Of course, the narratives on the failure of Socialism per se are pretty unreliable and not exactly the progeny of thoroughgoing objective analysis, what is handed down is very much a propagandised State monopoly Capitalism endorsed the version of The fall of the Berlin Wall onwards and of what the ´´Cold War´´was all about.
What of the current massive failure of Capitalism and the current hegemon.
The problem as I see it is that the Urbanisation contingent to industrialisation creates a disjoint between Nature and self-sufficiency/independence. Previous writers like Thomas Paine, Bakunin Krotopkin Marx Lenin Stalin had a good appreciation of the primitive accumulation that was essential to the Invention of Capitalism. The Dark Satanic Mills when they are discarded leave urban populations that are redundant and serve only as a reminder to those in work with next to nothing what, Nothing looks like.
The modern analogue to primitive accumulation would be coercive aggregation.
Presently there is a dictatorship of the Bourgeois Political and Managerial Class acting on license from the Oligarchy in the USA. As the USA is an Empire the Countries of the Washington Consensus are syncretic versions of the same model all sending tribute to the Oligarchs out of the pockets of the Working people.
Past stakes purchased in blood by previous generations are retired and yet the perpetual debt from the wars that claimed those lives is never retired.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Thomas Paine Common Sense .
Concision does not necessarily mean omission. Although often it does but not in the case above click on the links and wonder whether a change would be rather nice and perhaps a little overdue?
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Blake believed that Paine’s “Energetic Genius” led him to perform miracles: “Is it a greater miracle to feed five thousand men with five loaves than to overthrow all the armies of Europe with a small pamphlet?”
Cornwallis instigated the “Great Gleaning Case” of 1788, in which the court in Steel v. Houghton (Mary Houghton, an agricultural laborer, gleaned on his lands in Timworth, a few miles south of Thetford) declared unequivocally against the law of Moses and centuries of customary practice by declaring that “no person has, at common law, a right to glean in the harvest field.” It was such criminalizing of customary access to the means of production and subsistence that played a decisive role in the creation of the proletariat.
Were that pillar to sink into the earth, the same landed property would continue, and the same ploughing, sowing, and reaping would go on. The aristocracy are not the farmers who work the land, and raise the produce, but are the mere consumers of the rent; and when compared to the active world are the drones, a seraglio of males, who neither collected the honey nor form the hive, but exist only for lazy enjoyment.
4 lines of Greek text; Ephesians 6: 12> Blake.
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