The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures… //ED3_…9_29_22

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Starting a real third edition (or draft), with the basics already in a Kindle and paperback version.

The basic text stays the same but a new chapter is starting with a rearranged set of appendices…

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The text is mostly done, but with space for notes, new chapters/ appendices…

We can start a third edition and/or create a short rendering as an essay and/or a new book. The Marxists will completely boycott The Last Revolution. At some point, people will ask, how could you not?

The argument as noted often is about ‘virtual revolution’. Before doing anything we must consider the nature of the case, and the ‘revolution model’ makes us think holistically about a complex problem with many dimensions. There is little chance of revolutionary action save only that the rise of the right demands a potential response. The US system is in trouble: we can at least subject it to critique, with a reminder of how democracy arose in modern times.

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The Last Revolution: Postcapitalist Futures…//9_1_22

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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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Marx’s muddle in the Communist Manifesto…//a sane socialism the last option//…Maybe Civilization Was a Mistake, After All 

Civilization was possibly a mistake. It led to capitalism five hundred years ago, and that was unquestionably, absolutely a mistake.

Source: Maybe Civilization Was a Mistake, After All – CounterPunch.org

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Returning to the state of the hunter gatherer is amusing but could obviously never happen: instead a feudal chaos might overtake the wasteland of capitalism, fronting a host of malevolent forms of domination. In reality the only option is a properly defined neo-socialism where before the entities defined as socialism were nothing of the kind. Bolshevism was a monstrosity and doesn’t discredit socialism because it wasn’t any such thing. Socialism has never been tried because it has been confused by both Bolshevik nutjob socialism and the bad theories of Marx whose work tends to monopolize its definitions, unfairly.

The reality is that socialism has never been tried because no one can reify a realistic model of how it can work. The same fate was that of ‘democracy’ which for centuries was said to be discredited and unworkable.
In fact more realistic definitions of socialism could be both very workable and very popular because they could establish real democracy for the first time. Our multiple models of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ could resolve the issues of social democracy, equality, democratic freedom and postcapitalism with a new kind of democratic social order.
Update: We noted that socialism has never been properly defined. Consider Marx’s Communist Manifesto. He tries several times in different ways to ‘sort of’ define ‘communism.’ One is a list of ten principles:

Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.

This list has a number of useful suggestions but is incoherent and can only muddle any revolutionary trying to establish a Marxist system as ‘communism’. Some of the eclectic principles are of great interest, but overall little is defined. Note amusingly the wish for a central bank: the US has just that, the Federal Reserve (private owned, to be sure, and which might well be abolished. It is extremely difficult to create a foundation of socialism/communism, and Marx’s achievement was to blast his way past the mystications of the capitalist order, with some initial but incomplete success. The reality is that Marxism never arrived at a procedure for carrying out a postcapitalist transition.
Update 2: Our model of the DMNC (democratic market neo-communism, as ecosocialism) tries to define a ‘neo-communism’ (the older term ‘communism’ is a train wreck and strictly avoided) but explicitly in terms of multiple other concepts. A one-term usage, ‘communism’, is almost always incoherent. Our DMNC might itself have problems but it moves the discussion to a four-term system where multiple concepts are defined together to mutually failsafe a more specific framework. The DMNC makes a complex statement about democracy/authority, markets/planning, a Commons/expropriation (at a high level, and a lower indifference level), and all this in the context of being a container for ecosocialism. This method takes a liberal system and incrementally remorphs it into a neo-communist system. Such a system must define how a revolutionary cadre will create and yield to a democratic assembly (as did the American Rebs, btw).

But however difficult, it IS possible to do this right, for the simple reason that ‘socialism’ is a form of democracy and we have many examples of that.
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Civilization was possibly a mistake. It led to capitalism five hundred years ago, and that was unquestionably, absolutely a mistake.

Source: Maybe Civilization Was a Mistake, After All – CounterPunch.org

a sane socialism the last option//…Maybe Civilization Was a Mistake, After All 

Returning to the state of the huner gatherer is amusing but could never happen: instead a feudal chaos might overtake the wasteland of capitalism, fronting a host of malevolent forms of domination. In reality the only option is a properly defined neo-socialism where before the entities defined as socialism were nothing of the kind. Bolshevism was a monstrosity and doesn’t discredit socialism because it wasn’t any such thing. Socialism has never been tried because it has been confused by both Bolshevik nutjob socialism and the bad theories of Marx whose work tends to monopolize its definitions, unfairly.
The reality is that socialism has never been tried because no one can reify a realistic model of how it can work. The same fate was that of ‘democracy’ which for centuries was said to be discredited and unworkable.
In fact more realistic definitions of socialism could be both very workable and very popular because they could establish real democracy for the first time. Our multiple models of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ could resolve the issues of social democracy, equality, democratic freedom and postcapitalism with a new kind of democratic social order.

Civilization was possibly a mistake. It led to capitalism five hundred years ago, and that was unquestionably, absolutely a mistake.

Source: Maybe Civilization Was a Mistake, After All – 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 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_23_22

The_Last_Revolution_Postcapitalist Futures_ ED2_8_23_22

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”