When speaking of the great October Revolution, I tend to draw a historical parallel that puts the revolution in historical context. Karl Marx and the early Vladimir Lenin believed, in accordance with the findings of Marx’s thorough scientific investigation of the capitalist system, that the first socialist revolutions would inevitably occur in the most advanced […]Read More ☭ 100 YEARS AGO ☭: On The Great October Revolution
A friend asked me “does not caring about politics make me a bad person, in your opinion?” I said no, for several reasons. First let us look at Rousseau, in the ‘Social Contract’: “If the sovereign (meaning the people) is free to oppose them and does not do so, we must take universal silence as […]Read More “Does not caring about politics make me a bad person?” No, it does not.
The formless static from which being emerges is called nothingness. The creation of nothingness separated by time (+1 and -1) is called being. The coming into being is called the birth of reality. The collision of +1 and -1 is called annihilation, or the end of being. Within the virtual particles, with their endless coming […]Read More On that age old question of existence, part 2
What is said to be that which cannot be, yet is? It is existence, it is being, it is not however, nothingness. Why? There is no why, there simply is. Nothingness cannot simply be, it can only be the static from which being arises. How? Can something be created out of nothing? In principle, no, […]Read More On existence, an answer to the question of “Why does something exist instead of nothing?”
Communism is irrevocably opposed to acts of individual terrorism. The attack this morning was done by a man who believed himself to be a patriot, however, divorced entirely from popular support of the masses and the will of the people, from a proper moral justification of such an act (a despotic government, a massive restriction […]Read More On the attack today on Congress
There is a fundamental difference between ends and means which cannot be ignored by those who equate even the worst Stalinist states with fascism. Yes, they were both nightmarish 1984 style dystopias. But to equate the two would be folly. I am, of course, as the title suggests, a Trotskyist. I disdain Stalinism for it’s […]Read More The Mistake of Equating Even the Worst of Stalinism with Fascism (From a Trotskyist, Mind You)
There is liberty alright, but certainly not “liberty for all”. It is difficult for me to imagine what “personal liberty” is enjoyed by an unemployed, hungry or homeless person. True freedom can only exist where there is no exploitation or oppression of one person by another; where there is no unemployment, no homelessness, and where […]Read More Critique on Bourgeois Notions of ‘Liberty, Democracy, Equality and Justice’