Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, comrade.
Why do you want to join the MLM group?
Hey, $lim, I'm afraid I do let the passivity get me down, for the "left" has become incredibly conservative theoretically. I've been on a "new, popularly usable dialectics" mission for a dozen years, and have met with nothing but silence broken by an occasional "You're full of shit."
I've gone through hundreds of pages of RevLeft archives on dialectics, and have yet to find a positive discussion. "Anti-dialectics" threads get lots of attention, though, and RevLeft's Science and the Environment Forum has no discussions on the systems-complexity science that shows how to make what is a klunky and incomplete Marxist materialist dialectic come to life and praxis.
$lim, if someone else came up a thread that suggested theoretical developments by which the human species could begin working its way out of capitalism, I'd feel a responsibility as a Marxist to fully explore that thread.
Any ideas as to how to proceed with some participation from others?
Hello again, $lim, I'll start a thread on Ollman in Learning, probably on Thursday, and hope you will join in. We're all learners, and Lenina and I agree we will be models of comradely discussion. Otherwise, Lenina and I have not coordinated and want to leave this open to all views.
I have gone through many of the old threads on the dialectic, and there is almost no engagement with Ollman. So all of our views are important.
My personal intent with this thread is to introduce Ollman to others and, hopefully, begin to bring the materialist dialectic to popular understanding and praxis.
My red-green best.
Haha, I see. Right now I'm living in Tuscaloosa as a student at Alabama. We have a lot of progressive people here, but I guess that is the nature of college towns everywhere.
Yeah, it's real nice. xP
What part of the state you from?
So you also live in Alabama?
hi,nice to meet you.
I like your posts in the animal rights threads. I think too many on the left ignore the exploitation of other sentient lifeforms. We should move on from the era in which we see all non-humans as somehow less "alive" than mankind.