R48G: blogbk: Decoding WH: the left in historical context, the coming crisis
The Red Fortyeight Group is a generalize/generic radical movement, reformist/revolutionary evoking the
mystique and classic moment of that seminal year that was the first challenge from a post-liberal challenge to the emerging capitalist, bourgeois system.
Having rushed to complete ‘Decoding World History’, it is time to consider a new form of the left. So,…
Decoding World History ED 1_6dcdx
…this is another ‘blog book’ in progress next to “The Anthropocene…” and “Capitalism, Communism…”, etc:
The Anthropocene and The Coming of Postcapitalism ver 12(2)
Capitalism, Communism and the Evolution of Civilization(1)
A theme of a new left requires a completely new prospectus and yet a useful critique and selection from the Marxist corpus. The left needs a new view of history, evolution, and socialism/capitalism. And it must if not reformist offer in advance a failsafed revolutionary transition. Being a revolutionary isn’t quite the issue: the greater system of history will do the revolution for us, yet we need to be ready. The pandemic is a good example: for a short moment, the capitalist system in the US shut down in an astonishing ‘revenge of nature’ moment. A true have should have been ready and could have simply taken over. Instead, we witnessed a fascist coup attempt from the right.
The public will refuse to connect with the old-style Marxist project. Something novel and failsafed must replace the old crypto-Stalinist Marxism.
Our outline of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ can help to break old habits and reconceive a leftist platform.
The task is complex and must construct a new kind of economy inside of a democratic framework of planning and markets.
The new left must study ecology, climate science, democratic constitutions (plus Marx’s critique, no doubt), economic rights, the idea of a Commons, Continue reading “R48G: blogbk: Decoding WH: the left in historical context, the coming crisis and the danger of Stalinism/fascist dictatorship”