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

Saturday, September 01, 2012

I'm Happy to See You and Yeah That's a Gun in My Pocket Guide to Marxism

First of a series

Commodity fetishism, description: powers that are derived from the relations of labor are attributed to the products of that labor rather than the classes that determine and are determined by the conditions under which that labor is undertaken.

Commodity fetishism, example: The commodity embodies "wealth." What is wealth? Marx defines its as the disposition over time. The commodity, the exchange of commodities, now appears to dictate the distribution, allocation, of time. That is the fetish. In reality, the organization of labor as a commodity means the time is lost to the producers and reappears as a means of subsistence that requires the reproduction of that sacrifice of time.

copyright S. Artesian, but feel free to reproduce at will citing the source.  

September 1, 2012