31 August 2009

Small Scale Government Possible in a Small World.

Large centrally planned states do not have a very positive history. Economic planning on a large scale in general does not.

Parliamentary democracy is doomed as the state organization of capitalism.

Democracy is ingrained as a positive in the American mind, and this is not wrong. What is wrong is that the important point of democracy for who? is not commonly asked

Is voting every few years really active enough to be successful politically? (Of course not Kautsky)

What was impossible in the past has now become a possibility. Proletarian democracy existing in small individual units. The soviets were originally conceived of in this way, but centralization followed. With email, texting, etc. the world of the blackberry may make localization of government into small workable groups possible (talk about capitalism bringing forth a condition of existence of socialism)

As the world becomes metaphorically smaller through technology, widespread coordination of small political units becomes increasingly feasible.

Many problems still remain, such as turning "Joe Sixpack" into a Gramscian intellectual who cares about politics, and is aware of exploitation, and destroying the dominance of finance capital to name just a couple.

Still one of the steps that moves us closer to my utopian vision, and could help give us market communism (as opposed to the state capitalisms of the past) is daily growing to be less of a burden.

Localization without efficiency loss would be a big hurt for big business, and be an important step in getting power into the hands of the masses.

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