I’m reading it TA.I find it more interesting to see you try and advance the cause for progressive-leftist ideals,than to seek out these podcasts or websites.I would add that most of this is Hokum!!There have been plenty of reasonable social-economic constructs already put forth throughout the years.Some of them failed not for lack of ingenuity and probability,but failed due to repression.Repression!!
I’m with you though.I’m reading your posts.You haven’t been around for awhile.Keep up the fight!Watch out for Pigs on the Wing!!
Yeah, I happen to feel strongly that progressive-leftist ideals respond more deeply to society than conservative or centrist ideals (if you can say centrism is really anything to begin with). Sub Marcos said in one of the early EZLN statements that humanity, like the heart, prefers to be on the Left side. I am obviously a fellow traveler.
What other examples are you referring to? Just out of curiosity. Of course many experiments have been repressed, and there is always the possibility of that with a humanist or parecon society. But that shouldnt alter our desire to work towards it.
I mean, even if we felt our chances for success were zero, that shouldnt matter. Because the choice is between apathy or inaction, in which we assure failure, or hope and action, in which we at the very least have a possibility of success. The choice shouldnt be difficult for those who are not sociopaths or cynics.
I have considered a lot of different theories and models and for various reasons I happen to think participatory economics and complimentary holism has the most to offer.
*looks around and sees no pigs on the wing…
Yes some examples would be our current form of government,and what it is ideally purported to offer.Of course I see your in a big discussion with Balak over Communism,that would be another example.It was repressed,as well as, It hit the ground running too hard and too forced.Lenin decided to try to take a nation that wasn’t in the full throngs of capitalism,but was largely agrarian,and run by a monarchy,and convert it directly over to full blown Communism.This is why fanatics never win.
Another social-political-economic construct that has failed in this nation due to repression would be Labor.