Sunday, September 02, 2012

Rocket in My Pocket Guide to Marxism


Uneven and combined development: the practical overthrow of the "stage theory" of history and the ideology that packages "historic tasks" discretely as property belonging forever to the class owning that property, in that problems, requirements, functions of economic development at any moment in any locale are irresolvable, unsatisfiable, separate or apart from the emancipation of labor from  capital at all moments in all locations.

Uneven and combined development of capitalism is the conflict between the means of production organized as values absorbing, requiring unpaid labor, and the relations of production, where labor itself is encapsulated, sequestered, restricted by value production's preservation of private property.

Uneven and combined development of capitalism does not determine, and is not determined by, the particular obsolescence of a particular form of private property in commodity production, but rather
determines, and is determined in,  its own obsolescence, and the inadequacy of all forms of private property, including that form of private property called state property.  

Much, much more to come.


September 1, 2012