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MAD ABOUT REVOLUTION

July 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Max, Savannah, and Pigkiller

In the 1985 post-apocalypse adventure film, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Mel Gibson and his accomplices are hurdling down a dead-ended train track with villains in hot pursuit.  Gibson (Max) asks the driver, “So, what’s the plan?”

Pigkiller replies, “Plan?  Ain’t no plan.”  When I contemplate the present day struggle to restore the Constitution and depose the ruling oligarchy this scene comes to mind.  We seem to be making a lot of headway to nowhere real fast.  And like Max and Savannah we are prone to jump on board any convincing conveyance that takes us away from immediate problems.  Embracing the comfort of Doublethink we vainly continue to believe that the GOP co-opted Tea Party will return us to peace and prosperity.  So, what is the plan?  Lets look at a successful revolution of merely one century ago.

They had a plan

During the chaos and collapse of early 20th century Russia, globalist backed Bolsheviks consolidated power by effectively providing government structure and order.  Filling the void, worker soviets (committees) were formed to run everything from factories to food distribution.  These committees did not occur spontaneously.  They were the physical manifestation of a predetermined ideology.

Democratic Centralism is organisational method applied by the Bolsheviks in making the Russian Revolution: “democracy in discussion – centralism in action,” within a strategy of building a “vanguard party”.  http://www.marxists.org/

Intrinsic to Marxism-Leninism theory the soviet is a microcosm building block leading to a national soviet structure.  Workers elected representatives to run the factory.  Those representatives elected still more, from among themselves, to fill positions of decision making at municipal levels, regional levels, and so forth, culminating with the Supreme Soviet.  All, of course, were beholden to the wisdom and irrefutable truth of Communist Party diktats.  Reflecting theoretical scientific socialism, it was this democratic centralism that gave moral authority to the dictatorship of the proletariat.  On the surface, it was the long awaited revolution 19th century egalitarian romantics had only dreamed about.

The point here is that, not only did the Bolsheviks understand the reality of the economic situation; they were well organized and prepared to act decisively at a given moment.  When the existing government lost credibility and effectiveness, and disruption of goods and services led to critical unrest, they stepped in with a viable solution that appealed to the masses.  They understood the moment in history as well as their moment in history.  Their ideology provided both a working perception of political reality and a pragmatic plan of action.  Their success was assured by establishing long term credibility.  When a Communist politician spoke you were guaranteed the same values, programs, and ideology heard ten years ago.  Unlike the corporatist politicians of this era you knew what you were getting.

Today, the socialist Left hardly qualifies as the opposition.  The label of ‘revolutionary’ is laughable.  They are part of the matrix that suffocates genuine insight and rebellion against the dialectic of growing Orwellian totalitarianism. The present moment in history now belongs to a philosophy diametrically opposed to everything they are.  Ironically, the burden of ushering in the next epoch falls upon folks presently stereotyped as “reactionary”.  In the repeating time loop of history constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters, and the like, are called on to restore sanity and individual dignity.  Coincidentally, the much heralded year of 2012, as the prophesied turning point in human mega-history, is just around the corner.

Leaderless Resistance

Unlike the revolutionaries of the past, libertarians abhor centralized authority.  By nature the soviet model of coordinated, en masse, revolutionary activity is anathema.  Localized spontaneity is more in character.  When vertical organization is unacceptable more responsibility is placed on individual self actuation.  Hence, the individual must be fully politically aware and focused on the commonly accepted goal – freedom.  There can be no, or little, dependence on others to make decisions.  This mode of thinking and action is unprecedented in our recent history of TV induced herd-think.  Indeed, truly, it pleads for a radical departure from our left/right indoctrination.  It pleads for overcoming our ingrained Big Brother co-dependency.  It demands recognition of the uncompromising sovereignty of the individual.  It will prove to be a necessary mode of action for all freedom activists at this juncture in history.

In contrast to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 our revolution will not be about seizing governmental power.  Our revolution will be about a 2012 quantum change to real freedom.  Independence from their food, their money, and their belief system will send some of us into a state of shock, but the self reliance of off-the-grid living will prove to be a concrete start.

Already, some observers predict a growing number of people “drifting away”.  They are walking away from their bills, mortgages, and former mindsets.  The new economic reality is sending many to look for ways to unplug from society and seek self-sufficiency.  The New World Order is moving fast to shut down avenues of egress.  They are expanding the control grid.  They own the mass communication systems and we will face the prospect of revolutionary activity without mass accessible information – and indeed, “revolutionary activity” will merely be the pronounced desire to be left alone by the government.

A template for group activity worthy of consideration is We Are Change, a tried and true grassroots organization whose sole declared mission is to educate the public and to stand against tyranny in all forms.  They are loyal to no political party or politician.  Dedicated to the truth, they hit the streets often and disseminate information about the New World Order on their own dime. The quintessential bottom-up organization, they give you the facts and trust YOU to take action.  It is based a priori on the principle that all people yearn to be free and will act accordingly.  When they awaken and see their own slavery they will hold themselves accountable.

Perhaps the Mad Max modus operandi is appropriate.  Do you really need a plan?  Why not just do it?

To change the world by bullets was a useless procedure. Therefore, the only revolution worthwhile was the one-man (woman) revolution within the heart. Each one would make this by himself (herself) and not need to wait on a majority.  — Ammon Hennacy, Catholic Worker who lived and worked with Dorothy Day

Notes:

“Marxism is scientific socialism; it is not a spontaneous politics”: http://www.marxists.org/glossary/terms/l/e.htm

On Democratic Centralism and the Regime, Trotsky, 1937: http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1937/xx/democent.htm

We Are Change: http://www.wearechange.org/

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The New Harmony of Zeitgeist

January 31, 2010 11 comments

      

Robert Owen’s envisioned New Harmony

“Dialectical Materialism is the philosophy of Karl Marx which he formulated by taking the dialectic of Hegel and joining it to the Materialism of Feuerbach, extracting from it a concept of progress in terms of the contradictory, interacting forces called the thesis and antithesis, culminating at a critical nodal point where one overthrows the other, giving rise to the synthesis, and applying it to the history of social development and deriving therefrom an essentially revolutionary concept of social change.”*     


Scientific
and Utopian Socialism
     

In the Marxian school of thought all socialism not based on dialectical materialism falls within the category of utopian socialism.  Referring to their political aims as, scientific socialism, Marxists believe in the inevitable collapse of capitalism and its replacement by socialism due to the inherent flaws (antitheses) within free market socio-economies.  It is ‘scientific’ because it is claimed it is a predictable, foreseen, and natural outcome – it has the color of science.  Despite Marxism-Leninism, and its theoretical addition of the necessity of human action in the form of revolutionary parties to nursemaid the process, Marxists believe that history’s inexorable march to a socialist future is beyond and outside of human aims and desires.  ‘Social developement’, itself, has a chemical evolutionary life of its own.      

Utopian socialism, however, openly starts with human desires regardless of objective reality.  Essentially idealist, utopian socialism is identified by an attempt to impose a subjective ideal on outside reality.  It begins with a personal value system and ends with a codified society reflecting the way things should be.  In varying degrees of collectivization, ‘intentional communities’, communes, and Robert Owen’s 19th century utopian experiment in New Harmony, Indiana, are examples.  Because it is the product of subjective will, it is necessarily a top-down authoritarian system, as well.  Although some communities have thrived based on voluntary association, its members must be of like-mind.  For those not in the mind-hive it follows that conformity must be enforced.      

In our global village of today ‘revolutionry socialism’ is becoming passe’.  No longer necessary as the antithesis to free market systems and ideology, it has served its purpose.  Laissez-faire socio-economies have been synthesized into mixed economies – a form of state/corporate partnerships reflecting a maturation of the fascist model and agenda.  Much of the population is  comfortably acclimated to life regulated by faceless bureaucrats.  A new breed of collectivist propagandists, serving the globalist agenda, are now rushing in to complete the Orwellian dream.  Gaia utopianism is one such offering.  One such organizational vehicle for this is ‘The Zeitgeist Movement’.     

Eco-totalitarianism with hugs all around.

In 2007 this movement introduced itself with a well-researched, megapopular film, Zeitgeist, The Movie.  Exposing the 911 terrorist attack as a false flag event and uncovering the fraud of the Federal Reserve banking system were masterfully brought to millions of viewers.  Interestingly, the film also includes a scathing attack on Christianity declaring it a primitive, patriarchal, and violent false religion.  It concludes with a sales pitch for a global Gaia-esque type of spirituality.  The message is clear.  The old order must be torn down along with its corrupted ideology and religion before we are to embrace Earth as the new god and live happily ever after in an eco-utopia.     

Today, the leaders of the Zeitgeist Movement are busy designing models for a cybernated technocracy to run the world with a “resource based economy”.  They call it, “The Venus Project”.  From the Zeitgeist website:     

An important association, upon which many of the ideas of this movement are derived come from an organization called ” The Venus Project” directed by social engineer and industrial designer, Jacque Fresco. He has worked nearly his entire life to create the tools needed to assist a design of the world which could eventually eradicate war, poverty, crime, social stratification and corruption.     

Implied is a global control grid run by computers overseen by a few geeks who have read Plato and Marx.  Supposedly, this will appeal to the masses that are fed up with war and poverty.     

Merriam-Webster defines ‘Zeitgeist’ as: “the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era”.  As a philosophical concept it first gained currency in 18th century German Romanticism.  Roughly translated as ‘spirit of the time’, Zeitgeist, is also connected to the ‘collective unconscious’ and was considered an element of Volk.  Promoted by German nationalists of the time, ‘Volk’ (folk) was a call for a classless, yet hierarchical, system of nationhood.  As a side note, the occultism, eco-paganism, and Aryan nationalism, of Volk heavily influenced the German Nazi Party that later appeared.         

Of course, in this virtual classless society, a hierarchy of intellectuals are needed for administration.  But first the masses need to be won over to this scheme using effective propaganda.  As one German patriot* of that time boasted:  “A poet is the creator of the nation around him, he gives them a world to see and has their souls in his hand to lead them to that world.”     

Notes:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_materialism
Robert Owen and New Harmony, IN: http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/bstud/robtowen.html
Intentional communities: http://www.ic.org/
The Zeitgeist Movement: http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=52
Zeitgeist, The Movie: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
The Venus Project: http://thevenusproject.com/a-new-social-design/essay
*Zeitgeist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist
*Johann Gottfried Herder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Gottfried_Herder#Works_and_ideas

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