Saturday, June 6, 2009



Base: The system of production of reality. The capitalist base draws its
energy from the ownership of capital that has been produced by past acts,
this capital feeds into the base. It has to be said that the base is more than
the sum of its parts and has developed inside itself general rules and
values that can not be altered by any individual or alliance of forces.
Nevertheless the base is owned piecemeal by what can be called a ruling
class in whose benefit it operates.

Becoming Human: human beings have not yet existed. The pro-
revolutionary project is to see the establishment of individuals in the post-
revolutionary society as fully existing human beings. It is the difference
between being individuals and being individuated. This transformation
involves the removal of scarcity, exploitation and oppression and
necessarily begins as the project of established communism. It is not
possible to be human in the present under capitalist conditions, each of us
carries too many wounds and these cannot be healed because they are
inflicted accidentally in the living of our lives. Even a hermit cannot be
free, capital accompanies him in his desire for a personal solution to his
unhappiness. However it is possible to be more human, almost human in
our everyday life, if that is what we choose. Such an ethic has no
revolutionary credentials, no objective significance and it contradicts our
own rule of speech but in a milieu dominated by a martyrizing impulse
(Camus said: 'Too many people have deiced to do without generosity in
order to practice charity') we think it is important to be as almost human
in our own lives as is possible and i this way pursue whatever happiness
is available, we also hope by saying this that we save new pro-
revolutionaries from the exploitation, pressure and misery the milieu
routniely inflicts upon its adherents because of its religious character.

Communism: begins as a process and a goal with seizure of society's
productive means and their collective ownership during the collapse of
capitalism. This period is known as the dictatorship of the proletariat and
has problematic connotations but is only troubling if some representative
body has intervened to stand for the proletariat in the state. The
dictatorship means just the continuation of the means for living during the
revolutionary crisis under the direct control of those who work in the
industries concerned, it is a social survival mechanism. This period is
followed by the crisis of ownership itself, how can the working class own
the means of production? This second crisis is either resolved by the

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