Introduction In an attempt to build upon PunkJohnnyCash’s previous articles surrounding the anarchist alienation of the working class, its important to analyze the state of the working class today. In short, the condition of the working class is not preferable. Much of the working class has fallen into the trappings [...]
Part Two: (Nick) Land, Capital and Labor (Theory) Clever Monkey’s argument against the accelerationists seems...
Part One: The Grammar of Left Fascism Twice in the past couple of weeks I Have been accused of being infected with...
You can almost smell the frustration pouring off Paul Krugman these days, as he once again proclaims the latest in...
After reading and commenting on David Graeber’s post at the Guardian, I feel it necessary to comment more broadly on the problem the euro-zone faces in the crisis, as well as the problem posed by the austerity regime being pursued by the member nation of the European Union. My point [...]Read more ›
David Graeber’s article in the Guardian, There’s no need for all this economic sadomasochism, is very disturbing because in it he adopts the argument of the MMT fascists. I want to state this clearly, although I am generally supportive of his activist work with Occupy, I think he is way [...]Read more ›
Part One: “… the consciousness of the necessity of a fundamental revolution” In the Communist Manifesto, Marx writes: “Does it require deep intuition to comprehend that man’s ideas, views, and conception, in one word, man’s consciousness, changes with every change in the conditions of his material existence, in his social [...]Read more ›
Why the working class is not effectively defending itself actually is not a question posed by this crisis. Rather the question is: “So what else did you expect?” No matter how the working classes of Europe responded to this crisis politically, they were already effectively rendered politically defenseless before the [...]Read more ›
An interesting question from George Magnus of the banking giant UBS via Zero Hedge: “Why Are The European Streets Relatively Quiet?” To understand the background of Magnus’s question we have to go to 2010. At that time, the economist Michael Pettis predicted Europe would have three years or or so [...]Read more ›
Introduction Recently, there has been a conflict among socialists over the use of the word “faggot” which emerged after Maoist Rebel News made a Facebook status as the following, where he defends his casual use of the word: “Getting real sick and tired of internet kids complaining about shit. Remember [...]Read more ›
TL;DR: Very entitled. Introduction Over the past few years there has been a growing consensus, especially on the Right, that “entitlement culture” is exploding around the world. The meaning of “entitlement culture” generally is an allusion too the growth of social democracy; particularly among the mainstream Left in the United States [...]Read more ›
Okay, so this is not going to be the usual examination on the topic of wage labor, capitalism or communism. Sometimes when you run into a conceptual brick wall it helps to completely change perspectives. I am trying to find a new way to describe why and how capitalism itself [...]Read more ›
Introduction Comandante Chavez, hasta siempre. Todos somos chavez. The word authoritarian is thrown around in leftist circles quite frequently; and, for good reason. The presence of authoritarianism is quite prevalent throughout all class societies; whether it manifests as a genocidal “National Socialist” party or the United Fruit Company. However, there [...]Read more ›
Part 4: History as a continuous process One of the real difficulties Holloway’s thesis on the crisis of capitalism poses to a critical analysis is that his very incisive critique of the failings of post-war Marxism is buried under his own terribly flawed grasp of labor theory. For instance, Holloway [...]Read more ›
Part 3: History as a hall of mirrors What I find really interesting about Holloway is his determination to carry his argument to its final conclusion, no matter how it appears to conflict with decades of accumulated Marxist dogmas and even his own poor grasp of the basics of labor [...]Read more ›