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Reasoning in Midstream

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Originally posted at jad-davis.com “Reasoning in midstream*” is a common phenomenon in public discourse that typically starts right around the time that bombs start dropping or legislation starts being penned in response to a “crisis”. It is the monotonous focus on the present state of a problem–a pending genocide, a health or financial emergency, or a security threat–disregarding the history …

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From Wikipedia: Tokyo after the massive firebombing attack of March 10, 1945, the single most destructive raid in military aviation history. The bombing of Tokyo in World War II cut the city's industrial productivity in half

Capital, Absolute Over-Accumulation and the Fascist State

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In Capital , Volume 3, Chapter 15, Section III, Marx asks, “When would over-production of capital be absolute?” He is speaking here not merely of commodity overproduction, but of the over-accumulation of all the elements of Capital. There would be absolute over-production of capital as soon as additional capital for purposes of capitalist production = 0. The purpose of capitalist …

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Driving a nail through the heart of the State: Unemployment and Debt

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(Shown in the above chart is the historical correlation between the change in debt and the rate of unemployment. Courtesy of economist Steve Keen and chrismartenson.com) Libertarians, anarchists and communists who sincerely favor a stateless society must realize that the present crisis is not merely, nor even primarily, an economic crisis — it is a crisis of the State itself. …

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Can government be reduced without limiting hours of Labor?

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Is it possible to get rid of government, either by abolishing it outright or gradually reducing it, without, at the same time, ridding society of Labor? This is a question posed by libertarians and marxists who declare their opposition to abolishing one or the other. First, let’s define what I mean by Labor. As I am using the word, Labor …

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“It must be broken”: Rethinking Marx, Liberty, the Individual and the State

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We can now restate Marx’s theory in a way which will make it easily digestible by those who stand full square for a completely stateless society, as well as the various and sundry people who seem intent on getting him completely wrong in every possible variation — including the imbeciles who count themselves among his followers: Marx came to the …

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Ronald Reagan was a Warmonger

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This article first appeared in the Libertarian Forum, Vol. XVII, Nos. 7–8, July–August, 1983. by Murray Rothbard. The world is in very dangerous waters. The “true” or rhetorical Ronald Reagan, the second Reagan of the conservative “Let Reagan Be Reagan” slogan, has functioned only in the world of rhetoric since the beginning of his misbegotten Administration, or arguably since he …

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Truth Is Hidden By Law

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I think I have found a law I can get behind. This in fact is one I would lobby for and fully support. We must pass a law stating each senator, politician, state employee and voter is mandated to attend every funeral for every victim of our military and police. Each one of us should stand and see the lives …

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Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”

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Author: PunkJohnnyCash Visit PunkJohnnyCash’s Website – Email PunkJohnnyCash I am a writer at Gonzo Times. I started the site up some years ago. I cook and consider myself a pretty good vegan chef. I am really interested in the history of Anarchism and classical Anarchist writers.

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Anarchists, libertarians and Marxists must prepare to fight an increase in the debt ceiling

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One of the first battles of 2011 will come in the spring as the Washington establishment seeks to gain approval to raise the debt ceiling. Anarchists, libertarians and Marxists will be tested on whether they are satisfied to be appendages and compliant tools of the two parties, or are prepared to strike out on their own in preparation for the …

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Can Capital survive the abolition of the State?

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I recently came across this excerpt from a short paper by the Marxist writer, Raya Dunayevskaya. The argument is a very dense consideration of a fundamental point of Marx’s theory. If it appears obscure and incomprehensible, that is okay; I offer it only as a reference for those familiar with the more arcane points of Marx’s theory. For everyone else, …

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The War You Don't See

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I found this posted at Beyond the Corral San Diego Office Building Sold for $55 Million. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News March 28, 2003 By Mike Freeman, The San Diego Union-Tribune Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Mar. 28–Another downtown San Diego office building has been sold to investors looking to bolster their holdings of local high-rises. BCL Inc., a La Jolla real …

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What help for the 99ers? (Part three)

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Why is Washington so implacably hostile to a reduction of hours of work as the solution to unemployment? And, why has it abandoned the 99ers to their fate? The answer to these questions is simple: Washington depends on the unpaid hours of labor wrung from the working population as much as capital itself. Washington is not a neutral party when …

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What help for the 99ers? (Part two)

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In my rant yesterday, What help for the 99ers?, I made an argument why folks who support the 99ers should nevertheless oppose extension of unemployment compensation beyond 99 weeks. That argument made what might be considered an obscure connection between the unemployed and the large body of “public servants” who compose the state machinery of repression, totalitarian control and imperial expansion. …

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What help for the 99ers? Some anti-statist thoughts

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I am having a “marxist moment” today. The Obama tax deal, in addition to its other flaws, has completely excluded mention of those who first lost their jobs in 2008 and early 2009, when the worst of the layoffs hit the economy. Millions have already exhausted their benefits, and perhaps 4 million more will join them in the next few …

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O’Reilly – It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It To Be True

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In an interview with Michael Moore Bill O’Reilly stated ‘it’s not a lie if you believe it to be true’ as a defense for the lies and wars of President Bush. This statement ‘it’s not a lie if you believe it to be true’ is telling if you have seen much of O’Reilly. He has the habbit of inviting guests …

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Warfare is the central hubris of the state

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This article was originally posted here. Warfare is the central hubris of the state. I recently wrote an article that invoked much anger and appreciation: Fear and Loathing in the U.S.M.C. For God & Country. As I watched the reactions to the article and discussions around the internet I noticed something. Those who were most angry with the article defended …

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The Video Youtube Removed, a Look At The Victims Of The U.S. Empire

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I found this video posted at AnonOps and felt I should share it. Tell us who is the terrorist? Youtube has removed the video. This alternative copy is available. We first posted this on December 20th 2010. The video was removed for graphic content. I am certain I have seen more graphic content on the site, but with one major …

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Us Vs. Them

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A man walked into a diner wearing a red jacket adorned with the logo and emblem of a certain sports team, the team of an out of town school. The conversation between the waitress and patrons began to evolve into a competition between what school team they supported, and how the school they attended was superior. This odd competition seems …

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