Memo to Marx idiots: how not to build a revolutionary party…

Marxists still can’t seem to grasp the idiocy of the term ‘dicatatorship of the proletariat’ as terminology and the long and confused history of the term laid out by Hal Draper in a book by that name.
And the term produced tragic results as the working class was exploited by a new dictatorship, of the bourgeoisie. The Marx cadre can’t seem to grasp their own legacy and rehash this atrocious terminology ad nauseam. The issue of the working class is not even clear at this point. If it is the class of wage laborers then it includes almost everyone. If it is the industrial proletariat then what of the other sectors of the working class? Note the incoherence of the term and the complete swindle by the Bolsheviks when they came to paper. Continue reading ” Memo to Marx idiots: how not to build a revolutionary party…”

R48G: The Sane Revolution….?//The Sane Society?  

Our model in some ways resembles Fromm’s vision but now we confront the grim realization of the revolutionary path needed to transition to postcapitalism, and its prospects seem at first hopeless. In fact, it would seem rather the case that the revolution is coming willy-nilly as possible system collapse as we watch the lunatics of government paralyzed, corrupt, capitalist stooges. The revolution can take a saner form as explicit revolutionary action rising to meet the ‘revolution’. Unfortunately the Marxist monopoly of thought without action is partly in the way. We propose our Red Forty-eight Group as an umbrella concept or algebra of movements: start to think immediately of the path through the chaos coming and the fascist devolution of capitalist controlled pseudo-government in place. In fact, we done just that: let X be the Red Forty-eight Group, a social-democratic construct! We have moved from Fromm’s fantasy to a realizable post-Marxist version of a realizable and efficient economy beyond private property and capital, with a constitutional format whose first stage is a transitional first version as our ‘democratic market neo-communism’. Continue reading “R48G: The Sane Revolution….?//The Sane Society?  “

 We no longer have a ‘Supreme Court’, default to revolutionary action?…// The Right-Wing Supreme Court Is About to Unleash Hardship, Suffering, and Chaos for Millions  

We no longer have a Supreme Court and that means that a key aspect of our political system is not functioning. We in fact no longer have a government, as the Right indirectly affirms with its stealth fascism…This situation is going to get worse and worse, and the grounds for evolutionary action begin to emerge, first and foremost against the fascist counterrevolution in progress…

The legal reasoning by Alito and his allies in the Dobbs case is a devastating and unnecessary attack on foundational protections and rights.

Source: Opinion | The Right-Wing Supreme Court Is About to Unleash Hardship, Suffering, and Chaos for Millions | Ken Levy

Scientists Hit the Streets – 

A revolutionary slogan by climate scientists “1.5C is Dead – Climate Revolution Now!” emblazoned the streets of the world on April 6th spawned by the Sixth Assessment Report, Mitigation of Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released April 4th.Overnight, civil disobedience by climate scientists erupted in 25 countries on every continent enraged that the IPCC report was “watered down” at the behest of governments that are “unwilling to phase out fossil fuels.”

Source: Scientists Hit the Streets – CounterPunch.org

repost: Nationalize fossil fuels? The task requires a revolutionary/global transformation…

This proposal to nationalize the fossil fuel companies is another case of something we have noted repeatedly: making a proposal that implies a much deeper and/or revolutionary transformation. I can’t be sure here but I find it very unlikely that the US government could bring itself to say ‘Boo!’ to the oil mafia but assuming that it is in theory possible it still wouldn’t solve the problem which is capitalism itself. The planetary economic system dominated by capitalism is the final culprit here and we need to nationalize the whole shebang, in the ‘nation’ viz US and internationally in a new International.
Short of full-scale transformation nationalizing the fossil fuel companies will hardly solve the problem and the US government in the midst of a general capitalist economy would inexorably compromise its ‘solution’.

We will discuss this in another post, but note that, even as we support this idea, that it is still another case of proposing something that is not going to happen without a revolutionary transform…

Source: why stop there? …//Nationalize the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry to Save the Planet – The American Prospect – 1848+: The End(s) of History

 Nationalize fossil fuels? The task requires a revolutionary/global transformation…

This proposal to nationalize the fossil fuel companies is another case of something we have noted repeatedly: making a proposal that implies a much deeper and/or revolutionary transformation. I can’t be sure here but I find it very unlikely that the US government could bring itself to say ‘Boo!’ to the oil mafia but assuming that it is in theory possible it still wouldn’t solve the problem which is capitalism itself. The planetary economic system dominated by capitalism is the final culprit here and we need to nationalize the whole shebang, in the ‘nation’ viz US and internationally in a new International.
Short of full-scale transformation nationalizing the fossil fuel companies will hardly solve the problem and the US government in the midst of a general capitalist economy would inexorably compromise its ‘solution’.

We will discuss this in another post, but note that, even as we support this idea, that it is still another case of proposing something that is not going to happen without a revolutionary transform…

Source: why stop there? …//Nationalize the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry to Save the Planet – The American Prospect – 1848+: The End(s) of History

The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures ….//version_4_7_22

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The text here is ‘forever unfinished’ but as such basically sufficient to start. It is sad but true that in a period when fascism seems to wish for a comeback, the left is ‘out in left field’. The right is trying to fill that void, and take over the revolution nexus. The world system, at the risk of Gaian memes, like some roving elephant is big-brained and smart stupid, and both a victim of and in need of human interaction. The mess created by homo sapiens has to be left to same for a fix, a possibly tragic circumstance with poor chances. Where politicians, scientists, leftists, rightists, economists, seem to be stuck in outstanding routines and mind habits the only reserve troops available are amateurs who are beholden to no social group and outsiders to the fixed system where most are socially fixated and subject to immediate cancel culture if they get out of line.
This dire situation has left politicians prisoners of Capital, more or less as depicted by Marx, but the cadre of Marxists suffers many of the same problems.

There are several key issues the left cannot handle:
Darwinism and its social Darwinist ideology.
the JFK and 9/11 conspiracies (we spend little time on theses: you have to do your home work alone here)
and a host of other issues, but the above three are signs that those who critique ideology have succumbed to it.
With Marxists the dead weight of historical materialism lingers ad infinitum. What a useless subject.
We can make the case for socialism in a hundred pages and skip the whole theory windbag routine of Marx.

the fascist creep of covert agencies which are close to control a key monstrosity likely to take society out of range for good.
Beyond that the state of the American political system is dreadful and beyond redemption in its current form.

We have tried to distill Marx into a more usable form, but in a form that is my own, and which I have to vouch for. Hopefully, Marxists will examine the material and learn something although that is doubtful. This book cannot be discussed at Marxmail where you can not criticize Marx. This situation will simply sideline Marxists and wait on the improbable efforts to new attempts by people forced to work alone with no money, association, or social support. Marxism peaked in the Second Intenational and then, especially due to Stalinism, simply faded away. That was a century ago.

The issues here are:
a new approach to world history is like Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires. World history is the graveyard of theories and a ‘science of history’ and that includes Darwinism. If you think you suffer mind control consider the Darwin paradigm: the entire field of scientists and biologists has been confused over a theory with an elementary mistake for about a century.
The simple solution is to drop theories and study chronologies (which hide a strange secret)

dropping the battle of idealism and materialism, one of the most useless confusions created by Marx. The realm of Hegel is not so relevant now and the protest against idealism always missed the point.

some form of practical and sane economy where again theories fail while empirical approaches are viable

once we drop theories can embrace the issue of values in the realm of facts and create a truly humanistic socialism.

the issue of religion is deftly handled by the eonic model and we don’t have get into the theism/atheism rut to do socialism

etc…

Have a nice day