A republic if you can keep it: the challenge of revolution: socialist democracy as the last chance option/democratic market neo-communism

In the strange situation we find ourselves in we have entered the realm of the right to revolution: the capitalism dominated republic at the last chance moment can’t move in any way to meet the crisis of climate. But what does that imply?
Given the history of the left we must disown the whole legacy, referring to the marxist cadre, which however can move into a new framework easily.???
In fact this sad situation could jackknife the left and end in a civil war of the left in addition to the right.
We have suggested that unless the left can disown the Bolshevik legacy it will inevitably revert to Stalinism, We need to propose revolution with a new approach.
We have suggested that slogans of socialism aren’t enough: we must have a complex four plus term system to proceed in a way that can invite the respect of those
who cannot trust the marxist legacy.
Our four plus term system is failsafed with a balanced set of opposites. It is a neo-commmunism that disowns all previous communisms and its four plus terms
are democracy, socialist markets, planning sciences, a Commons to which all have equal access in principle, requiring expropriation of capital in the large, a new communism with economic and liberal rights, a parliament, with three dialectical parties, a fourth presidential party of executive powers and guardian of the Commons.
It has an indifference level below with the state allows let go and a sort of free zone of personal ownership, and other organizations.
The result is not leviathan aiming toward total control.
This system requires no teleological theory and can be based on a world history given via periodization: its core epoch is simply modernity, following the rise of the Neolithic, the rise of higher civilization and proximate antiquity. The Marxist system of epochs is simply propaganda and our new approach points to the need to construct a new system and not just wait for it to happen, the vice of teleological marxism.
Revolution is justified by the logic crisis and capitalist insanity, but must offer its own failsafes: procedures of revolution, revolutionary marshals, clarity as to the status of counterrevolutionaries, habeas corpus throughout to guarantee against false jacobinism, and much else.  This system is benign but no fried to counterrevolutoinaries. Revolutionary transition must seize control of the fascist covert agencies at once, and start over with a new kind of intelligence agency.
This system can have immense appeal to those who confront the coming calamity of capitalism, climate and ecological disaster. Economic and liberal rights, even during a revolution void, and aiming to equal rights in the Commons.

There is a lot more to say here, and our model refers to the US, but then after that to a community based on a new International.

It is not a buddy system with the remnant leftists steeped in the hopeless muddle of Marxism and pervaded with crypto-stalinists with murderous jacobinism.
They need to say goodbye the useless baggage of leftism that nearly destroyed the socialist future in the era of Bolshevism

There is a lot more to say, here: our four term system needs to marginally increase its complexity as an experiment in real time. This system needs to take the next step and infused its dynamic with ecological socialism.
Leftist ideas provoke great resistance, but at the point where you realize you are dead in a system where rights aim apparently to sink civilization indifferent to capitalist catastrophe the path to our lifeboat becomes possible. The outcome is freedom but not the right to capitalist domination of resources.

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So, you weren’t able to keep it, what next…?
The ‘revolution’ option is enshrined in the lore of the original revolutionary outcome of American ‘democracy’. That the result wasn’t much of a democracy and points to a new future of the genre: an intelligent socialism is the prescription needed for a ‘real democracy’.
That may seem unrealistic but the future of the American system as is seems quite unrealistic…

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 From the archives…//Our DMNC could rescue Cuba from the doom wished upon it by the yankee hyaenas…and an emerging neo-bourgeois oligarchy…

Cuba is likely to suffer from bad advice and the illusions of classical Marxism. There is a simple way to move into the future while saving the socialist foundation…

This is a useful article but is still stuck, as with the Cubans in the fallacies of original marxism:

We must return to the teachings of Lenin and Trotsky. A workers’ state, as Lenin described in his classical text, The State and Revolution, is but a quasi-state that immediately begins to dissolve, as it represents the dictatorship of the majority over the minority. Thus, Lenin proposed a series of basic rules inspired by the lessons of the Paris Commune: the election and recall of all public officials, that no public office has a higher wage than that of a skilled worker, the people in arms instead of a standing army etc.

It might help to forget Lenin, Trotsky and bolshevism, the dictatorship of the proletariat, etc…etc.. As for the Paris Commune, it was a near miraculous moment but it cannot easily resolve the full set of requirements for a post capitalist system.

The needless dilemma suffered by Cuba reflects the flaws in the original conception of marxism of the stages of production: it unwittingly strengthens the process of reversal because of the inability to create a postcapitalist economy. The idea that socialism and communism can’t have a market is the original fallacy of the  Marx world. But that market can’t be based on private property: capital and resources must be a part of a Commons. That is different from state capitalism.

Here our conception of (ecological) democratic market neo-communism can help to balance the false contradictions created by a misleading original theory.
Cuba has a golden opportunity to the job right because it has accomplished the task of expropriation.To throw that away would be a great misfortune. But the resolution is not state capitalism but the creation of a Commons and a new set of democratic and economic institutions. Further, democracy must enter and blend with communism.

Planing can coexist with a neo-communism market sphere which also interact with the larger global economy without being blackmailed by exterior capital.

Our DMNC model can avail of this foundation and yet introduce markets in our special sense. It could have a robust economy under a communist umbrella. It ca also be an ecological experiment, introduce Chavez style Communes and/or workers’ cooperatives.
It would be a pity to simply drift into the same failed ‘reform’ that has been the curse of Russia. Here the Vietnamese model is simply not adequate to the case.

After Donald Trump came into office, Washington’s position on the Cuban Revolution has become ever-more belligerent, in a radical change of policy from that followed by President Obama.

Source: Cuba: Trump’s threats, constitutional reform and the economic situation

 Our DMNC could rescue Cuba from the doom wished upon it by the yankee hyaenas…and an emerging neo-bourgeois oligarchy…

This is a useful article but is still stuck, as with the Cubans in the fallacies of original marxism:

We must return to the teachings of Lenin and Trotsky. A workers’ state, as Lenin described in his classical text, The State and Revolution, is but a quasi-state that immediately begins to dissolve, as it represents the dictatorship of the majority over the minority. Thus, Lenin proposed a series of basic rules inspired by the lessons of the Paris Commune: the election and recall of all public officials, that no public office has a higher wage than that of a skilled worker, the people in arms instead of a standing army etc.

It might help to forget Lenin, Trotsky and bolshevism, the dictatorship of the proletariat, etc…etc.. As for the Paris Commune, it was a near miraculous moment but it cannot easily resolve the full set of requirements for a post capitalist system.

The needless dilemma suffered by Cuba reflects the flaws in the original conception of marxism of the stages of production: it unwittingly strengthens the process of reversal because of the inability to create a postcapitalist economy. The idea that socialism and communism can’t have a market is the original fallacy of the  Marx world. But that market can’t be based on private property: capital and resources must be a part of a Commons. That is different from state capitalism.

Here our conception of (ecological) democratic market neo-communism can help to balance the false contradictions created by a misleading original theory.
Cuba has a golden opportunity to the job right because it has accomplished the task of expropriation.To throw that away would be a great misfortune. But the resolution is not state capitalism but the creation of a Commons and a new set of democratic and economic institutions. Further, democracy must enter and blend with communism.

Planing can coexist with a neo-communism market sphere which also interact with the larger global economy without being blackmailed by exterior capital.

Our DMNC model can avail of this foundation and yet introduce markets in our special sense. It could have a robust economy under a communist umbrella. It ca also be an ecological experiment, introduce Chavez style Communes and/or workers’ cooperatives.
It would be a pity to simply drift into the same failed ‘reform’ that has been the curse of Russia. Here the Vietnamese model is simply not adequate to the case.

After Donald Trump came into office, Washington’s position on the Cuban Revolution has become ever-more belligerent, in a radical change of policy from that followed by President Obama.

Source: Cuba: Trump’s threats, constitutional reform and the economic situation

 Failure of the coup and an opportunity for Venezuela

Maduro has an opportunity given the failure of the coup to move toward the completion of the socialist revolution: we have suggested that our DMNC model can discipline the movement toward expropriation with a balanced outcome.

On Wednesday, May 1, Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, warned that “military action is possible” in Venezuela. “If that’s what’s required, that’s what the United Stat…

Source: Putin, Trump and Pompeo – oaklandsocialist

the DSA’s pseudo-socialist platform…//Resistance Rising: Socialist Strategy in the Age of Political Revolution – Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

We have been critical of Sanders for coopting the terms socialism and revolution but the problem pervades most of the left now and we have basically social democracy promoted as socialism and the issue of revolutionary transformation eliminated from discussion. That’s seems sensible to many but the problem is that at a moment of terrible crisis social transformation has been evicted from the mix. We have to endure this pseudo-leftists who may do some good in their own way. But without even advocating ‘revolution’ we must insist on the semantic clarity of historically defined terms if the probability of failure will create an unconscious acquiescence to a purloined radicalism…
Socialism implies the expropriation of the means of production.

A summary of Democratic Socialists of America’s Strategy Document – June 2016 Download PDF 2016 was a game changing year for leftists and progressives. We are finally reemerging as a vital and powerful force after an extended period of stagnation and demoralization, and we face a political landscape more favorable than perhaps at any time…

Source: Resistance Rising: Socialist Strategy in the Age of Political Revolution – Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

What is socialist Sanders’ platform on the expropriation of capital? confused labels and false flagging Sanders the ‘socialist’?

Alexanderplatz Berlin 1848

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We have been hard on Sanders but even today we suggested, or at least considered, that he run, cf. the article from Commons Dreams, Ten Reasons Why Sanders Should Run in 2020. I kinda like the guy, going ‘off with his head’ here smacks of inconsistency. The reason in fact is that his thinking is unclear and could go either way: he just might be a real crypto-socialist and stealth-seed a revolution, chuckle. But he should be honest and if he is a socialist he should be held to account to socialist platforms, such as the expropriation of capital, a very touchy issue for Clintonite democrats, one daren’t mention Wall streeters.
The issue we raise is no quibble. If Sanders got elected he would have to turn the CIA on real socialists and communists, a betrayal so grotesque Sanders would be charged with a variant of false-flagging. His is a de facto false flag op already because he is using someone else’s flag, with the result, just more than possibly, of getting them killed because his followers and the real socialists will end up fighting each other. It is in fact an old situation, Mensheviks/Bolsheviks, but different now because back then the terms ‘socialism’ and ‘commnunism’ were fairly clear as to their meaning.
In fact Sanders may have eliminated himself here. Even so a false usage of the terms ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ ironically gives them venue and a kind of publicity…You can’t get away with the strategy Sanders has adopted. He could end up with the blood of real socialists on his hands.