provocations to revolutionary intervention…//Texas Abortion Ban: What It Means and What Happens Next : NPR

The right has gone crazy and the suspicion arises they wish to provoke revolt so that they can take over the US gov via a fascist coup.

This seems extreme but is hardly so: the whole country is falling apart and in the context of climate change, Hurricane IDA seems to foretell the US mainland becoming uninhabitable.
Please note that many conservatives would welcome a bloodbath of tens of millions of Americans: the better to hole up in their bunkers.

The left should have been ready here but is not. We have tried with some impatience to recast the left beyond the sterile marxism. Marxists just sit around and thumbtwiddle between quotes from Marx and are essentially paralyzed.

But the provocations to revolution along with the objective indications should leave the public worried about the future of the republic.
We have tried to create superfast a post-marxist corpus of materials, hope that helps. But Marxists have secretly given up and don’t do anything. The right is clearly trying to forestall with their own revolution and their contempt for law is transparent.
The abortion law (next to the governor’s hypocrisy over mask mandates) is somehow a deliberate provocation.
We have essentially lost the Supreme Court, a grim omen of a collapsing republic.

The law bans abortions as early as six weeks after conception and allows Texans to sue anyone who aids, abets or performs an abortion past that mark.

Source: Texas Abortion Ban: What It Means and What Happens Next : NPR

Profound Damage Wrought by GOP-Packed Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court’s union-busting decision in Cedar Point Nursery.

This quiet bit of news signals a catastrophe for working-class organization. The state of America seems to get worse and worse. But the current neoliberal system is aiming at total control and as the current racist right commotion points, in silence, to the long-term restoration of slavery. That’s counterintuitive to liberals of this era, until recently, but there were ominous signs already in the nineteenth century, and not just the obvious case of KKK action against abolition. It is no accident that figures like Gurdjieff, with parallel figures like Nietzsche, peddled a spiritual doctrine to liberal moderns but as a front that harbored nothing less than the destruction of modernity, restoration of slavery, the destruction of democracy, and ‘all that’, plus fascist over and undertones. Various new age shadow figures use the guru platform to subtly enslave a slew of disciples who think they are on a path of enlightenment. In a world where the left has no awareness of the larger potential of man as a creeping mischief can sow the seeds of ultra-reactionary futures. This is a bit lurid, and alarmist, let’s hope, but many who, as here, predicted some outcome to reactionaries find their suspicions, if not forecasts, confirmed in the sudden rightist/fascist alt-right global phenomenon, not least the Trump ‘farce’ in the US. This second coming of fascism began in the seventies or so of the last century. Trump is it seems a kind of drone figure and carried out an operation more than successful for someone so stupid. Note that we thought the Trump era would pass, but he seeded a very clever path beyond democracy that is on the verge of destroying democracy. Everyone defined fascism in terms of Hitler, but that was misleading. A new set of tactics are at work. As far as I know this is distinct as such from neoliberalism but there is an obvious affinity and the two blend easily.
The left has lost the ability to resist.
We need to rethink the left, as we have done here. But our critiques have generally left a core legacy alone. Marx’s theories have crippled the left but his other work remains relevant: issues of class, ideology, etc…The criticism of Marx will actually liberate the core thinking and free it from the confusions of dated theory.

Source: The Supreme Court’s union-busting decision in Cedar Point Nursery.

Civil Rights Advocates Warn Supreme Court Order—a Victory for Trump—Will Result in ‘Irreversible Damage to 2020 Census’ 

Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a dissent warning the “harms caused by rushing this year’s census count are irreparable” and that “respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next 10

Source: Civil Rights Advocates Warn Supreme Court Order—a Victory for Trump—Will Result in ‘Irreversible Damage to 2020 Census’ | Common Dreams News

President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite

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