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Notes on the Crisis of Imperialism: Toward Extinction

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Notes Toward a Critique of Technology as Mysticism [I]

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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.

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Notes Toward a Marxist Theory of Gender [IV]

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“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.

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Notes Toward a Marxist Theory of Gender [I]

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The fundamental essence of Marxism rests in totalisation. Marxists understand that human history is created by a plurality of praxis – that is, by the mass movement & action of humanity in the production of their material existence. Society is, therefore, both product & producer of human praxis. Totalisation is the summation of this understanding; it is the understanding of what is, what has been & what can be, with the mass praxis of the human being at its centre.

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