February 24, 2011
From wealth is born poverty. Two twins joined at the hips. The one large in resources and small in population the other without any resources it is giant.
The Revolution for justice is no more than the struggle for equality. Economic equality is the foundation for political equality. Democracy is the direct participation in the decisions that affect one’s life. Because life is a social event decisions are democratic only through discussions. Because wealth is power, only through equal democratic access to the needed resources in life can the democratic reciprocity of those resources does it become possible and only then can egalitarian distribution of the products of our labor become a reality.
February 25, 2011
Revolution Theory or Action
Before we can start we need an idea:
1. There is something not right with our community, society or are collective lives.
2. We can do something about it.
3. We have an ethical obligation to try.
4. This sort of action creates the possibility to live the best life achievable.
Yet because all of the above is true it becomes obvious that the objective conditions leading to this action is born out of material reality. That substance of validity takes place outside of our awareness and exists independent of our consciousness.
Having said that, there are only two wars or military actions I would support the government of the United States. The first would be the Union forces during the Civil War. Slavery is just that evil, and the abolitionist element defines my support. The second would be World War II because fascism is just that evil.
The counter history of revolution is the real history: slave rebellions, Indian insurrections, abolitionists, trade and industrial unionists, wobblies, agrarian radicals, civil rights activists, socialists, communists, anarchists, peace activists, feminists, other advocacy group are the heroes of American history.
March 2, 20011
Inputs and outputs of commodity production are separated by time. Inputs and outputs are calculated independently. The calculations of price and value remain separated and distinct. Yet, values and price are also interdependent.
Because capitalism is founded upon the need for self-expanding value capital must overcome, integrate and dominate all existing economies.
Rate of profit has a long-term tendency to fall. Introduction of labor saving technologies makes it more expensive to buy the materials used in production.
With the introduction of labor saving technologies the rate of exploitation or the ratio labor value in wages to the surplus produced by labor also increases, Thus, the tendency for profits in both short and medium terms to increase and if successful prevent the falling rate of profit.
This contradiction is sociological as well as economic. The negation between the individual firm introducing new technologies to cut down on labor costs and both competing capitalists and worker organizations is the stuff of historical sociology from the beginning of the industrial revolutions to the present. Price and Profits are in part determined by the relationship between value advanced and surplus value. Price on the other hand only partly related to value and it is this divergence between value and price that determines the flow of investment capital looking higher rates of profits. The less that is going to labor the more going to capital. The exploitation of workers is the major source of profit. Investments flow to where profits are highest until markets are glutted or the competitive advantage is lost by over investments.