Communism is defined as “to each according to need; from each according to ability.” The traditional wording is reversed with the “ability clause” placed first. However, the suffering of our times presses the question of need, desire, and fulfillment on us urgently. There are four clauses of the Communist principle: 1) To each – regarding […]
[Reposting from Disloyal Opposition to Modernity here.] (The following is my response to the “Exiting the Vampire Castle” controversy on The North Star webzine about tensions between Marxism, intersectionality, and left politics.) 1) Communism is the goal of ending human domination, exploitation, oppression, and repression in a world of abundance, justice, and harmony among all […]
[Reposting from Disloyal Opposition to Modernity originally here.] It has long seemed quite strange to me that so many atheists find Nietzsche’s assertion of the death of God attractive. God doesn’t exist at all for atheists, his “death” can only be at most the death of the theism of some part of humanity. Perhaps a […]
[I’m in the process of consolidating all my blog posts under two pages, Radical Progress and Radical Righteous Love. Here is a blog I originally wrote for Disloyal Opposition to Modernity.] from Plato onwards, Communism is the only political Idea worthy of a philosopher. – Alain Badiou Reading this line from Badiou a few years […]
All it takes is reading another white male Marxist critique of intersectionality to remember exactly why I don’t consider myself a Marxist. (My Facebook status Sunday 5/18) [For an earlier discussion of some of these issues, see the original post.] Why should anyone care about intersectionality? What does this long strange word signify? Can’t we […]
My first videoblog in ages.
I tend to encounter two general views of religion in my life. Most people consider religion an important – if not ultimately important – part of their lives and/or the world. In fact, one philosopher has suggested that we should define religion as the quest for ultimacy or ultimate values. This first group contains many […]