[Marxism] Can Technology Bring on a World Wide Social Revolution?
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Wed Aug 18 14:45:43 MDT 2010
>Don't know, but I'm skeptical. Humanity doesn't seem any smarter, more
revolutionary, or better organized than it was before the Internet and the
tech changes of the past few decades. <
The rise of the Internet is one aspect of the new technology regime.
The factory system of the industrial era have given way - been sublated, by
a qualitatively different new technology with qualitatively new products
and method of production. Old products have been recast - ergo the
telephone, the mimeograph printer, the record player and the computer upon which
this is written: Hewlett Packard TouchSmart 600 with double cheese, extra
lettuce, heavy tomatoes, etc., etc.
The bookmarks as the factory system is General Motors 1970s Lord town Ohio
plant as compared backwards with the Chrysler plant I was hired into in
1972, as this engine plant is compared with Chrysler new engine plants of
1996, as compared backwards with General Motors 1980 Pole town plant in
Detroit, as compared with the new plants in China post 2000. One is no longer
speaking of the simple application of computers controlled processes to old
automation. That phase of the technological advance is completed. Not
everywhere at the same pace, but inexorably.
Social revolution is the result of qualitative changes in the means of
production. These qualitative changes usher in a new division of labor or as it
is called, a new social organization of labor. The outcome of such change
is an affair of the beating heart and human mind in combat; in whose image
is society to be recast? Ergo the class struggle. Masters and slaves of
property contend as each are further polarized and ousted from the primary
property form of the dying epoch.
The original sin is made manifest as private property. Social revolution
ousts everyone from the continuous Eden describing a dead epoch.
The state looms as the Godhead. The angels of death are the minion of the
historical bureaucracy. Bureaucracy - for us, is property. The historical
bureaucracy is loyal unto itself as the sixth day of creation gives way to
the seventh. The seventh day was the rest for the coming combat.
A high tech, smart, slim and muscular police state is not paradise on
earth. Yet, the rise of a new technology regime; its application to production
and distribution is Marx precise and specific description of the general law
of social revolution. One cannot fight on the level of a general law by
definition. Evil is confronted on the quantitative level, at the large
grocery store chains demanding one bag their own groceries and in fact bring
their own bags and scan their commodity purchases. The evil is everywhere.
Who but a mad man creates a seedless grape, in defiance to God almighty?
Strange fruit - men and women hanging from trees, give way to bitter seedless
fruit that is most strange. A square watermelon for easy packaging? Who
but angels of death cast as the minion of capital conceives the impossible
with each technology advance?
In whose image is the new technology regime to be cast? Private property
or the thousands of years of communistic yearning?
Means of production as the scientific advance create potential and new
Evil is a material force that long ago cast it intellectual rationale. Evil
is combated and ignorance is overcome.
The state shall be overthrown and destroyed fundamentally in the new Eden,
after the state is stripped of all rights. A state without rights cannot
confer rights it does not possess on corporations.
Swords shall be beat into plow shares and minion converted into servants.
The small consumer shall inherit the earth. Neighborhoods will be
reconstituted based on the new technology and the evil of capital combated block by
block. The Internet creates the "neighborhood net" and this net is the will
of the people. Surveillance of the state is displaced by oversight of the
The state have no rights the people are bound to respect.
Unity or Perish!
The front is outside ones door.
Let us march on til victory is won/one.
Darryl Mitchell aka
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