is not a hindrance but in reality an advantage to see from such a study that history isn’t really driven by economic forces: Continue reading ” The confusion of modernity and capitalism”

 Sleepy time socialists and endgame putins

Our idea of democratic market neo-communism, combined with the ideas of ecological socialism, and with a foundation in the idea of the ‘universal class’ which can conjoin with any number of related movements, is one way to reify the completely quijote-style marxist fixation on the past and its inability to actually declare what they stand for. The sad reality is that a generation after 1989 the left still has no usable platform, and for the same reason no real movement(s). Continue reading ” Sleepy time socialists and endgame putins”

…an evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?

archive: …an evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?

I am recycling some older posts…We can restage our ‘dialectic’ of evolutionary/revolutionary options: I think that as we propose the revolutionary option it becomes clearer what we need to do. If we propose a clear program it will begin to manifest along conventional political lines, and we can even aspire to constitutional convention changes. The idea of a ‘virtual revolution’ can help those who disagree with revolutionary tactics to at least consider what is needed and that this is a comprehensive spectrum on economics, politics/reform, covert agencies, the deep state, 9/11, imperialism, the milit-complex, ….We need to do all these things together…

The system we live in now is deteriorating rapidly and now confronts the catastrophe of climate

change…is a revolutionary path the only chance left?

from last month:

An evolutionary path to some version of democratic market neo-communism?

After all the labors of two centuries on the left a coherent platform still doesn’t exist

Democratic Market Neo-communism http://darwiniana.com/?s=our+revolution

http://www.alternet.org/books/why-bernie-sanders-came-short-and-how-lesson-can-fuel-future-

progressive-victories

The strategy of Bernie Sanders has spawned an ambiguous jargon about ‘revolution’ and even socialism. This may be a clever indirection that escapes me, and it might help to suffer the ambiguity in a fellow traveler’s mode. But in the end.  we might learn from Sanders that he could use the term socialism and get a response from a huge sector of frustrated people who have seen through the charade of current politics.

But why not take up a real socialism, a real project for a new politics and economy taken as both an electoral option, but with a revolutionary potential in the background. The platform of Sanders evoked a strong response: would that persist in a rendering of real socialism? If not we have betrayed the terminology and taken away the option of those who are the real socialists. That changes the discussion in an ugly way and becomes a cooptation of the real thing.

We may just as well misjudge the situation by demanding a coherent platform where a contingent of the desperate are figuring an angle that is clever if not consistent.

It is interesting that while Marx is considered the revolutionary par excellence he and Engels, after 1848 entered a mode of conventional politics. And likewise we can adopt an evolutionary path, but that requires an actual socialist or communist orientation. I fear we are being sidelined then by the Sanders type of language and after an immense come on we are left without the ability to use the term

‘revolution’. I predicted than last spring in a cautiously interested take on Sanders.

I don’t think the damage done is all that great: all we have to do is point out the issue and at this point anyone who can do anything needs support. But in the end a Sanders victory would not have produced any socialism. Still, I think the time is coming when a Sanders type of campaign will replicate the mirror image of Trump in the revulsion at what has come about: a committed socialist platform might be online in a government that has control of Congress and Senate: what would be possible then?

A lot of confusion would arise at that point: we would end trying to recreate the New Deal in the midst of a now corrupt system that is run from a deep state, is imperialistic, with the drug rackets and covert agencies in the background. How would our Sanders deal with that, or with the spectre of Israel?

We of course lost such a moment with Obama in 2008, but of course he was no socialist.

We need a prefab model dealing with all such issues given a rendering in a complete package and we confront the reality that our political system is not likely to escape the clutches of the vultures of capitalism, the covert agencies, its legacy of imperialism and the persistent murder of many lefts.

As the saying goes, don’t let me stop you. But a real socialism in a Sanders-style movement is what those who responded to his message were really hoping for. We don’t know what betrayal of circumstance would have, might have, overtaken a Sanders moment.