Slavoj Žižek: Last Exit to Socialism

The best thing Zizek might do is retire, he looks light a ghost, that of lost era of bolshevism

: I cannot via Google figure if he is a Stalinist or not??? He might make an expose the failure of Bolshevism, Stalinism and look to a new sense of the term ‘socialism’. As things stand, he is negative advertisement for socialism, a term we have suggested should no longer get used in isolation, and as in relation to neo-communism with a neo-.  The field of Marx isn’t going to work. A radical shift is needed.
Our idea of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ is one way to failsafe the term ‘socialism’, which might also become ‘neo-socialism’, …

Slavoj Žižek writes in Jacobin that today’s exploding ecological crises open up a realistic prospect of the final exit of humanity itself. Might socialism be our off-ramp, or is it already too late?

Source: Slavoj Žižek: Last Exit to Socialism

 China needs a (neo-) communist revolution

China is already communist you say? Nothing of the kind. Stalinist Maoism was a hopeless case from the start and the question shows how global Marxists are going to lose their whole legacy if they allow Chinese pseudo-communists to infiltrate, fund and Stalinize what’s left of global Marxist ‘lefts’.
We have discussed this many times here: the left cannot use the old Marxism because it creates cognitive dissonance with the abuse of terminology and its double-entendre. You can’t have a discussion if you use the same terminology for Stalinist Bolshevism, Chines pseudo-communism, and Western naive and idealist lefts struggling with capitalism.
If China wants the mantle of ‘communism’ it must start over. Our DMNC model shows at once the missing ingredients. And China is one of the most ethnocentric cultures in the world as the cases of Tibet, and the Uighurs make clear. The only model is crypto apartheid by Han Chinese and imposition of the failed Stalinist model.
As the West falls into a kind of decline, the ascension of China will produce a neo-imperialist context, visible already in Africa (where however it has assisted rapid devolopment). The West so far is incapable of any socialism, but that can change. But the whole effort has to start over beyond Marxism. It is easy to completely recast and repair the old mess of pottage created by Marx/Engels. Marxist has failed in every case where it attempted its platform and the Chinese case is no exception.
I think that the current Chinese system with its gangster capitalist Stalinism is weak at the core despite its terrifying totalitarian grip. It will fail sooner or later, later given its immense capitalist treasure chest.

Western Marxist groups are going to end up in a hopeless muddle unless they can start over and disown the failed legacies here.

As we can see from what happened in Hong Kong it is not enough to preach ‘democracy’. A more complex socialist democracy is needed to mediate false contradictions.

We need to be clear that China is not a communist system and that the attempt to influence marxist parties with corrupt them and make Stalinism a norm. Time to move on to something real. Chinese co…

Source: Chinese gangster stalinism can only corrupt global marxism///Marxist Parties Urged to Strive for Progress of Humankind | Portside – 1848+: The End(s) of History

 China needs a (neo-) communist revolution

China is already communist you say? Nothing of the kind. Stalinist Maoism was a hopeless case from the start and the question shows how global Marxists are going to lose their whole legacy if they allow Chinese pseudo-communists to infiltrate, fund and Stalinize what’s left of global Marxist ‘lefts’.
We have discussed this many times here: the left cannot use the old Marxism because it creates cognitive dissonance with the abuse of terminology and its double-entendre. You can’t have a discussion if you use the same terminology for Stalinist Bolshevism, Chines pseudo-communism, and Western naive and idealist lefts struggling with capitalism.
If China wants the mantle of ‘communism’ it must start over. Our DMNC model shows at once the missing ingredients. And China is one of the most ethnocentric cultures in the world as the cases of Tibet, and the Uighurs make clear. The only model is crypto apartheid by Han Chinese and imposition of the failed Stalinist model.
As the West falls into a kind of decline, the ascension of China will produce a neo-imperialist context, visible already in Africa (where however it has assisted rapid devolopment). The West so far is incapable of any socialism, but that can change. But the whole effort has to start over beyond Marxism. It is easy to completely recast and repair the old mess of pottage created by Marx/Engels. Marxist has failed in every case where it attempted its platform and the Chinese case is no exception.
I think that the current Chinese system with its gangster capitalist Stalinism is weak at the core despite its terrifying totalitarian grip. It will fail sooner or later, later given its immense capitalist treasure chest.

Western Marxist groups are going to end up in a hopeless muddle unless they can start over and disown the failed legacies here.

As we can see from what happened in Hong Kong it is not enough to preach ‘democracy’. A more complex socialist democracy is needed to mediate false contradictions.

We need to be clear that China is not a communist system and that the attempt to influence marxist parties with corrupt them and make Stalinism a norm. Time to move on to something real. Chinese co…

Source: Chinese gangster stalinism can only corrupt global marxism///Marxist Parties Urged to Strive for Progress of Humankind | Portside – 1848+: The End(s) of History

R48G: blogbk: Decoding WH: the left in historical context, the coming crisis and the danger of Stalinism/fascist dictatorship


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”

The blunder in calling stalinism communism

The control of an economy via dictatorship can never produce real communism and the failure of the left to disown the Russian calamity persists in even using the term for such a fiasco.
Our idea of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ effectively preempts the crypto-tyranny of state capitalism’ in a complex system of checks and balances…

Source: [Marxism] Mark Tauger’s Work on the Soviet Famine