George Lukács, Amenzil, Arporn
Leo Naphta (The Magic Mountain)... He modeled him on George Lukács, - Gee better check that out...
. [Lukacs Minister of Cultural Affairs in the Nagy Government.]
"Franz Kafka or Thomas Mann?" of course I read "Magic Mountain" but we are live now at the gates of the Castle, not up the Mountain.
I confess I havnt read Lukács. Neither did Lukács read Tales of Genjii (ca 1000CE) and "confessions of Lady Nijo" (ca 1300CE) so he cant be serious about the Novel.
wikipedia maintains that
(Lukács)was 'saved from extradition [Vienna 1919] thanks to the efforts of a group of writers which included Thomas and Heinrich Mann'
...Mann, who had often stayed with Lukacs’ parents in Budapest before 1914, reported an early encounter with Lukacs characteristically: "I have met Lukacs personally. He once spent an hour in Vienna giving me his ideas. He was right so long as he was talking"
"the big question was ... how to undo the cultural revolution of the Sixties" - damn straight
Georg Lukács and Thomas Mann
Look back now, it is clear that this peak moment(USA oil, USA rocket thrust 1969) was the peak moment for the _possibility_ of human liberation
Its impossible, for those who were not there, to comprehend the sexual/musical/chemical/anthropological/707 liberation. Just realise that today's vapid remanants - women's lib, human rights, de-colonialism,homsexual marriage (!), are mere slivers of the original concepts, and fading further each year.
Human rights are the problem said Karl M. and now we have Paula Bennet scurrying about, worrying when to capture children from poor families, while parroting her captain's refrain that its poor choices.
Capital predicted to stagnate, Check
Proletariate predicted to overthrow Capital. Foiled for the foreseable future (repressive de-sublimation)
Or from an Enthalpathetic view. Combustion of fossil biota has bought us a dream of empire.
Diffuse Enthalpy (photovoltaic crystals, windmills) likely capable of maintaining merely a pre-industrial culture.
Deuterium fusion likely is not capable of containment, so we are on the post-peak slide (or cliff)
I'm working on a theory of cybernetic socialism. Triggered by ideas from Staford Beer.
Capital Enterprise is Started in much the same way in Banksterism and Communism: an arbitrary official (bank or beurocrat) agrees to advance the capital
The distinctive difference is in the Failure mode: If, say, your shoe factory doesnt sell its shoes; under Capital the factory is bankrupted. Under Central planning it staggers on,making unpopular shoes, there is no way to close it.
Somehow Capital introduces an array of new and innovative products; Nike shoes for example. The Stalinist appartchick isnt permitted to instigate new stuff( Trainers, cell phones...) so CApital is the innovater. And teh World destroyer (100 kW personal cars)
Additionally we now have Enterprises "T0oBigToFail - GeneralMotors!... which obviously negates teh advantages of Capitalism
Evidently we are suggesting merely a modulation of Capital. Karl M. of course, maintained that the ruling class would ever resist modulation, so its maybe the boot grinding teh face, forever.
Dialectical Materialism must be supplemented with Flow descriptions, Galastost say,... All Enthalpy and Matter flows across boundaries must be described
- clearly we need Beer style Variety Reduction to Simplify the model.
Can a Republican Constitution specify desirable projects?
Is Bill CLinton correct to state that food production is different, so critical that it must NOT be regarded as just another fungible exportable international market product?
s Malaysia then incorrect to plan to pay to import most of its rice, relying on other profitable enterprises?
Does Clinton indeed believe, ie act upon, his statement. Eh does Haiti get to grow its own food?
Is food even important? If more people are in prison, than on farms in USA, is farming a small affair? (are some of the prisoners growing food?)
The Cybernetic Brain Andrew Pickering © 2009
Designing Freedom, Regulatinga Nation : Socialist Cyberneticsin Allende’s Chile*
Designing Freedom Stafford Beer1 Review Anansi Press 1993 ..
After Amenzil village had solar panels installed, its residents had electricity for the first time. Nonetheless, "Israel issued a military injunction" to remove them.
..Spanish NGO Seeba installed them...
... Israeli military commanders have final say...
Village council head Ali Hreizat said:
"(T)hese solar panels were the ray of hope to residents. We have been living here since 1948, and have nowhere to go."
Amenzil is one of many so-called unrecognized villages. Israel denies them basic services, including electricity, water, roads, transport, sanitation, education, healthcare, postal and telephone service, refuse removal and more because under its Planning and Construction Law their illegal even though Bedouin Arabs are Israeli citizens.
They're internal refugees, forced from their homes during Israel's "War of Independence" and prevented from returning. ..
Moreover, many villages are destroyed, their residents displaced to make way for Jewish only development.
These Pics from 2004, hosted in Photobucket
Oddly I cant access the account( forgot the password) but I can access the pics individually
Photobucket is prone to delete pictures somewhat arbitrarily ..