The following notes are derived from study of debates around the advent of information technology & “the internet of things”. They stand as a prelude to a more fundamental critique of Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism: a Guide to Our Future (London: Allen Lane, 2015), which I view as the most advanced of idealist thought on the matter. The starting point, here, is a reflection on the labour-power exercised in the field of marketing.
David Cameron face-fucked a dead pig. The Prime Minister of the oldest Imperialist nation on the planet shoved a (presumably stiff) ‘part of his anatomy’ into the rotting jowls of a future sausage.
You only get to write some sentences once.
In my time as editor of the RED blog, I have been fortunate enough to come across 2 artists I would consider to be “organically” representative of proletarian art in its present stage of development. For the purposes of this piece, they will remain anonymous. I mean no offense by considering their art as “organic” or, more accurately, nascent. Quite the opposite is true. However, as I hope to work with the individuals in the future, I have opted to avoid any unintended offense.
“Biological sex” & the gender binary are co-dependent concepts. It is logically fallacious to accept 1, whilst rejecting the other. To do so forms an impassable contradiction. It is a height of crude materialism to posit that there are 2 “sexes”, created celestially by the mechanisms of genetics.
It is a generally accepted notion that prehistoric man hunted, whilst prehistoric woman collected berries. This denotes – at least what is conceived as – 1 of the 1st social divisions of labour. Equally, it is an established notion that the traits of the “sexes” allowed them to perform their allotted task with a greater degree of skill than the other would be able to. The woman is nuturing, hence her affinity with plants. The male is strident & heroic, even naturally violent, & thus a skilled hunter. This is a conception that may even be traced to Marx.